During this half term, Mars have been looking at their local area. The children could locate where Lowerhouse Junior School was on a map, by looking closely at the UK. We have looked at Towneley Hall and Gawthorpe Hall and compared these two stately homes by their features. 

The children have thought about how their local area has developed over time- we specifically looked at Rosegrove Train Platform and how and why this has changed over the years. 

Whilst looking at our local area, we have used ‘digimap’. This has enabled us to look at key landmarks in our local area. We were even able to create a map of our local area! By using maps, we have also learnt how to find four figure coordinates, understand compass points and recognise some OS symbols.