“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. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”  

~ Barack Obama

At Rainbow Forge Primary Academy, we believe a well taught Geography curriculum should develop and broaden our pupils’ geographical knowledge as well as ignite pupils’ enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject.

We strive to plan and teach a geography curriculum which:

  • Inspires our pupils about the world and its population.
  • Provides our pupils with solid foundations and in-depth knowledge for understanding the world, in order for us to build upon these through school to broaden their vocabulary and develop their geographical skills.
  • Promotes geographical enquiry and engagement within our local area through fieldwork and first-hand experiences.
  • Captures our pupils’ curiosity about the world and what they observe in order to develop a respect for their surroundings, living things and processes.
  • Allows equal opportunities for each pupil to use their geographical knowledge and skills across the curriculum.
  • Is in line with the EYFS Development Matters and the National Curriculum 2014.
  • Follows our school’s geography progression map, which is split into locational knowledge; place knowledge; physical geography; human geography; map skills and fieldwork skills.

Children’s Concept Maps

Knowledge Organisers

Medium Term Planning