Geography - Katie Morag
Mairi Hedderwick’s books, set on the fictional Isle of Struay, are inspiring lessons across the curriculum. As well as fantastic resources for island topics in Geography, we’ve sneaked in some word work, reading comprehension, maths and even a little bit of Science!
An introductory presentation for the Year 2 Geography Unit ‘An Island Home’.
Powerpoint presentation to introduce a topic on islands, including question slides to promote discussion.
A simple outline map of the British Isles, for children to add in their own details.
6 week cross curricular plan for the topic ‘An island home’ and looking at significant author, Mairi Hedderwick.
Flashcards of human and physical features for children to cut and sort. Based on the fictional Isle of Struay.
Katie Morag resources to support both Geography and story telling.
Pupils identify the main features and places of interest on Struay as well as writing simple directions using compass points and landmarks.
A presentation about the island of Coll, on which the Isle of Struay is based.
QCDA Geography scheme of work ‘An island home’
Lesson 1: Children should learn to identify the physical and human features of a place and how an island is different from the mainland.
Lesson 2: Children should learn to identify types of transport and how an environment changes.
Lesson 3: Children should learn how land and buildings are used.
Lesson 4: Children should learn that the world extends outside their locality and to recognise similarities and differences and communicate them.
Lesson 5: Children should learn to identify likes and dislikes about a place.
Narrative work (unit 3) based on Katie Morag stories.
An information sheet designed for Year 2 guided reading sessions or individual comprehension work - suitable for higher ability groups.
Using Katie Morag’s stories to develop understanding of character, including justifying using evidence from the text.
Pieces of text from a range of Mairi Hedderwick’s Katie Morag stories for children to guess which book each quote is from.
A book review template based around the Katie Morag stories.
Profile and comprehension sheets, a powerpoint about Grannie Island and a worksheet to compare the two grandmothers.
Outline pictures of the grandmothers and compound sentences and connectives activities.
Two reading comprehensions about Grannie Island and Katie Morag.
Plans focusing on feelings and setting, in preparation for a postcard task.
A task on alphabetical order for a year 1/2 class to prepare for using a dictionary.
Maths, DT, Science
Katie Morag event pictures to sequence the times in order onto the timeline.
Get inspired by these island displays of Katie Morag’s home!
An activity to design an island home with both natural and manmade features.