Key Stage 1 We Are Britain

Learn about the countries and capitals of the UK. Learn fundamental information, key geographical vocabulary and important skills such as using maps, atlases and globes. Learn through a series of creative activities such as puppet show presentations, individual ‘family trees’ , a class ‘Breakfast Club’ that celebrates the diversity of all the children, putting on a castle inspired art exhibition, taking part in your own ‘We are Great Britain’ conference and sharing a final British Bakery celebration!

Block A
6 sessions
British Values

Share your family story, your interests, hobbies and family traditions. Find out what the different cultures represented in the class eat for breakfast. Have a class ‘Breakfast Club’ that celebrates the diversity of all.

History, Art & Design, SMSC, Geography
Block B
10 sessions
Four Nations

Learn the physical and human features of the 4 nations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Participate in a St George’s Day Pageant, Highland Games, Eisteddfod and Belfast Lord Mayor’s Parade.

English, Art & Design, SMSC, Geography
Block C
5 sessions
Seasides

Discover seaside towns in the UK. Reveal the coming of the railways and the history of the seaside holiday. Study the life in rock pools and coastal environments. Produce a puppet show about a seaside town.

English, Science, DT, Geography, History
Block D
4 sessions
Mountains and Major Hills

Fly in a hot air balloon to find mountains and hill summits in Great Britain. Create summit sculptures. Go on a 'climb' to the summit, singing songs and games, eat snacks and listen to a story before 'retreating' down.

Maths, Art & Design, Geography
Block E
5 sessions
Rivers and Canals

Discover how rivers begin and develop with Ratty and Moley. Journey down a river and canal to discover their differences. Reveal the significance of rivers and canals in industry. Investigate weaving. Build a boat to launch.

Science, Art & Design, DT, Geography
Block F
5 sessions
Castles

Discover the most splendid castles around the British Isles! Capture the range of architecture using different art and craft techniques. Meet the Duke of Normandy and help him plan his next castle!

History, English, Art & Design, Geography
Block G
5 sessions
Celebrate Britain

Consider all that you have learnt about the physical and human geography of the British Isles; learn about the best baked goods, drink, music and dance and finish with a celebration.

English, Maths, DT, Geography, Music, PE
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