At Dent we love Geography, and our unique location in the Westmorland Dales gives us amazing opportunities to explore geographical ideas through fieldwork and local topics.
Since adopting Curriculum Maestro in school in September 2022, Geography (as with History) is taught as a main ‘driver subject’ through term-long projects, such as Sow, Grow & Farm; Bright Lights, Big City; or Rocks, Relics & Rumbles. You can see how Geography fits into our long-term plan here:
The document below sets out the Cornerstones Curriculum 2022 Geography overview which we have used as the basis for our curriculum. We have adapted the projects used and/or the sequencing of them, as appropriate, to ensure good progression for our setting. Because we have mixed age classes, we differentiate the learning objectives to ensure that as pupils progress through the cycle of projects they develop knowledge and skills which builds on their prior learning earlier in the same class.
You can view our previous Geography curriculum overview with progression of skills & knowledge, which we created in 2021-22 prior to adopting Curriculum Maestro here: