Year 3&4 fieldwork in the school grounds

Do you know what this is?

Dear Year 3 and Year 4 students,

Your school mates in year 2 drew some lovely postcards for me. I have asked them to help me with a map of your school grounds, and I was wondering whether you could help too?

To make the map work properly, I need to know which direction is North. I have a compass in my photograph above, it is very old and was given to me by my great great grandfather.

This compass used to belong to my great great grandfather

If you ask your teacher they will probably have a compass that you can use. Please ask if you can borrow my stunt double Ike from the year 2 class too.

Ask your teacher to take you outside and use the compass to find the most northerly point of your school grounds. Why not take a photo of Ike with the compass in that spot? You could send it to me and I’ll add it to this blog post. You could find the places to the South, the East and the West too.

You could draw a map of the school grounds and now that you know where north is, you could draw a compass rose onto the map. I have sent a picture of a map I drew to Miss Harper, I’m sure she’ll let you have a look if you need some help.

Your compass rose should look similar to this:

If you are happy with your compass rose you could add the points that go in between. These are North East, South East, South West and North West. You can make your compass rose as simple or as decorative as you like.

Please ask your teacher to take some photographs of your compass rose drawings and to send them to me so I can add them to this blog post and everyone can see what great work you have done.

Thank you for helping me with these directions.

Lots of love from,

Geography Cat x

Update – look at this great geography work

Thank you very much to Home Farm Primary School students and staff, especially Miss Harper who contacted Geography Cat.

If your school would like to work with Geography Cat please get in touch: Geography_Cat@aol.com

Careful on the slide Ike!
Geography Cat is very impressed with the work of the students at Home Farm Primary

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