Category Archives: Geography

Virtual expedition

Besides enjoying an interesting trip to the Sikh temple this morning, Robins have “virtually” travelled around the world this afternoon. The children were truly amazed to visit the Seven Wonders of the World, the Egyptian pyramids and Sphinx, the ocean and outer space. Using special visual equipment provided by Google, children were able to look around all these places in 360 degree format. This was such a fantastic experience!

Compasses and directions

Robins enjoyed learning more about compasses and directions in their Topic lesson.

Children took part in practical tasks to become compasses making turns and directions to face the correct way. Some critical thinkers soon realised they needed to apply their mathematical skills as they discovered questions including “anti-clockwise, clockwise, quarter, half and three quarter turns.”

Children then completed compass directions to find their way around town landmarks on a map.

The United Kingdom

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During our Geography lesson we looked at a map of the British Isles. Each of us were given a label with the name of a different country, city or place.

We used the atlases to locate these places so that we could add the labels to a map that will now go on display in our classroom. The hot topic of the Scottish vote to become an Independent country and we wondered whether if the vote is a ‘yes’, will Hardiens Wall be rebuilt?

The Robins are looking forward to finding out the result of the vote on Friday and continuing on their learning journey about the United Kingdom.