What's happening in Geography?

Our Year 3 children braved the elements to complete an 'environmental survey' in the local area. The children chose three different areas to visit: a residential street, a busy dual carriageway and a church. Using maps to support their journey to each location, they spent time comparing the different places. The children recorded their thoughts and feelings about each place (what they liked and disliked about each one) as well as commenting on the cleanliness, the noise-level and how aesthetically pleasing each place was.

This activity allowed the children to apply some deeper thinking about their local environment, giving them a sense of place. The children began to think about how they feel in certain environments and what they enjoy about their surroundings.

The Year 3 children were certainly excellent geographers during their environmental walk!