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We intend on our pupils leaving Acre Rigg Academy with broad knowledge of the physical and human geographical features of our world. Through all year groups, we aim to develop the geographical vocabulary and location knowledge built on by the learning in the previous year

Our curriculum intends to:

  • Inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
  • Equips children with an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments around them.
  • Develops a knowledge of a range of human and physical features/processes and builds upon pupils’ prior learning.
  • Develop pupils’ understanding of how to use globes, maps and atlases – including four and six figure grid references.
  • The ability to use positional and locational knowledge with cities, countries and continents.
  • Encourages exploration of their own environment and challenges pupils to make connections between their local surroundings and that of contrasting settlements.
  • Understanding of how a variety of environments can change due to pollution.
  • Understand the significance of the different hemispheres, the equator, the Tropics, latitude and longitude.
  • The ability to pose geographical questions, use research to find information and present findings using appropriate methods.



How do we deliver geography in Acre Rigg:

  • Two hour session to immerse the pupils in a unit.
  • Field trips to specialist locations, where appropriate
  • Geography specialist come to school to deliver specialist sessions and activities
  • Geographical event days throughout the year.
  • Thread through other subjects in the curriculum.
  • Development and progression of objectives to build on previous learning.
  • Teaching Assistants are timetabled to support and extend pupils in geography sessions.



  • Our children are equipped with the geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the Key Stage 3 curriculum and for life as an adult in the wider world.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Geography in real life, such as locational geography.
  • Children will achieved age related expectations in Geography at the end of each cohort year and this is tracked using OTrack, annotations on lesson plans, observations of pupils during lessons and work in books.

'Teach and Inspire; Engage and Enrich'