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The United Kingdom

£12.00
SKU G56CS40170
Continents and Countries Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Physical Geography Geography Year 5 Year 6

Use this United Kingdom KS2 planning pack to teach your class about the fascinating country they live in. Your Year 5 or Year 6 class will learn all about how the UK is organised into countries, counties and cities, as well as learning about the human and physical features of Great Britain, such as population, life expectancy, tallest mountains, longest rivers, coastlines and much more.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

A series of six fully-planned lessons are included in this United Kingdom KS2 pack, all designed to make your Geography teaching as simple, time-saving and effective as possible. The lesson plans are detailed and easy to follow, and come with a corresponding set of slideshow presentations for each of the teaching inputs. You are also provided with a range of differentiated printable resources and activity ideas, including worksheets, maps, picture cards, information sheets and much more!

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

#Lesson1HumanandPhysicalFeatures

This Human and Physical Features KS2 Geography lesson explores some of the main geographical features of the UK with your Year 5 or Year 6 class. The lesson starts by testing their knowledge of the United Kingdom with a short quiz to see if they can guess aspects such as the area, population, life expectancy and other geographical features. It also explores how the UK is divided into four countries, each with its own capital city, and gives your class the chance to locate each of these on a map.

During their independent learning tasks, your class will then have the chance to consolidate their understanding of the some of the main human and physical features of the UK through a variety of differentiated activities.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Domino cards
#Lesson2Counties

Take a closer look at the counties of the UK in the second lesson in this United Kingdom Geography scheme of work as your Year 5 or Year 6 class explore how UK counties are organised. Your class will find out how the counties of England can be separated into regions before exploring the names and locations of the counties across Great Britain through a variety of challenging but fun activities.

By the end of your lesson, your class will be able to identify the regions of the UK, and locate and identify UK counties on a map.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • UK counties map
  • Clue cards
#Lesson3TownsandCities

Start the lesson by challenging your class to name as many UK towns and cities as they can, before learning how to locate the major cities on a map, including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, and many more. There is also the opportunity for your class to carry out some research into one particular city as they find out where it is, how big it is, when it became a city, what you will see there, and much more.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • City cards
#Lesson4UKMountains

This UK Mountains KS2 lesson for Year 5/6 children will help your class understand the difference between hills and mountains, how mountains are formed, and about some of the major mountains in the UK. This lesson starts by looking at a topographical map to identify which parts of the UK are most mountainous, before going on to explore some of the areas of hills and mountains, such as the Pennines, the Highlands and the Lake District.

During their independent learning activities, they will find out some data about the highest mountains in Britain, or write a recount as though they had just been on a UK mountain holiday!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson5SeasandCoasts

Take a trip to the beach with your KS2 class as you explore the seas and coasts of the UK. Your Year 5 or Year 6 class will go through some information about the different types of beaches in the UK, as well as some coastal features, such as arches and stacks. They will also consider which seas and oceans you would be looking out at on different parts of the UK coastline.

This lesson is completely planned and ready to teach, and includes a detailed lesson plan, a slideshow for the teaching input and a range of helpful printable resources to support their independent learning activities.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Blank UK map
#Lesson6UKRivers

Download this UK Rivers KS2 Geography lesson to explore the major rivers of the UK with your Year 5 or Year 6 class. They will learn about the journey of a river from source to mouth, including terms such as tributary and meander, before putting this into context by exploring the journeys of the longest rivers in Britain.

During their independent learning, they can then find out more information for themselves about major UK rivers. There is also the chance to consolidate what they have learnt about the geography of the United Kingdom in this and the other lessons in the series through a fun end of unit quiz!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • River cards
  • Question cards
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
  • 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 - use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
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