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Water Primary School

Water Primary School

The 'Water' Curriculum


'You can travel the seas, poles and deserts and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words, learn about Geography.' Palin 

Within our Geography curriculum, we aim to provide children with a deep understanding of the world around them. This includes developing a knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

We aim to develop a sense of identity by learning about the United Kingdom, its relationship with other countries and the importance of respecting all regardless of culture, race and religion. We raise an awareness of our ever-changing world, to inspire a sense of responsibility, so our children will want to look after our Earth.

Links to SMSC


A chance to explore the beliefs of others when learning about different countries, including those across Europe.

Children have the opportunity to explore their own feelings about the people, culture, place and environments that they are learning about.

Children can sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them


Events which have happened or are happening across the globe and in Europe, including learning about the war in Ukraine as part of the ‘Europe’ unit.

A comparison between the lives of people in their country and that of people living in a different country.

A study of how the actions of people and land uses can affect the physical and human features of a landscape.

The effects of water pollution to our local rivers and streams which has a wider effect on oceans.

To learn about the most polluted rivers around the world and why this is- children can reflect on what impact this can have.

To understand the consequences of our own actions is extremely important.

Children develop an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.


A comparison between the everyday lives of other people in the UK (rurual vs city life)

Studies of our school.

A study of the local environment, including river uses in the area.


Children are given the opportunity to research the uses of rivers from around the world and consider the cultural differences (e.g. Ganges being used to wash clothes)

Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414