Over the last two weeks the children have been looking at different maps. They began by drawing a map of Chile and produced a key for the map, including graphs to illustrate the features. Following on from this the children then were able to name and locate the Equator, Northern Hemisphere, The tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and date time zones. The children also began by looking at lines of longitude and latitude to enable them to locate a place accurately. Take a look at some of our work!
This half term our topic in geography is Tsunamis, the children began this topic by exploring geographical processes starting with the Earth including the inner core, outer core , mantle and crust. The children were able to design an image which showed the different elements and then create a breakdown of each one to identify key facts about them. Take a look at some of our work!
What life is like in a volcanic area
This week in geography the children did some research on the volcano Mount St Helens in Washington. Using their computer skills, they created a power point to explain what it was like for people living in that area at the time of eruption. The were able to identify the primary and secondary effects as well as the short and long term responses and results. Take a look at us creating our power points!
What makes a volcano erupt?
This week the children have been exploring what happens when a volcano erupts. They were able to identify each stage of eruption and how it happens. The children drew some volcanoes to show each stage! We had some amazing work this week!
The features of a volcano
This week the children have been exploring the different features of a volcano. Some of the children began by drawing a volcano, identifying the main parts, we created some amazing designs! Following on from this the children were able to explain what each feature does and why it is important! Take a look at some of our work!
Where are volcanoes located?
This week the children were given a map of the world, and had to use some co-ordinates to locate different volcanoes around the world. Although some children found this tricky they kept going and managed to locate numerous volcanoes! Some children thrived during this lesson and used their skills well!
Spring 1- Volcanoes
This half term the children will be looking at different volcanoes around the world. They began by researching all of the different types of volcanoes and identifying their key features. Following on from this they discovered some interesting facts about each one. The children really enjoyed it! We think this half term is going to be an exciting one!
In geography this week the children have been investigating different European landmarks sites which make their individual countries unique. The children began by identifying different landmarks and suggested where they thought they were situated. Some of the children were then given some landmarks and using an Ipad and an atlas they had to begin researching where it was based. Other children were given no landmarks therefore they had to carry out some extra research as well as identifying the landmark and its country or city, they also had to use their artistic skills to draw it. Following on from this the children chose one of their landmarks and carried out some further research to write a report about its key features and history. Have a look at some of our brilliant research work!
This week in geography the children have been naming some European countries and identifying them on a map. In groups the children were shown how to use the Geo Europe app on the Ipads to locate different European countries, they were able to carry out some research and take a screenshot of their findings. These pictures were then stuck on a large piece of paper where they children were then able to locate different areas and include additional key facts using their research to help them.
This half term our topic is 'Our European Neighbours'. During our first lesson, we identified the seven continents and the oceans of the world by using an atlas. The children were then given the task to research some of the continents using iPads and record some facts about them. The children really enjoyed this activity.