Geographical skills and fieldwork to be completed throughout KS2

  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
  • use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plan sand graphs, and digital technologies



Human and physical geography

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water in Uk and European countries


Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle


Describe and understand key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers