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Mapping Out Europe

In Geography, we’ve been discussing the countries and geographical features across Europe. We explored the capital cities and recapped the difference between physical and human features, before creating our own key to reference when locating rivers, mountains and lakes on our own maps of Europe!

After mapping out the different features, we challenged ourselves as a whole class to locate 42 different European countries, which we were able to do!
Well done, Onyx Class!!

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Geography Home Learning

Today we would like you to think about everything you have learnt about the U.K. and Japan this half term. What are the similarities and what are the differences?

Think about what is the same and different in:

  • human geographical features
  • physical geographical features
  • lifestyle and culture

Life for Japanese and children in the U.K.can be very different as demonstrated by the video:


Create a presentation to summarise your findings. What differences and similarities can you find between Japan and the U.K.? Think about buildings, mountains, seas, castles, churches/temples, the Olympics as well as music, art, toys, even cartoon characters!

You may make a Powerpoint/Keynote presentation/poster/fact file/video – present you information however you want! Email it to your teachers, we would love to see what you think 😁


What was your favourite, most interesting fact that you have learnt about Japan? Reply to this blog post and let us know!

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Geography Home Learning

What do we know about life in Japan compared to the U.K.?

Do you have any ideas about how it might be different?

Let’s take a look at some human features of the U.K. and Japan, what differences or similarities can you see?

It’s not just human features that are different, what about the money we use, the sports we play and even our favourite cartoons?

There is another big similarity between both countries!

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Geography Home Learning

Last week we began to learn about the country of Japan. Can you remember any of the geographical features of Japan?

This week we are going to be learning about Japan’s physical features.

These are features that are entirely natural, not man-made, such as:

Last week we discovered the following physical features:


Use your research skills to find examples of any other physical features found in Japan such as: rivers, mountains, forests, beaches, seas, volcanos

Find the answers to the following questions and post your answer on the blog:

•What is Japan’s highest mountain? How high is it? 

•Is there anything special about it?

•What is Japan’s longest river? How long is it?

•How many islands make up the country of Japan? 

•What is the biggest island? 

•On which island is Tokyo located?

•How is the weather different in Japan to the U.K.?


How is this place different to where I live?

Explain the differences between Japan and the U.K. in terms of physical features.

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Geography Home Learning 24/11/20

LI: To explore the country of Japan

What do you know about the country of Japan? Use an atlas or the link below to answer the following questions:

Which continent is Japan in?

Is it above or below the Equator?

Which oceans/seas are located near Japan?

What are the main islands of Japan called?

What is the capital city of Japan?


Do you have any questions about Japan? What would you like to find out? Jot these down and we’ll see if can answer them!

Let’s learn some Japanese, here is a guide to counting from 1-10:

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Geography Home Learning

Can you name any famous mountains, rivers, parks, or seas in the U.K.?

What are human and physical features? Let’s recap:


Did you find out anything surprising about the U.K. through your research? Post your comments on this blog post with any interesting facts!

And to finish, play these quizzes to test your knowledge: