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Our European Neighbours

£12.00
SKU G34CS40150
Continents and Countries Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Geography Year 3 Year 4

Use this ready prepared Europe KS2 scheme of work to take your Year 3 or Year 4 class on a trip across the English Channel to discover the continent of Europe! Not only will your class discover some fascinating facts about Europe, but they will also find out the names, locations and features of European countries and capitals.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

With lesson plans, informative slides, differentiated worksheets, activities and much more, these Europe lesson plans for KS2 provide all you need to help your class become more familiar with our European neighbours!

 

 

What's included:

#Lesson1FactsAboutEurope

Facts About Europe is the first lesson in 'Our European Neighbours' – a complete Geography scheme of work for Years 3/4. In it, your class will be challenged to identify the continent of Europe on a world map (along with the other six continents) before taking a closer look at Europe as a whole, including its size, population and smallest and largest countries. The included slides and differentiated activities are packed with fascinating facts about Europe, as well as engaging tasks where pupils can show what they have learned about the continent of Europe.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact file
  • Fact cards
#Lesson2CountriesofEurope

In this Countries of Europe lesson, your class will discover how the continent of Europe is split into around fifty different countries. Through a variety of fun activities, your class will be able to name some European countries and identify where they are on the map. As with all of the other lessons in the 'Our European Neighbours' KS2 Geography scheme of work, this lesson includes a choice of differentiated learning activities, during either of which your pupils will learn – and – show what they have learned – about Europe and European countries.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Country labels
  • European map sheet
#Lesson3FeaturesofEuropeanCountries

Learn not only about features such as the flags of European countries, but also a whole host of other key Geographic features such as the famous landmarks of major countries in Europe, their currencies and their languages. In this, the third lesson in Our European Neighbours – a complete KS2 Geography scheme of work – children will build on their broader knowledge about Europe by focusing on key features of specific countries. With your class, take a closer look at what makes the countries of Europe distinct and unique.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • European flags sheet
  • Flag cards
#Lesson4CapitalCitiesofEurope

Building on your KS2 class's growing knowledge of features of European countries, this lesson plan pack focuses on the capital Cities of Europe. Challenge your class to identify and name major European capitals, then locate them on a map of Europe. They'll learn all about major capitals of Europe, from Paris to Prague and from Madrid to Moscow. There's even the option of doing a fun European capitals quiz!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Quiz template
  • Information sheet
#Lesson5LondonvsParis

In this London vs Paris Geography lesson, your Year 3/4 class will learn all about similarities and differences between these two great cities. How do the key features of London and Paris compare? During the teaching input, and either of the differentiated learning activities, your pupils will compare and contrast features of these two European capitals such as their size, population, language, currency and culture.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Description cards
  • City cards
#Lesson6ACountryStudy

This final 'end of unit' lesson (part of 'Our European Neighbours') allows your class to consolidate what they have found out about Europe and its countries as they choose one European country to explore in detail. After going through the differences between human and physical geography and what each includes, your class will then put their research skills to the test as they find out as much as they can about their chosen European country – key facts and features, its culture, places and people.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Country cards
  • Challenge cards
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • KS2 - understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America
  • KS2 - describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
  • KS2 - use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
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