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Map Skills

Somerset Progression in map skills 

Progression in map skills
Year 1 to 3

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Direction/Location

Follow directions (Up, down, left/right, forwards/backwards)

Follow directions (as yr 1 and inc’. NSEW)

Use 4 compass points to follow/give directions:

Use letter/no. co-ordinates to locate features on a map.

Drawing maps

Draw picture maps of imaginary places and from stories.

Draw a map of a real or imaginary place. (e.g. add detail to a sketch map from aerial photograph)

Try to make a map of a short route experienced, with features in correct order;

Try to make a simple scale drawing.

Representation

Use own symbols on imaginary map.

Begin to understand the need for a key.

Use class agreed symbols to make a simple key.

 Know why a key is needed

Use Standard symbols

Using maps

Use a simple picture map to move around the school;

Recognise that it is about a place.

Follow a route on a map.

Use a plan view.

Use an infant atlas to locate places.

Locate places on larger scale maps e.g. map of Europe. Follow a route on a map with some accuracy. (e.g. whilst orienteering)

Scale/Distanc

Use relative vocabulary (e.g. bigger/smaller, like/dislike)

Begin to spatially match places (e.g. recognise UK on a small scale and larger scale map)

Begin to match boundaries (E.g. find same boundary of a country on different scale maps.)

Perspective

Draw around objects to make a plan.

Look down on objects to make a plan view map.

Begin to draw a sketch map from a high view point.

Map knowledge

Learn names of some places within/around the UK. E.g. Home town, cities, countries e.g. Wales, France.

Locate and name on UK map major features e.g. London, River Thames, home location, seas.

Begin to identify points on maps A,B and C within the N.C document. (see www.nc.uk.net//nc/contents/geog.htm for maps)

Style of map

Picture maps and globes

Find land/sea on globe.

Use teacher drawn base maps.

Use large scale OS maps.

Use an infant atlas

Use large scale OS maps.

Begin to use map sites on internet.

Begin to use junior atlases.

Begin to identify features on aerial/oblique photographs.

 

Progression in map skills
Year 4 to 6

Year 4

Year 5    

Year 6

Direction/ Location

Use 4  compass points well:

Begin to use 8      

compass points;

Use letter/no. co-ordinates to locate features on a map confidently.

Use 8 compass points;

Begin to use 4 figure co-ordinates to locate features on a map.

Use 8 compass points confidently and accurately;

Use 4 figure co-ordinates confidently to locate features on a map.

Begin to use 6 figure grid refs; use latitude and longitude on atlas maps.

Drawing maps

Make a map of a short route experienced, with features in correct order;

Make a simple scale drawing.

Begin to draw a variety of thematic maps based on their own data.

Draw a variety of thematic maps based on their own data.

Begin to draw plans of increasing complexity.

Representation

Know why a key is needed.

Begin to recognise symbols on an OS map.

Draw a sketch map using symbols and a key;

Use/recognise OS map symbols.

Use/recognise OS map symbols;

Use atlas symbols.

Using maps

Locate places on large scale maps, (e.g. Find UK or India on globe)

Follow a route on a large scale map.

Compare maps with aerial photographs.

Select a map for a specific purpose.  (E.g. Pick atlas to find Taiwan, OS map to find local village.)

Begin to use atlases to find out about other features of places. (e.g. find wettest part of the world)

Follow a short route on an OS map.  Describe features shown on OS map.

Locate places on a world map.

Use atlases to find out about other features of places. (e.g. mountain regions, weather patterns)

Scale/Distance

Begin to match boundaries (E.g. find same boundary of a county on different scale maps.)

Measure straight line distance on a plan.

Find/recognise places on maps of different scales.  (E.g. river Nile.)

Use a scale to measure distances.

Draw/use maps and plans at a range of scales.

Perspective

Draw a sketch map from a high view point.

Draw a plan view map with some accuracy.

Draw a plan view map accurately.

Map knowledge

Begin to identify  significant places and environments stated within KS2 N.C. (see www.nc.uk.net//nc/contents/geog.htm for maps)

Identify significant places and environments as stated within KS2 N.C. (see www.nc.uk.net//nc/contents/geog.htm for maps)

Confidently identify significant places and environments stated within KS2 N.C

Begin to identify places and environments on maps within Ks 3 N.C. (see www.nc.uk.net//nc/contents/geog.htm for maps)

Style of map

Use large and medium scale OS maps.

Use junior atlases.

Use map sites on internet.

Identify features on aerial/oblique photographs.

Use index and contents page within atlases.

Use medium scale land ranger OS maps.

Use OS maps.

Confidently use an atlas.

Recognise world map as a flattened globe.