Role playing mapping game as a migrated bird

Learning objective

To understand and use four figure grid references.
To understand what migration is and why birds migrate.


During this 2 hour session, children will learn about migration, focusing on swifts. In pairs, they will first be introduced to using a map of the grounds by completing a shortened version of our mapping session. They will then use a map and 4-figure grid references to find plastic pigeons located across the site. These will give them instructions to move across our game board depending on the dangers and help they find. Along the way, they will use a range of information to find the answer to migration related questions. Who can make it across their migratory route?

Key information

Two hour session

This is available for Upper Key Stage 2 children

The key focus for this is: Environmental – Birds