This week in Geography we learned how to give clear, precise directions when going places in our local environment.
Firstly, we explored and discussed a map of Balbriggan town and identified landmarks such as Millfield shopping centre, Thatched Cottage, Carnegie Library, Courthouse.
We then used Google maps to map our route from our house to the school. Some of the children had an opportunity to direct us from their house to the school using clear, precise directions. While doing this, we listed landmarks we pasted on the way to school.
We found out how far and how close in some cases, the children live from the school.
Here are some of the maps we drew. The starting point was their home and the destination was St. Molagas…
This time the school was in Canada. The school is in a town near Montreal, called Saint Lambert. Their teacher is Ms. Goulet.
We had great fun guessing, and took it in turns to ask questions.
We guessed where they were before they found us! We used our atlases to find which continent they were in, then we narrowed it down to the city, Montreal. We then used the computers and Google Maps, to find the town.
We examined the layout of our classroom and created a map with a key, which we used to discuss what was in the image. We explored and discussed our spacial awareness and how we move around the room. We also revised what a Birds Eye View was.
This month we learned all about Africa. We completed projects on Africa and researched facts about African animals, people, houses, cultures and much more. We also did some African art – we made masks and we also did some paper weaving. Check out some pictures below.
We have been learning about Spain in Geography over the past few weeks and have been working on Spain Projects with our partners. We have drawn and coloured beautiful pictures of Spanish Flags, Flamenco Dancers, Matadors and much more!
We have used the facts that we have collected and learned about Spain to complete a project full of interesting information about this wonderful country! Here is a picture of our Spanish Wall and the pictures below show some of the children with their projects
This week we have been working on our China projects ! we would like to share some facts with you….
The Great Wall of China can be seen from space.
The currency they use is… Renminbi.
The tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest is in China.
China has a population of 1.3 billon , it is a big country!!
Tea and rice come from China.
Pandas live in China and they eat bamboo.
The chinese flag has five yellow stars on it.
2013 is the year of the snake.
China is in Asia
Red is a lucky colourn in China.
The Chinese believe that red is a lucky colour.
We made chinese lanterns and are painting cherry blossom pictures today – we have learned loads!