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Topic - Geography

Malvern:

In our initial topic, we are going to focus on our local area. We will explore:

  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.
  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, 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.

 

Four-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.

 

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. 

physical feature is a natural feature of the earth.

 

Physical FeaturesHuman Features

Malvern Hills

Retail Park
SpringsHouses
Trees (were these planted or natural?)Malvern Cube
StreamsHospital
RocksMalvern College
 Schools
 Rosebank Garden
 Malvern Priory
 Malvern Theatre

 

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