16 Jun KS1 Fieldwork Day
This week, the children across Key Stage 1 put their geography skills to the test and became geographers in their first ever Fieldwork Day! The children were able to draw upon their prior geographical knowledge to plan a walk in the local area which would allow them to make observations and collect data about the human and physical geography of Hackney.
Year 1 focused on the different land uses in Hackney and spent some time exploring aerial view maps to look for the symbols that represent these. Whilst out and about on their local area walk, the children conducted a roadside survey to find out about how people travel in our local area. Back at school, they used the data collected and created bar charts and pictograms to represent it.
Year 2 also began their fieldwork by focusing on the land use on Hackney; they used aerial view maps and photographs to help them locate well-known landmarks in the local area and then created their own symbols that could be used to represent them. Whilst carrying out their local area walk, the children conducted a survey to find out how the local area looks after the environment in a sustainable way. Back in the classroom, Year 2 produced a simple map of their walk and then used the compass points to describe the locations of some places that they came across. The children discussed initiatives that Hackney has in place to help look after our environment, and made some suggestions about how this could be improved.