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Our Local Area

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SKU G6CS10200
Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Physical Geography Geography Year 6

Find out about the human and physical features of your local area with this KS2 'Our Local Area' scheme of work for Year 5/6. This pack contains information about the UK's economic activity, land use, settlements, climate, upland areas and England's longest rivers which you can then link to your own local area, all through a set of detailed lesson plans, slideshows and printable resources.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Structured in a slightly different way to our other schemes of work due to the nature of the objectives (but still containing lesson plans, informative slides, differentiated worksheets, activity ideas and much more), these lessons allow you to choose the most relevant resources to suit your own local area. They will help your class to become more familiar with the human and physical geography of their locality and the UK as a whole.

Please note: although the lessons are numbered, they can be taught in any order.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Me, Myself and I' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1HumanFeaturesEconomicActivity

This section of the series teaches your class all about the UK's economic activity. During this lesson your class will look at the trade information for the UK and compare it to their local area. They will either track the journey of an imported or exported product, or they will visit a local area of industry to gain a better understanding of industries in their local area.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • UK industries sheet
  • Import and export sheets
  • Import and export question sheets
  • Site visit sheet
#Lesson2HumanFeaturesLandUse

This section of the series teaches your class all about the different ways in which the UK's land is used. During this lesson your class will explore different ways the land is used in their local area and think about how changing the land use might affect the lives of the students at the school.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Report sheet
  • Proposal sheet
  • Information sheet
  • Site visit sheet
#Lesson3HumanFeaturesSettlements

This section of the series teaches your class all about the different settlements found in the UK. During this lesson your class will find out about different kinds of settlements and think about what kind of settlement their school is in. They will have the opportunity to look at census information for their local settlement or create a model or a map of the area.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheet
  • Types of settlements sheet
  • Question sheets
  • Information sheet
  • Site visit sheet
#Lesson4PhysicalFeaturesClimateZone

This section of the series teaches your class all about the UK's climate, both relative to the rest of the world and the regional aspects of the climate. In this lesson your class will compare the local weather to the UK's average weather. Alternatively they can set up their own weather station to monitor the rainfall and temperature in their school playground.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Map sheets
  • Average climate sheet
  • Local climate sheet
  • Weather sheet
#Lesson5PhysicalFeaturesRivers

This section of the series teaches your class all about the longest rivers in England. In this lesson your class will be introduced to topographic maps and have the opportunity to develop their map reading skills. They will either use the provided information to find the source and the mouth of the closest rivers to them or alternatively they can visit a local river and collect information about the flora and fauna they find.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Map sheets
  • Question sheet
  • Information sheets
  • Site visit sheets
#Lesson6PhysicalFeaturesUplandAreas

This section of the series teaches your class all about upland areas in England. In this lesson your class will find out the difference between a mountain and a hill, as well as some of the different types of mountain. They will have the opportunity to develop their map reading skills when working out which upland area is closest to their school. Your class will also be encouraged to think about how the weather might be different at the summit of their nearest upland area and plan what they would need to wear or take if they were visiting it.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Map sheets
  • Question sheets
  • Information sheets
  • Site visit sheets
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • 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 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
  • KS2 - use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies
  • KS2 - evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
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