Our Geography Curriculum: Nurturing Understanding and Context for a Changing World
At Wittersham Church of England Primary School, our commitment to a comprehensive, personalised curriculum, intricately threaded with the golden threads of Compare, Reflect, and Discover, extends to all areas of education, including our Geography curriculum. We have meticulously crafted a bespoke curriculum that underpins our historical learning and the wider curriculum, providing our students with a profound understanding and context that is essential for navigating an ever-changing society and an evolving world.
Geography is the key to comprehending the world around us, from local landscapes to global phenomena. As the great geographer, Carl Sauer, noted, "Geography is the bridge between the human and the physical sciences." Our Geography curriculum is designed to build this vital bridge for our students, fostering an awareness of the world's interconnectedness.
Through the lens of Compare, we explore diverse geographical features and phenomena, enabling students to appreciate the complexity and diversity of our world. We encourage Reflection on the human-environment relationship and the profound impact of human actions on our planet. We empower students to Discover their role in creating a sustainable future.
In our Geography curriculum, we've created a bespoke approach that not only imparts geographical knowledge but also seamlessly links with our history and broader curriculum. It emphasises the importance of contextual understanding. This approach mirrors the principles of geographer David Harvey, who stresses the importance of geography in understanding societal change and its impacts.
Our Geography classes encourage students to exhibit courage by addressing global issues and confronting the challenges our planet faces. We encourage them to take calculated risks in exploring geographical concepts and to work together in a spirit of cooperation when studying complex topics related to our world.
The impact of our Geography curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. Students develop a profound understanding of the world's geography, environmental challenges, and their roles in creating a sustainable future. They gain not only geographical knowledge but also critical thinking skills, global awareness, and a sense of responsibility towards the planet.
Our Geography curriculum equips students to navigate our ever-changing society and evolving world. It contributes to their holistic growth, nurturing not only their geographical acumen but also their ability to analyse and address complex global issues. It encourages students to be compassionate stewards of the environment, courageous in confronting global challenges, and cooperative as they work together to find solutions.
In conclusion, our Geography curriculum, meticulously crafted to underpin our history and the wider curriculum, embodies our school's commitment to a well-rounded education that includes the golden threads of Compare, Reflect, and Discover. Through this approach, we instil a deep appreciation for geography and the values of compassion, courage, and cooperation, which resonate throughout all aspects of our students' lives and prepare them for an evolving world.