Yesterday, as part of our Geography enquiry, we used UK atlases to locate different regions in the United Kingdom and found out that Manchester is located in Northern England. We also found out that Northern England is famous for its beautiful countrysides such the Lake District. Using tracing paper, we sketched the outline of Cumbria on the map and located the Lake District using a tree symbol to represent the countryside. The children continued to add more physical and human features such as roads, bridges and lakes. Y3 found the map work quite tricky at first but with great team work and perseverance all children managed to create their own maps including a key.
This week the children have been asked to complete some research based on the Lake District tourist attractions for their homework. If you have any information leaflets, pictures or posters of the Lake District then please send them into school next week for the class to look at. The children are really enjoying learning all about the Lake District and will be producing an information leaflet of their own over the next few weeks.