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Geography at Holbrook


Geography means ‘writing the world’. Through the teaching of geography, children at Holbrook gain a greater knowledge and understanding of places in the world and their place in the world. They work geographically through map work enquiry, problem solving activities and other people’s experiences and knowledge.


At Holbrook, our aim is to increase the children’s knowledge of other cultures and in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be part of a multi-cultural country. In partnership with our Eco Schools team, we learn to recognise and understand environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.


Fieldwork and Enrichment

Fieldwork is integral to good geography teaching and we include as many opportunities as we can to involve children in practical geographical research and enquiry.

We are able to study a range of microhabitats within the school grounds and conservation area including woodland, meadow, stream and pond. A well-established Forest Schools programme has allowed children to explore these environments through a range of hands-on activities.

We have an orienteering course set up within the school grounds, which engages pupils in map reading and compass-reading skills. Where possible, we make meaningful links with other curriculum areas such as science, maths and history.


As a result, children leave Holbrook with strong knowledge of significant places, physical and human geographical features, as well as the geographical skills required to apply it.