Reenie and Judah topic

Geography - Key Stage One

Geography Key Stage One

In this unit of work your child will learn the following:

  • To be able to use a world map to name and locate continents, water masses and countries.
  • To understand the geographical similarities and differences of locations.
  • To be able to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns.
  • To be able to locate hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and North and South Pole.

This is a picture of a boy called Judah and a girl called Reenie.

Big picture

Watch the video to meet them and learn a little about their lives.

Vocabulary you will need to know

Please make sure you understand what these words mean. You may need to look them up.


  • tropical
  • stilts
  • Pisin
  • Motu
  • Capital City
  • modern
  • simple
  • luxuries

Quick study

Look at a world map online or in an atlas.

Find the two places where the children live. Notice how far away from each other they are?

  • What are the names of the surrounding waters? (Seas, channels, oceans?)
  • What are the names of the continents where the two children live?
  • What are the names of the two countries where the two children live?

Activity One

  1. Draw a detailed picture of Reenie in a lesson at school.
  2. Draw a detailed picture of Judah in a lesson at school.
  3. Write about which school you would prefer and why? What makes them different? What is similar?

Activity Two

  1. Draw a detailed picture of Reenie on the beach with her family.
  2. Draw a detailed picture of Judah on the beach with her family.
  3. Write about which beach you would prefer and why? What makes them different? What is similar?

Activity Three

  1. If you went on holiday to Port Moresby – what things would you pack? Write a list of them.
  2. If you went on holiday to Cardiff - what things would you pack? Write a list of them.

Activity Four

  1. Record a weather forecast for Port Moresby.
  2. Record a weather forecast for Cardiff.

(You can see lots of examples on the TV or You Tube.)

Activity Five

Click on the links to look up and listen to the two National Anthems of the countries:

O arise all you sons

Land of my fathers

  1. How do they make you feel?
  2. Can you join in with them?
  3. Can you make a dance to them?

Activity Six

It can be dangerous in the city where Reenie lives. The very wet season causes floods, the very hot season causes drought and the city has a lot of criminals - especially at night. Write a prayer to thank God for the people of both countries and ask for his protection on Reenie.

Activity Seven

Design a postcard - both front and back, that you could send to a friend if you were on holiday in Port Moresby.

Activity Eight

Write a letter to either Reenie or Jude, telling them about where you live. Tell them about what your house, school and village is like. Compare it to theirs. Tell them what you like to do at the weekends or what you play with your friends.

Activity Nine

In both places, there were buildings on stilts. Why do you think these buildings were made like this?

Make a model of a building on stilts. You will have to work out how to make those long legs strong enough to support the building. be careful what you use.

Test - answer the questions below

  1. Who lived in a more simple house - Reenie or Judah?
  2. Which country is Port Moresby in?
  3. Which is the hottest place - Port Moresby or Cardiff?
  4. What is the creature on the Welsh flag?
  5. What colour is the bird of Paradise on the Papua New Guinea flag?
  6. Who had more luxuries in their home - Reenie or Judah?
  7. Why are there more indoor shops in Wales than in Port Moresby?
  8. What are the two seasons in Papua New Guinea called?
  9. What is the name of Reenie's three languages?
  10. What two languages does Judah speak?

Now watch the video again to check your answers!

Want to know more?

Both Papua New Guinea and Wales are fascinating countries. If you want to learn more - click on the links below:


Papua New Guinea


Wales