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


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery

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