Our World

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Our World Vision Statements

The ‘Our World’ curriculum area gives the opportunity for the children of Worsley Bridge to foster a love of the world around them, inspiring awe and wonder and building their curiosity to ask the question ‘why?’

Our World encompasses the opportunity to explore the past, present and future through significant events and individuals, developing respect for the physical world around us and the vast scope of cultures that make up our diverse planet by using a range of rich stimuli to delve deeper.


English

 In English at Worsley Bridge, we pride ourselves on using The Power of Reading to expose our pupils to a variety of texts. The books are explored through reading activities, role play and written pieces. Our children thoroughly enjoy the pleasure of reading books of different genres by a variety of authors. The books being studied have strong links to the topic area that the pupils are currently learning.

 Pupils learn to write a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, incorporating learned grammatical features in order to help children to control and vary their sentence structures within extended pieces of writing and build upon this each year.


Geography

We understand at Worsley Bridge how it has never been more important for children to have a local and global understanding of our planet and the people that inhabit it. Through this knowledge, pupils will develop respect and curiosity for the physical world and the immense scope of the human world that make up our diverse planet. Opportunities to use a range of investigative and problem-solving skills inside the classroom will be embedded in each topic area. These skills will be put into practice outside the classroom through local fieldwork and trips each year.


History

At Worsley Bridge we encourage all of our children to have an understanding of the past and how History will shape their future. In-depth studies of specific periods of history and significant individuals are explored each year to uncover their importance to the world today and help foster awe and wonder and drive children to ask historically valid questions to aid their understanding. Through the use of different sources, the children will develop their knowledge of the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Pupils will consolidate knowledge of chronology and their use of historical terms.

This part of the curriculum is further enhanced through extra-curricular activities to inspire and motivate pupils’ learning. This includes visitors to the school, visits to historical sites, theatres, galleries and museums. 

 The History topics will aid pupils to develop an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


R.E.

Religious Education for pupils at Worsley Bridge encourages challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life.  It advances pupils’ knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and traditions, developing their respect of other people’s faith and beliefs and therefore challenging prejudices.  Religious Education allows pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish and contribute within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.  It inspires empathy, generosity and consideration.