Life in Rural Uganda

In Geography, Year Two have been learning all about life in rural Uganda.

In their first lesson, the children learned to identify the difference between a rural area and an urban area. They sorted pictures to show that rural areas are often in the countryside and urban areas are towns or cities. From this, the children were able to identify that they live in an urban area – a place where there are lots of buildings and people live close together.

Then, the children identified where Uganda is on a map and learned that it is a country in Africa. Did you know, a country has its own borders and government?

Next, it was time to compare life in rural Uganda to life here in Harlow Green. The children watched a video about Okello – a young girl living in rural Uganda. They compared Okello’s house to their own houses and, soon realised, they are very different. For example, a house in rural Uganda is made out of mud and has a straw roof. Also, the houses have no electricity and, therefore, no oven. Instead, they have to cook their food on the fire.

Although the houses are very different, the children found lots of similarities between their life and the life of children living in rural Uganda. The boys and girls read speech bubbles telling them all about the children’s family and their favourite food. Some of the children recognised that they share a favourite subject or travel to school in the same way as a child living in rural Uganda.

Finally, the children wrote a letter to Okello telling her all about their life. They wrote about their life at school, their family and what they like to do in their spare time.

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