Lower Key Stage 2 Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

In this fascinating topic, you will learn what mountains, rivers and coasts actually are, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. You will learn about the climates, human interactions, and lifestyles shaped by the mountains, rivers and coasts of the world.

Block A
10 sessions
The Journey of a River

Learn about the formation and features of a river. Follow its journey to the sea and discover the role of the water cycle. Test your own boat to launch!

Science, Art & Design, DT, Geography, Music, PE, PSHE
Block B
5 sessions
Rivers for People

Find out about the importance of rivers in settlements, travel and farming. Investigate bridges, irrigation, and the industrial use of rivers too. Design and make your own water wheel!

Science, DT, Geography
Block C
4 sessions
River Art Inspired by Monet

Consider light and colour in Monet’s River Thames series work and how his new style gave rise to the term 'Impressionism'. Learn about the life and work of Monet and create your own river artworks.

Art & Design
Block D
6 sessions
Mountains - what are they?

Become an enthusiastic mountain expert! Locate the highest peaks, identify ranges, and research them. Create 3D mountain models and presentations to share expertise.

English, Science, Computing, DT, Geography, History
Block E
10 sessions
Living in the Mountains

Journey to the Kumaon region of India and learn about the life of a Kumaon child. Find out about the tallest peaks of the Himalayas. Compare this region to your own.

English, Science, Computing, DT, Geography, RE
Block F
7 sessions
Coasts - Where Land Meets Sea

Investigate coastlines and the animals and plants that live there. Carry out research and use your research to deepen your knowledge of coastal food chains and webs.

English, Science, Computing, Geography
Block G
5 sessions
Mountain Views

Develop your analysis of art, improve your sketching skills and make a collagraph print. Learn about artists who choose to paint mountain landscapes and in particular, the Japanese artist Hakusai.

Art & Design, Geography
Block H
5 sessions
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Understand the effect of the railways on coastal communities and learn about the changes that happened during the Victorian Age that transformed British leisure time.

English, Art & Design, Computing, Geography, History, PSHE
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