This week was the first time Year One had a Geography lesson. We talked about where we live. Some children said that they lived in Gateshead whilst others were able to say their address. The children learnt that we all live in a country called England. We found it on a globe and realised that Englan


In Geography this half term, we reviewed some of our previous learning about compass points and continents then looked at the 5 key lines of latitude that spread out from the Equator.  Narrowing our view of the world down, we focused on Europe, looking at the countries within the continent of Europ


Year 6 have had great fun over the last two weeks in their Geography block. They have been introduced to a number of new skills – linked to their Peace Keepers topic. They started off with some cartography (looking at maps) to locate the position of cities, towns and counties in the UK. After this t


Today we were lucky enough to have visitors from Costain who came in to talk to the children about the ongoing improvements being made to the A1 and how it has impacted on wildlife. Our visitors were called Mark and Emma and first of all they talked about the importance of roads and what we use them


This week in Year 5, we moved onto our next topic, and for the next two weeks we are going to be learning all about rivers. To start off our new topic, the children used atlases to identify and locate the most famous rivers in the word. They were given a blank map with rivers from each continent. In


In Geography, Year Two have been learning all about map symbols. They discussed what a map is and what it is used for. Did you know map symbols make reading a map easier? The boys and girls learned that maps are too small to include lots of writing, so symbols are used instead. They went on a hunt a


It was a pleasure to take Year One to Souter Lighthouse this week.  Fortunately the sun was shining all day long.  Our first activity was rock pooling on the beach.  All the children were given buckets and nets and after a long walk down to the water’s edge, everyone was excited to start looking