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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y5 Term 1 The United Kingdom

National curriculum content

Name and locate counties, cities and regions of the United Kingdom, and how they have changed over time. Understand geographical similarities and differences of a region of the United Kingdom. Use the eight points of a compass, grid references, symbols and key to build your knowledge of the United Kingdom. Use fieldwork to observe in the local area using a range of methods. 

 

Lesson objectives

LO1: Name and locate some key topographical features of the UK and Derbyshire.

LO2: Understand that local people will have differing opinions about change in their region and explain sustainable development. (linked to London 2012)

LO3: Use four and six-figure grid references to build on knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world by finding features on a map.

LO4: Understand that change is happening in the local area and plan a route.

LO5: Use a range of sources to explain how the local area has changed.

LO6: Reflect on how the local area has changed and to consider what it might be like in the future.

 

What we want children to know

 

  • Name and locate some key topographical features of the UK and Derbyshire.
  • Understand that local people will have differing opinions about change in their region, and explain sustainable development.
  • Explain how the local area has changed, and how it might change in the future.

 

What skills we want children to develop

 

  • Use Digimaps to create and track map work
  • Research into past industry in our local area
  • Geographical skills about the United Kingdom

 

Vocabulary

City, Continent, Country, County, GDP, Great Britain, Human Feature, Industry, Mountain, North, South, East, West, Physical Feature, Region, River, Settlement, The British Isles, The United Kingdom, Town and Village

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