Geography – Compass directions

Hello everyone!

Today we are going to be pirates and use compass directions to help us find some treasure.

The four main points on the compass are:-

I used these directions to make a treasure map of my garden.

I then used this map to look for treasure I had hidden for my little girl. Watch the video to see who found the treasure before us:


Can you make your own treasure map and use the compass points for the directions?

You could even make your own pirate hat for while your on your treasure hunt.

VE Day

This week the History team have been looking at VE Day, we will celebrate VE Day on Friday 8th May, but what is VE Day and why are we celebrating it?

Victory in Europe Day/VE Day took place on May 8th 1945. It was a public holiday and day of celebration to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in Second World War.

VE Day marked the end of the war with Germany and brought to an end six years of suffering, courage and endurance across the world.


How did people celebrate the first VE Day?

  • People ran out on to the streets, hanging bunting and banners and dancing.
  • Church bells played across the country to share the news: peace in Europe!
  • Everyone brought out food to share at street parties.

  • Tuesday May 8th was to be a national day of celebration; Victory in Europe Day.
  • The capital city, London, was the place to be on VE Day
  • Anyone who could reach the city did so.
  • The centre of London was full of people wearing red, white and blue, waving flags, dancing and singing
  • Fireworks filled the sky with flashes of light.
  • On VE Day, everyone, both in London and at home sitting by their radio, wanted to hear just one man: Winston Churchill, who was the Prime Minister.
  • At 3pm the Prime Minister broadcast to the nation: the war was over.

  • Shortly after Churchill’s speech, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the two princesses came out onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

  • Churchill told the crowds: “This is your victory!”


To celebrate VE Day the History team would like you to try some activities at home.


Can you make your own medal? This can be on the template attached or you can make your own 3D medal.


Design a Medal


Can you make some bunting to decorate your home or garden for a tea party on Friday?

Union Jack Template Display Bunting

We would love to see your medals and bunting, send your pictures to:

Geography – Maps

This week the Geography team have been looking at maps and how they can be useful.

Maps show the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another. They can help you figure out where you are and how to get where you want to go.

There are many types of maps. The kind you use depends on what you want to know. Here are a few examples:

  • Going somewhere new? A street map will show you roads, their names, and various locations along those roads.

  • Doing a project about countries? A map of the world will show you where the countries are.

  • Going on a trip to the zoo? The zoo’s map will show you where all the different animals are.


I have made some maps myself at home.

I used objects and toys from my house to create a simple map. I can use it to move my cars around the different places on the map.

I used my iPad to look on google maps. I found a map of where Ladywood is, I then used the editing tool to follow the roads and draw how I would get to Tesco (blue line) and how I would get to the park (yellow line)

Can you make your own map?

How can you get to the park?

How do you get to the shops?

Can you make a map of Ladywood?

We would really like to see the maps you make, you can send them to