Primary Geography


Primary Geography

Mini Mappers

Learn all about maps, key vocabulary and geographical skills in your local park. We will explore key landmarks, directions and make our own maps from natural materials.

Links to key stage 1 Geography.

Map Detectives

The difference between maps and aerial photos is explored during a classroom based activity, with the concept of orientation also being discussed. The skills the class has developed are then put into practice with a fieldwork session following a route on a map.

Links to key stage 2 Geography.

Mapping Change (Development of a Settlement)

A study of the development of Hammersmith from the rural community of 1863 to the urban centre of the present day. Evidence from maps and photographs is used to show the changes which have occurred over time. This is followed by a guided walk to the River Thames to identify similarities and differences between the older settlement and the present landscape.

Links to upper key stage 2 Geography and History. 

Water Explorers

Explore issues of water use and river pollution on this fun trail along the Thames riverside.  Through litter surveys and exploring the heritage of this amazing stretch of river, we will think about where our water comes from, where it  goes and consider what we can do to reduce our impact on the world.

Links to key stage 2 Geography and Science.

Environmental Quality

A session investigating environmental quality and change in Hammersmith Broadway. Students use photos to trace change over time and then assess environmental quality and the issues affecting this through local fieldwork. This is followed by a discussion about future development and the need for a sustainable approach.

Links to key stage 2 Geography.

Riverside Environment

Following a trail along the riverside in Hammersmith, the class will discover man-made and natural activity and processes along the River Thames using observation, field sketching and map work.This session can also be run at the riverside in Chelsea, starting at your school, if more convenient.

Links to key stage 2 Geography and Science.

Classifying Land Use

Using a combination of aerial photographs, a sorting and classification exercise and primary fieldwork, the class develops an understanding of different land uses in central Hammersmith. This enables children to create an accurate land use map of the local area.

Links to key stage 2 Geography.