We Are Britain
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.

Session 1 Look what we've done!

Objectives

Geography

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features and key human features.
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.
  • Devise a simple map.
  • Use and construct basic symbols in a key.

English

  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
  • Use discussion in order to learn.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Reflect on their learning, using the main creative outcomes from each block and photos of activities.
  • Reflect on their learning with talking partner.
  • Recall and record something of their learning, to contribute to class scrapbook of learning memories.
  • Produce Class Scrapbook.
  • Discuss who should be the invited audience to a presentation of their learning and what should be included in that presentation.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • All resources created over blocks A - F
  • Display of self-portraits
  • Shields
  • ‘Ice-cream’ homework
  • World map with class links
  • Collage posters of England, Scotland, N Ireland, Wales
  • The 3 puppets and Finn giant
  • Flags and bunting
  • UK map with children’s legend
  • Seaside puppet theatre and puppets
  • Mountain/hill brochures
  • Rivers/canals data
  • Castle plans
  • Role play props
  • Photos of all the activities
  • Large class scrapbook.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 2 Let's get busy!

Objectives

Geography

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features and key human features.
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.
  • Devise a simple map.
  • Use and construct basic symbols in a key.

D&T

  • Instil a love of cooking in pupils.

Maths

  • Practical measuring and beginning to record mass/weight.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Follow recipe instructions to bake traditional bread, cake, scones.
  • Measure ingredients for baking.
  • Reflect on their learning in order to compile a question for the Quiz and write Fun Fact Boxes.
  • Consolidate their learning by taking part in child-initiated activities.

Provided Resources

  • Recipe for making Scottish Shortbread
  • Welsh recipe for Bara Brith

You Will Need

  • All resources as listed from Session 1
  • Construction kits
  • Books linked to topic
  • Play equipment required for child initiated activity.

Session 3 Let's get ready!

Objectives

Geography

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features and key human features.
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.
  • Devise a simple map.
  • Use and construct basic symbols in a key.

D&T

  • Instil a love of cooking in children.

Maths

  • Practical measuring and beginning to record mass/weight.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Follow recipe instructions to bake traditional bread, cake, scones.
  • Measure ingredients for baking.
  • Reflect on their learning in order to compile a question for the Quiz and write Fun Fact Boxes.
  • Consolidate their learning by taking part in child-initiated activities.

Provided Resources

  • Information sheet: Recipe for making Irish soda bread
  • Information sheet: English scones
  • Information sheet: for Questions and Answers

You Will Need

  • All resources as listed from Session 1
  • Construction kits
  • Books linked to topic
  • Play equipment required for child initiated activity
  • Recipe for Irish soda bread
  • Recipe for English scones
  • Recipe for Irish potato cakes

Session 4 Let's dance!

Objectives

Music

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles, traditions.
  • Use voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tunes and untuned instruments musically.

PE

  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Learn simple country dances.
  • Enjoy folk music.
  • Use percussion instruments to accompany songs.

You Will Need

  • Music and percussion instruments
  • 3 puppets
  • Adult in role as Finn the Giant.

Session 5 Let's celebrate!

Objectives

Music

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles, traditions.
  • Use voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Play tunes and untuned instruments musically.

PE

  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Perform dance and nursery rhymes to invited audience.
  • Present their learning to invited audience.
  • Host the celebration.
  • Celebrate their achievements.

You Will Need

  • All creative outcomes from Block A-F, on display
  • Q&A questions from Sessions 2 and 3
  • Maps
  • Baked goods set out on 4 country-themed tables
  • Plain red, white, blue and pale blue tablecloths with country emblems
  • Soft drinks and/or cups of tea
  • Music and percussion instruments.