The children looked at a map of London Landmarks. Following from the aerial photograph lesson we discussed each landmark and used Google Earth to view them. Then using compass points, locational (next to, behind, above, in between) and directional (forwards, backwards, left, right) language as well as common verbs (go, stop, turn) the children moved a counter along the map, talking about each landmark as they landed on it.
Year 1 spent time looking at aerial photographs of London Landmarks. They discussed each one and used Google Earth to view them. The children then worked in pairs to identify and label the physical and human features they could see on the photographs.
The staff had fun spending an evening taking part in some Geography fieldwork activities. We made journey sticks by collecting items we found in the school grounds, we followed a map around the outside of school and decided where the best place to site a new bench would be and we had discussions about lots of fabulous activities that we can use with our classes. Watch this space!
As part of thier Bright Lights Big City Topic, Year 1 are learning all about human and physical geographical features. The children went on a walk in the local area around school and managed to spot lots of human/man made features.