This week, the children have been focussing a lot on our new Geography topic, ‘Locational and Place Knowledge’. Within this topic, we have been exploring OS maps. We started off by learning about the different symbols that are often used on OS maps using a map key to help us. Next, we practised reading a map using a four figure grid reference to help us locate different objects and co-ordinates on a treasure map. Using all of this knowledge, we took a closer look at Lanchester on an OS map. We used co-ordinates to help locate Lanchester and our knowledge of OS symbols to locate different things such as our school and other schools in our local area, All Saints’ Church, The Post Office and the library. Mrs Patterson also very kindly shared her expertise by bringing in a range of OS maps of different areas to help the children to understand other elements and scales of OS maps. We will use these to help us measure distances using a particular scale. The children have loved this topic so far!