KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest Church of England Primary School

KS2 Geographical Skills

In Term 4, all the KS2 year groups are studying topics centered around geography:

Year 3 - Allotment - comparing healthy food production in UK and Italy 

Year 4 - Nature's Fury - studying wild weather and earthquakes as well as the water cycle

Year 5 and 6 - Investigating Rivers - rivers from around the world and the five rivers of Salisbury


Here is a beginners guide to Mapping Skills - EASY MAP READING

or check out MapZone 

Map reading skills video series

Steve Backshall - of CBBC Deadly 60 - filmed a series of SHORT videos set here in the New Forest for map makers Ordnance Survey.

Choosing a map   video on You Tube

Four figure grid reference video on You Tube - a Year 4 target 

Improving map reading

Ask your teacher for the school's Digi Map login details.  Digimap for Schools is a cool resource from Edinburgh University and Ordnance Survey.   You will use it throughout KS2 and secondary school.   Ask your teacher for the tuition video on how to use Digimap.


Miss M has created a Spring Trail using Digi Map for the PTA Spring Activity Pack - ask your parents to order you a copy to perfect your map reading skills and get some physical activity.  You can practice reading OS map symbols using the trail.  Here is a video on map symbols to help you

Year 5 and 6 target is to learn how to take a 6 figure grid reference

Six figure grid reference 

Advanced map reading - using a compass with Steve Backshall

Features of a compass   video on You Tube

Learn to take a compass bearing video on You Tube