Learning Session Four: What are the countries in Europe like?
Learning Outcome: To locate countries in Europe concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
• Learning task- Use Google Earth and mapping / atlas skills.
• Look at Map of Europe. – what do they know? How many countries can we find in five minutes? List, including Russia. How many countries are there? What is the difference between a country and a continent?
Make a list of geographical/and a few cultural questions that we counld research to compare countries. eg Environmental – climate,
Physical features - mountains, rivers, lakes, beaches
Human – capital city; major cities; tourism
Cultural – language; religion
• Focus on Germany, Switzerland and Greece.
• Do Round Robin of classrooms – ch learn about one country in each class.
• 3W – Germany; 3B Greece’ 3MB Switzerland;
What facts can we discover? Compare - similarities and differences.
Give each child a research passport to complete for each country.
Plenary ��� share facts and display
Resources – holiday brochures for pictures
LO: to design and plan a set of instructions to make a tortoise catcher.
Re-read pages 32 – 36 of Esio Trot
Explain task and recap on features of instructions
In pairs ch design a tortoise catcher, then practice giving the instructions orally.
Record their plan, including a labelled sketch of the design.
WT (target children) - scaffold- guided
ARE - different scaffold
Ext: Instructions for looking after a tortoise.
SUCCESS CRITERIA - I can use features of instructions.
Lesson 1-diary comprehension-
Use Mrs Silver’s diary entry
Children read and answer comprehension questions and identify features of dairy writing.
LA - Children complete comprehension questions to understand the text.
MA - complete comprehension questions to understand the text - Teacher guide –
HA - Complete comprehension questions to understand the text – Independent –
Plenary: Share our ideas and go through answers
Ext: predict what might next and justify
Success criteria - I can find words and phrases in the text to justify my answers.
moving to planning a diary entry and writing in a template.
Worksheet for the lesson:
Learning Display: World Rivers
LO: To identify the rivers of the world and understand their geographical location
Children to pick 2 rivers (LA to use fact sheets for guidance) to create a fact book on 2 rivers.