The Geography curriculum at Appleby Primary provides children with a relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge of the world and an ability to find their place in it, explored through the lenses of geographical ‘vertical concepts’:
Where is this place?
What are the human and physical characteristics of this place?
What is the interaction between people and place?
The location is seen at a local to global scale.
Cause, effects and responses can vary in their scale.
What are the similarities and differences at the different scales – local, regional, national, global.
What are the connections between the human and physical worlds?
How does one event affect another?
It is designed in a way which embeds core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, geographically-valid questions:
Subject Leaders are provided with additional time to plan and monitor the curriculum. As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Our geography curriculum is also planned in a way which promotes the cultural capital of all our children. We enhance our curriculum especially for the most disadvantaged by organising fieldwork opportunities, guest speakers and keeping up to date with current local and worldwide events that happen at the current time.