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The World Around Us

The World Around Us

Subject Co-ordinator - Mr K. Pinkerton


The World Around Us is a hugely important area of the curriculum and school life here at Comber Primary School as it allows the children the opportunity to find out information through asking questions, research and allows them to develop a natural curiosity and awe about the wonderful world around them. It comprises of three key areas of; Science, History and Geography.


From the very beginning of their school life, children are encouraged to question why things happen in the way they do, and to ask scientific questions to investigate further. Through a huge range of topics that have been developed in each year group, all children develop a sense of understanding and realisation about the way the world works, what has happened in the past and how things that we do can impact others further away.  Topics children will experience in Comber Primary are: Space, Polar Lands, Recycling, Early Man, Titanic, Water, Plants and Seeds, Castles, The Rainforest and People Who Help Us to name a few.


Some of the objectives we have for our teaching of the children are:

  • To ask and answer scientific questions;
  • To plan and carry out investigations;
  • To learn about life today and in the past;
  • To learn about materials, electricity, forces and senses;
  • To know more about the solar system in which we live;
  • To understand different cultures around the world;
  • To learn how best to look after our planet.


Children also enjoy many visits to museums, farms, National Trust parks, WWT centres etc. away from school. They also learn through a variety of organisations who bring areas of learning right into the classroom through classroom visits.


We are also very fortunate to have our outdoor learning area, 'Big Bear Wood', which we can use for many of our WAU lessons and also for lessons to enhance all curriculum areas.









Below are a number of folders linked to Geography, History, Science, STEM and  Outdoor learning.


Each folder contains so many amazing websites which focus on developing your child's understanding and enjoyment of each topic.


The forest schools section also has lots of amazing activities.


Take time to look at the topics and I hope you and your child enjoy learning new fun facts.





Geography, History and Science websites




In Comber Primary our Eco Council work hard on topics to help our school, local community and the environment. Check out our Eco Zone to see what we have been getting up to and what we plan to do this year.

Our World- WAU Topic

We are learning about volcanoes and earthquakes as part of our topic. Here are some of the challenges and experiments we have completed so far this term. We have had lots of fun.

P5 Early Man Day 2022

Term 1 2021 Lots of amazing work going on in our WAU topic work

P4 topic work linked to Space

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P4 using the iPads for their topic work

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Using Green screen on the iPads

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Below are lots of pictures of events from the last 12 months.

A sunny day in BBW

Pollination experiment in P6

Cancer Focus N.I. visit

P4 Space Models