Year 2: 'Our Home' Unit of Work + Resources!

Year 2: 'Our Home' Unit of Work + Resources!

A great unit of work (plus resources) ideal for Year 2 or Year 3 students. Children will learn and explore about WHERE THEY LIVE. Learning Intentions covered: To explain where we live in the world To explain where we live in the UK To identify counties To describe what Staffordshire is famous for To use the 4 main compass points To explain the function of the National Trust To identify and draw animals found in Staffordshire To visit an area of outstanding natural beauty cared for by the National Trust Though this unit of work is focused around Staffordshire in England, it can easily be adapted.
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AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Cold Environments, Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Cold Environments, Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

hese activities reinforce understanding of the ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ required for the Cold Environments Section of the AQA Syllabus. Students match the definitions , complete a cloze activity and then produce a definitions table. An answer sheet is also included. No further preparation necessary. Editable and PDF versions of all sheets. Also included are complete A5 vocab sheets and a short slide answer ppt that can easily be added to existing presentations for easy self marking. Please leave a short review and in return claim another single resource for free.
tosh740
AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Hot Deserts , Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Hot Deserts , Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

These activities reinforce understanding of the ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ required for the Hot Deserts Section of the AQA Syllabus. Students match the definitions , complete a cloze activity and then produce a definitions table. An answer sheet is also included. No further preparation necessary. Editable and PDF versions of all sheets. Also included are complete A5 vocab sheets and a short slide answer ppt that can easily be added to existing presentations for easy self marking. Please leave a short review and in return claim another single resource for free.
tosh740
London Zoo

London Zoo

This set of resources is designed for teaching a topic about London Zoo. It includes a variety of lessons (e.g. Geography, History and Science) and is suitable for KS1 and lower KS2. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources. Get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
London Zoo - planning and topic title page

London Zoo - planning and topic title page

This is the medium term plan for a topic about London Zoo. The unit includes a variety of lessons (e.g. Geography, History, Science) and is suitable for KS1 and lower KS2. The presentations and activities described in this unit plan are available on the TES, either as individual lessons or as a bundle. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help.
eddiebray
Compass directions at London Zoo

Compass directions at London Zoo

This lesson is suitable for children in KS1 and lower KS2. It is part of a wider unit about London Zoo and is an ideal preparatory lesson for a trip there. The engaging presentation first introduces children to compass directions. It then challenges them to describe the location of animals at London Zoo using north, east, south and west. In the activity, children describe the position of animals at London Zoo using compass directions. It is differentiated two ways: LA - Children have colour coded questions so they can locate animals quickly. MA/UA -Children have to find the animals themselves. In the extension activity, children are challenged to state the position of animals in relation to other animals (e.g. The owls are north of the gibbons). If you like this resource, please review it! If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help.
eddiebray
AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Tropical Rainforests , Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Tropical Rainforests , Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

These activities reinforce understanding of the ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ required for the Tropical Rainforests Section of the AQA Syllabus. Students match the definitions , complete a cloze activity and then produce a definitions table. An answer sheet is also included. No further preparation necessary. Editable and PDF versions of all sheets. Also included are complete A5 vocab sheets and a short slide answer ppt that can easily be added to existing presentations for easy self marking. Please leave a short review and in return claim another single resource for free.
tosh740
Grid references at London Zoo

Grid references at London Zoo

This lesson is suitable for children in KS1 and lower KS2. It is part of a wider unit about London Zoo and is an ideal preparatory lesson for a trip there. The colourful presentation first introduces children to grid references. It then challenges them to find animals on a map of London Zoo and use grid references to describe their position. In the activity, children describe the position of animals at London Zoo using grid references. It is differentiated two ways: LA - Children have colour coded questions so they can locate animals more easily. MA/UA -Children have to find the animals themselves. In the extension activity, children are challenged to give grid references of other locations at the zoo (e.g. the gift shop). If you like this resource, please review it! If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help.
eddiebray
AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Coastal Landforms ,  Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Coastal Landforms , Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

These activities reinforce understanding of the ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ required for the Coastal Processes Section of the AQA Syllabus. Students match the definitions , complete a cloze activity and then produce a definitions table. An answer sheet is also included. No further preparation necessary. Editable and PDF versions of all sheets. Also included are complete A5 vocab sheets and a short slide answer ppt that can easily be added to existing presentations for easy self marking. Please leave a short review and in return claim another single resource for free.
tosh740
AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Coastal Processes Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Coastal Processes Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets.

