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Monday 23rd April – Y5 create maps to illustrate Friday’s walk

One of our Working as Geographers skills is to be able to create and modify maps based on field observations.  Today, Y5 did just that, creating beautifully illustrated and annotated maps of their river walk through the city.  Cartography (the science of creating maps) is both ancient and invaluable to our understanding of the world around us. Today’s work threw up many questions that can be clarified over the coming weeks and addressed when the children revisit their map.  One important question was around the purpose of a map – is it for use by the person who draws it or should it be able to be read by others?  Enjoy the gallery.