Geography unit is taught in the Spring and Summer Term
- Go for a walk around the school grounds, and outside on the roads.
- Children can draw what they see on their journey. The buildings, plants and trees. where things are placed like the shed or the bins etc
- Go onto google Earth and show children the school grounds from ground level. What do they recognise from yesterdays walk? Is everything where they should be
- Talk about what they can see. What colour is it? The shape of what they see. Where things are placed like there playground , the classroom , the roads etc
- Show children an Ariel view of the school grounds.
- Do they know where this is? How do they know?
- Explain what an Ariel map is. Look at other ariel maps. What do they notice.
- Explain to children about how things are manmade that people make and some things are natural.
- Show them different parts of the school and play a game of manmade and natural.
- Play a game of children going to the right and to the left. Then going forward and backwards.
- After this children then can be told that a certain direction is always left , right etc . and they go that space
- Play same game as yesterday. Children then told that we have new names for theses direction and introduce N S E and W.
- On the playground mark them with theses initials and children go to that par of the playground when its called out.
- Get compasses out and have a look at what the compass marks are.
- Children can go and follow directions using the compasses
- Play the pirate game of North South
- LO: Identify similarities and differences to different places.
- Using pictures of different places discuss with children how they are different.
- LO: Identify similarities and differences to different types of houses.
- Using pictures and videos children engage in how people live in different parts of the world. What is the place made of and why?
- LO:Discuss benefits of living in a place
- Show children people living near the sea, in cities, near mountains, countryside or even a jungle. Can they identify the benefits of living in such places? Talk about food, health and environment.
- LO:Recap on how humans and animals live. On a map show children where people live and how we know this and where animals live. Can they tell where and how.
- Give children a map of different places and children match the living thing to the correct habitat.
- LO: observe their surroundings
- Observe and talk about Goodmayes. What do they like seeing and how does it make them feel. Ask questions about their daily life.
- LO: To compare settings
- Compare a different environment to one that is known. Perhaps a house on a hill or cottage in a fairy tale like goldilocks. What is different about this place? Would they like to live here and if not why not?
- LO: Identify and talk about seasons.
- Children observe what season they are in. How do they know it is this season? What animals and plants do they notice and what makes it happen. Talk about weather being a major element on things growing.
- LO: Discuss the weather in contrast to yesterday.
- A winter scene, what happens to the animals? What happens to the plants? Why is this?