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Free Geography KS2 Teaching Resources for Primary Teachers

Programme of Study at KS2 Geography

Children investigate a variety of places and environments within the United Kingdom and overseas. They find out how people affect their environment. Children ask and answer geographical questions developing their skills through the use of maps, globes, atlases and ICT. Tools such as Google Earth help when wanting to show pupils the place that the lesson is talking about.

In developing their geographical skills, KS 2 children use labelled sketches and instruments to record and collect information during fieldwork. Secondary sources of information are used to find out about people, places and environments.

During Key Stage 2, children continue to identify the location of places and environments and describe where they are. They make comparisons between places in the same country and contrast localities in different countries. Children begin to explain why places are like they are by considering weather conditions, the resources available there and the role historical events may have played.

Physical processes, such as erosion, and human processes, such as industry, are identified and their impact on places and environments considered. Children will think about how people can improve the environment or damage it. Water and its effect on people and landscapes is an important theme in the Key Stage 2 programme of study as is how settlements change and differ.


The resources in this section can be used to support current Geography schemes of work at Primary KS2 (some tying in with primary school science).

BP have some great kits, games, experiments and activities that pupils can use which will help them learn more about a geography topic and also some of these tie in with primary school science.

Practical Action covers a selection of Geography topics and provides videos, case studies, activities and extra information. For each specific topic there are resources to support it such as games, worksheets and more.


15 Key Free Teaching Resources



Download free lesson ideas, people’s stories and images to promote global learning

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BP Educational Service

BP Educational Service

Providing free teaching resources for primary Science at Key Stages 1 and 2.

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Practical Action

Practical Action

Inspiring resources on sustainability, climate change, renewable energy and global learning

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UN World Food Programme

UN World Food Programme

Learn about nutritious school meals and global hunger with the story of a Kenyan school girl named Molly, who can stay in education thanks to the meals she receives at school.

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Countryside Investigators

Countryside Investigators

Engaging new online resource about the countryside - free, curriculum-linked and ready-to-use

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British Gas Generation Green

British Gas Generation Green

Generation Green is British Gas’ education programme; teaching children about sustainability, inspiring a nation of energy innovators and providing energy makeovers for schools across Britain

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Schools Tube

Schools Tube is a great way for teachers and their students to submit audiovisual content for it to be shared and used by others.

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Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey provides many free geographical resources for KS2 students.

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Curriculum Online II

Geography teachers will find this website useful as it has plenty of images that they can use in lessons and also to create class displays.

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Sky and Sea

Interactive Resources and Images for Geography KS2 from Sky and Sea.

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Countryside Access

Coventry City Council will help Primary School Maths Students to learn the value of digits in numbers.

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Google Earth

Google Earth is a brilliant tool for Geography classes as it can take you anywhere from Europe to Indonesia, from North America to Asia.

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Eden provides an interesting selection of lessons, quizzes and materials about the world to Secondary School Science students.

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Discovery Channel

An online Geography interactive resource on exploring Volcanoes.

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Online Mind Mapping App from SpiderScribe for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4

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