Today we have followed bearings by rotating the dial to select the number of degrees away from north, turning until the red needle points to magnetic north and heading off by following the direction of travel arrow. We tried out some different styles of compass.

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Heading North

The latest development in our orienteering journey has been to find magnetic north using a compass. In turn, we have been able to orientate our school orienteering maps to magnetic north – a key skill in the sport! It was tricky at first but we persevered, becoming quite proficient by the end of the session. […]

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Orienteering @ Lakeside!

Putting learning on the map! Pupils from Y5 have been taking classes in orienteering. As well as being an introduction to the sport of orienteering, the lessons are also designed to offer a practical context for the application of maths and, in particular, those skills relating to space, shape and angles. You can see from […]

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Stratford Upon Avon

We had an excellent trip to Stratford yesterday.   In the morning, the children used their observation skills and map reading skills to follow a town trail which took in the major Shakespearean sites in the town. Following lunch by the river, the children  participated in a drama workshop with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  […]

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