The geography retrieval activities are intended to be used to support pupils' geographical knowledge. The activities are intended as 10, 15 or 20-minute activities to be taken at different times throughout the year.
The aim is to support pupils' long-term memory and to help them to 'know more and remember more'.
The activities link directly to the geography programmes of study for key stages 1 and 2. However, as you are aware, the national curriculum does not specify what ought to be taught each year but instead presents the programmes of study on a key stage basis. Therefore, you may wish to consider using the activities with a different age group to that specified, according to when they were taught the unit of learning.
You will notice that the retrieval activities include coverage from previous years. For example, knowledge of the continents of world, countries and counties of the UK as well as European knowledge is repeated for many years after the direct teaching to help them recall key knowledge and information.
There is a suggested point system so that you can build up a profile of pupils who are meeting the expectations in geography for their year group. In this way, the resource could be a very important part of an assessment tool which determines where there are gaps in pupils' knowledge as well as acknowledging whether they are at the stage of learning that they should be for their age.