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Cover the Key Stage 2 Geography Curriculum

Julie St Clair Hoare By Julie St Clair Hoare

Hamilton's geography focussed topics for Key Stage 2 not only cover the National Curriculum objectives for geography, but they also provide extensive relevant learning opportunities for Year 3 through Year 6 pupils both in their own local area and in the wider world.

Each of Hamilton's cross-curricular topics provides teaching for National Curriculum objectives in several subject areas, a tried and tested approach that works well at primary school. Geography skills and content knowledge feature prominently among the subjects covered. You can filter our LKS2 topics and UKS2 topics for geography to find out which ones contain geography teaching resources.

Download our KS2 Geography Planner to see just where in Hamilton plans you can find specific objectives for the Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 geography curriculum.

Read on to discover Hamilton topics that cater particularly for those times when teachers want a strong focus on geography.

Geographical Skills

Our Geographical Skills topic block 'Building Skills in Geography' covers a wide range of the specialist geographical skills that pupils are expected to develop during KS2.

Explore our Geographical Skills topic for KS2.


Here are some of our favourite topics for lower and upper key stage 2, that, whilst remaining cross-curricular, help you cover a range of the geography national curriculum objectives or cover one or two objectives in depth. Some focus on exploring your local area, whilst others build awareness of geographical systems.

Modern Europe for LKS2

Use this exploratory topic to teach Year 3 and Year 4 children the varied physical and human geography of Modern Europe. Select countries relevant to your children or your specific context to compare with your local area and develop your class's understanding of geographical similarities and differences.

Explore our Modern Europe topic for LKS2

Mountains, Rivers and Coasts for LKS2

In this lively topic, Year 3 and Year 4 children learn what mountains, rivers and coasts actually are, and discover some of the forces that help create and shape these geographically important features, and the effects they have on the world around them.

Explore our Mountains, Rivers and Coasts topic for LKS2


Rainforests for LKS2

This intrinsically interesting topic introduces Year 3 and Year 4 children to rainforests around the world. Learn what they are, where they are, what they contain and who lives in them!

Explore our Rainforests topic for LKS2

Comparing People and Places for UKS2

Year 5 and Year 6 children travel around the world, as they compare peoples and places in the UK, Europe, North America and South America. Children look at their own location and discover similarities and differences between where they live and other far-flung places.

Explore our Comparing People and Places topic for UKS2


Earth Matters for UKS2

This topic is an excellent introduction to the key aspects of physical geography that children need to understand and describe in key stage 2. Year 5 and Year 6 children gain a thorough knowledge of the water cycle, coasts and rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, climate zones and biomes by applying knowledge gained from research to practical tasks such as model making, drama, artwork and dance.

Explore our Earth Matters topic for UKS2

Earliest Civilisations for UKS2

All of our Earliest Civilisations topics provide excellent opportunities to study human geography. Choose from:

These wide-ranging cross-curricular topics have been rigorously researched and checked by experts and devised to use enticing hands-on activities to bring the ancient world to life for your class.

We also have loads of topics for studying key stage 1 geography.