These activities reinforce understanding of the ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ required for the Coastal Processes Section of the AQA Syllabus. Students match the definitions , complete a cloze activity and then produce a definitions table. An answer sheet is also included. No further preparation necessary. Editable and PDF versions of all sheets. Also included are complete A5 vocab sheets and a short slide answer ppt that can easily be added to existing presentations for easy self marking. Please leave a short review and in return claim another single resource for free.
tosh740
Map skills lessons - complete set

Map skills lessons - complete set

There are seven (7) lessons in this bundle. It’s the complete set of map skill lessons that is usually taught to year 7s at the beginning of the school year. This bundle will cover your planning for entire first half-term. All the resources to deliver the lessons are included in the ppts. The ppts are very easy to follow and answers to practice tasks are included to make it easy for non-specialist who might be teaching this topic. The lessons are very practical so students will be doing most of the work while the teacher can provide one-one attention. The lessons included are: Qualities of a good map Map symbols Map scales Compass coordinates Grid reference Relief Contours A description of each lesson can be found on my page for each individual lesson.
suddy23
Grid reference

Grid reference

This is a KS3 lesson on 4 figure and 6 figure grid reference. Grid reference is a skill that students often forget so this lesson is ideal for a GCSE group and can be used specifically as a revision tool. The lesson can Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the grid reference, how to use four figure grid reference, how to use six figure grid reference, practice tasks. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Quiz, grid reference practice tasks, map task and short summary writing tasks. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package? The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Location of China

Location of China

Location of China This lesson allows students to map the location of china and describe the locational of China geographically using key terms and compass directions. This lesson has knowledge checks with a self assessment opportunity as well as an assessment opportunity with success criteria and modeling. Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: describe geographically The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Resources for the lesson saved in the attachment section (paper clip) on the SNB. Differntiated map of China.
carolinemcleggan5
Reflective editing global warming

Reflective editing global warming

Reflective editing global warming This lesson uses reflective editing as a literacy tool to improve students academic writing. Lots of modeling. My students really benefited from this lesson and their final piece was great. They even used the success criteria to peer mark. Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: To use reflective editing to improve academic writing. The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Resources for the lesson saved in the attachment section (paper clip) on the SNB.
carolinemcleggan5
Map skills

Map skills

There are 4 lessons in this bundle. Qualities of a good map: This lesson covers what is a map, what should all good maps have, how to draw sketch maps and what are mental maps Map symbols: This lesson covers what are map symbols, how to use symbols to learn about a place, identifying different OS map symbols. Map sclaes: This lesson covers what are scales, how are scales used, types of map scales, scaling things up and scaling things down. Compass coordinates: This lesson covers 4, 8 and 16 point compass, how to use compass and what are hemispheres.
suddy23
Shape and height of land on maps

Shape and height of land on maps

There are two lessons in this bundle on relief. The 1st lesson introduces the three techniques used to show height and shape of landscapes on maps (spot heights, colour shading and contours). The 1st lesson focuses on spot heights and colour shading in detail with good practical activities that will engage students. The 2nd leson focuses entirely on contours and how they can be used to describe the height and shape of the land. Here they are also goo pratical engaging activities. Both lessons are planned in detail and all the learning/teaching resources are included in the ppt. Just download and teach!
suddy23
Contours

Contours

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on reading contours. It is a very good practical lesson that will get students really involved in map work. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term contours, how to use contour lines, practice giving height using contours, how do contours show steep and gentle slopes, creating your own map with contour lines. Learning resources used in the lesson are; quiz, contour map work using grid references, matching contour lines with shape of land task, drawing contour lines on a map. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package? The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Map scales

Map scales

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on using map scales. As with most map skills lesson this is a practical lesson which will engage students at any level. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Explanation of what a scale does, common scales used on maps (ratio, word and line scales), how to use scales, how to scale objects up and down, practice tasks. Learning resources used in the lesson are; map task, scaling things up practice task sheet, scaling things down practice task sheet, peer learning. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. What do you get in the package: The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Investigating Rivers

Investigating Rivers

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit ‘Investigating Rivers’. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources. Get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
Investigating Rivers - medium term plan & topic title page

Investigating Rivers - medium term plan & topic title page

This is the medium term plan for the KS2 Geography unit ‘Investigating Rivers’. A topic cover page is also included. The presentations and activities described in this unit plan are available on the TES, either as individual lessons or as a bundle. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
Rivers - Understanding the impact of floods and droughts

Rivers - Understanding the impact of floods and droughts

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see ‘Rivers - medium term plan’). First the presentation asks children to look at rainfall patterns in the UK. It then goes on to investigate how flooding can occur when too much rain falls in a short period of time. Different types of flooding (e.g. tidal flooding) are also covered. Then children explore the consequences of too little rain - i.e. drought - and the effects this can have. In the comprehension activity, children answer questions based on a text called ‘Floods and Droughts’. It is differentiated two ways: LA: Easier comprehension questions with an extension (pre-reading the text is also recommended). MA/UA: Harder comprehension questions with an extension. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Thinking about the different ways we use water

