Christ The King RC Primary School

People and their Communities:

Where in the world

do these people live?

In this unit, the children take four different world journeys. Starting with and building on from their local area. With a focus on continents they then look at coastal, rainforest, dry (desert) and world city locations. Virtual and imagined journeys show children similarities and contrasts. Here, children move beyond just locational knowledge to a deeper understanding of place knowledge.

How can I support learning at home?

You can reinforce and support pupils' learning in lots of ways:

  • Small world play is an important feature of children’s geographical imagination. Use trays of water and ice, sand with an ‘oasis’ of water, a city scene with blocks (possibly with photos of famous buildings stuck on). You could also include a jungle scene or other world landscapes for the children to explore.
  • Read general fiction and non-fiction books with multiple images, locations and maps can also be used to stimulate children’s thinking.
  • There are many fascinating homes that different people live in around the world, which link people to the climate and physical landscape they occupy. Perhaps you could look at photos of these and together discuss, clarifying any misconceptions along the way.

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