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At Ripley Junior School, it is our intention that geography will motivate and inspire our children. Through a range of opportunities – including visits, fieldwork, outdoor learning, practical activities and engaging resources, we hope to deepen the children’s geographical knowledge, plus the skills needed to stimulate curiosity. We want our children to understand the career paths and jobs that a love of geography could lead them to: surveyor, geospatial analyst, wildlife park ranger, travel writer, estate agent – to name but a few.




Through carefully planned topics, that enable progression and recapping throughout both the academic year and KS2, children will be excited and inspired by our Geography Curriculum.


In order to capture the children’s interest, planning may include (but not limited to):

  • WOW starters
  • Theme days
  • Visitors/experiences coming into school
  • Visits to other places
  • A rich range of physical resources – books, objects
  • Experiments, e.g. making a volcano eruption.
  • Skills-based opportunities, e.g. orienteering using compasses.
  • Different outcomes to promote knowledge gained, i.e. not only work in books. The children could design a board game based on what they have found out, or devise a multiple-choice answer quiz on Purple Mash.
  • Technology/internet based resources, e.g. online games or using the green screen to make a short film about something.
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