In Geography this half term, Year 5 are learning all about the world! We started off this series of lessons by discussing how we find something on the earth, and what we would do if the internet wasn’t working when we needed to use Google maps!
The idea of longitude and latitude were introduced as a method for finding different places. After recapping compass points, the children were taught how to find the latitude (the fLAT line!) and decide if it was in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, before moving on to the longitude, using the Meridian line as a starting point.
Although the children did initially find this tricky, after lots of practise, they are now much more confident and thoroughly enjoyed the task!