This week’s Talk Time relates to the knowledge we’ve gained about British geography this half term.
I can show off my knowledge of British geography.
Years 1 and 2:
I know the four countries and capital cities of the UK, and the seas which surround the UK.
Years 3 and 4 (as above plus):
I know some of the counties in the UK, and some of the main rivers and mountains in the UK.
Years 5 and 6 (as above plus):
I know some of the main rivers, mountains and regions (eg the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the Highlands of Scotland).
With each geography topic that we teach, children are often building on the knowledge and skills gained in the previous years. We therefore recommend you start discussions around the Year 1 and 2 knowledge, before discussing the knowledge for your child’s current year group.
Check out this song about the countries and capital cities of the UK. We’re sure your child will have heard this before and know it almost word for word. If they don’t yet, they will soon!
At school, we refer to 8Rs to promote good learning behavior. You can read about them by following the link. See how many your child knows.
This week’s ‘Remember 2s’ (R2s) directly link to three of the 8Rs:
- Remember – Think back to geography lessons, learning, tasks, games etc.
- Reflect – Which facts are you most confident with? Which ones do you need to work on?
- Resourceful – For facts you’re unsure of, how can you improve your understanding? Who could you ask at home or at school? What resources could help you? (eg map, atlas, online tools such as Google Maps and Google Earth)