Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We achieve this by ensuring that students are exposed to quality first teaching, investigating and high quality fieldwork as well as links with other schools to strengthen their cultural understanding.
At Ashperton Primary Academy, We believe that high quality geography teaching offers our children the foundations for a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Ashperton is designed to be progressive; knowledge rich - equipping and building on skills. Alongside this, we carefully link our key school drivers, the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) into our planning. We believe, the way our curriculum is designed, along with our study, recall, recall, recall system, allows our children to become passionate geographers that know more, remember more and understand more. We hope to give them the knowledge and skills to make an educated and positive impact on the world that they learn about.
Our curriculum is ambitious for all and alongside the national curriculum aims to:
We expect our children to make links to the 17 SDGs. Seventeen goals suggested by the UN and adopted by our government, “as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs address the interconnected global challenges we face and are designed to leave no one behind.
We hope to teach our children about the world we live in and want to continue to live in, by teaching them how to do so in a sustainable and considered manner. We hope by teaming our curriculum with the SDG we will educate our children to consider: