The Abbey CE VA Primary School

Geography reindeer hunt

Year 6 enjoyed an active session of geography fieldwork on Friday afternoon with  Adrian from Active Outdoor Discovery. Emulating the Romans’ system of measurement, the children were challenged to measure the length and width of the playground using their own footsteps and they learnt that the concept of a mile derives from a thousand paces.
  They then had to use their best map reading skills to interpret a map of the school grounds in order to find the various reindeer markers that had been hidden around. They put into practice what they had been taught about reading maps and showed great teamwork. There were huge smiles and rosy cheeks all round!
  Thank you to Mrs Murden for organising the session! Mrs Huntley