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Primary School

Summer 1

Magical Mapping 

Children will learn about: 

  • To know that maps are made using symbols to fit on the necessary detail
  • To know north, south, east and west
  • To know the UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • To know that you can use an atlas to identify countries
  • To know there are 5 oceans in the world: Pacific, Atlantic, Southern, Arctic and Indian
  • To know there are 7 continents in the world: Asia, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and Australia (Australasia)


Children will develop the skills of: 

  • To create their own simple maps and symbols of the school and immediate surrounding area (field, pond, MUGA, maze etc.)
  • To use simple compass directions as well as locational and directional language when describing features and routes
  • To use an atlas to identify the UK and it’s countries
  • To use an atlas to locate places around the world
  • To use aerial photos to identify features and places as well as to follow routes
  • To describe places and features using simple geographical vocabulary 
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