God didn't build canals  -  He created rivers.

We see our learning at The Pilgrim School as a journey, which links perfectly with our teaching of Geography.


"Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”

- Emma Smith

At The Pilgrim School, we talk about our learning as a journey.   

Our learning journey at The Pilgrim School is shown in this quotation as you come into the school!  


The school is situated near the River Medway, which makes this quotation the key to our learning of Geography.




“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."  (Barack Obama)


We want our children to have and understanding of the world which helps them to empathise beyond their own experience.


Our Pilgrim School Geography curriculum was planned for our children collaboratively by the adults that know them, and know their environment, and the expectations for each year group are underpinned by the National Curriculum.

We enable children to engage in geography through enquiry and practical opportunities with  We make use of our Review, Teach, Practise and Apply process which enables us to establish next steps for each child ensuring they are able to make progress. We encourage children to ask as well as answer geographical questions and to develop a love for the subject and an understanding of their part in the world. 

Our teaching of Geography supports our Pilgrim values and contributes to the cultural, social, spiritual and moral life of children as they acquire knowledge of a range of different cultures and traditions, and learn tolerance and understanding of other people and environments. 

The location of our school makes learning geography particularly important.  We are positioned near to the River Medway which leads into the Thames Estuary.  We can see (and hear!) traffic on the M2 bridge which runs very close to our school, with traffic heading towards London or to the coast.  Great starting points for many of our geography topics!



Map of Geography Learning Journey at The Pilgrim School

Pilgrim Progress for Geography.

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Learning about our local environment.  


Useful websites for Geography

Barnaby Bear - BBC Bitsize

Explore the World

KS1 Geography - BBC Bitesize

KS2 Geography - BBC Bitesize

Weather and Climate KS1 (Royal Geographical Society)

Weather in the UK / Extreme Weather (Royal Geographical Society)