This week, in Geography, we started our new unit of ‘Human and physical geography within a region of South America and the UK’. The children started the topic by locating South America on a world map. Once we had located South America, we took a closer look at the countries within it, focusing o


All of the children in Year One were excited to start their new topic of Houses and Homes. We started off the week by looking at photos and pictures of different kinds of houses. The children loved showing their class photos of their house and we learnt the names of different kinds of houses – det


In Geography, we have been learning about coastlines and water erosion. The children have learned about the features of a coast and have enjoyed looking at aerial images on Google Earth to identify these features. We explored coastlines in the United Kingdom, in particular coasts close to us and com


This week was the first time Year One had a Geography lesson. We began by talking 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 t


Over the last two weeks, we have been looking at where we live in the world. We started big – looking at the planet and how it is divided into different areas, including land and sea, continents and climate zones.  We also looked at the 5 key lines of latitude including the Equator, Arctic circles


Over the last week, we have been developing our geographical skills. Geography involves studying the physical features of the earth and the human activity on it. We have used atlases to look at the location of counties, cities and towns that were directly involved in war – either as evacuation or ho


Year Two have been learning about maps and their symbols in their Geography lessons this week. First they found out that maps have symbols to make it easier to fit on all the information they need. The children found out that map symbols often look similar to the object they represent. They then use


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 world. They were given a blank map with rivers from each continent.


This week, Year 6 have started their geography study of Pompeii. They started off by looking at volcanoes around the world and how plate tectonics contribute to their eruptions. They researched the different types of volcanoes and studied how many of them are located within the ‘ring of fire.’ After


It was a pleasure to take Year One to Souter Lighthouse this week.  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 for some sea creatures.  They were extremely