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Let’s Explore London

£12.00
SKU G12CS41000
Continents and Countries Key Stage 1 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography Geography Year 1 Year 2

Take a trip to one of the most famous cities in the world with this London KS1 planning pack! This great Geography scheme of work for Year 1 or Year 2 has six complete lessons to help your class find out more about London, including its location, geographical features and famous landmarks. Through photographs, information, questioning and fun activities, your class will soon be as familiar with London as any Londoner!

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Containing six detailed lesson plans, a set of slides for each lesson, as well as a variety of engaging and colourful printable resources, this London topic planning KS1 pack is completely ready for you to teach and enjoy with your class.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'The Great Fire of London' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1WhereisLondon

This KS1 London location Geography lesson begins by giving your class clues to identify the location they will be studying. They will learn to locate London on a world map and a map of the UK. Your class will identify London as the capital city of England and the UK, as well as identifying the other countries and capitals of the other three countries in the UK. This lesson will also help your class to identify some features of London.

This London Geography lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Clue Cards
  • Differentiated Fact Cards
  • Worksheet
  • World Map
  • UK Map
  • Picture Cards
  • London Board Game
  • Board Game Cards
#Lesson2LondonLandmarks

This London Landmarks KS1 lesson gives your children a peek at part of a London landmark to see if they can identify what it is. They will find out information about some of London’s most famous sights, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye. They will learn some facts and history relating to these (and many other) landmarks, and describe what they think of them.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • London Landmark Cards
  • Differentiated Worksheets
  • Differentiated Riddle Cards
  • Picture Cards
#Lesson3MovingAroundaMap

Children will start this London Map KS1 lesson by recapping some of London’s famous landmarks and identifying them on a map of the city. They will then use a compass rose to help them understand how we can use directional language to move around a map. Your class will use this knowledge to move around a map, describing their movements using the compass directions as they navigate from one London landmark to another.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, engaging slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated London maps
  • Direction cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated challenge cards
#Lesson4GeographicalFeatures

In this London human and physical features KS1 Geography lesson, your class will start by using geographical clues to identify photos of London. They will then find out about some of London’s key physical features, including hills, the River Thames, lakes, forests and parks.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Yes and No cards
  • Question cards
  • Picture cards
  • Word Mat
  • Feature photos
  • Features question sheet
#Lesson5SeasonalLondon

This Seasonal London KS1 Geography lesson explores how London is different in the summer and the winter and the changes that happen in the spring and summer. This lesson gives your class an understanding of how weather patterns change throughout the year. They will discuss the changes take place in London in each season, and how this affects human activity.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • London Seasons sheet
  • Seasons cards
#Lesson6TakeaTrip

In the final KS1 Geography London lesson, your class will consolidate their learning by planning an imaginary trip to London. They will consider how they will get there, what they will need to wear for the season, what they will see and many other things. They will then describe their imaginary visit in a variety of ways.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Sightseeing word bank
  • Interview sheet
  • End of Unit Quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans.
  • KS1 - name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • KS1 - identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.
  • KS1 - use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather.
  • KS1 - use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
  • KS1 - use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
  • KS1 - use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • KS1 - use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
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