Our Geography curriculum at Ashburton Primary School has a wide application to everyday life. It is designed to ensure that the children to enjoy learning about the world and to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations thus enabling them to be able to be successful global citizens.
At Ashburton Primary School, Geography education has the children at the heart of everything we do. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; provide a broad, balanced curriculum that ensures progress for all children; ensure a progressive development of Geographical disciplinary concepts, substantive concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for the subject. Furthermore, 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. Teaching should equip pupils with 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.
At EYFS, Children will learn to ask questions about and explore their environment. They will begin discussing, using and making maps of different environments and for different purposes. Children will also begin to investigate the similarities and differences between different places and consider their human and physical features.