Y7 Free OS Maps given to all


Today all of year 7 have recieved their new OS Explorer Maps for the Greenwich and Gravesend along with a map reading made easy peasy guide.  Thanks Ordnance Survey!

This weeks homework for all is to explore your explorer maps.  Have a good look at them and find your house and school and give six figure grid references for both.  If your house isn’t on then give a six figure grid reference for a place you have visited.  You may want to spread your map on the floor at home to have a good look at the whole area. 

Remember the secret of folding an OS map and remember to think about your scale.  The explorer maps have a scale of 1:25,000 which means that for every 1 cm on the map it represents 25,000 cm in real life or 250 m.  We will be using these maps lots in class over next term. Click on the image above to get a digital map.

 Don’t forget to visit MAPZONE the OS site for students to learn how to work out six figure grid references, map symbols, scale and directions.


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