"The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together!”
- Barrack Obama
Read on to find out all about Geography at Clockhouse!
Who leads Geography at Clockhouse?
Hi, I am Mrs. Fletcher and I lead Geography at Clockhouse Primary school I love geography because I enjoy finding out about places I have never visited.
Hello, I’m Miss Burrell and I coordinate geography at Clockhouse Primary School. I love geography because it is so misunderstood. Often people view it as uninteresting, but it is the polar opposite! It teaches us about the world around us, the places we visit and the places we may never see, as well as the diverse human geography from around the world! What could be more fascinating than that?
What is Geography all about at Clockhouse?
Geography at Clockhouse is about preparing the children not only with the skills to be good at the discipline, but developing those skills they will need to excel in whatever path they choose to follow beyond their Primary education.
We believe that geography is an important subject for children to study to develop analytical and observational skills that will support them as they move forward as members of society. It is vital to us that they are given the opportunity to develop skills specific to the discipline, as well as their understanding of the physical and human geography that shapes their lives and the lives of others around the world, allowing them to truly know what is beyond Collier Row.
Although members of our community work hard to support their children’s knowledge of the world, we know that a great number of our school community do not experience travelling outside of the local area. It is therefore imperative that we provide our children with every opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of local, national and world geography.
We follow all of the areas of Geography outlined by the national curriculum. We build on children’s knowledge progressively through substantive themes, both specific to the study of geography, as well as to the whole school curriculum. This is done through key questions we strive to answer known as the ‘golden threads’.
Geography at Clockhouse is about excitement, curiosity, shared knowledge, understanding and challenge. It is about developing an understanding of not only our place in the world but the important role we individually and collectively play. Above all, we are passionate about teaching the children to remember what they have learnt as they move forward in their journey, and this is what geography is all about at Clockhouse.
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It is really important to us that geography is a fun and exciting subject here at Clockhouse Primary School. As well as our challenging and engaging lessons, we like to plan activities for the children to further enrich their learning throughout each term.
This includes virtual reality, field trips and online experiences.
It is also really important that our learning environment supports and engages the children. So, unlike some schools, we do not have displays of our geography work in our classrooms, but rather use working walls to support the children as their knowledge widens and deepens. We also have some incredible themed corridors, some of which can be seen in our video below!
Click on the link below to see Geography at Clockhouse in action: