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Hillbrook Primary School

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Geography

We, Miss Mathews and Mr Howell, as Geography leads are passionate about children exploring the world in which we live. We are both keen on protecting the environment and giving future generations a greater understanding of the importance of sustainability and working with nature. We have both been lucky enough to travel to different corners of the globe and bring back knowledge of ideas and customs into our teaching.

We are very proud of where we live and we are working hard to broaden our children’s learning through field trips in which children can experience all that SW17 and London has to offer.  

Children at Hillbrook come from all over the world so we believe that geography is essential to developing our children’s understanding of each other and the world around us.

Our curriculum progressively builds vocabulary and concepts over time and we use first-hand experiences and technology, such as GIS software Digimap, as much as possible.

At Hillbrook, there is a strong focus on teaching key geographical skills to help our children understand the amazing and complex world around them. Children have opportunities for fieldwork study throughout their time at Hillbrook, making use of our local area, such as mapping our local street and river-dipping in the Wandle.

Our geography lessons teach current global issues such as coastal erosion, climate change and global trade. Children are given the opportunity to compare and contrast different countries which broadens their knowledge of a range of human and physical geography.

PDF icon Geography Curriculum