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First half of the Autumn Term

This half term we are exploring locations of the world the children have come up with lots of great questions that they want to find the answers to like....Why is the Arctic so cold? Which desert is the largest and where is it? What are the 7 wonders of the world and where are they?

We have learnt how to read OS maps, including 4 and 6 figure grid references and what all the symbols mean. We then compared an OS map of our local area in Preston to Ribchester and thought about how/why they are similar and why/how they differ.

We then used the Atlases to name and locate the 7 continents of the world and the main oceans as well as the different countries and capital cities in Europe.

We finished the unit by using the Atlases and the notebooks to explore the physical and human geography of North and South America.

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