At Swimbridge CE Primary School, our Geography curriculum is ambitiously designed to kindle a vibrant curiosity, fascination, and appreciation for the world in our children. It aims to provide them with a diverse and comprehensive understanding of people, places, and both natural and human geography. Our curriculum progresses from the local to the global, ensuring that each step involves comparing and contrasting with the touchstone of the local environment.
Adopting a globally thematic approach, our curriculum equips children with the necessary geographical skills to collect, analyze, and effectively communicate data acquired through hands-on fieldwork experiences. This progression deepens their comprehension of geographical processes. We emphasize diverse communication methods, including maps, numerical and quantitative skills, and extended writing, empowering each child to convey geographical information effectively.
Engaging our children, the curriculum stimulates interest in the world around them, nurturing inquisitive, resilient, and independent thinkers. We celebrate the voice of the child, fostering an environment where children confidently express their thoughts. Our aim is to inspire active global citizens who challenge conventional thinking and build on their cultural capital, learning, and experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Through this approach, our Geography curriculum promotes a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, preparing children to navigate the complexities of the ever-changing world.