Modern Europe

Block G - Norway

Discover Modern Europe in this exciting and informative topic. Understand the amazing physical and human geography of Modern Europe. Travel around, learn key facts and explore the varied countries that make up our European continent. Develop skills in human and physical geography and further your historical and cultural knowledge of these countries as well!

Study the geography and winter sports of Norway in preparation for a ‘top trumps’-based briefing of sports executives for the winter Olympics - consider forces and investigate friction challenges using scientific methods, processes and skills.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: The landscape, climate and winter sports of Norway

Take part in a training camp that develops certain skills and muscles to succeed in a range of winter sports and find out about some of the winter sports popular in Norway. Identify geographic reasons for Norway’s suitability to host these sports.

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02: The geography of summer and winter sports

Discover how seasons within the Norwegian climate impacts on the sports played. Play a fun, high-octane climate sports game and create your own infographics for the Olympic Committee and prospective sports enthusiasts.

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03: The science of sport: forces

Take part in an obstacle force course designed to develop fitness and agility for winter sports, and discover the forces in action for these sporting endeavours. Play ‘sports force’ and highlight the objects that need to make contact in order to create certain forces.

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04: The science of sport: friction

Use a range of sports equipment, ground coverings and a Newton Meter to investigate and measure the effects of friction on various sports. Then create your own set of sporting ‘top trumps’ cards with all your Norwegian sports knowledge and discoveries and present them to winter Olympics executives.