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Geography

“Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.”

Michael Palin, The Guardian.
At Coopers Lane we aim to provide children with a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Geography teaching and learning equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key. Throughout the key stages, we focus on 4 key areas of Geography:

  1. Locational Knowledge
  2. Place Knowledge
  3. Human and Physical Geography
  4. Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Our curriculum (launched in September 2014) has been reviewed and updated for 2016, and is exciting, engaging and promotes independence. During lessons, children become explorers of the world and are encouraged to take an enquiry approach to find out about the world around us. In Key Stage 1, children learn about the world and its oceans, a small area of the UK (Grove Park) and a small area of non-European country (Cairns, Australia). In Key Stage 2, children build on their previous knowledge and continue to develop their understanding of the world and the its oceans. In addition, they study a region in the UK (Isle of Wight, England), a region in a European country (Rome, Italy) and a region in South America (Amazon).

Take a look at the new curriculum maps to see how the geography curriculum is embedded throughout our topics.

Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Thu 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Fri 8:45am-2:15pm
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
EYFS/KS1 Lunchtime 12:00pm to 1:00pm
KS2 Lunchtime 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 5:45pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email

info@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Headteacher

Headteacher@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Kerry Michaels – Admin Assistant

Tammekia Barnett – Admin Assistant