Lord Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 9AR

01282 865597


Lord Street Primary School

Community, Ownership, Respect and Excellence


At Lord Street, our Geography curriculum is designed to engage chidren's curiosity and facination by addressing issues and research locally, nationally and globally.

We aim for pupils to take on the role of a geographer: exploring, discovering and beginning to make sense of the world around them is an important consideration when planning for the three big ideas.


Children in our school should be able to:

  • Investigate places,
  • Investigate patterns,
  • Communicate Geographically

Our aim is to develop children's contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both
terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics. 

How these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.

Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial
variation and change over time.


Through the explicit teaching of the Geography skills, both the teachers and the children assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson.

Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.

A review, recap, recall format is developed for pupils to build on their previous learning and allows them to link ideas together, providing an advanced understanding of the world they live in.