On the Plastics Trail KS2

A Geography lesson where pupils will discover how plastic pollution is caused and use geographical skills to investigate plastic pollution affecting UK coastlines.

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 90mins

Curriculum Objectives: 4

Subject: Geography


Resource Overview

Plastic has become such an established part of our lives, but what exactly is plastic? Delve beneath the waves to see just how plastic pollution is impacting the UK coastlines whilst fine tuning geographical skills to better understand geographical phenomenon such as prevailing winds. Such an interesting and thought provoking lesson, never more topical! Made by us on behalf of Surfers Against Sewage, who kindly gave us permission to share here.


Resource Assets

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On the Plastics Trail KS2 lesson plan

Everything you need to know to plan and deliver your lesson.

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On the Plastics Trail Map Skills Worksheet KS2

A worksheet to help your pupils explore the map.

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On the Plastics Trail Blank Map KS2

A beautiful map of the UK packed full of information - blank version

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On the Plastics Trail Part Completed Map KS2

A beautiful map of the UK packed full of information - partly completed

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On the Plastics Trail Completed Map KS2

A beautiful map of the UK packed full of information - fully completed

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On the Plastics Trail Presentation KS2

A PowerPoint presentation to bring your lesson to life.


Curriculum Objectives

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
  • Name and locate counties/cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features, and land-use patterns; and understand geographical change over time.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.