At Ashton, we want all children to understand the world around them, the forces and features that shape it, and how we can affect and protect it. We aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
We offer a structure of lessons that build up on prior knowledge and skills required to meet the aims of the National Curriculum. On top of this, we encourage the children to deepen their understanding and knowledge of the interaction between physical and human processes, natural disasters and worldly matters. Our main focus is to develop geographical knowledge, through teaching the skills of locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
We aim to implement these aims through a variety of strategies. Key geographical skills form the core of our geography teaching, leading to pupils who are confident and proficient in the study of geography. Children are given the opportunity to take part in local fieldwork such as walks in the local area and develop their mapping and locational skills, regularly using atlases, globes and maps to develop their geographical knowledge. We build our children's geographical knowledge throughout their time at Ashton, starting with the environment best known to them and gradually expanding the area covered to include the city, county, country, continent and world as children's knowledge grows so does their sphere of study.
As geographers, our children will gain a variety of subject specific vocabulary and the ability to apply their geographical skills effectively within everyday life and in the future. Our learners will develop their questioning skills and have their cultural capital increased through our teaching of Geography. The children will improve their inquisitiveness about the world around them. Formative assessment is used throughout our lessons and key content and concepts revisited at the start of each lesson to embed knowledge in the children's long-term memory.
our curriculum overview