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Primary Academy


Our Geography Lead is Charlotte Tamkin.


C: We explore different cultures in our own locality and from around the world.   

H: We learn about environmental factors that will impact our personal health and the health of our planet. We learn how to make positive changes.  

A: We build aspirations by learning about the wider world and understanding how and why countries differ from one another. 

I: We develop identity by developing a clear understanding of our locality and the wider world and how it has changed over time.  

R: We build relationships by encouraging group work and participating in fieldwork and practical exploration

At Rushden Primary Academy, we use Focus Education to ensure pupils are taught well-sequenced, high quality lessons which ensure the National Curriculum coverage.

Geography, alongside history, is a driver topic within our curriculum. During a term where geography is the driver, children will go on a learning journey to answer an enquiry-based question. 

Each topic will have a knowledge mat which displays the key vocabulary, knowledge and skills explored within the unit. This knowledge mat provides a basis for the 'sticky knowledge' and 'sticky words' that we want our children to learn about and embed throughout the unit. 

Throughout our units of work, we celebrate and showcase our learning on our classroom curriculum boards. It is here you will find 'sticky words' displayed and key knowledge and skills showcased to support the key learning.  The progression of geographical vocabulary throughout the primary phase can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.