Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Our Vision


At Southborough Church of England Primary School we aim to develop children’s curiosity in both their immediate surroundings and in places and environments in the wider world.


Our Geography teaching inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.


Our Geography curriculum builds on children’s previous learning and own experiences and inspires them to ask and explore important questions about their world, as they learn the fundamental skills to help understand the link between human and physical processes.

Year 4 Trip to Horton Kirby

Year 4 spent the day at Horton Kirby for a River Study Day. What a fantastic time the children had! Most of the morning was spent in the river where they were testing the flow of the river at different points. To do this, the children were in groups of four and they used rubber ducks to time how quickly they got from the releaser to the receiver. The children tested three rubber ducks at all three stages of the river to find out at which part of the river it flowed the fastest. They also made observations about where they could see evidence of erosion, transportation and deposition along different parts of the river. After lunch, the children did three different activities. One of which was using mud, Lego and water to create a river and dam to try and protect houses and see the impacts floods can have on the local area. In one of the classrooms, the children learnt all about the River Darent – including wehre the source and mouth of the river are. They also found out how long the river is and what towns and villages it flows through. Finally, the children looked at different rocks through a microscope and tried to identify them and their properties. Once they had identified the rocks, they poured water onto them all to see whether they were permeable or impermeable.

This Term in Geography


EYFS - Signs of Spring

n the Signs of Spring project, your child will go on a walk to look for signs of spring in the local area. They will learn about the changes that happen in spring, including the weather and living things. Springtime festivals will also be explored.


Year 1 - Bright Lights, Big City 

This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, the children will locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Their research will take them back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving them an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city.


Year 2 - Coastline

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.


Year 3 - Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity.


Year 4 - Misty Mountain, Winding River

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.


Year 5 - Sow, Grow and Farm

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.


Year 6 

History is the main humanities subject this term.