- What's hidden beneath our feet?
Geography Unit 6 - Investigating
the local area
For some general background about these units and how to use them,
please read our teachers’
When, as part of their science curriculum, children learn about
rocks and soil they may well ask “What rock is beneath our
feet?” This unit encourages children to look for clues to
answer this question by looking at the quarried materials used in
structures built in their local area.
This unit also uses some of the “fun” activities provided
in the Science unit “We’re living in rocks and SOIL!”
Teaching both units simultaneously will make efficient use of teaching
time and help children acquire a more holistic understanding of
the importance of local geology in both shaping their lives and
In addition, this unit provides motivating opportunities for children
to develop skills and knowledge in literacy, PSHE, history and science.
Most of the classroom based activities make use of the opportunities
provided by ICT and an interactive whiteboard.
This unit is made up of: