Linking in with 'Being Me in my World', our first topic will focus on Malvern. We will explore:
We will also explore the history of Malvern and the wider Worcestershire area to see how the area has changed over time.
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
Use this link to learn more about six-figure grid references.
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.
A 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|
|Trees (were these planted or natural?)||Malvern Cube|