Primary Geography

Riverside investigationsUrbanwise.London loves exploring local geography outside!  Here’s a list of our active geography based sessions.
Read below for more details.
Mini Mappers
Map Detectives
Mapping Change
Clean Air Champions
Water Explorers
Climate Champions
Environmental Quality
Riverside Environments
Green Space Explorers
Classifying Land Use

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.
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, followed by a guided walk to identify similarities and differences between the older settlement and the present landscape.
Links to key stage 2 Geography and History.

Clean Air Champions

Investigating the local environment, this fieldwork based session explored local transport and air quality issues and attitudes in your local area. Data collection through traffic surveys and green space surveys leads to data analysis and personal pledges for action.
Links to KS2 Science and Geography

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 is goes and consider what we can do to reduce our impact on the world.
Links to key stage 2 Geography and Science.

Climate Champions

Discover where our food comes from, how we travel in a city and how we use water.  With classroom activities outdoor surveys and personal pledges for changes, this session explores how action in our daily lives affect the local and global environment.
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 Environments

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.
Links to key stage 2 Geography and Science.

Green Space Explorers

Explore your local green space, using fieldwork and geographical skills to examine human influence on the environment.
Links to Key Stage 2 Geography and Science

Classifying Land Uses

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 them to create an accurate land use map of the local area.
Links to key stage 2 Geography.