Compass Points Aim: Learn the points of a compass Aim for: Practice using directions Aim Higher: Remember and apply the compass directions to a map.
So Harry, which way do we go? Hey, Benjie … I have no idea …the route says go South, but which way is that? I know! Let’s ask the bunny and our team of helpers back home!
Hey guys, you need to use a compass.
There are four key directions :
N orth S outh E ast W est NE SE SW NW NNE ENE ESE SSE NNW WNW SSW WSW
Whilst the boys queue to get on the ferry at Dover, Harry decides to tell the others a story… “ One day, my grandpa decided to sail South East across the English Channel to see how fast he could get to France. But it got really stormy and he kept getting blown off course. He went round in circles, North, South, East, West, all over the place. Finally, as he approached the port of Calais, his boat was caught in a huge wave and flipped over. The sail snapped and punctured a hole in the side of his boat. He managed to find a life jacket and swim North West to the shore. The only thing he had saved was his compass which wore round his neck and he could use this to make sure he was heading in the right direction! This is the compass that I am using on this trip. It might save our lives too!”
London Australia Greenland United States of America Brazil Algeria Russia Write which direction the countries are from London Baffin Island
Benji, Harry and the Durracell Bunny live in the UK. All these are NATIONAL places.
All the points on the last map were INTERNATIONAL . What do you think this means?
LOCAL means something nearby. Can you think of a place local to school?
In your books, write a definition of the three words and then an example of a place.
Draw 3 columns. Write in each type of place. For each one, give some examples of things that you are linked with: