Geography in the National Curriculum
Geography Policy Document
Whole School Geography Progression Map
Geography Contextual and Conceptual Overviews
Useful websites that support geographical learning
The children’s section has many useful facts, activities and animations and includes sections on: air, energy, land, climate change, people and lifestyles, resources and waste, water and wildlife.
An introduction for key stage 2 on how maps work and how to interpret them. It includes these 8 sections: starting mapping, symbols, compasses and directions, grid references, understanding scale, measuring distance, relief and contour lines and compass bearings.
Up My Street
Local street maps including a ‘find my nearest’ function, which can be used to locate features e.g. schools, list them and link them to a map.
Search for local street maps by postcode, OS grid reference, place name or street name. Maps are extendable in eight compass directions.
Maps resized to show population sizes, income, etc.
Online mapping site which includes eye level 'Streetview'
Includes a range of resources for information supporting distant locality studies.
Excellent site for global citizenship issues. Children’s pages include details of the history, geography and environment, people and society and a fact file for 14 countries), ‘children’ (exploring the lives of children in less developed countries) and ‘food’ (issues such as farming and fair trade).
Very child-friendly site for understanding development issues.
The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographical photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.
Photographic images of countries which can be selected by continent, then by country.
Digimap for Schools
Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service we subscribe to. It is used to provide easy access to a range of current and historical Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photography. Logins can be provided to pupils if needed.
This award winning resources supports teaching and learning in Geography across the school. Log ins can be provided to pupils if needed.
A useful, child friendly website to help children with understanding scale, testing grid reference skills, understanding map symbols and compass and direction.