6G/6S 23.04.2020 Geography Tasks

Year 6 – Geography

Hello, one and all. I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Here are a few geography tasks for you to be working through. This topic is based on compass work and familiarising yourself with locations across the UK and parts of Europe. Try your best and if you have any problems you can contact us on the school app.


Task One:

Use a pencil and a ruler to accurately draw a four- point compass, plotting correctly the directions N, S, E, W, (North, South, East and West). If possible, use a protractor to help you. (If you have any problems, you will be able to find a compass online. Also, all iPhones come with a built in compass).


Task Two:

Accurately draw an eight-point compass, adding the directions NE, SE, NW, SW. Think, NE (North East) will be found between N (North) and E (East).


Task Three:

Accurately draw a sixteen-point compass, adding the directions NNE, ENE, NNW, WNW, SSE, ESE, SSW, WSW. Think, NNE (North, North East) will be between N (North) and NE (North East).


Task Four:

Log on to Google Maps, or download a map of the UK, or use an atlas. Find Darlington, (we’re in the North East of England). Use your compass to help answer the following questions. In which direction would you need to travel in order to reach the following places?

  1. Middlesbrough
  2. Sunderland
  3. Durham 
  4. Newcastle
  5. The Lake District.
  6. Leeds
  7. Manchester
  8. Glasgow
  9. London
  10. Birmingham

Task Five:

Log on to Google Maps, or download a map of the UK, or use an atlas. Find the following places:

  1. The most northerly point of mainland Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), excluding all surrounding islands.
  2. The most southerly point of mainland Great Britain.
  3. The most easterly point of mainland Great Britain.
  4. The most westerly point of mainland Great Britain.

For the football fans amongst you,

  1. What is the most northerly football ground in England?
  2. What is the most southerly?
  3. What is the most easterly?
  4. What is the most westerly?


Task Six:

Look at a map of Europe and find:

  1. The most northerly capital city in Europe.
  2. The most southerly.
  3. The most easterly.
  4. The most westerly.

Use your map to answer the following questions.

  1. Which city is furthest north, London or Amsterdam?
  2. Which city is furthest south, Madrid or Barcelona?
  3. Which city is furthest east, Rome or Berlin?
  4. Which city is furthest west, Dublin or Belfast?


Task Seven:

Investigation work. Are the following statements true or false?

  1. Edinburgh, in the north east of Great Britain, is further west than Bristol, in the south west of Great Britain?
  2. The most northerly point of Ireland is not in Northern Ireland. It’s in the Republic of Ireland (sometimes unofficially referred to as the South or Southern Ireland).
  3. Plymouth, on the southern coast of England, is further south than Calais and Boulogne in France.
  4. Land’s End is the most southerly point of England?


Hope you enjoy!

Mr I’Anson and Mrs Cox

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