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Around Sam's Town

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at some of the buildings to be found in a typical British town. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Sam lives in a typical British town in the Midlands of England. This quiz is all about things that can be found in a town just like Sam’s. It looks at buildings, places to go, and how to get about. In geography at school you find out about cities, towns and villages. What are the most important things in towns or in parts of a city? Let’s find out.

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  1. The centre of Sam’s town has lots of _____.
    Where is your nearest shopping centre?
  2. Sam’s Dad catches the train at the _______ ______.
    Where is your nearest railway station?
  3. In the middle of Sam’s town there is a large stone building. It has a tower, a clock and bells. What is this building?
    Some churches have a spire. What does a spire look like?
  4. Everyday, Sam passes a building with red doors. Sometimes there is a fire engine outside it. What is it?
    Where is your nearest fire station?
  5. Sam’s Mum borrows books from the _______.
    Where is your nearest library?
  6. Sam needs an injection. His Dad takes him to the Health Centre. Who gives him the injection at the Health Centre?
    Do you not like injections, or do you not mind?
  7. Sam has a rash. His Mum takes him to the surgery. Who does Sam see at the surgery about his rash?
    Where do you go to see a doctor?
  8. Sam’s uncle is ill. Sam and his family visit him in the ________.
    Where is your nearest hospital?
  9. Sam’s Mum can get some of her money out of a ____ _______.
    Cash machines are in banks and supermarkets
  10. Sam’s Mum wants to send a parcel. Where does she take the parcel?
    Where is your nearest Post Office?

Author: David Bland

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