Year 5 visited the Forest of Dean to develop their geographical field work skills.
First, we visited New Fancy View Point where we looked at a ‘geomap’ which showed the Forest of Dean’s geology and historical land use. Our children used this to learn about past land uses of the forest and to draw their own maps.
Next, we visited Beechenhurst where our children walked through the forest, experiencing the sights and sounds. They identified the layers of the temperate deciduous forest and compared these with the layers of a rainforest. Back in class the children used what they learnt on our trip to compare land use in the Forest of Dean to that of the rainforest in Brazil.
Well done Year 5, you were great geographers!