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To begin this topic the children wrote on different map symbols the questions they would like to find the answers to as they learn all about 'Mapwork'. Some of these you can see displayed within our classroom.

 

 

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Using atlases the children picked out different features they could see that they could add to blank maps of either North or South America. They found features such as country boundaries, rivers, names of lakes. They used the same colours they saw on the maps to distinguish these.
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This lesson, we looked at Ordnance Survey Maps, and became professionals at finding our way around Gainsborough! Being able to recognise the signs and symbols, as well as read the co-ordinates, we were able to follow treasure hunt instructions to find a secret destination!!

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In our Geography topic so far, we have been learning about maps. Today, we learnt about contour lines and how to read them. Looking at Topographic maps, we were able to understand how the lines illustrated movement and shape in the land. From this, we made a 3D model out of card, also using flags to show the height of the mountain above sea level. 

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As part of the children's research towards making their own maps of the schools grounds they first went outside to measure distances between objects and make a rough plan so they knew what features were located where.
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The children's finished work on display.
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