Why is Kensington a necessity to our local area?
Year one have had a brilliant time learning about our local area. They have learnt about the physical and human features of the local area and explained what they like and do not like about living in Kensington. Year one went on a visit around our local area, they went for a walk and viewed the area that they live in. Within the class, there was a lot of discussion about the area and more importantly, the children were introduced to map work.
Within year one, the children have been using google street map, world maps and an atlas within their lesson.
Support for parents
If you would like to support your child in their learning of geography I have come across a few websites that you could use with your child to help develop their learning further. I have also found some resources that may be of some interest to you and your child that you can buy and some ideas for family days out to visit Liverpool’s most famous and fun attractions.
Places to Visit
The Liverpool Museum has a host of learning experiences for both young and old. It has many exhibits that will help your child develop their understanding of Liverpool. The museum often holds family activity days which are really popular! Why not plan a day out with your family at the Liverpool Museum.
A fun filled family day, you could take the Ferry across the Mersey, http://www.merseyferries.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx ..... why not pack a picnic and enjoy Spaceport? (Victoria Place, Seacombe, Wallasey, CH44 6QY). (Tickets for Children £5 for entry to spaceport and £9 for adults)
Walker Art Gallery:
Within the art gallery there is a Big Art little Art gallery available for children under 8. The gallery has a reading corner that has a variety of books, art activities, dressing up corner, investigation areas and lots more. It is totally free! The children can have a lovely time exploring and creating. Resources/Books
http://www.collins.co.uk/category/Primary/Atlases+%26+Geography/ (A range of Atlases)
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/geography/contents_maps.htm (worksheets to download and complete)
http://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/geography (worksheets and support)
Videos to help learning:
Liverpool often hosts many event throughout the year. One of the most popular and over whelming one is when the Giants visited Liverpool.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ozXIW3Stk (slideshow of Liverpool)
Keep up to date with what’s on in Liverpool
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk › News