Prae Wood Primary School

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welcome to MANGROVE Class



Our class teachers are Louise Collinge and Rebecca Cohen and our teaching assistant is Clare Mooney.

TOPIC: Local Geography in Action

This half term our topic is Local Geography in Action


From our immersion, we have discovered that some children already know that:


  • St Albans, Hemel and Hatfield are all places in Hertfordshire
  • different types of map are used for different purposes
  • St Albans has some of the busiest roads in Britain including the M1 and M25
  • cars are not good for the environment and cause pollution 

So we have decided as a class that we want to find out:


  • research road use around the school by completing surveys of the area
  • understand what air pollution is, how it affects us and what we can do to alleviate it
  • make recommendations about changes to improve safety and air quality in our local area


As part of our topic, we investigated different maps of the local area: located towns in Hertfordshire, used compass directions to orientate ourselves and gave directions using road maps.

On Wednesday 8th May, Setpoint Hertfordshire came to work with Year 5 on a K'Nex Challenge. The children had to work effectively with a partner to design and build a flying machine. There were specifications the children had to consider, although they could also include any engineering ideas they thought of independently.

King Harry Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HZ

01727 751930