Year 5 Become Map Detectives!

On Wednesday, year 5 took part in a ‘Map Detective’ workshop with Moya from Urban Wise London. They started the day in the classroom, looking at different maps including physical and satellite, pointing out similarities and differences and when might be the best time to use which map. The children pointed out landmarks which they were familiar with, such as the Tabernacle and how the key can help us identify where the nearest churches, parks and educational institutes are. After wrapping up warm, they headed out to explore the local area using the geographical skills, symbols, field sketches and directional language they had learnt in the classroom to help them along the way. They examined the environment and followed a route on a map using a compass. They learnt that Golborne Road has a large Moroccan influence, with many yummy places to eat tagine. They found it interesting that during the Spanish Civil War, many people fled to Notting Hill which explains why there is a Spanish school and many tapas restaurants in the area!

Thank you Moya. We look forward to inviting you back in the summer term to learn more about the history of the area.