Orienteering @ Lakeside

Putting learning on the map!

Pupils from Y5 have been taking classes in orienteering. As well as being an introduction to the sport of orienteering, the lessons are also designed to offer a practical context for the application of maths and, in particular, those skills relating to space, shape and angles.

You can see from the pictures that we have been developing our skills in small spaces, using simple maps to navigate between cone arrays. The next step is to transfer our skills to larger, more open spaces such as the school grounds.

Upcoming lessons will see the pupils learn how to make a simple plane table survey using basic trigonometry, just as the early pioneers of mapping would have done.




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