Autumn 2016 – Land Use: Changes in our local area
After considering land use in England, we have been taking a closer look at how land is used in our local area. We have been learning how to draw sketch maps and noting how our local maps will alter to reflect the new development next door. Elan Homes is building 40 houses with 10 driveways opening out onto Tramway Road next to the school. Elan Homes Planning Layout
With so much happening, we have formed a plan together to take a closer look at how the new development will impact the school and our most important priority:
How can we keep everyone safe to and from their way to school?
Friday 7th October – Creating sketch maps of the local area
Today we headed out into the local streets to work on sketch maps. We followed Tramway Road and discovered how Nielsen Road stops where St Michael’s School has their playground. We also discovered St Michael’s Hall and speculated on what this might have been built for in 1887.
On our return to school, we took a closer look at the work progressing next door with Elan Homes and measured the distance from where the driveways will begin, to the side of our school.
Autumn 2016 – GO Compare: Our European Neighbours
Year 4 have been enjoying using their atlases to locate Europe on a map and research some of the human and physical features within this fascinating continent. We have found out the names of many of the countries in Europe and have compared the capital cities of England and France. We are currently taking a closer look at a selection of different European countries and researching interesting facts about them.
Spring 2017 – Extreme Earth
Why does the earth shake, rattle and roll?
Have you ever wondered what lies beneath your feet? This is a great opportunity to discover what our planet is really like when at it’s most extreme. Year 4 will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes in this action-packed study of our fascinating world!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes Websites:
Other Geographical Websites: