Lesson : Exploring Our Community


In this lesson children are asked to consider who lives in their community and what the important places are. What do they like best about where they live and what would they like to change?

Cross-curricular links: literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Completing ‘My Communities’ sheet, considering the concentric circles that make up your community.
  • Drawing a map of your community. Comparing different visualisations of the local area.
  • Writing stories inspired by Michael Rosen’s ‘Bear Hunt’. The children stumble across a ‘community gem’.
  • Community treasure hunt. Template included.