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Geography

Summer 2 Week 2 - 8th June - 12th June 2020
  • Learn about time zones. The time is different depending on what part of the world you are in. In Syndey, Australia, the time is 10 hours later than England. In England when it is 10:35 am it is 19:35 pm in Australia.

Time zones are divided by imaginary lines called meridians which run from the North Pole to the South Pole.

 

Complete one of the activity sheets below.

Summer 2 Week 1 - 1st June - 5th June

Research the weather and climate in these different countries and continents on the activity sheet. Then write down the answers.

They are:

  • Canada
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • United Kingdom
  • Africa
  • Russia
  • China
  • Australia
  • Choose a country of your choice that you are interested in.

Research:

  • What continent it is in
  • What language they speak
  • The weather
  • Do they have any famous landmarks? 
  • Tourist attractions
  • Does it have a beach? (coast)
  • Interesting facts

 

Create a holiday brochure or leaflet about it to persuade people to go there. You could also design a PowerPoint, fact file or video about it.

Summer Week 5 - 18th May to 22nd May 2020

 

  • Choose some famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, such as the London Eye, Stonehenge, Loch Ness, Angel of the North... Research where the landmarks are. What city are they in? Locate and label them on a map.
  • Name all of the capital cities for countries in Europe. You could find the country using Google Earth. Use this sheet to help you. 
  • Cities in England. Label the English cities on the map. Choose to do either sheet 1 or sheet 2. There is an extension sheet for an extra challenge. Use the map of England to help you.
  • Counties in the UK challenge. Can you identify all of the counties in the UK on the activity sheet? Use the map of counties in England to help you. If you can't print it out, make a list on paper. Can you identify 50 counties?

Summer Week 4 - 11th May to 15th May 2020

Aim to complete at least one of the geography activities.

 

  • Research the country where your chosen modern day hero is from. Create a fact file, poster or PowerPoint of the country your chosen hero is from.

Example of heroes: Florence Nightingale, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela.David Attenborough, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Greta Thunberg

  • Research the country that different modern day heroes are from. Locate the country on a map and label what hero is from there.
  • Think about ways you can become a modern day hero to protect your local area. Design a poster or write a letter explaining what we can do to look after our local area and animal habitats. For example, recycling, putting litter in the bin, reuse plastic, reduce your use of plastic, save water.

Summer Week 3 - 4th May to 7th May 2020

Aim to complete at least one of the geography activities.

 

  • What countries celebrate day? Locate them on a map and label them.
  • Investigate what sides each country in Europe was on during the Second World War. Can you find the flags for the countries?

Summer Week 1 and 2 - 21st April to 24th April and 27th April to 1st May

Complete at least one of the geography activities.

 

  • Research your country and create a fact file. Use the activity sheet as a template. You can write on the sheet or create your own. You can also research other areas that you are interested in for your country.
  • Use a map to find your country. What continent is it in? What cities does it have there? What other countries are in that continent? You can use Google maps. Use the sheets below or create your own.
  • Design a map for your country. Remember to add a key.
  • Research your country’s climate. What crops grow there? What food do they have there?

Week 2 - 30th March to 3rd April

Complete at least one of the geography activities.

You can use the sheets or design your own. 

  • Create a poster with ways people can take better care of the Earth. Add colour and eye-catching illustrations.
  • Complete the Astronaut’s Perspective activity about Earth.
  • Write a letter persuading a friend to reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Design your own solar system. Add in the planet you created. You could rename the planets. Add facts about each planet.

26th March 2020

Design a map of your bedroom or our classroom. This needs to be in a bird's eye view (looking down). Make sure you draw where the key features are, including the door, bed and any other furniture you have in your room. Think carefully about the size of your items and where they need to go. Also think about the shape of your room.

 

Look at the examples below to help you.

 

Draw a key so you know what each picture is.

 

You can use the squared paper below to help you draw it.

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3

25th March 2020

An alien has just moved to the Milky Way from a different universe. Can you create a map of our solar system so they know where the planets are and their correct order.

Remember the rhyme we did in class to help you to know the order of the planets (Clue - It starts with My).

 

Challenge - Add interesting facts about each planet to give the Alien more information. 

 

You can use the sheet below or design your own.

 

I look forward to seeing your Solar System maps.

24th March 2020

In Geography today, you are going to design your own planet. It is a brand new planet that you have just discovered!

Think about:

  • What it looks like
  • What is it called? 
  • Who lives there?
  • Does it have oxygen, water, plants, trees, humans?
  • What is it made of? Is the ground hard?
  • Does it have any moons?

You have a copy of the activity sheet in your home learning pack. 

 

I have attached it underneath, if you need an extra copy.

 

I look forward to seeing the fantastic planets you discover!

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