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Swiss Gardens Primary School

Geography at Swiss gardens

At Swiss Gardens, we encourage children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. We recognise the importance of geography in our everyday life, and aim to develop curious children who are fascinated about the world so that they can take an active part in contributing to and protecting this world as they grow up.

We believe it is vital to ensure children develop a responsible and caring approach to both local and global issues, as they are the geographers of our future, and we are proud to be an ‘Eco School’. Through our Eco Council, we empower our pupils to take care of their environment by taking charge of issues which affect the environment within our school community. We aim for our children to leave Swiss Gardens as tolerant, knowledgeable and environmentally conscious citizens.

Children are encouraged to learn through observation, investigation and questioning using technology, maps and non-fiction books to explore places near and far. We are very lucky to have a rich local environment and make good use of Shoreham beach, the Adur River and the South Downs for fieldwork studies and map skills. This ensures the children’s learning about physical and human geography is purposeful and relevant to them.

Many of our topics are humanities based and so geography is embedded throughout our curriculum. It provides the opportunity to develop key geographical understanding across a range of topics while also developing investigative and research skills.

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