Geography at Hawthorn

Geography at Hawthorn is taught as part of a creative curriculum. All foundation subjects are taught in a practical way so children can gain a deeper understanding and make meaningful links across subjects. Children are taught the physical and human geography of Britain as well as other countries. Geography links are also made as part of our French curriculum.

Every class at Hawthorn is given a continent. We use this to help us develop our understanding of the world and to develop our map skills. We use new events or celebrations as starting points as well as our other subjects such as science and history. By the time we reach year 6 we have spent time looking at every continent. 

Key Stage One

In Key Stage One the children look at weather and seasonal changes.  In Year 2 the children have been learning about the 7 continents, looking at maps and learning to locate them.

Global Learning Project

Hawthorn are part of the Global Learning project where children are taught about current issues and their impact on us and on the world. They are taught to ask questions and understand why things happen in the world. Different classes use this as a chance to apply their Geographical vocabulary and ‘visit’ different countries to understand more about the world around us.