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Geography (Thursday)

Week 1

Geography lesson 5 – Make a map with both human and physical features on it


We are learning to use basic geographical vocabulary to talk about:

- physical features, including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation

- human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop


What are Human and Physical Features

Activity 1 - Human and Physical Feature Sorting Task

Activity 2 - Play the Human and Physical Features Game

Activity 3 - Draw human and physical features

Activity 4 - Make your own map with both human and physical features on it.

Some maps to look at while you are drawing yours

Remember to use symbols and a key which we learnt about in the last 2 lessons. 

- It could be a map of where the Three Billy Goats Gruff go. Don't forget to include the river (physical feature), the bridge (human feature) etc. 
- It could be map of somewhere a different fairy tale character lives. 
- It could be a map of where you live. 
- It could be an imaginary map. 
- It could be one you have made with the worksheet template below. 

Week 2 

Geography lesson 6 – Learn how to use a compass rose. 


We are learning to


  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
  • Use locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Start with this short story for kids - What's a Compass?

What do we use compasses for?

Find out what a compass rose and why they are useful on a map

Learn the directions - North, South, East and West

Learn other ways to remember the 4 directions from other children around your age (Naughty, elephants, squirt water)

Activity 1 - Label the Compass Rose

Activity 2 - Make Your Own Compass! (Optional - as you may not have all of the materials needed for this one)

Activity 2 - (Alternative method) Make a paper plate compass

You are welcome to use alternative materials to create your compass. You could use a straw or card strip instead of a pipe cleaner for the pointer. You could draw around a plate and make one from a sheet of paper or card. You could use blue tack and a drawing pin in the middle. 




Too Easy? Try the Challenge

Did you already know North, South, East and West? Challenge - learn about the ones in between.

Remember when we say the ones in between we always say North or South first then the other direction after.
e.g. NORTH East, NORTH West, SOUTH East, SOUTH West.