For an outline of the Geography curriculum by year group, please see our Curriculum Guides.
Young Geographer of the Year 2018 Competition
Each year the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Geographical (a leading journal for geography) run a national competition for pupils aged between 9 and 18, which encourages students to engage with a specific geographical topic.
The topic for this year is the Arctic.
‘The Arctic is an environment like no other. It is home to four million people, supports an abundance of uniquely adapted wildlife, and plays an important role in moderating the world’s climate system. However, the Arctic is a dynamic environment that is undergoing change. How do these changes affect the Arctic itself and the rest of the world?’ (Taken from the RGS website)
There are four categories of entry, two applicable to the children at Holmwood House:-
KS2 (pupils aged 9-11) & KS3 (pupils aged 11-14)
For both categories, the requirements are that the children illustrate, through the medium of an A3 POSTER, what makes the Arctic unique. Full details of requirements can be found here:
I would like the children to submit their entries through the school - please submit to me before Wednesday 26 September 2018. I will take pictures of the entries and assess for our own internal competition. I will then choose the best 10 entries and post these on to the RGS by their own closing date, which is 5.00 pm Wednesday 10 October 2018.
With the summer weeks stretching out in front of us and the weather hot, what better way to spend some spare time researching and creating a poster on the Arctic.
I am happy to help with any questions you or your children may have regarding the competition.
Head of Geography
Please click here for more information
Summer Revision 2018
You were given two practice papers in the lesson on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Hand both completed papers to me on Wednesday 23 May 2018. You will have lesson time, prep time and morning revision time to complete both papers. Mr Guy
Additional Revision Activities
Years 7 & 8 additional revision
Geography - The Essentials
Farming (for Ipswich scholars only)
Scholarship Essay Plans
7 & 8
A general website covering a multitude of Geography topics – it has links to videos and
7 & 8
|www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips||An excellent library of short video clips on a wealth of topics – just type in the topic you want.||All Year Groups|
|Quick revision notes and tests – appropriate for Common Entrance and Scholarship.||Years
7 & 8
Another video based site – just type in a key word (e.g. Earthquakes) and the site will produce a list of short (usually 5 minutes) video films to watch.
Good for Science and other subjects too.
4, 5, 6,
7 & 8
|Some of the Department’s Schemes of Work incorporate Barnaby Bear’s travels.||Years
1, 2, 3,
4 & 5
|Essentially a links based website – all the topics for Common Entrance and Scholarship are covered.||Years
6, 7 & 8
|This site has great map based games. It is suitable for all ages.||All Year Groups|