Year 2 - Topic (wk5)

Good morning Year 2,

Today our topic lesson is a geography lesson! We are going to be thinking about the different British isles and hot and cold countries in the world. As you can see from the picture below the British isles is made up of many countries. Have a look at the map.

Notice what each country is called, its flag and a city within that country.

Can you spot London on the map?

Have you been to any places marked on the map?

Your challenge today is that without looking at the picture above to fill in the blanks on the sheet below.

Extension - Can you draw the flag?

Can you think of a city within that country?

Well done!

The next thing we are going to think about is hot and cold islands. In most countries, there are lots of different types of weather. For example, in summer it may be really sunny and hot and then in winter and can be cold and even snowy. However, in some countries, the weather doesn't change much. We are going to look at a few examples of these countries.

The first is Greenland. Greenland is the worlds largest island! All of the towns in Greenland are by the coast as lots of the middle section is covered with ice. Greenland has an arctic climate meaning its one of the coldest countries in the world. The average temperature is 0°C and even in summer months it only gets up to 10°C.

This is a picture of a town in Greenland. Can see the ice in the water and the snow on the mountains?

The next country we are going to look at is the Maldives. The Maldives are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean and are known for how beautiful they are. It is a popular place to go on holiday. The Maldives have a tropical climate. They have two monsoon seasons; the southwest monsoon from April to September and the northeast monsoon from October to December. A monsoon season means they have a change in the direction of the wind that changes the weather. Temperatures in the Maldives are fairly similar all year round, which is 25°C to 30°C.

This is a picture of the Maldives.

Your task is to look at other countries with similar weather patterns, that may be hot or cold all year. You could use the internet with an adult to try and find out some more information.

Try looking at these countries - Thailand, Cape Verde, United Arab Emirates and Iceland.

Have fun,


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