We looked at maps of London to find the houses of parliament and where Guy Fawkes tried to carry out the gunpowder plot. We compared the features of the London maps to Newquay and Woodall farm using geographical language.
So far this week we have:
- Learned about where Cameroon is on a map
- Looked at photographs of different areas of Cameroon
- Made Cameroon flags to decorate the classroom
- Learned about all the different fruit that grows in Cameroon
- Counted to 10 in French
- Begun to learn a song about fruit in French
- Listened to African stories
- Made fruit kebabs using mango and banana
In geography, we have been learning about mountains. Today we created contours on potatoes.
The children applied their knowledge of compass directions and use of an atlas to create a map of Egypt.
Willow Class are already immersed in Ancient Greek Day with the help of our hosts, Theo and Nikos. After looking at a map of the ancient lands, we have been investigating fact boards about a range of topics.
Year 4 had a brilliant day at Verulamium park and Museum today!
We had time too visit the hydrocaust, wall remains and the museum. We even had time to play some games and in the park!
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped us on our trip and a big well done to Year 4 for your impressive behaviour and attitude the entire day!
To begin with, we built up a satellite image map of the continents and their names. Then we learnt about lines of longitude and latitude (which are used to locate people or place in the world) as well as the equator, tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. Did you know that the hot or tropical countries mainly lie between these tropical lines? We then compared satellite images and most in an atlas and discussed geographical features. Finally we learnt about time zones.
As part of our new Learning Links topic, Rowan class spent the afternoon researching the geography of North America. We generated questions together before using iPads and atlases to find out information.