We CARE • Curiosity - Aspiration - Respect - Enthusiasm


We CARE • Curiosity - Aspiration - Respect - Enthusiasm



At Cholsey, we follow the national curriculum and aim to “inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deepening understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.”

Going beyond the national curriculum we want to prepare our pupils for the experiences, opportunities and threats of being a global citizen.

Pupils will:

  • Gain a secure knowledge of where places are and what they are like both in Britain and the wider world.
  • Develop an extensive bank of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected.
  • Gain fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and questioning skills.
  • Reach clear conclusions and explain their findings.
  • Gain fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques.
  • Have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, based on their knowledge and understanding of current global issues both in society and the world’s environment.
  • Have a passion for the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.


Geography lends itself to many of our whole school topics taking the children on a journey from outside the school gate to the Amazonian Rainforest!

Pupils investigate a range of places, in Britain, Europe and the wider world, to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are equally committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.

Staff adapt planning based on the interests of the children, national and global events, opportunities for enquiry lead learning and the use of critical thinking. Much of the learning is therefore child led and pupils enjoy learning the subject in a variety of ways such as observation, debate, comparative studies, art & music, online research etc. For example children in Year 5/6 wanted to find out more about extreme weather conditions and made video reports from around the world using green screening.

Where possible we try to bring the outside world into the classroom using technology, high quality images, visitors and trips.

For information on what is covered across the school click here

Cycle A

Cycle B



Children’s progress is monitored and teachers are careful to address any misconceptions in each unit. Careful consideration is given to the progression of both skills and knowledge ensuring that our children develop a solid base ready for their next stage of learning.