TBAT know the points of a compass
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills and select ‘Compass and directions’ explaining the 4-point, 8-point and 16-point compass.
Make your own compass
You will need:
What to do:
With your compass, write down what you can see at each compass point. You could do this: in your house, garden, outside your front door, park.
TBAT understand map symbols
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills and select ‘Map Symbols’ to the see the different symbols that are shown when you look at ordinance survey maps.
Think about the area you live in. Look at the ‘Map Symbols’ PDF in the resources section. How many of these symbols do you think you would find in your local area? Draw your own key for the features you think you might find when looking at a map of the local area.
Type in the school postcode or your own house postcode to see a map of the area you live in. How many of the symbols you identified can you see on the map? Don’t forget to look at the different types of roads and buildings.
TBAT compare two contrasting areas
Now you now a little more about the area you live in, you are going to compare it to a contrasting area. For example: Peak District, Great Yarmouth, Cornwall or any other area you wish to compare.
Using the ‘Map Symbols’ PDF what other features can you now see in this area, compared to what you found out about the area you live in.
Write a short paragraph to compare the 2 areas you have found out about.