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Key Stage 1
Where I Live

Identify where you live and the key features of your local area. Distinguish between human and physical features through checklists and vocabulary cards. Create a play park and map it out with a 3D aerial map and key. We have had fun putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 7 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 8 activity sheets and cards to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • A video, providing examples of Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh to inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology and Geography.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Geography
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Activity One - Identify Where I Live

Activity 1
Identify Where I Live

  • Ge1/1.1aname and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.1bname, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom
Activity Two - My Local Area

Activity 2
My Local Area

  • Ge1/1.4d use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment
Activity Three - Human And Physical Features

Activity 3
Human And Physical Features

  • Ge1/1.3b use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
    i. Key Physical features
    ii. Key human features
Activity Four - Starry Night

Activity 4
Starry Night
links to topic: Vincent van Gogh

  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
Activity Five - Visiting Places In Your Local Area

Activity 5
Visit Places In Your Local Area

  • Ge1/1.3b use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
    i. Key Physical features
    ii. Key human features
  • Ge1/1.4d use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment
Activity Six - Design A Model Play Park

Activity 6
Design A Model Play Park

  • DT1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • DT1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • DT1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • DT1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria DT1/1.4b explore and use mechanisms, in their products
Activity Seven - 3D Aerial Map And Key

Activity 7
3D Aerial Map And Key

  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Ge1/1.4c use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Geography
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Identify Where I Live

Activity 1
Identify Where I Live

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.1aname and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.1bname, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom
Downloads:
Activity Two - My Local Area

Activity 2
My Local Area

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.4d use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment
Downloads:
Activity Three - Human And Physical Features

Activity 3
Human And Physical Features

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2b use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
    i. Key Physical features
    ii. Key human features
Downloads:
Activity Two - Starry Night

Activity 4
Starry Night
links to topic: Vincent van Gogh

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
Downloads:
Activity Five - Visiting Places In Your Local Area

Activity 5
Visit Places In Your Local Area

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3b use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
    i. Key Physical features
    ii. Key human features
  • Ge1/1.4d use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment
Downloads:
Activity Six - Design A Model Play Park

Activity 6
Design A Model Play Park

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • DT1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • DT1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • DT1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • DT1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria DT1/1.4b explore and use mechanisms, in their products
Downloads:
Activity Seven - 3D Aerial Map And Key

Activity 7
3D Aerial Map And Key

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Ge1/1.4c use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use
Downloads:

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