Helpful Websites

Geography on the www

Television broadcasters' geography sites

Up to date weather forecasts

Activities, games and stories about Barnaby Bear's travels for KS1

Newsround world current events

Newsround UK current events

KS2 geography support materials


Environmental themes

The children’s section has many useful facts, activities and animations and includes sections on: air, energy, land, climate change, people and lifestyles, resources and waste, water and wildlife.



An introduction for key stage 2 on how maps work and how to interpret them. It includes these 8 sections: starting mapping, symbols, compasses and directions, grid references, understanding scale, measuring distance, relief and contour lines and compass bearings.

Local street maps including a ‘find my nearest’ function, which can be used to locate features e.g. schools, list them and link them to a map.

Search for local street maps by postcode, OS grid reference, place name or street name. Maps are extendable in eight compass directions.

Online mapping site which includes eye level 'Streetview'

Maps resized to show population sizes, income, etc.

Distant locations

Very child-friendly site for understanding development issues.

Excellent site for global citizenship issues. Children’s pages include details of the history, geography and environment, people and society and a fact file for 14 countries), ‘children’ (exploring the lives of children in less developed countries) and ‘food’ (issues such as farming and fair trade).

Includes a range of resources for information supporting distant locality studies.



The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographical photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.

Photographic images of countries which can be selected by continent, then by country.

UK, Europe and USA images

Panoramic images