7th February 2023
Where am I?
North, South, East or West. Where should I turn and go? This term in Geography, the year 2 class
have been learning about maps. This week’s learning challenge was to be able to use the compass
points to find and give direction. They learnt how to hold the compass flat with the direction of
travel arrow pointing away from you and directly at the landmark. The children started off by
reviewing the four main compass points. They then had to go on a journey which started inside their
classroom. Before commencing their journey, they worked together in pairs trying to figure out how
they would finally get to their destination. Using vocabulary learnt (East, West, North and south)
they navigated the various routes in the school. In the end some were able to get to their
destinations while others got lost and had to find alternative routes. All in all, the children learnt that
the compass directions help us orient ourselves wherever we are.