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Geography - Map symbols


Today we will be thinking about map skills. Especially thinking about symbols used in maps.

Have a look at the map below.

Can you see the 'key' on the side of the picture, this shows us what the colours and symbols mean.

Look through Powerpoint to learn about map Symbols

These symbols are also used;

Your Tasks

Can you match the symbols to the items?

Have a go.


Try and draw a map of our school.

Can you add a key to show what each area is?

Remember to include:

- The field

- Forest school

- The playground

- The running track

- The school building

- Carpark

- Footpaths

- The swales


Here's a map of the school to help you. You could also use google maps to help.

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