We are Geographers!

Thursday 21 September 2023

This half term we are learning about geography in topic lessons. Our unit is called Where in the World am I? It is all about where we live, including our locality as well as the countries, capitals and seas of the UK. Our vocabulary for this topic is listed below.

atlas a collection of maps, usually in a book
city a large town
compass a tool for finding direction
locality an area or neighbourhood
landmark an object or feature of a locality that has importance and can be used to help you find your way
physical geography physical geography looks at the natural things in our environment
human geography human geography looks at the changes in the environment by humans
to survey to find the opinions of a group of people by asking them questions
issue an important topic or problem that needs discussion

This week we have been learning about the names of all the countries that make up the United Kingdom as well as their capital cities. We worked with our partner to look in the atlas to find the UK.

Help at home by discussing the four countries of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The BBC bitesize website here and this song are great for helping the children remember too.