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Week 7 - 02.06.20

Please note that the online activities are now the same as the paper packs that are available for collection from school. If you are unable to print off the worksheets and feel that it would be easier to complete the activities using the worksheets, then please visit the school for collection. 

For this half term we will be moving onto our new topic 'Take off to Tokyo,' where we will be learning about the different countries around the world. This week we will be starting with the United Kingdom.

 

Tuesday: 

The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Picture 1

The image above shows you where England is on the map and what its capital city is. Can you use your maps at home to help you to find Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and their capital cities. If you have a printer then you can use the sheet that is attached below to complete this activity. On the sheet, you will need to use the key to colour the countries in the correct colour, then write the names of the capital cities next to the correct star.

 

Challenge - Can you find out any interesting facts about each of these countries or their capitals and make a poster or a brochure encouraging people to visit?

Wednesday:

Now you know about the four countries of the United Kingdom, lets look at their flags. 

Picture 1 This is the flag of the United Kingdom
Picture 2 This is the flag of England
Picture 3 This is the flag of Northern Ireland
Picture 4 This is the flag of Scotland
Picture 5 This is the flag of Wales

The English, Scottish and Irish flags all join together to make up the Union Jack flag. The Welsh flag doesn't appear on the Union Jack flag because Wales was part of England when the flag was made.

 

Can you have a go at drawing each of the flags that we have discussed above. Once you have drawn the flags can you write the countries name next to it - don't forget to use a capital letter for each country. If you want to get creative, you could have a go at painting the flags or collaging them using different craft materials that you have around the house.

If you have a printer, please use the sheet attached. 

Thursday: 

Today we are learning all about the world's continents.

After looking at the United Kingdom it is time to learn some geography facts about the wider world. All the land in the world is made up of 7 continents – continents are mostly much larger than countries, and almost all of them have lots of countries spread across them. The continents are also surrounded by oceans which we will learn about tomorrow. Let's find out a bit more about the 7 continents. 

The seven continents are: 

  1. Asia 
  2. Europe
  3. Africa
  4. Australasia 
  5. North America
  6. South America 
  7. Antarctica 

 

You can find out some interesting facts about these continents below:

Picture 1

This is a map of the world! Each of these 7 different patches of colour represent one of the continents. Can you spot the United Kingdom (U.K.)?

 

As you know, we live in a town called Ipswich. Ipswich is in England and England is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. The UK is part of the continent Europe - although it is a separate island.

 

Using your world map, can you locate and identify the different continents. If you have a printer, you can use the sheet attached to complete today's activity.

Challenge - Now that you've learnt a little bit about the UK and the other continents, can you complete this mini quiz?

 

Friday:

Today we are learning all about the world's oceans (oceans are like seas only they are much, much larger). 

 

The oceans of the world are: 

  1. Pacific Ocean 
  2. Arctic Ocean 
  3. Indian Ocean 
  4. Atlantic Ocean 
  5. Southern Ocean 

 

Use your world map to help you to identify each of the oceans that is mentioned above. If you haven't got a world map, you could look on the internet and try to identify/locate them. You can also use the image above to help you. What countries can you see near each of these oceans? 

 

If you have a printer, please use the attached sheet to help you to complete today's activity.

 

Challenge Can you write about why our oceans are so important and why we must take care of them. Don't forget to use your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

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