Compass Points  Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 5, 6, 7

Compass Points  resource description

This image of a compass shows 8 compass points for children to learn including the degrees of turn from north.

Compass Points

This resource provides a clear guide to compass points, a foundational concept in navigation and geography.


Why are compass points important?

Understanding compass points is essential for:

  • Reading maps and giving directions
  • Describing locations and movements accurately
  • Developing spatial awareness and geographical knowledge


How can this resource help?

This resource is designed to support pupils in mastering compass points. It includes:

  • A clear compass rose diagram: Shows the four cardinal directions (North, East, South, West) and the intermediate directions (Northeast, Southeast, etc.).
  • Easy-to-understand explanations: Clarifies how to read a compass and how to use compass points for directions.
  • Engaging mnemonics: Helps pupils remember the order of compass points (e.g., "Never Eat Soggy Worms").
  • Free PDF download: This makes the resource convenient to access and use in the classroom or at home.


Benefits for learners:

  • Builds a strong foundation for map reading skills.
  • Enhances understanding of directions and locations.
  • Supports the development of spatial and geographical reasoning.

This resource is a valuable tool for teachers looking to introduce compass points in a clear and memorable way. It is also helpful for parents and pupils seeking additional support with this key concept.



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