Y3 Visit to Houghton-on-the-hill

On Tuesday 7th November, the year 3 classes visited a beautiful village called Houghton on the Hill. It is located on the edge of Leicester. The children were comparing urban life (Highfields) to rural life (Houghton). They noticed lots of amenities that the village does not have but Highfields does, they were able to explain why the air is fresher and cleaner in the village and discussed the different styles of houses. They all followed a map and marked different points of interest on it. The year 3 class from the local primary school came out to say hello too.

Y5 in the local environment

Year 5 walked to Spinney Hill Park this week to look at Evington Brook. We discussed what problems currently, or could potentially, affect waterways in our city. Children thought water pollution was an area to explore.

Y5 Geography clips

Year 5 have been learning about the major rivers and are now beginning to use lines of longitude and latitude.  

Y4 Map Work

Y4 children using maps to locate countries within the UK, capital cities and some major towns.

Y6 Map Work

This week Y6 children were answering the enquiry question What can maps tell us about the people who made them?The children compared modern maps with those from Early Islamic Civilisation and located both human and physical geographical features. Some fantastic discussion. Well done Y6.

Y4 Map work November 2022

Y4 used atlases and Google Earth to achieve their geography objectives this week:

  • Name and locate the UK and its capital cities and to identify the location of the UK with respect to the wider world.
  • Identify transport links within the UK and the wider world.

Geography in our Books

Here are some examples of work from the different year groups.


Children develop practical Geography Skills where they learn to ask geographical questions, use aerial images, maps and compasses.  They also learn to select appropriate methods for collecting data and then presenting this on graphs.   The different year groups carry out fieldwork in the following areas.