Bonjour les amis ! We shall be doing some more GEOGRAPHY work today, still linked to map reading!
LO: To understand 4 and 6 figure grid references, and know when each type is useful.
In today’s geography session we shall be exploring grid references. Grid references are used in geography to define locations on a map. Maps tend to have faint lines going vertically and horizontally along with it which creates a grid. The grid we then have a number running along the bottom edge and side edge. As geographers, we used those numbers together to find a specific point on a map.
There are fancy geographical words for the lines:
When creating a grid reference, we always use the EASTING number first and then the NORTHING NUMBER and they just join together to look like a 4 digit number (4 figure grid reference).
Have a read of the slides attached which we provide more information on these lines and how they are used to create 4 and 6 figure grid references, then complete the activities...