We have been exploring maps so far this year in Geography. We have learnt how to use an atlas and about grid references including 6 figure references on ordnance survey maps. We are looking at things tourists can do locally to help plan a 3 day visit for someone in the area.
Here we are doing some initial research:
The mayor was so impressed with our speeches about how to improve our community when he judged our public speaking competition that he sent his colleagues back to school to video us all reading our speeches so they can go on his Facebook pages to promote his Copeland Pride of Place Campaign. We are going to act on some of our ideas during the rest of the school year, this will involve making posters to go up in the village, litter picking and other activities to help us take pride in our community and make Thornhill a more beautiful place to live.
We combined a walk around Thornhill with several aspects of the curriculum. Firstly we identified good and bad things about our community and found several of each. Litter and dog fouling were the worst aspects of our community. Some beautiful gardens, lots of green spaces and facilities such as the park, recycling bins and shop all made our community a great place to live. Secondly whilst on our walk we also took photos of us outside our homes to send to our friends in the Philippines as we are certain our houses will be very different to theirs. We also took photos of the great facilities at our school, again to show the pupils in the Philippines how lucky we are in terms of our great outdoor areas.