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FREE Mini-Scheme: Exploring Paris

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SKU G34CS40300
Mini-schemesGeographyKey Stage 2GeographyYear 3Year 4
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This free ‘Exploring Paris’ mini-scheme will take your class on a fun trip to one of the most famous cities in the world! Help your class to locate France and Paris on a world map, before taking a closer look at some of Paris’ most famous landmarks, features and characteristics. They can also further develop their understanding of this famous city by comparing Paris to London.

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With lesson plans, fun slideshows, differentiated activities and a wide range of printable resources, these ‘Exploring Paris’ lessons are perfect for teaching your class about the City of Light...and all for free!


The first lesson in this mini-scheme starts by encouraging your class to discuss what they already know about Paris, before learning to locate France and Paris on a map. They will then look at photos of Paris to start to identify some of its human and physical features, as well as finding out some facts about its geography and history. During their independent learning, children can use clues to label a map of France, or use different sources of information to find out about Paris.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated clue cards
  • Question cards
  • Information sheet
  • Map of France

During this lesson, children will find out about some of the major tourist attractions and landmarks of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum. They will then use digital mapping to locate some of these major landmarks, using different online features to explore them further.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Tourist Attractions sheet
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated blank maps of Paris

The third and final lesson in this lesson will have your class locating Paris and London on a map and starting to consider what similarities and differences there are in their locations, as well as in their physical and human geography. Children will look at photos to compare the two cities, before using different sources of information and a range of activities to contrast and compare the two cities further.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact cards
  • True or false cards
  • Information cards
  • Differentiated challenge cards
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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
  • KS2 - use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Caroline Thorp
Good resource!

This will be very useful for my next topic. It will also inspire other activities I plan myself.

We're so pleased to hear our resources have both helped and inspired you, Caroline!

Julie Wilson

Very useful and beautifully presented

Alison Tanner

Great thank you - like the use of actual photos. Please don't "Twinklyfy" all your resources, keep them real! I like the fact your planning really links with the outcomes expected

Jane Barker

Useful as a guide to adapt its ideas to our topic about Malaga.

Mandy Murawski

Really useful engaging resources.