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 lessons equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. ate about learning and caring for our rapidly changing world. 




What knowledge and skills do we teach?

  • 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
  • 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

All this and much, much more!


Useful websites

BBC Bitesize Geography

National Geographic Kids

Topmarks (Geo)  Great for interactive maps

Curriculum Overview

See the document below for an overview of our Geography topics at Cranborne 


The Four Components of the Geography Curriculum are:

  1. Locational Knowledge
  2. Place Knowledge
  3. Human and Physical Geography
  4. Fieldwork and Geographical Skills 

At Cranborne, Geography is mostly taught through topics and is often linked with other subjects such as English, History and R.E.  This cross-curricular approach enables children to build connections and deepen their understanding.


For more information on Primary Geography please click on the link below: