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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Project Explore | Spring Term

"I have learnt that we need to do more to stop deforestation. I was really happy when I found out we would be able to buy an acre of rainforest just from selling cakes."  - Year 4 Child


Our Explore Projects are taught in the Spring term, the primary focus being Geography.


At Elmhurst School, we believe that the teaching and learning of Geography should provoke in children a natural curiousity about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The curriculum is designed to equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a thoughtful understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Our aim is for children to aspire to develop the skills that will lead them to discover answers to their own questions through creative exploration and practical experiences. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will enhance 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.


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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