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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Project Explore | Spring Term

Our Explore Projects are taught in the Spring term, the primary focus being Geography. Our intent is to equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deeper understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Through our teaching we enable pupils to develop key skills that will lead them to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and practical experiences. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. At Elmhurst School, we believe that the teaching and learning of Geography should provoke in pupils a natural curiosity about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


Our aim is for all children to develop skills and knowledge and understanding in the following:


Locational Knowledge

Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places.


Place Knowledge 

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of the United Kingdom and different areas within the wider world.


Human and Physical Geography

Describe and understand key aspects, characteristics and processes of the world’s most significant human and physical features and how these are interdependent and bring about change over time.


Map and Fieldwork Skills

Competence in the geographical skills needed to collect, interpret and communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.

Geography Overview

Knowledge Organisers

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