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St Edward's Catholic Primary School


Our Geography Lead is Mrs. Horsfield


Our geography teaching centres upon developing an understanding of our world; primarily through experience, investigation and learning from primary and secondary sources.

Through building upon knowledge and skills year on year we aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and its people.

Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about different places, people, resources and natural and human environments in Kent, in this country, in Europe and in the world. We will also deepen an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.



Geography is taught every week every other term and pupil’s understanding of land and sea starts with our youngest Early Years children. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of their local area, the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.


Outcomes in books and evidence from pupil voice demonstrate a broad and balanced geography curriculum and clearly show children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and skills.

Peel Ports visit St. Edward's


On Thursday 25th April, St Edward’s had a very special visit from staff at Peel Ports. Lisa, Freya, Paul and Tony gave an assembly to the whole school: teaching us more about our local industry and how goods are imported (and exported) from the very busy port in Sheerness. It was amazing to learn about what goods arrive on our shores before being distributed around the country as well as how staff are used, in many different ways, to guide the ships into port; unload the containers; use the cranes and mechanical equipment as well as how they look after one another. 

After the assembly, Year 1, 4 and 5 were lucky enough to have workshops with the Peel Port staff. Year 1 loved the interactive activities that showed them more about what is imported and how it is transported around the country. They tried on PPE equipment and learnt more about how to keep yourself safe whilst working in the port. 

Year 4 and 5 learnt all about the journey of bananas across the world, into Sheerness. Each ship that arrives, carries about 80 million bananas! Later this term, they will be heading to the port to have a look around for themselves. 

The Chiquita banana company, who are based in Sheerness Port, donated 400 bananas to the school community, along with many other goodies- including aprons, pens, inflatable bananas and shopping bags. Peel Port gave a gift of balls to the classes for our playtime boxes. The bananas were gratefully received by parents and families at the end of the school day. We have really enjoyed having members of the port community to visit St Edward’s and we are looking forward to visiting them and learning even more about our local area. 

The impact of our Geography teaching and learning can be seen in the work below

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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edward's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.