At Great Bedwyn Primary, our aim is to provide a geography curriculum that engenders excitement, creativity and critical thinking about our world and to equip children to make their own way in it.

“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents.” Barack Obama

Our curriculum is designed to make our pupils geologists by offering them practical experiences throughout school bringing their learning to life.  Children are given the opportunity to investigate a range of locations around the globe to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human features. 

We have wonderful ties to our local community and are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Great Bedwyn so that they can develop of sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique.  By revisiting these areas regularly and allowing children to share their learning at home with the aid of their knowledge organisers they are able to gain a much deeper understanding of the subject.

We empower our children by allowing them to take the lead in current issues such as climate change. Great Bedwyn are a proud member of the Eco Schools Project, a pupil lead project, involving hands on learning that gets the whole school and wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.

Geography curriculum intent: years 1-6