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Enriching experiences

Mapping the World 

Working in pairs, we used a balloon to help us visualise our earth. Using an atlas for support, we were tasked to draw and label the continents of the world, the poles and the tropics. As you can see, we did a fantastic job!




Formby Beach Fieldwork

As part of our Year 4 geography fieldwork, we were tasked with investigating ‘how and why does the vegetation on Formby Beach change over time?’ To discover why, we packed our caps and sun cream before heading to Formby beach to examine the dunes in person. Using our observational skills, we sketched and described the dunes in three areas. This evidence alongside our prior knowledge of dune formation helped us understand the changes on Formby Beach.


Antoni Gaudi Architecture

To coincide with our study of Barcelona, Year 4 took a closer look at the outstanding architecture of Antoni Gaudi to recreate a famous sculpture, located in Parc Güell, using his trademark, colourful designs. 


The children focused on the human characteristics of the Gaudi sculputure when creating their own 3D lizard sculptures. It was a great opportunity for a closer, in-depth look at one of the main, tourist attraction, that is made up of human characteristics, of Barcelona- Parc Güell.


After learning about the human geography of Barcelona, I really enjoyed trying to recreate one of the iconic features. I think my lizard would look great on the side of a Gaudi building in Barcelona! – Scarlett