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At Oldmixon Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that knowledge is learned carefully, methodically and in a well sequenced manner in order for children to develop Geographical knowledge and skills. The focus for our Geography curriculum is for children to begin their journey as a Geographer by learning about their locality. Following this, children will learn about their country and the world in which they live in, their place within it and their impact on it. In Key Stage 1, the focus will be on children developing their map skills and exploring the concepts of human and physical Geography. In Key Stage 2, children will embed and extend the skills that they have learned in Key Stage 1, develop a deeper understanding of human and physical geography and learn about various Geographical processes.


Our curriculum encompasses powerful knowledge and deep learning. Knowledge is gained through a topic, which includes six investigative key questions, built around a knowledge organiser of key vocabulary and key symbols whilst addressing the key Geographical concepts of: enquiring, interpreting evidence, direction, using and understanding maps and an understanding of places, spaces and environments. Every Geography lesson includes a retrieval activity, which are designed carefully, in order for children to recall their learning in a variety of ways including quizzes, describing key human and physical concepts of countries and finding countries on maps. Central to our approach of teaching Geography, is inspiring children's curiosity and fascination about the world, promoting their interests and understanding of diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments as well as ensuring they gain a deep understanding of the world's key human and physical processes. Through rich learning experiences, visits and fieldwork, children will become confident Geographers!


Ultimately, at Oldmixon School, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities. Geography curriculum objectives are constantly assessed through formative assessment where activities are adapted and differentiated to support all children to know more and remember more. In addition to this, a yearly exception report will be completed by class teachers, which will be informed by children's verbal and written responses, and will support teachers in identifying children who require additional support and extending children who are excelling. 

History and Geography curriculum coverage

Check out these virtual tours! 

Famous Places, Landmarks and Buildings

Angkor Wat

Travel to Angkor Wat in Cambodia through 3D simulations of temples and 360o videos.

The Acropolis

Visit the ancient citadel of Athens, Greece: The Acropolis, with a virtual tour offering 360o views and explanations of some of the fascinating history.

Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium

Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium: visit the entrance, the pitch, the boxes, the locker room and more.

Canterbury Cathedral

Get a sneak peek of Canterbury Cathedral's incredible architecture and beautiful artefacts in this extensive tour which offers a floor plan, where you can select the rooms you're interested in for 360o camera views.

Cities and countries by You Visit

 Use YouVisit to explore cities and countries from all over the world.

London   Rome    New York   Istanbul   Rio De Janeiro


CyArk are a non-profit organisation who record and share the most significant cultural heritage sites. Find recordings and virtual tours of famous sites including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Ancient Corinth in Greece, Brandenburg Gate in Germany, Tower of London in England and Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland to name a few.

Eiffel Tower

Take a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris.

Here you can see a 360o panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Giant’s Causeway

Explore the rugged landscape around the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Airpano provides a virtual journey of the Great Wall of China (as well as many other places around the world) through photos and videos.

Machu Picchu

Take a virtual tour of Peru’s 15th century Incan citadel: Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s fairy tale castle. The fairy tale look of the castle is rumoured to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for the castle in the Disney classic, Cinderella. It is also the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland.

You can also have a look inside each room of the castle.

New Orleans

Go on a completely immersive and interactive tour of New Orleans. Ride in a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue. Visit Cafe du Monde and Commander's Palace or take a plantation or swamp tour. Stroll through the Convention Center or some of the major hotels.

Petra in Jordan

Petra in Jordan is an ancient city and World Heritage Site with jaw-dropping architecture and amazing views. Watch these live streams to see the spectacular site.

Palace of Versailles

A virtual tour of the Palace of Versailles in France including stories, artwork, rooms and gardens.

Tour the city of Versaille, starting at the palace.

Pyramids of Egypt

Take a virtual tour of the world-famous Pyramids of Egypt. You can even see the Sphinx and inside the Mastaba Tombs.

Roman baths

Take a virtual walk through the iconic Roman baths, in Bath, England. Explore the Great Bath, heated rooms, plunge pools and the terrace. You can even take a virtual tour of some of the museum exhibitions.

Royal Residences Tours

 Explore some of the rooms of Buckingham Palace: an iconic building and official residence of The Queen; the Queen's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse; or Windsor Castle: a royal home and fortress for over 900 years.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre can be enjoyed with an interactive 360o virtual tour, with photos, videos and audible wonder to guide you.

Son Doong Cave

Explore the world’s largest cave: Son Doong Cave in Vietnam.


Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with 360o views from inside the monument. Select the hotspots to find out more.

Taj Mahal

Stroll along the iconic gardens of the Taj Mahal in India or view some great aerial shots of the monument and the surrounding city of Agra.

Yellowstone National Park

Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. Tour Yellowstone National Park



Here are some pictures of our children enjoying their Geography lessons!