We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality geography education that inspires our children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
We are very fortunate to have three acres of land for our children to explore. We use our mapping skills to navigate our school grounds and the surrounding community.
As our children progress through the school we nurture their growing knowledge of the world. We help them to deepen their understanding of the interactions between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and the environment.
Across our Geography curriculum we use computer technology to support our learning. Children enjoy using their own iPad independently to support mapping skills, fieldwork, photographing and observing.
Early Years examples: We delve into the world of Percy the Park Keeper, which leads us on a geographical journey around Highgate, especially the local parks. Children develop skills in asking geographical questions, making observations and expressing and communicating their views.
Key Stage 1 examples: One of our topics is the River Thames and the landmarks and life around it. Children make observations using interactive models of rivers and take a trip down the Thames on the London Clipper. They begin to understand the city they live in, and to make comparisons with other cities in the UK. Through the use of atlases and mapping investigations they develop key geography skills.
Key Stage 2 examples: Weekly Specialist teaching develops children’s geographical skills and knowledge in a wide range of subjects, such as, map work, rivers and mountains.
Year 4 Residental Trip
In Year 4 our children head off for their first residential trip. The trip enables our children to apply their knowledge of geographical fieldwork to the real world and investigate physical and human geography independently. Among other exciting activities they practise planning, mapping and orienteering while discovering this beautiful part of the UK.