At Purbrook Junior School, we inspire curiosity in the world by investigating a wide range of locations around the globe using a geographical enquiry-based approach. The children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it by developing their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human features and processes and interactions between them. The geography curriculum at Purbrook enables children to utilise these skills in other curriculum areas and gives their learning real-life purpose. Topics have been informed by the National and school Curriculum and are chosen with the purpose of broadening the children’s knowledge of the wider world and experience landforms, people, places, and cultures that are outside of their normal sphere of experience. Here at Purbrook we place value on cultural experiences and many units of study are accompanied by trips, visits, or visitors.

“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” Michael Palin, 2007.

Our current Geography leader is: Miss A Barfoot

PDF_icon Geography Curriculum Statement
PDF_icon Geography Programme of Study

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  1. PE days: Year 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Year 4 Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Year 5 Mondays & Fridays, Year 6 Thursdays & Fridays
  2. We are delighted to say we are receiving a new bench courtesy of Lazy Susan Furniture. (
  3. Children need only bring their reading records, lunch and water bottle to school. Stationery, large rucksacks and toys are not required. Thank you.