It seems that pupils are not great at locating places so this year each exercise book will have a world map glued to the inside cover. Every place studied will be located on this map. Hopefully that will allow pupils to know where places are.
I have also put an OS map of the local area on my classroom wall. It will be used to create a display centered around students’ favorite places creating a living map. The plan is to build on students’ personal geographies as I hope to locate case studies that link into the units.