KS2 Geographical Skills
In Term 4, all the KS2 year groups are studying topics centered around geography:
Year 3 - Allotment - comparing healthy food production in UK and Italy
Year 4 - Nature's Fury - studying wild weather and earthquakes as well as the water cycle
Year 5 and 6 - Investigating Rivers - rivers from around the world and the five rivers of Salisbury
Map reading skills video series
Steve Backshall - of CBBC Deadly 60 - filmed a series of SHORT videos set here in the New Forest for map makers Ordnance Survey.
Choosing a map video on You Tube
Four figure grid reference video on You Tube - a Year 4 target
Improving map reading
Ask your teacher for the school's Digi Map login details. Digimap for Schools is a cool resource from Edinburgh University and Ordnance Survey. You will use it throughout KS2 and secondary school. Ask your teacher for the tuition video on how to use Digimap.
Miss M has created a Spring Trail using Digi Map for the PTA Spring Activity Pack - ask your parents to order you a copy to perfect your map reading skills and get some physical activity. You can practice reading OS map symbols using the trail. Here is a video on map symbols to help you
Year 5 and 6 target is to learn how to take a 6 figure grid reference
Advanced map reading - using a compass with Steve Backshall
Features of a compass video on You Tube
Learn to take a compass bearing video on You Tube