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Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School

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Summer Topic: How green was my valley?

This term our topic focuses on geography and a study of Castleton. The children will begin learning about the differences between Castleton and the Alps, as well as studying the similarities and differences between the landscapes today and in the past. 


The children will also be studying maps and ordnance surveys with symbols to see how landscapes are mapped out. This will be vital ahead of their visit to Castleton to put their knowledge into action and see for themselves the landscape. The visit to Castleton will then allow the children to give a good justified answer to our topic question 'How green was my valley?'


The recent trip to Castleton was a huge success! The children really enjoyed themselves and were able to explore the village of Castleton and hike up to Peveril Castle to see the views from high up. We all explored the old castle and took lots of photographs which can be found in our Summer pictures section. Most recently the children have written a recount of their day at Castleton. They all had so much to say and wrote with excellent enthusiasm in their writing. It is clear to see that the ice-cream was one of the favourite moments in the day!