Today we explored what the children know about mapping. We opened dialogue to see what they already know as well as what they would like to know about mapping. We prompted the children with questions…
What do you know about maps? Where have you seen maps before? Have you used a map before? What is on a map? and so on…
Cooper: There trails on the maps
Shirley: Maps lead you to a place
Talyn: Pirates use a map
Hayley: There are different kinds of maps. It takes you to different places.
Janpreet: If you get to the end of the map you dig down and get a pot of gold.
Saj: Maps are for if you are lost.
Angus: You can use maps to lead you to places and they can help you get back to places you need to get too.
Amelia: Maps take you anywhere.
Deng: Maps tell you which directions to go.
Mia: There is treasure maps.
Dion: Maps makes you go to islands.
Johnny: Maps take you home if you are lost.
Linda: Some maps take you where you want to go.
Henry: Well x marks the spots for pirate spots but another kind of map is in a car.
What type of map is in a car?
Henry: It’s called a GPS
Krish: A map guides you to treasure
Hannah: Maps can make you go to a place where you want to camp.
Ishaan: Maps you lead you where ever you want.
Josroz: You can go places and maps can help you to go home.
Ekam: Maps can help you to find treasure.
Josh: Maps are locations.
Chris: Maps sometimes can take you home or to a park.
Yianni: Maps can lead you to treasure.
Lists of maps we know:
Janpreet: Human maps and pirate maps
Shirley: Treasure maps
Ishaan: Golden maps and money maps
Amelia: Normal map
What’s on a normal map?
Ishaan: A normal map is something you can find that’s normal
Krish: Navigation maps
Jasroz: Island maps
Johnny: Soccer maps
Hayley: Animal maps
Ekam: Pirate maps
Josh: Footy maps
Mia: Gem maps
Tyson: A map is for travelling somewhere. Compass tells you a direction you have to go.
TJ: A map tells you where ever you want to go.
Sarah: A map tells you where to go.
Portia: A map gives you some ideas where you go. I bring a map with me and then I go wherever I want.
Kimzar: On map you can see things.
Anna: A map is where you go, like to go somewhere else.
Anh – A map is a thing when you are lost you use it.
Jayden M: You might find a treasure map.
Kaleb: A map tells you where to go and you can see different places.
Matthew: A map is something, like if you go somewhere and you get lost and you have a map with you and you don’t know where you are going and if you have a map a map will tell you where to go.
Kayden: A map is when you get lost you can find stuff and a map can tell you all the different places to get home.
Olivia: When you are lost in the bush you have a map with you.
Ayda: A map is when you get lost you have a map with you and you can find your way home.
Crista: A map is so you know which way to go.
Jayden B: There is a map in your car.
Ezekiel : A map is when you get lost.
Thaison: Maps help you find places.
Carter: Maps shows you the direction to places.
The children were then given an A3 piece of paper and were given the task of mapping the school. We shared photos on the screen of the school taken recently from a place. This gave the children a birds eye view.
Humanities and Social Sciences- INQUIRY AND SKILLS
Researching- Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables and on plans and labelled maps (ACHASSI003, ACHASSI020, ACHASSI036)
Analysing- Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI007, ACHASSI024, ACHASSI040)
Evaluating and reflecting- Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI008, ACHASSI025, ACHASSI041)
Here are the children’s maps of the school: