Through Geography, children learn about a variety of places and the communities that live within them. They learn about the processes and consequences of change in different environments and begin to understand what ‘global citizenship’ means.

Opportunities are planned to enable children to acquire the geographical skills and knowledge needed to understand places and themes, for example through map work at different scales, and by conducting practical activities such as visits to a local nature reserve.

We have two residential trips in Years 5 and 6 where children have the opportunity to experience and to learn about a different environment.

At Fairlawn, we aim to stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings. We also encourage children to develop their knowledge and understanding of where places are and what they are like, including an appreciation and understanding of the lifestyle of the inhabitants.

As part of our commitment to decolonising the curriculum, we ensure that when learning about different places around the world we do this with a non-stereotypical view and allow the children to explore different communities around the world and appreciate, protect and nurture our planet’s diversity.


Executive Head Teacher : Ms Jeanette Brumby

Head Teacher : Ms Hania Ryans

(Contact via School Office)

Co-Chair of Governors : Sharon Long and Paula MacDonald

Fairlawn Primary School
Honor Oak Road
London SE23 3SB