The children at Park Street have already started their Geography learning and are well underway in learning and developing their map skills.
In Mr Holmes's classroom, the children have been identifying the four countries that make up the UK, using blank maps and annotating them by locating England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It has been super to see their learning and displaying their skills! The children have also enjoyed a virtual tour of the UK via our resource, Oddizzi.
In Team JF, the children have also been exploring maps, using their map skills to identify different countries around the world, including the four countries of the UK. The children have been very busy at the beginning of their Geography learning journey for this term.
In Teams JD, LF and DB, the children have made a fabulous start at showing their progression in their map skills. They have started their learning about their local area, but they have also had the experience of a fieldtrip to the town of Whitby! The children travelled over the North Yorkshire Moors and headed towards the infamous Whitby Abbey. Once they arrived, the children explored the area, focussing on the land use and the physical features of the area. They were all intrigued to learn about the history of Whitby, especially the once very busy fishing port as well as the tourist attraction of the harbour. Team DB were also very lucky as they met the famous artist John Freeman. He answered questions posed by the children themselves, enquiring about how he created his watercolours. John gave a short tutorial of how to use water colours to paint a sky, as well as giving the children souvenirs of his art work for them to take away and study in more detail once back at school. The children showed their appreciation and were amazed at how only a few strokes of paint and water could create such an awesome scene!
The children also had a tour of Whitby Abbey, whereby the teachers and the children got to dress up as the monks. The children were fascinated to learn about the various replica artefacts, giving them the opportunity to use the historian within, to establish what each artefact could have been used for.
The Geography fieldtrip embraced the cross-curricular themes, exploring history and art whilst studying the geography of Whitby.
Our Year 6 children are showing great enthusiasm about their learning of 'Extreme Earth'. The children have started to use their existing map skills to locate various countries around the world, expanding on this knowedge to locate a number of sites, such as the Pacific Ring and volcanoes. The children are also developing their understanding about the effects of tectonic plates and their movements on the earth. They are having to use their compass points knowledge as well as their understanding about the equator, longitude and latititude.
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