Monday 18th May

First login to Discovery Education (Espresso) as usual then follow:

Key Stage Two – Geography – Maps & Mapping. Remember this page – it’s our basis for learning today.

Click on ‘What are Maps?’ then watch the video.

Next look at ‘What we can learn from maps’. Follow the colourful buttons on the right through the different activities and answer the questions.

Next return to the ‘Maps & Mapping’ page, click on ‘Create a Village Trail’ and watch all of the videos showing what another school did to create a map.

Finally Go back to the ‘Maps & Mapping’ title page and similar to the last activity, follow the ‘Making a town map’ link to see how other children constructed their map.

My Mam bought me a map when I was 11. I love that map – I’d be lost without it.

That’s it for today. More ‘mapping madness’ tomorrow…

Tuesday 19th May

Today’s website to look at is BBC Bitesize. Look at Key Stage Two Geography here:

then explore all of the links: mapping the world, latitude and longitude, time zones, maps and contours, keys and symbols.

Take your time – you will need these skills to apply to your learning for the rest of the week. Enjoy!

Did you know that the Police force in Yorkshire had all of their maps stolen? They are currently looking for Leeds…

Wednesday 20th May

First up today, have a look here:

Find your house, find our school, then follow your journey to school, noticing all of the landmarks along the way. Next find The Raleigh Estate where we spent time on residential (it’s over the river from the Royal Naval College near Dartmouth.) Find the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Do you remember walking across Westminster Bridge when we visited there? Get used to seeing all of the symbols you learnt about yesterday. See how many symbols you can find on the map then check your understanding of them.

Next find some other locations that interest you – it could be the BBC Studios or a particular football stadium or even a place you like to visit with your family.

Can you see how the Ordnance Survey maps are different to other maps you have seen? What is the difference between Ordnance Survey maps and Google maps? What about the difference with Google Earth? Write your observations down…

Thursday 21st May

Today you are putting the learning from this week so far into practice. Think about your house and garden. You might have a ground floor, maybe even a garden or your family might live on a different floor, maybe a first floor flat. You may even have a house with more than one floor or storey. Today, choose a specific floor and map it. Using everything you have learnt this week, draw the map to an accurate scale. You will have to work out an appropriate scale first, considering the size of paper you have. Make it as accurate as possible – you will have to measure lots of objects – does anyone have a tape measure you can use to help you? Good luck!

Friday 22nd May

Today, take your mapping skills outside and map a public area. Maybe you want to map a walk you go on with a parent/carer. Maybe you take the dog for a walk somewhere – estimate some distances with your adult, record them then construct the map when you get home. How about Sandringham Park? There are enough different areas of the park to make it interesting. Just like yesterday, make it as accurate as you can. Obviously with bigger distances to measure today, it won’t be exact but use your maths skills to estimate distances then construct the map properly when you get back home.

It’s half term next week so no more activities from me for now. If you are looking for other things to keep you busy next week, make sure you continue reading and recording in your R&C book, continue to play Prodigy to practice your maths and revisit any of the numerous activities we have shared over the past six weeks or so. Missing you all and fingers crossed we can continue our learning together soon…

Mr Hankin