In Geography at Hill View Primary School, pupils develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic forces which have shaped and continue to affect those places and the lives of the people who live there.

We aim to inspire the children to think about the world beyond their place in it. They are able to make connections whilst considering their rights and responsibilities to the world.

We study local areas through fieldwork to inform the children’s understanding of geographical phenomena such as rivers and coastlines and extend these studies into the wider world. This gives them the opportunity to use their problem solving skills outside of the classroom.

The children learn to use maps at different scales in order to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use a variety of sources such as atlases, photos and the internet to explore the people, environment and economics of the countries they study.