We have found that one of the most enjoyed and valuable resources in our outdoor environment is our World Map. There have been many opportunities to discuss the world, countries of interest to our children. We have many nationalities in our year group and it’s uplifting to see them showing each other where they have been or where they want to visit as well as where their families still live.
It also makes the dry area of learning all the continents and the oceans ( Year 1 Geography Curriculum) more enjoyable. The adults can use a moment by the map to point out key features or just chat about the map in an informal way.