This week in Geography the children have been learning about locating the world’s 7 continents on a map and in an atlas. The children had a class discussion about what important features are seen on the globe, they identified the oceans, land and the sky. The children worked in partners and located different continents on the world map, before going outside and drawing the world map on the floor. The children worked in small groups and followed the world map to decide where their chosen continent needed to be placed before drawing it. Well done Year 1, you were all engaged and enjoyed the activity and worked excellent in a team.
This week during Geography the children have been learning all about maps. They have learnt where Africa is on the map and the distance between Africa and England. They have learnt what a map is and its purpose. The children also looked at globes and maps from a different viewpoints. The children learnt Africa is a continent and is made up of 57 countries. Linking back to our learning adventure and the story Handa’s Surprise they also learnt about Kenya, a country in Africa and also located it on the map. Well done Year 1, you did great today!
This week in Geography the children have been consolidating and recapping their learning of the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. The children discussed with their partners all they had learnt this term in Geography. The children then created a globe, using blue tissue paper to represent the ocean. They then labelled, cut and stuck the correct continents and oceans in the correct places on the globe. Well done Year 1.
This week in Geography the children learnt key facts about the equator. They learnt the equator runs through the centre of the globe and splits the earth into a Northern and Southern Hemisphere. The children learnt that countries closer to the Northern Hemisphere were hotter than those closest to the Southern Hemisphere. The children really enjoyed acting out key features of the lesson, which helped them understand. Well done Year 1.