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Linking in with 'Being Me in my World', our first topic will focus on Malvern. We will explore:

  • Key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers) and recognise how these have changed over time.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the UK (Malvern and Worcestershire), a region in a European country and a region within North or South America.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.


Six-figure grid references

In our Geography lessons, we have been learning how to pinpoint locations using six-figure grid references. We have learnt that the vertical lines are called eastings and the horizontal lines are called northings. 


To help us remember how to find out the grid reference, we used the saying "Along the corridor and up the stairs," as you have to give the easting first.


We use six-figure grid references when it is important to be accurate the with the location. We had to use out estimating skills to divide the squares of the map into tenths to find the digits to complete our reference.


We found out:

Malvern Link: 785 476

Great Malvern: 775 459

Worcester: 849 549

Cardiff Bay: 188 732

Human and Physical Features

Our next stage of learning focused on the human and physical features in Malvern. We established that there are now a lot more human features in Malvern than physical features as there is a lot of development.


human feature are those made by humans and which humans have changed or influenced. 

A physical feature is a natural feature of the earth.


Physical Features Human Features

Malvern Hills

Retail Park
Springs Houses
Trees (were these planted or natural?) Malvern Cube
Streams Hospital
Rocks Malvern College
  Rosebank Garden
  Malvern Priory
  Malvern Theatre