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Life in the City

£10.00
SKU G12CS40140
Key Stage 1 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography Geography Year 1 Year 2

Take your class on a city journey, studying maps and exploring some features of a number of different cities with this 'Life in the City' scheme of work. They will learn about some human and physical features of cities and explore some of the different landmarks in Edinburgh and Cape Town. There are also opportunities to compare cities and discover landmarks and coastlines your children probably never knew existed!

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

Your class will love learning about cities around the world and will enjoy the engaging and colourful slides and worksheets.

This scheme of work includes detailed lesson plans, slides, differentiated worksheets, maps, images, challenges and picture cards to help get your children excited about learning Geography.

#Lesson1WhatisaCity

The first lesson in the scheme of work introduces your children to what cities are, why they are important and what we need them for. They will explore some major capital cities around the world and will begin to understand what a capital city is. Your class will examine pictures of distinctive cities and discuss the things they find most interesting.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Information cards
#Lesson2FeaturesinaCity

In this second lesson of the scheme of work your class will learn about some of the physical and human features of cities, focusing on the city of Vancouver. Children will identify where features are, and why some cities have different features to others. This lesson is packed with technical Geography vocabulary and language to help reinforce their understanding of the different between human and physical features.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Activity ideas
  • Postcard templates
  • Picture cards
#Lesson3PhysicalFeaturesinCities

Find out all about some physical features of Edinburgh and Cape Town! Children will have the opportunity to see what both cities have to offer, comparing the two. Learners will be fascinated by images of cities around the world, showing some of the amazing things inhabitants and visitors can get out there and do! Challenge children to use technical vocabulary to describe features found in Edinburgh and Cape Town, and discuss a range of pictures.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question cards
  • Picture cards
  • Travel journals
#Lesson4HumanFeaturesinCities

This lesson focuses on many of the human features of Cape Town and Edinburgh. Children will compare the features found in these two cities, and begin to understand why these features are so distinctive from one city to another. Your children will learn about cable cars, government houses, castles and sport stadiums, developing their vocabulary through opportunities to talk and ask questions about features in cities.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Memory game
  • Picture cards
#Lesson5CityMapsandSymbols

The last lesson in this scheme of work focuses on maps, map symbols, keys and patterns. See cities from a bird's eye perspective with the aerial maps included in the slides and investigate how to draw symbols and patterns that can be used to make a city map.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Activity ideas
  • City map
  • City tourist activity
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.
  • 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 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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