Let’s Learn About: The UK

This half-term we are learning about The UK – Cities & Regions.

Week 1 – Continents & Oceans

This week we are going to review our knowledge of the continents and oceans of the world. Watch the videos below (make notes if you like), and see if you can find them on an atlas or a globe.

  • Can you list the continents from memory?
  • Can you find the UK on an atlas/globe? What continent is it in?
  • Skill: Find your birthday coordinates. Use the month for latitude and the day for longitude.
Week 2 – The UK: Seas, Countries & Cities

The UK is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Can you find out the capital cities of each country and the oceans/seas that surround them? (Use the video below to help you – draw your own map of the UK and label it, or print one off from the internet).

Skill: Use an atlas to find major cities in the UK and a compass to find out which direction you would need to walk in from one city to another. [eg. in which direction would you need to walk to get from London to Bristol?]

Week 3 – The UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales

The UK is made up of four countries, can you remember the capital city for each one and the seas that surround them?

Research task: Find out the capital city, flag, national flower and significant landmark for each country in the UK.

Week 4 – Major Rivers

Locate and name major rivers in the UK. Use the video below to add these major rivers to your map from Week 2.

Weeks 5 & 6 – Counties

Each country in the UK is made up of different counties. What is a county? Research the county you live in (or pick one if you don’t live in the UK) and one other to compare and answer the following questions:

  • What are it’s neighbouring counties?
  • What is the name of the county town?
  • What is the name of the county’s major river?
  • Are there any significant landmarks in this county?
  • Is there a famous dish from this county?
  • Are there any other interesting facts you can find out about this county?

Child-led learning: W wanted to make one of the famous dishes from the counties he researched. Encourage your child to take their learning further in a way that will excited and inspire them.

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