Through the study of Geography at Cranborne, we aim for our students to develop a curiosity for the world around them and compassion for those we share it with. Our high-quality geography lessons provide children with knowledge, understanding and key geographical skills. We hope this will inspire them to be outstanding global citizens that are passionate about learning and caring for our rapidly changing world. 


At Cranborne, Geography is mostly taught through topics and is often linked with other subjects such as English, History and R.E. 

To develop a life-long curiosity and fascination for the world, we teach our pupils about:

  • key terrestrial and marine locations.
  • Our local area and how to care for it.
  • Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes and the water cycle.
  • Human geography, including: settlements and land use and the distribution of natural resources.
  • Geographical vocabulary. 
  • The position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones.
  • How to use and interpret maps, photographs, globes, atlases and computer mapping. 
  • How to use the 8 points of a compass. 
  • How to conduct fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in their local environment. 


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