Geography at Farnham

Why does Geography matter? Have a look at this video narrated by David Attenborough about the wonders of our world!

We love learning about Geography at Farnham Primary School! During our time at school, we learn about many different countries around the world as well as having lots of opportunities to explore and describe the Geography in our local area! Here are the topics that each year group cover:

Early Years

  • Autumn and Harvest
  • Where we live
  • Penguins and Antarctica
  • Africa including Kenya
  • Minibeasts
  • Spring and new life

Year 1

  • Where do we live? (Human and physical features of our school and our local area)
  • Where do the leaves go in Winter? (UK seasons and weather patterns)
  • Why can't a meerkat live in the North Pole (Locating hot and cold places in the world) 

Year 2

  • Where is the UK in the world?
  • Where would you prefer to live: England or Africa?

Year 3

  • What makes the Earth angry? (Volcanoes and earthquakes)
  • Why do so many people go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?

Year 4

  • Why is Bradford so brilliant? (Settlements and land use)
  • Why should the rainforest be important to us all?

Year 5

  • What's so special about the USA? (World mountains and rivers, biomes, comparative study)

Year 6

  • How is our world always changing? (Including coastlines) 




Now more than ever, it's a great time to explore the local area by going on some of the many walks our great district has to offer! Take a look at some of the walks you can go on in Bradford and maybe try one with the people in your household!

Below you will find a link to and picturesof a variety of different walks in the Bradford area. While on your walk you could...

  • Use your map skills to plan your route.
  • Use your knowledge of OS map symbols to find a picnic area for you to take a break!
  • Look out for and describe some geographical features such as rivers, mountains and the changing seasons!

Cow and calf rocks

Judy woods


Pudsey beck

Bingley 3 and 5 rise locks




There are lots of useful websites below where you can test and develop your Geography knowledge. There are some great games to test out your new skills!

Whole school Geography competition coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled on the website and around school for details on how to enter!

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