Mather Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0DT


Mather Street Primary School

Federated with Yew Tree Community School (MY Schools Together)


n Key Stage 1, we teach geography using a thematic approach linked to the overarching theme of the topic.

In Key Stage 2, we teach Geography in a 3-week block. We do this so that the children are immersed in the geography unit of work and are given the space and opportunities to develop their skills and understanding of specific geographical concepts, continents and world issues such as climate change.


The rationale below explains in more detail the 3 phrases of the geography curriculum in Key Stage 2



Geography Overview

Year 1 - The United Kingdom and Hot and Cold countries.

Year 2 - Africa 

Year 3 - The United Kingdom and Biomes around the world.

Year 4 - Europe and River and the Water Cycle

Year 5 - South America and The Rainforest and Deforestation 

Year 6 - The Indian Subcontinent and Volcanoes and Earthquakes.