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Geography at Ashurst

At Ashurst Primary school, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

Humanities Leader

Mrs K. Crampton

Humanities Ambassador 

Our Humanities Ambassadors play a key role in the ongoing development of the Humanities at Ashurst Primary School and are the voice of the children.  Throughout 2021 -22 our Humanities Ambassadors will make decisions on future developments by gathering evidence from the rest of the school.   They will use their findings to report back to the Humanities leader- Mrs Crampton during our meetings.  These meetings enable us to share our thoughts and ideas along with celebrating the passion and love of learning that our teaching and learning brings. 


Pupil and Parent Surveys

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Year 5 and 6 took part in a conceptual art project, based on Climate Change and activism. We looked at Greta Thumberg as an icon for cultural change. 

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Top tips for parents to encourage your young geographers 

Rugby League World Cup. 

Ashurst Primary are proud to announce that we came runner up in the Rugby League World cup competition. Schools from around the world sent in entries to promote their towns and cities as we lead up to the tournament starting on October 23rd at St James’ Park Newcastle. We are so proud to showcase what an amazing town St Helens is. 



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At the start of every term, the children take part in completing a history or geography project linked with their topic. This work is then showcased in the hall at the end of term for all classes and parents to enjoy. Positive comment forms are also completed by those who wish too. We love to celebrate our learning in history and geography as well as celebrating the successes in other classes. Thank you to the Humanities ambassadors, who helped to co-ordinate this event and make this possible. 

Working together with parents

Children's learning 

Year 1 had a fantastic time exploring aerial maps of our school groups and discussing the human features. 

Year 2 really loved using the atlases and globes to learn about the continents and surrounding seas. They also loved singing along to the continent song. 

Year 3 had an amazing day languages and geography day learning all about the human and physical geography of Lake Garda. 

Year 3 enjoyed drawing a simple map of the local area whilst conducting fieldwork to the local shops. They really loved investigating local land use. 

Year 5  really enjoyed using digimap to look at various places in North America and learning how to read 6-figure coordinates. 

Year 6 loved showcasing their prior knowledge of South America. They are looking forward to seeing if they can add to their knowledge and model at the end of the topic.  



Year 6 loved their trip to Edge Hill University to learn more about sustainability. They created the above video to share with the universirty specialists to showcase what they had learned about in school and what actions we can take to be more sustainable. We are so proud of you year 6!




Upcoming events

24th September 2021- Languages and Geography Day 

20th October 2021- Year 5 Geography morning 

5th October- Year 5 trip to the Lake District

October- We are looking forward to entering the RGS competitions whereby we will showcase our covid lockdown journey and how this linked to geography. 

November- We are looking forward to working with Edge Hill University to excite our children further in Geography. 

January- We are again looking forward to work with Edge Hill whereby they will be delivering geographical workshops across the school.