Inspirational Key Stage 2 geography specialist, Jane Whittle, leads her class on a magical journey through the school's own woods, in ‘KS1/2 Geography’.

The aim of the lesson is to create a map of their route but first, the children explore the woods picking up reminders of their experience along the way - leaves, moss, bottle tops, and so on which they fix to their own personal 'journey sticks'.

Armed with sellotape, drawing pins and tons of enthusiasm, Jane and her class explore the personal nature of geography, the countryside code and elements of map-making.


  • Journey sticks.doc
  • Medium term plan.doc
  • Lesosn plan.doc
  • Peer assessment sheet.doc

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12 Reviews

  • 5

    Very inspiring - Can't wait to try it with my Yr1 and 2 class

  • 5
    user avatarlucye3 years agoreport

    So inspiring, adapted for year 1 & they loved it!

  • 5

    I loved this lesson it was just the inspiration I needed for my mixed age key 1 class. Thank you for sharing. I also loved the idea that it can be taken into literacy.

  • 5

    I really want to try this out with my new class! What an interesting idea!

  • 5
    user avatarAnd94 years agoreport

    Great resource