Thursday, 20 October 2016

Year 4: Marvellous Map Work!

As part of our work on Superheroes in Geography, we have been thinking about real life heroes, such as the police, firefighters and mountain rescue.  We had a long, hard think about how they would find people who are in trouble without using technology and decided that they would have to use maps.

We enjoyed looking at Ordnance Survey maps and spotting different symbols, line and colours.  Have you noticed any interesting symbols on maps or road signs?

We shared all of the interesting features that we noticed in our groups and were particularly intrigued by contour lines.  What do you think contour lines could be?

We then played a fun game of Symbol Bingo to help familiarise ourselves with some of the symbols we may not have spotted on our maps.

In Maths this week, we have started to use our knowledge of maps and grid references to help with our coordinate work.  We have been finding the coordinates of given positions and locating positions using given coordinates.

Can you find the coordinates for the boat?

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