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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

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 

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. 

Year 3 are practising their geographical skills through using atlases to locate features studied.

Year 4- As part of their rivers and the water cycle topic, they had a visit from the Canals and Rivers Trust, who carried out a workshop on map work and bridge building

Year 6 visited the Brockhole Centre and learned about how tourism has an impact on the site. They walked around identifying features of both positive and negative effects and worked as team to discuss topics like erosion, congestion and pollution - Did you know over 19 million people visited the Lake District in 2018? They looked at landscapes and went on a boat trip around Lake Windermere.