22 September 2023

Friday 22 September 2023

Our whole-school homework this week is:

Reading: please make sure your child is reading on a daily basis.

Number Fact Fluency: Use Numbots or Times Table Rock Stars in regular short bursts.

Talk Time

Vocabulary is the focus of this week’s Talk Time.

Thinking about the new topic vocabulary, I can begin to use these words at home.

This half term, we’re all being geographers, learning specifically about British geography. Here’s a list of key words that are being learnt and applied as part of our learning:

Years 1 and 2 Geography vocabulary:

atlas a collection of maps, usually in a book
city a large town
capital city a city where the government of a country is located
compass a tool for finding direction
locality an area or neighbourhood
landmark an object or feature of a locality that has importance and can be used to help find your way.
physical geography physical geography looks at the natural things in our environment
human geography human geography looks at changes in the environment by humans
fieldwork observing and collecting data in a locality
map a drawing of a place, usually from above
map key a little box on a map which explains what the different lines and symbols on a map mean.

Years 3 and 4 Geography vocabulary:

grid reference a location on a map which is found using numbered lines
easting a vertical grid line which tells you how east or west you are on a map
northing A horizontal grid line which tells you how north or south you are on a map
Ordnance Survey (OS) Britain’s mapping agency
scale the relationship between distance on a map and the matching distance on the ground
county a region within a country
fieldwork observing and collecting data in a locality
land-use the specific purpose that an area of land is used for
compass points the marks on a compass that show direction

Years 5 and 6 Geography vocabulary:

national park an area set aside by the government for the preservation of the natural environment
city expansion also called urban sprawl, this is the increase in built up area of a city.
urban green space any vegetated land or water within an urban area
girth the distance around the outside of something thick
carbon stores places where carbon is stored in the environment
Justification a good reason or explanation for something
interpolation a process of finding unknown values that sit in between know values
sampling a way of collecting fieldwork data without measuring anything

Some of these words have already been discussed in lessons but there may be others that are going to be covered in the coming weeks.

Encourage your child to think back to their geography learning so far. The following questions might prompt your child to remember even more about the vocabulary:

Each half term, we’re encouraging voice projection, fluency and pace. Referring to these ‘Remember 2s’ (R2s) will help your child to speak clearly and confidently: