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As today's Geography lesson is not easily adaptable for home learning, I have decided it would be better for you to have a go at the BBC Bitesize lesson on 'Cities, towns and villages'. In tomorrow's Treasure Map work I shall try to link some of our Geography learning from today, so that you don't feel that you've missed out. smiley

Treasure Maps 

In yesterday's Geography lesson we were supposed to be learning about how to use compass directions. However, time escaped us in the afternoon and we are yet to complete the session. The lesson itself focuses on looking at a map of Lilleshall and identifying which direction certain places/points are found. The second part of the lesson looks at using an aerial photograph of the school grounds and walking outside to learn how to use the language of position and direction (including compass directions) in order to explain the location of objects/areas of the school. 


Following this we should have been creating our own treasure maps today using the school grounds as an area to "hide" the treasure. So for today's home lesson I would like you to look at the following link to learn about compasses:


If possible I would then like you to find an aerial photograph of your village/ home area on Google Maps and use compass directions to verbally describe where certain points/places are found. For example, when looking at a map of Lilleshall I might want to describe where the monument is in relation to the school. If you have a compass at home you could use this to work out the 'true direction' of places such as your house, so that you can then accurately use North, South, East and West to describe the locations of other places on your map. Alternatively if you do not have a compass you can practise explaining locations by using the following terms: 

  • near to
  • next to 
  • to the left of 
  • to the right of
  • close to 


Below you can also find an indoor compass challenge.