• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence


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Geography at Meridian 

Geography is an exciting subject at Meridian School. We believe that geography is about knowing our place in the world, encompassing physical and human processes and the interaction between them. This world will ‘get bigger’ as children grow up. We believe that engagement with the world outside the classroom is vital for this understanding to grow. It includes an engagement with real, contemporary issues. Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and is taught through a mix of cross- curricular and discrete topics.


Resourcefulness: Children answer questions and learn to ask them, using a wide range of sources from atlases to globes to digital maps. Through practical activities and hands on experience, pupils expand their knowledge of places and deepen their understanding of geographical concepts.


Reflectiveness: At the end of a unit of work, pupils reflect on what they have learnt and enjoyed. Supported by teaching staff, pupils rise to individual challenges and look at ways they can move forward.


Research: Students carry out field studies from start to finish, learning new skills as they discover more about their local environment.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In our Reception Class the early learning goals are addressed by teaching geography through “Knowledge and understanding of the world’. The children learn through stories, play activities and hands on environmental experience.


Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 children learn geography through exciting topics such as 'Continents and Oceans' and 'Places in our Locality'. Learning is often practical, hands on, creative and fun.


Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2 children are inspired by stimulating topics such as 'Extreme Environments’, 'Rivers', 'Europe' and 'Rainforests'. Fieldwork continues to play an important role as does the development of research skills. We have a clear outline of how geographical skills should progress year on year. Research plays an important role in our learning here. Children are able to develop skills using a range of resources including maps, atlases, globes, books and the internet.


Curriculum Enrichment

Throughout their time at Meridian children will have many opportunities to learn through first hand experience and practical work. Children learn through stimulating fieldwork activities in the school grounds, local village and city of Cambridge. We even venture further afield. For example, Year 5 children carry out fieldwork whilst on their residential trip to Hilltop in Norfolk.


At Meridian we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Welcome to the Meridian Primary School website. We welcome all communities at Meridian. We hope that our site will give you a flavour of the ethos and expectations of our school and highlight many of the amazing opportunities that the pupils at Meridian will be offered in their seven years with us.

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD