Melling Primary School


Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society, children need to understand other people and cultures, more than ever before. Geography makes a major contribution to children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.


At Melling Primary School, we believe that becoming a geographer enables a child to develop a fundamental understanding of themselves and their place in our world. Geography inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Pupils will develop knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, plus natural and human environments. They will gain an understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes. As the children progress through school, they acquire the ability to understand the interaction between physical and human processes. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth's features, at different scales, are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Map reading skills - In Y4, we have been focusing on reading 4 figure grid references for our local area.

Take a look at our Webwatch section for fun geography-related websites.

Maps on our playground - come and have a look!

Top tips for Geographers