Year 3 – Local Area Mapping

As part of our Geography mapping unit, the Year 3 children went to the park to learn how to use a compass. The park was set up with a number of different challenges and the children had to use the compasses to go to each.  The children were very excited and were able to follow the compass points. “The difficult part was remembering to look at the compass as you walked to your next challenge point.” Talha 3S

Geography page


The goal of teaching geography at Parkhill Junior School is to have all children understand the world around them. The children will be using rich geographical enquiry to discover the inter connectedness of the world around them. Acquisition of lifelong questioning skills will allow the children to experience the richness of the world around. Geography and the study of it will require field work which is integral to understanding how humans can change and utilise the environment around them.


Rights relating to Geography
Article 2
The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.
Article 3
The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
Article 17
Every child has the right to reliable information from the media.This should be information that children can understand.
Article 28
Every child has the right to an education.