Geography Topic - Our School in Bromley
Begin to recognise familiar places in their local area
Use maps to gather information about the local area
Locate landmarks/places on a map
Use maps to plan and plot a route
Use simple compass directions (NESW)
Use aerial photographs to recognise basic human and physical features
Recognise basic map symbols and begin to understand the need for a key
Use simple fieldwork skills to study the geography of the school
Make simple observations about the geography of the classroom and school
Ask simple geographical questions
Explore housing types
Explore geographical issues through discussion
Suggest improvements to the environment
Make comparisons between their local area in the UK and a non-European local area
Identify similarities and differences between Bromley and urban Kenya and rural Kenya
Map skills: Compass, North, South, East, West, aerial view, key, map, human, physical, 4-point, direction, plan, observe, map, key, title, local area, landmarks, features, label, fieldwork, observe, photograph, environment, travel, route, transport, distance, direction, position, frequency table, past, present, symbol, scale, OS (Ordnance Survey).
Local area vocabulary: local area, school, home, address, fieldwork, locate (find!), street map, observe, record, route, safety, land use, street, house/houses, offices, business, shops, stream, river, forest, Village, town, city, county, country, continent, council, improve.
Housing vocabulary: house/housing, detached, semi-detached, terraced, cottage, bungalow, flats, caravan.
Making comparisons: Bromley, UK, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, rural, urban, compare, similarities, differences. Science Topic - Plants
Trees - deciduous, evergreen, ash, birch, beech, rowan, common lime, oak, sweet chestnut, horse chestnut, apple, willow, sycamore, fir, pine , holly, etc
Wild flowering plants - cleavers, coltsfoot, daisy, dandelion, garlic mustard, mallow, mugwort, plantain, red clover, self heal, shepherd’s purse, sorrel, spear thistle, white campion, white deadnettle and yarrow.
Garden plants – crocus, daffodil, bluebells, etc
Parts of plants – roots, branch, trunk, stalk, leaf, flower, petal, seeds, bulbs and twigs
Topic - Seasonal Changes
Seasons; spring, summer, autumn, winter
Year, months, days
Hot, warm, mild, cold
Rain, sleet, snow, hail, thunder, lightning, rainbow
Wet, damp, dry
Windy, breezy, gust
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