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St Matthew's C of E
Primary School

Live, Love, Learn


Nursery School

Learning Together


Geography in the National Curriculum

Geography Policy Document

Whole School Geography Progression Map

Geography Theme Overview

Topic Overview

Geography Contextual and Conceptual Overviews

Geographical Vocabulary

Useful websites that support geographical learning

  • Up to date weather forecasts
  • Newsround - UK current events
  • Newsround - world current events
  • Environmental themes
    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.

  • Mapping
    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.

  • Streetmap
    Search for local street maps by postcode, OS grid reference, place name or street name. Maps are extendable in eight compass directions.

  • Worldmapper
    Maps resized to show population sizes, income, etc.

  • Google Maps
    Online mapping site which includes eye level 'Streetview'

  • ActionAid
    Includes a range of resources for information supporting distant locality studies.

  • Oxfam
    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).

  • Geograph
    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.

  • Travel Images
    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.

  • Panoramas
    Panoramic images

  • Oddizzi
    This award winning resources supports teaching and learning in Geography across the school. Log ins can be provided to pupils if needed.

  • Ordnance Survey
    A useful, child friendly website to help children with understanding scale, testing grid reference skills, understanding map symbols and compass and direction.