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Geography at Ashley Down Primary School Aims (intent)

At Ashley Down, we are committed to inspiring children to learn about the world and its people. Our intention is to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and curiosity to explore our amazing and ever-changing planet. Children will become familiar with the contextual knowledge of globally significant places by investigating physical and human characteristics. They will understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about change over time. This knowledge will be underpinned by the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate data through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of the world around them. As geographers, children will learn to interpret a range of sources of geographical information and communicate information they have collected in a variety of ways.

What it looks like here (implementation)

Our geography curriculum is brimming with excitement and enquiry that synthesises aspects of the world and helps us to better understand its people, places and environments, and the interactions between them. In the classroom, children develop their understanding of locational knowledge by exploring significant localities, including their own, across a variety of countries and continents. Children are encouraged to explore their understanding of place by using maps, atlases and digital mapping to contextualise human and physical features of various locations. Children are encouraged to build on prior learning by reflecting on and comparing key differences between and within places. Aspects of physical geography are understood through practical experience of natural processes and through in-depth study of physical features. We support children to become confident geographers through fieldwork in the local area and through application of practical skills, such as creating seismographs, drawing sketch maps and creating digital maps. Children will observe and consider changes in physical and human geography over time and reflect our own roles and responsibilities towards our planet in and for the future.

adp geography overview.pdf