Our new topic for this half term is: Magical Mapping!
You will be exploring a range of maps at a local, national and global level, developing your understanding of how to navigate around an atlas to find key countries, continents, oceans and seas along with devising your own maps and routes. You will learn how to ‘view from above’ looking at aerial photographs to spot human and physical features and understand simple map symbols and compass directions throughout the unit. I hope you will find it interesting and fun!
I have attached below a 'Magical Mapping Word Mat' which contains the key geographical vocabulary that we will be using in this unit. You may want to print his out so that you can refer to it when needed.
In this week's lesson you will learn about some of the key features of maps. We will focus on sketch maps and you will find out what they are and how to draw one.
First of all spend some time going through the PowerPoint below. On slide 4 there are some questions that you can answer to show what you already know about maps. Write down your answers using wither the KWL grid below or on a blank page in your Distance Learning book.
Your task is to draw a sketch map of our school and the local area (Great Missenden). You can either draw this on the sheet provided or on a plain piece of paper. Use the Sketch Map Checklist on slide 12 to help you.
In terms of challenge choices, I would like you to see how many of the key features you can include in your map.
Hot and Spicy: Include a title, a key and some map symbols.
Mega Hot: Include a title, a key, some map symbols and a compass rose.
Are You Nuts?!: Include a title, a key, map symbols, a compass rose and colours to show different things.
You may also want to have a look at these websites for more information about different types of maps, map symbols, map keys and the compass rose.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A WEEK TO COMPLETE THIS TASK.
IT IS DUE IN ON MONDAY 27TH APRIL.