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BBC Bitesize: Sir David Attenborough gives geography lessons
If you've ever fancied having Sir David Attenborough as your geography teacher, then we have some very good news! The presenter of Blue Planet and Planet Earth - and general all-round great person - is going to front a geography lesson for BBC Bitesize. The lessons will be on Tuesday 16th June and Thursday 18th June but don't worry if you've missed them, you can watch them by clicking on the image of Sir David above or follow the links below for more activities. Don't worry about sticking to the age suggestions - we think all of these would be interesting to watch for Y3 so if you fancy learning more about maps then click on the older lesson too. Have a try at the activities or scroll down to find the 2 minute clip, on each page, from Sir David Attenborough.
The lessons will be available on BBC Bitesize Daily, and on the Red Button and BBC iPlayer.
Bitesize Daily Primary 16 June
5-7 Year Olds: The World. Continents.
7-9 Year Olds: The World. Latitude and Climate.
9-11 Year Olds: The World. Maps.
Bitesize Daily Primary 18 June (I've not yet found these to link them)
5-7 Year Olds: Oceans. Migration.
7-9 Year Olds: Oceans. Weather Patterns.
9-11 Year Olds: Oceans. Currents, weather and fish.
This activity requires you to identify simple features found in coastal areas (download these photos showing a cave, headland, beach, arch and stack, cliff, wave cut platform). It also provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of these features through providing a short description and locating a named example either using an OS map, reference books or the internet.
You could try annotating the photographs from above with the appropriate features of the coastal scene. More information and diagrams of coastal processes can be found on the 3D Geography website on this page to help with this activity.
This introductory activity needs you to identify simple features found in coastal areas (download these photos showing a cave, headland, beach, arch and stack, cliff, wave cut platform). It also provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of these features through providing a short description and locating a named example either using an OS map, reference books or the internet. Annotate the photographs from the above link with the appropriate features of the coastal scene.
Read April's issue of National Geographic Kids magazine for free! Just click on the front cover <-
National Geographic Kids magazine is an exciting monthly read for planet-loving girls and boys, aged 6 – 13!
Its pages are full of fun features, jaw-dropping facts and awe-inspiring photos that will keep you entertained for hours!
Each issue includes several fascinating features on the planet’s coolest creatures, from real-life animal rescue stories to fact files on some of the world’s rarest species. You’ll hear incredible tales from the natural world and learn cool facts about animals from around the globe.
As part of our geography topic about North America, you could do some research on New York State (not New York City!) and create a travel brochure or poster to advertise one of the cities or regions in New York State. Examples of areas you could choose include the Adirondack Mountains, Hudson Valley, Albany or Long Island.
If you need a bit of help starting out with this project then you could try these websites: