You can travel the seas, poles and deserts and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words, learn about geography. I can’t imagine a subject more relevant in schools. We’d all be lost without it.

Michael Palin, b.1943


A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. National Curriculum for Geography, purpose of study

Geography in Hamilton Class

Geography in Hamilton Class

We read the story - 'The Snail and the Whale', and then explored the different environments that the snail visited. We looked at volcanoes, beaches and mountains and then used Google Earth to find them on our planet. We also did a volcano experiment and had a go at...