Thinking about the different ways we use water

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see ‘Rivers - medium term plan’). The presentation asks children to think about all the different ways we use water and where we get it from. Are these uses necessary (needs) or luxury (wants)? Children then categorise these uses as commercial/industrial, agricultural, recreational or community. Lastly, they are asked to consider how we can balance human water requirements with those of Earth’s wildlife. In the activity children sort photos of different water uses into six different categories. The extension then challenges them to classify each water use as either necessary or luxury and explain their reasoning. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Rivers - Investigating features of the River Thames on maps and satellite photos

Rivers - Investigating features of the River Thames on maps and satellite photos

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 children and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see Rivers - medium term plan). In the presentation, children are taken on a journey from the source to the mouth of the River Thames. Starting at Thames Head, the source of the River Thames, children investigate maps and satellite photos and try to identify common river features along the way. Other locations include Windsor Castle, the Isle of Dogs in London and the mouth of the river at Southend-on-Sea. The writing-based activity challenges children to first label each map/satellite photo and then write a paragraph describing the location and river features they can see. It is differentiated two ways: LA - Children have maps/satellite photos and cloze procedure paragraphs to complete. MA/UA - Children have maps/satellite photos, a wordbank and write their own paragraphs. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Rivers - Identifying characteristics of the three stages of a river

Rivers - Identifying characteristics of the three stages of a river

This resource is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 children and is part of a wider Rivers unit (see Rivers - medium term plan). In the presentation, children are first introduced to the three stages of a river - the upper course, middle course and lower course - and some of the key features of each. It then challenges children to think about the characteristics of rivers in these different stages (e.g. altitude, channel width, water speed and amount of erosion). The related activity asks children to match descriptions to each stage of a river. It is differentiated two ways: MA/UA - Children have descriptions which they match to either the upper, middle or lower course of a river. LA - Children have colour coded descriptions to make comparing them easier. If you like this resource, please review it. I will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk
eddiebray
Showing relief on maps

Showing relief on maps

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on showing relief on maps. It is a very good practical lesson that will get students really involved in map work. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Definition of the term relief, explanation of how spot heights, contours and colour shading show relief, identifying the height of places on a map using the three (3) relief methods, and creating a relief map using colour shading techniques. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Picture study, short writing task, map work task, and colour shading sketch map task. The lesson is planned in detail all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You can use textbooks to provide background information on relief but it is not necessary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Compass coordinates

Compass coordinates

This is a KS3 / KS2 lesson on compass points. It is an excellent lesson to peak students’ interest in maps and to pass on map skills. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Description of a compass and its purpose, using 4, 8 and 16 point compasses, locating places in different hemispheres of the earth (northern, southern, western an eastern). Learning resources used in the lesson are; labelling compass coordinates, atlas compass task, hemisphere atlas task. Other facts; The answers for the practice activities are included on the ppt which makes it even easier for non specialists to deliver. The lesson is planned in detail and most of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You will need atlases/maps of the UK for this task. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Introduction to weather and climate

Introduction to weather and climate

A lesson which is introducing the topic of weather and climate. It goes through the basics of what weather is and how it is measured and also the different climate biomes that exist around the world.
cerian123
Lake district

Lake district

A set of two lessons about the Lake District focusing on the pressures which it has and the solutions of the pressures which it is experiencing. Produced as a case study example for a GCSE group.
cerian123
Issues created by rural change

Issues created by rural change

A lesson which goes through the push and pull factors of rural areas and the environmental, economic and social issues created by changes in rural areas. Created for a GCSE group
cerian123
Population density

Population density

This is a KS3 lesson on population density. It is also a good lesson for a KS2 group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population density, explanation of the concepts densely and sparsely populated, UK population density, world population density and factors that influence population density. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Starter quiz, sketching task, picture study, cartograms (UK and world) and short writing tasks. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Population growth – India case study

Population growth – India case study

This is a KS3 lesson on population growth with India used as a case study. It can also be used with a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population growth & natural increase, location of India (site and situation), India’s population growth trend since 1950, historical reasons for population growth in India, reasons for current population growth in India. Learning resources used in the lesson are; keyword association task, map task, graph analysis task (numeracy here), video clip, pair discussion and writing task. Answers to most of the task are in the note section below each slide of ppt. This will make it easy for non-specialist to deliver the lesson. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You will only need atlases with maps of Asia. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Migration - introduction

Migration - introduction

This is a KS3 introduction lesson on migration. The content and skills lay the foundation for further studies in the new GCSE specs. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of migration key terms (migration, in-migration, international migration etc), types of migration, push and pull factors etc. Learning resources used in the lesson are; unscramble the word task, picture study task, writing task, quiz etc. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
GCSE AQA 9-1 Geography Section A Subject Specific Vocabulary Natural Hazards Bundle

GCSE AQA 9-1 Geography Section A Subject Specific Vocabulary Natural Hazards Bundle

These resources cover all the key subject specific vocabulary used in the AQA 9-1 GCSE Paper 1 , Section A , Natural Hazards. The sheets can be used individually to as starters or quick recap activities. Answer sheets are included and a powerpoint slides can be simply ‘dropped in’ to existing lessons to allow for quick self marking /checking. PDF and editable versions included.
tosh740
Tectonic Subject Specific Vocabulary Literacy and Revision Bundle.

