We’re going on a tree hunt!

Having explored and identified the big trees in our playground (silver birch, black locust and lime), Y1 set off for Manor House Gardens to identify two more tree species (London Plane and Horse Chestnut). We took maps of the park and used a key to record where we saw each type of tree. It was […]

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Geography Across tHe School

As the weather improves, across the school we are taking an opportunity to get outside and explore in our geography units. Every year group is getting to grips with mapping and fieldwork! From exploring storybook maps in year 1, to using OS maps in Year 3, to using 4 and 6 figure grid references & […]

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y2 map skills

Year 2 are continuing to explore maps in their geography lessons. Over the past two weeks we have looked at keys and symbols and how a compass rose is used. Last week we created our own maps of an imaginary island, and filled it up with human and physical features. This week we used Google […]

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Contour lines in LKS2

In geography today, year 3 and 4 learnt about contour lines and topography. We had a go at creating some contour mountains, which came out AMAZING! We worked in out pairs to slowly trace and cut out our different intervals before gluing them together.

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UKS2 Geography

This half-term we are studying the incredible naturalist and geographer Charles Darwin. To kick start the project, we thought like Darwin and took to the playground to make careful and meaningful observations of the living things. “Why do different plants have different coloured flowers?” “How much older is the tree than the shrub beside it?” […]

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Year 3 trip to Creekside

On Tuesday, Year 3 went to the Creekside Discovery Centre to explore the River Ravensbourne. When we arrived, we went into the classroom and reviewed our previous learning about rivers. We also learnt about how the Thames is a tidal river, which also makes the Ravensbourne River a tidal river because its a tributary of […]

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y2: geography fieldwork

Year 2 made the most of the sunny afternoon and headed out with our maps to spot human features in our local area. We found bus stops, shops and housing, roads and paths and even a phone box. We made a key to help us understand all the symbols on the map. We were able […]

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