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Village Settlers

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SKU G4CS40100
Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Geography Year 4

Travel back to the time of the early village settlers as your class discover how the towns and villages around them got their names and why certain areas were chosen as settlements. These historical Geography lessons are designed not only to give the children in your class a greater understanding of how our villages were formed, but also to improve their map knowledge and skills. Your class will discover how reading maps can tell them what a village is like and will allow them to practise giving directions using their knowledge of different types of roads.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

These 'Village Settlers' lessons for Year 4 include everything you need to make your primary Geography teaching a breeze, including lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and much more.

#Lesson1NeedsofEarlySettlers

This first lesson encourages your class to think back to a time when there were no ready-made towns for settlers to move into and lets them generate ideas for what early settlers would have looked for when choosing a settlement. It also looks at the place name origins of our towns and villages today.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Place name origins sheet
#Lesson2PlaceNameOrigins

This lesson takes a deeper look into the origins of place names for our villages and towns today and gives your class the chance to use their map skills to locate places that have an early settlement origin, such as places ending in -don, -chester, -stow or -wick. They will also identify the meanings of these early place names.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Place name origins sheet
#Lesson3MappingSymbols

This lesson allows your class to examine what facilities a village has by studying its symbols on a map. Use the slides to explain what some common mapping symbols mean, then see if your class can spot them on a map and use them to compare what different villages are like.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Mapping symbol domino cards
#Lesson4ConnectingSettlements

Turn your class into human 'sat navs' as they explore different types of roads (such as motorways, 'A' roads and 'B' roads) and learn how to give directions between different village settlements. There is also the option of looking at how grid references work.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson5DesigningaSettlement

This final lesson in the series gives your class the chance to consolidate what they have learnt by designing their own village settlement. They will consider what their villages will need and use some helpful instructions to design their very own villages, including features such as symbols and keys, and making sure they include both physical and human features.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated help sheets
  • 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 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
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