Locating UK cities using compass directions

This lesson is part of Exploring the United Kingdom, a Geography unit designed for KS1 and lower KS2 (Y2-4).

N.B. If students are new to compass directions, use Introduction to compass directions to introduce the topic prior to this lesson.

First the presentation reminds students of the four cardinal compass directions. It then encourages them to use compass directions to describe the position of towns and cities around the UK.

In the activity, students have to find UK cities using compass clues. There are two differentiated activity worksheets:

Easier – Students locate cities using compass clues and starting letter clues.
Harder – Students locate cities using compass and harder starting letter clues.

Extension – Students complete cloze procedure sentence about the location of cities in the UK.

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