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1 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 OS Symbols and Grid References These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. 1 of 18 © Boardworks Ltd 2005

2 2 of 18 Learning objectives Why do we use symbols? What are O.S. symbols? What are 4 figure and 6 figure grid references?

3 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 Where do we use symbols?

4 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 However, not all the detail will fit on the map, so we use different images, abbreviations and letters to represent the main items on the map. When drawing a map to scale, it is important to include as much detail as possible. Activity Draw a map that shows your route to school but do not use any words! Why do we use symbols?

5 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 Learning objectives Why do we use symbols? What are O.S. symbols? What are 4 figure and 6 figure grid references?

6 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 O.S. map symbols

7 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 Match the O.S. symbol to the correct description bus station deciduous forest camp site coniferous forest picnic site church with a spire church with a tower view point marsh train station secondary road main road

8 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 Name the O.S. symbol

9 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 Hint - There are 11 different symbols to identify ! Identify all the symbols you can spot on this Ordnance Survey map. O.S. map symbols

10 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 main road minor roadcontour line river public house buildings chapel church with a tower telephone bridleway pond Did you spot them all?

11 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 Learning objectives Why do we use symbols? What are O.S. symbols? What are 4 figure and 6 figure grid references?

12 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 What is the 4-figure grid reference of the hat? 1st 2nd Flower = figure grid references

13 © Boardworks Ltd of What is the 4 figure grid reference of: the chapel? the telephone? the small island? 43 4-figure grid references

14 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 The 6-figure grid reference of the church with a spire is st 2nd 6-figure grid references

15 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 You live at and need to see a friend at In what direction and over what distance will you be travelling? How will you get there? What will you see on the way? 6-figure grid references

16 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 6-figure grid references

17 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 What is the 6-figure grid reference of… 1.The site of the battle. 2.The bus station in Naperton. 3.The church with a tower in Bingham

18 © Boardworks Ltd of 18 What is the 6-figure grid reference of …?


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