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Archive for the 'Geography' Category

Future Forecasters?

In Form I, Geography lessons cover the countries of the United Kingdom and the weather among other things. This week the two topics combined as the children became weather presenters.  Working in pairs they were given a data sheet with weather conditions for the different countries of the UK.  They then plotted the appropriate weather symbols on to maps on the Fizzbooks before presenting their forecast to the class on the whiteboard.

Researching the UK’s Cities

Lower IV have been assigned a different UK city each to create an informative poster about.  Some of the fantastic fact-filled items can be seen below.

Learning about the United Kingdom

As the children begin their journey through Geography in Form I, they learn about the United Kingdom, its constituent countries and the seas that surround it.  This week the children consolidated their learning with a giant map and a jigsaw of the UK – which was trickier than it looked as the pieces could be upside down or back to front!

 

 

Wateraid Speaker

This week, Kevin Dooher, a volunteer speaker for the charity, Wateraid, came to talk to Middle IV.

He showed some films about the difficulties and dangers faced by millions of people across the globe who do not have access to safe water or a toilet, and he quoted some truly horrifying statistics.

Our visitor brought with him some gruesome green water. None of us would have dreamt of drinking it, but children in many parts of the world do not have the luxury of making that choice.

Struggling across the courtyard carrying heavy buckets of water helped our children to understand the reality of daily life for women and girls in countries like Africa, India and South America.

We wondered how we would use our precious ten litres of water if that were all we had each day. No showers, for certain!

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