The classes in Y4 and Y5 went on a walk through Wombwell identifying a range of physical and human features. They identified landscape features as well as housing, recreational buildings, local businesses and local services. Children then had the opportunity to plot their findings on a map. They identified features on maps of Whitby and Wombwell.
We have been working hard to use a range of maps and atlases. We have been learning map symbols and locating points of interest on OS maps by 6 figure grid references. We have also been applying our map skills in the wider curriculum. We have located countries on a world map where Islam was founded and identified places we have been learning about during French lessons.
In Team CH we have been carrying out fieldwork in and around the school grounds. We have then been creating our own maps to show key features. We are exploring the 4 countries of the UK and learning the names of key landmarks and capital cities. We are slow working hard to learn new geography words and use them in our explanations and written work.
We have been out for a walk in Wombwell investigating geographical features. We have been looking at the different kinds of housing and buildings. We have also been looking at the physical landscape of our area. We have been exploring a range of maps. We will be looking closely for similarities and differences between land use and the geographical landscapes of Whitby and Wombwell. We are exploring the industrial heritage and social and economic make up of the two areas.
In Team CB as part of our Geography work we have been exploring…
What can we find out about rivers, mountains and oceans?
We have visited: UK and Europe
We are learning…
To locate and explore the physical geography of rivers and mountains locally, nationally and internationally. To use of maps atlases and multimedia technology. An introduction to learning about the water-cycle
In Team JF as part of our Geography work we have been exploring…
What is it like in different parts of the UK?
We have visited: Wombwell, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
We will be looking at the different landscapes, landmarks, cities, towns, jobs and traditions. We will celebrate our learning by holding an afternoon tea-party celebrating all 4 countries. We will be exploring our local area and creating maps to show our findings.
Geographical vocabulary list…
Town, village, map, local, country, town, village, countryside, farm,
INTRODUCE—Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, capital city, urban, rural,
environment and landscape
Throughout this term, we have focussed on comparing Whitby with our hometown, Wombwell. We initially worked on locating the two towns on a map, as well as other coastal and rural places we have visited. To compare the physical and human geography of Whitby and Wombwell, we used maps and the internet to look at the landscape and created land use maps to identify key areas such as agriculture, industry, housing, business, retail etc. Further to this, we created our own electronic travel brochures to encourage people to visit Wombwell. As part of our cross curricular links, we have read Dracula and we have also created several pieces of writing based on Convict’s Tunnel, Whitby Abbey and the Lundhill mining disaster. Finally, we also targeted our map and atlas skills during some discrete lessons based on longitude/latitude.
Team GG have been exploring the geography of the rainforest. They have been learning where South America is on the map and how this influences the climate and weather. The children enjoyed researching and presenting their rainforest weather forecasts.
We have been exploring Great Britain. We have discovered exciting mysterious creatures such as the Loch Ness monster which legend says can be found in Scotland. Loch is another word used in Northern Ireland and Scotland for lake! Wales have their own unique word for lake which is llyn.
As we adventured through the north of Northern Ireland we found interesting examples of physical geography such as the Giant’s Causeway!
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