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Using Landmarks To Find Your Way

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 using landmarks to find your way around. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Landmarks are useful. They help you find your way around. In a busy shopping centre, your parents may say that they will meet at the fountain in the middle. You tell your friends that you will meet at the slide on the park. On holiday, your Mum might say, ‘Ah, I know where we are now.’ Landmarks are usually buildings. But they can be statues, or hills, or even a bridge. They are somewhere that everyone knows. They are often tall, so you can see them easily. Let’s find out a bit more about using landmarks.

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Can you find your way around using buildings, trees or hills as guides?

  1. Which one of these is the best landmark?
    Have you ever been to a castle?
  2. Trafalgar Square is in London. Nelson’s Column is a very tall statue in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Why is Nelson’s Column a good landmark?
    Can you find a picture of Nelson’s Column?
  3. Sam’s Mum says she wants to pop in to a shop. She says she will meet Sam and his Dad at the fountain in the middle of the shopping centre.

    Where do Sam and his Dad meet Sam’s Mum?
    Where is your nearest shopping centre?
  4. Which one of these is a good landmark?
    A lot of landmarks are quite tall
  5. In Sam’s town there are two tall churches. One has a tower and one has a spire.

    Sam’s Mum says that they are good landmarks. Why are they good landmarks?
    What is the best landmark near where you live?
  6. Sam and his friends are playing in the park. Which one of these is the best landmark in the park?
    Where do you and your friends go to play?
  7. Two tall churches are in the town centre. Sam is with his Mum. He looks up and sees the two tall churches not far away. Where is Sam?
    Landmarks help you to tell how far away you are
  8. Which one of these is a landmark in London?
    Easy! - In which city is Edinburgh Castle a landmark?
  9. The Malvern Hills can be seen for miles around. Why are the Malvern Hills a good landmark?
    Is there a hill or a mountain that is a landmark in your local area?
  10. Which one of these is a famous landmark in Paris?
    Paris is the capital city of which country?

Author: David Bland

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