Herne Bay Junior School
"One chance, let's get it right"
  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Hope

  • Integrity

  • Justice

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Wisdom


At Herne Bay Junior School we believe that we inspire children to ask questions about the world they live in. Whilst we deliver the aims of the Geography National Curriculum, we teach it in a fun, engaging and ‘hands on’ way through our topic lessons. We teach children research skills as well as the geography of their own country and the world around them. This helps to build their understanding of how their world has developed to become how it is today. From volcanoes to trade links to Herne Bay’s own geographical changes, we enjoy teaching a broad and balanced curriculum.

Throughout their time at HBJS, children will learn about:

  • Cities and counties of the United Kingdom, including their topographical features

  • Major cities, countries and continents of the world

  • Physical and human characteristics of different environments

  • The hemispheres, the equator and different time zones around the world


In addition to this, children will learn how to use maps, atlases, globes, the eight point compass and will use various aspects of ICT to support their learning and geographical understanding of the world.

We are fortunate enough to have a large outside space at HBJS and this is used to our advantage when learning about different features of the environment.

If you have any further questions about our curriculum please contact the school office.