Tectonic Subject Specific Vocabulary Literacy and Revision Bundle.

These two resources cover all the key subject specific vocabulary used in the AQA 9-1 GCSE. The sheets can be used individually to as starters or quick recap activities. Answer sheets are included and a powerpoint slides can be simply ‘dropped in’ to existing lessons to allow for quick self marking /checking. PDF and editable versions included.
tosh740
Structure of the rainforest poem

Structure of the rainforest poem

A poem for students to explore the structure of the rainforest. For more information check out my blog; https://mrsgeographyblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/structure-of-the-rainforest-poem
MrsGeography16
AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Introduction to Ecosystems, Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets

AQA 9-1 GCSE Geography - Introduction to Ecosystems, Key Vocabulary Literacy Activity Sheets

These activities reinforce understanding of the ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ required for the first part of Section B , paper 1, Ecosystems of the AQA Syllabus. Students match the definitions , complete a cloze activity and then produce a definitions table. An answer sheet is also included. No further preparation necessary. Editable and PDF versions included. Also included are complete A5 vocab sheets and a short slide answer ppt that can easily be added to existing presentations for easy self marking. Leave a short review and claim another single resource for free.
tosh740
HAITI - Printable Handouts with Map and Flag

HAITI - Printable Handouts with Map and Flag

Introduce your students to HAITI with this printable, interactive handout of 2 worksheets (plus answer key). Your students will read a brief overview of Haiti (location, capital, flag, islands); write ‘Port-au-Prince’ next to the star on the map to show the capital of Haiti, color the flag and map of Haiti, and then use the map and compass to answer 8 questions on page 2. For use with Interactive Notebooks: After the handout is completed and the map and flag are colored and questions are answered, cut out the map and flag of Haiti and paste into the notebook under the title ‘Haiti.’ Under the map and flag, your students will write a summary in their own words of what they now know about Haiti. Haiti and surrounding: Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Gonâve, Dominican Republic, Cuba. Island of Hispaniola. Islands of Haiti include: Tortuga, Gonâve, Île-à-Vache, and Les Cayemites. Coat of Arms: L’Union Fait La Force (Unity Is Strength). Cardinal, ordinal direction. Thank you so much for using my Geography worksheets in your classroom! I hope you like using them. Reviews are very much appreciated!
tspeelman
Assessment for Year 3 geography and history objectives linked to Active Planet/Volcanoes topic

Assessment for Year 3 geography and history objectives linked to Active Planet/Volcanoes topic

This resource can be used either at the start of a topic as a baseline or at the end of a topic to assess learning. The questions relate to different Year 3 geography and history objectives such as identifying the equator, naming the 7 continents, comparing lives of people in the past etc. Most of the questions place these skills in the context of volcanoes, e.g. Pompeii This resource may also give you ideas for linking objectives to this topic and activities you could do in the classroom.
carlylolou
Population  - Introduction

Population - Introduction

This is a KS3 lesson on population. It can also easily be used with a GCSE group. The content and skills are relevant to the nee GCSE specs. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population, population facts such as current world population, birth & death rates, age breakdown of the world’s population etc, distribution of the most populous countries in the world and natural increase. Learning resources used in the lesson are; quiz, real time population change weblink, mapping task, numeracy task and a short writing task. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You will only need atlases for this lesson. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Population structure/pyramids

Population structure/pyramids

This is a KS3 lesson on population structure. It can also be used with a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; definition of population structure (including definitions of the terms young dependent, elderly dependent and working age group), description on how to use population pyramids, comparing population pyramids of HICs and LICs, advantages and disadvantages of an ageing population. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Keyword matching task, graph analysis, peer discussion and writing task. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
V-shaped valleys, waterfalls, meanders and flood plains

V-shaped valleys, waterfalls, meanders and flood plains

This is a KS3 lesson on landforms created by the river. The landforms highlighted in the title are the four studied in this lesson. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; Formation of v-shaped valleys, waterfalls, meanders and flood plains, Learning resources used in the lesson are; Keyword matching task, sketching task, video clips, diagram sorting task, sequencing task and short writing tasks. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. You can use a textbook to provide additional reading resources though, it is not needed to deliver this lesson. Now just download and teach!
suddy23