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Or maybe this project interests you more? The world around me.

If you have finished your work set in your Year Group folder for the first 2 days of self isolation then try some of the challenges below... the more creative you are, the better!

This theme is based on the world around us, both historically and in terms of geography. Children can explore their local area and historical events and famous figures.

All pupils: Think about and then mindmap all of the great things about your local area. Consider what makes the area you live in attractive for different kinds of people. Try and use  some geographical vocabulary to describe some of the features of where you live.  

 

Design and create a poster to persuade the reader to want to move to your area.

 

Completing the activity:

  • Research facts about your area and write down some ideas of why it is a good place to live. Does it have good transport links, interesting shops and restaurants and attractive outside spaces? Make sure that clear information can be given to the reader.
  • Create an eye - catching layout. Your poster will have more impact if bright colours are used that stand out.
  • Use a short, snappy slogan to advertise your area and make it sound interesting.
  • Use positive, persuasive words and phrases such as: incredible, exciting, amazing.
  • Write facts about your area so that people know more about it.
  • Draw or print and cut-out colourful pictures that show all the positive parts of your area.
  • Write some quotes from people/family who already live in or have visited your area.

Year 3 & 4 - please also answer the following questions using the audio tool on Seesaw

  • Are the attributes/positives of the area to do with physical geography (the natural environment) or human geography (created by humans)?
  • What are the best features of your area and why?
  • What types of people would the area appeal to and why?

Years 5 & 6 - please also do the following and screenshot before uploading on Seesaw:

  • Make a map of your local area. Ordinance survey maps and Google maps are useful resources to help with this activityThink about:
  • How big the area is going to be on your map.
  • Using Google maps or the ordinance survey website to see how maps are drawn.
  • Starting with your home as the centre point and then drawing all the places around it.
  • Colouring the map with different colours to represent the types of and the height of land. This will make the map easier to read.
  • Giving the map a key and drawing on the correct symbols.
  • Drawing the eight compass points on the map in the right position (North, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West, Northwest).
  • Could you challenge yourself and have a go at drawing on the contour lines which are the lines that join points of equal height? These will show the height and steepness of a hill. 
  •  How accurate (or not!) is your completed map and why? What was difficult about drawing the map and why

Useful websites and resources:

www.geography.org.uk        

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

www.Google.co.uk/maps      

www.ordinancesurvey.co.uk

Screenshot or video your project and send it through to your class teacher via Seesaw. Wow them with your efforts!

    


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