Year 2 Introduction to Map Reading

Year 2 have started a new geography topic for the spring term learning about maps. We began our learning with a map trail of our school and local area.

The first task was to understand what is meant by a map. We defined these as a diagram that can help us to move around.

Year 2 were then challenged to create a map of our school and surrounding area. We started out with a sketch map. We learnt that this is a rough diagram that isn’t drawn to scale.

Some key features were added. A key was also included to help people to be able to pick out items on our maps.

Future map work in Year 2 will extend to look at the wider local community. We will also being looking at some bird’s eye views of the local area.

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