At Wansdyke we strive to enable our children to develop an understanding of the world, and where they sit within it. Our curriculum is developed in line with the National Curriculum and is tailored to be inclusive and relevant to all of our children. Our desire is that students build up skills and knowledge in both Physical and Human geography, that they can carry forward through their education and their lives.
We want our children to be curious about the world they inhabit, and gain the information and skills required to help them better understand and explore it. The children will learn about different aspects of both human and physical geography, and develop skills to help them interpret the world around them, such as map reading. They will leave Wansdyke better able to understand their world, its people, and how it is evolving.
Geography is taught from Early Years (as Understanding the World) through to Year 6. Throughout this time the children will learn new skills and knowledge, as well as further developing their understanding about what they already know. They will look closely at their own local area, and be able to compare it to different places, evaluating the similarities and differences they see.
The children at Wansdyke will leave the school equipped with both the skills and knowledge required to access both physical and human geography at Key Stage 3. They will also be able to better understand the diversity of their planet and be fuelled with a desire to explore more of it.