At Aldrington, we deliver a high-quality geography curriculum that sparks children’s curiosity to learn about our world, both locally and globally. We believe that geography should inspire children to learn about their current and future roles and appreciate the need to live in balance with a rapidly changing environment. Through teaching physical geography, children are motivated to learn more about the forces that shape our planet and how we live amidst them. Exploring human geography allows children to gain an understanding and appreciation of life in different countries and cultures.
We celebrate the richness of this subject by making it accessible to all learners through many different areas of the curriculum:
- Collecting and analysing data in mathematics and science
- Using art to draw and sketch landmarks in fieldwork activities
- Creating story maps to explore journeys in English
- Using a range of technology and the internet to learn about the world
Geography at Aldrington allows our children to communicate their findings in a variety of ways and helps them to build a broad and well-balanced view of our world.
Children at Aldrington are inspired to learn about the world around them through trips, WOW starts (engaging activities to kick-start new themes), opportunities for outdoor learning and fieldwork activities, workshops and assemblies. The sequence of lessons across year groups uses a range of resources to ensure progressive learning and acquisition of skills.
Geography at Aldrington gives all children the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in the next stage of their education. Our engaging and stimulating curriculum will have a positive impact on all pupils’ learning across the years and they will have a good basis of core geographical knowledge and vocabulary. This will be demonstrated through enthusiastic discussions with pupils as well as evidenced in the quality of their learning in books. Regular dialogue with teachers will also be encouraged to ensure the curriculum is of a high-quality and kept up to date and relevant in a fast-changing climate.
The Geography teaching policy and Progression of Skills in Geography documents are here to download.