Geography & History

Suntrap geography & history activities take place in Epping Forest. Through hands on activities pupils develop; enquiry skills, their knowledge and understanding of people, patterns and processes, and of environmental change and sustainable development.

Orienteering in Epping Forest - With a partner enjoy an orienteering adventure in the forest. Who will win the orienteering challenge? Curriculum links; Geography Geographical skills and fieldwork, Physical education take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges, PSHE guidance a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions

Map co-ordinates trailLearn how to read a map and use coordinates to undertake a map reading challenge with a partner in the Suntrap grounds. Curriculum links; Geography Geographical skills and fieldwork, Mathematics Y4 Geometry

Contrasting Localities - Explore the local area around Suntrap to compare it to the area near school. Discover the impact of people on the habitat using a range of fieldwork techniques. Curriculum links; Geography Locational knowledge, Human and physical geography, Geographical skills and fieldwork

Forest stream study - Investigate the local stream in Hillwood, looking at how the channel changes downstream. Pupils will learn about the water cycle, and how water travels through the area, before carrying out measurements along the stream. Curriculum links; Geography Locational knowledge, Physical geography, Geographical skills and fieldwork

Surviving the Stone Age - Enter the Stone Age in the forest; finding wild food, collecting clay to make a small pot, do some cave painting using natural pigments and build your own shelter. Curriculum links; History changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Going in the stream was especially memorable and reminded me about our geography lessons about water

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