Tom Garner. Milking Bank Primary School. GIS in Primary. Where will it fit in with Geography?. Unit 1: Around our school – the local area Unit 2: How can we make our local area safer? Unit 6: Investigating our local area Unit 8: Improving the environment
Milking Bank Primary School
Where will it fit in with Geography?
Key Stage 1
What is a map?
Can you find….your school….your street….your house?
Reception children can recognise their school from this picture.
Children can find where they live
It’s as easy as typing in the street name……
And then looking for the house numbers!
Children can then look at an aerial photograph of their house…
…and recognise it!
What is an address?
Milking Bank Primary School,
Milking Bank Estate,
Search for leisure facilities in an aerial photograph
Using other pieces of clip art, or through annotation, children could identify problem areas and make suggestions about how to improve them
e.g. traffic calming methods
one way systems
Label photographs to show aspects related to traffic (QCA)
Key Stage 2
QCA unit suggestions:
This is a 'long' unit. It deals with a local traffic improvement scheme (a by-pass) and the impact it will have on local people and the environment. The unit has been designed so it can be adapted easily for any local issue. The issue could be concerned with other traffic improvement schemes, eg. speed ramps, one-way streets, cycle lanes, pedestrian crossings, routes for handicapped people or a quite different issue, eg a proposal for quarrying, the effect of a hypermarket on existing shops, the effect of demolishing old houses to create a new site with different potential uses like a leisure centre or mosque, building a BMX track.
Before the Bypass
Compare the current edition of the O.S map to historic versions of the maps pre-bypass construction.
overlay the specially designed clip art to make suggestions for change
Use a map/aerial photograph to find an
Mark that route on the map using drawing tools
e.g. for Unit 6
an image of the local area
a word bank with words
associated with land uses