Is flooding a problem in our area?
This project teaches....
children to look at local issues and how they can affect us directly. We will be researching when and where local floods occur. Aerial maps will be explored and acetate overlays will be added indicating the flooded areas. In order to explore how flooding affects the local community a questionnaire will be devised by the class and sent to parents. If the flooding is shown to be a problem, the children will then write a letter to the local council stating problems.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Involving the local community through questionnaires and letters.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Questionnaires and letters.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
Research when and where floods happen in our local area - interviewing locals, newspaper archives, flood maps.
Using research results from previous lesson create an acetate flood map that can be overlaid on an aerial photograph/google maps. Analyse what this indicates. Create a questionnaire to be sent out to members of the local community.
Gather questionnaire answers together and see if there are common answers. Using this, write a class letter to the council to demonstrate your findings.
🏁 BIG FINISH
Writing a letter to the local council demonstrating the children's understanding of their enquiry.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
Research materials, e.g. newspaper archives, maps.