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Year 5

UK Knowledge: Wales and Map Skills: Llandudno

This unit of work builds on the pupils’ previous knowledge from KS1 of UK’s four countries and the Seaside unit in Year 1 by extending further their knowledge of coastlines and how are coastlines formed. Continuing their learning of the UK’s locational knowledge from Year 3 (Scotland) and Year 4 (England), they will research in more depth Wales. This will allow them to prepare for their residential trip to Llandudno as a seaside resort and coastal town and while there, using fieldwork and map skills to make sketches, create maps and recognise human and physical features as identified on OS maps. In use will be put the pupils’ previously obtained skills and knowledge of land use patterns from Year.

This unit will also serve well as a comparison to previously studied region in North America (Texas) in Autumn in relations to habitats and biomes.

By learning about the human and physical features of Wales and what makes it special, the pupils will get a deeper understanding of some of the historical changes linked to the country and its industry and research of the Dinorwig power station provides a link to environmental science and natural resources unit in Year 6. Finally, a year later, the children will conclude their learning of the 4 countries of the UK by learning about Northern Ireland.