Week 3 - 15.06.20
Objective: To find out about the three main ways that height can be shown on maps and to create your own Cereal Island.
Starter - Watch the first video underneath - Learn about Contours with Simon King. https://youtu.be/CZnHA7IYTSo
Task 3 – Make your own contour map.
Objective: To understand how to be a responsible user of the countryside.
Task 1 - Watch the countryside code video beneath. What do you like about the video? https://youtu.be/lMLHrBtLMTI
Task 2 - Read through the Powerpoint
Task 2 - Open the document - Going out with your map. Study the images and information carefully and complete the activity to show people how they should look after their countryside. You could make a poster or your own powerpoint! Make sure you send these to us!
The Country Code is a standard set of guidelines for members of the public, to ensure respect and enjoyment in the countryside.
The five points of the Countryside Code are:
- Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
- Take maps/guidebooks
- Be prepared for changes in weather
- Check the weather so you know what to expect
- Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
- Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move - so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
- Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry - on a public footpath)
- Follow paths where crops are growing
- Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
- Don't disturb ruins or historic sites
- Don't interfere with machinery or livestock
- Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
- Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
- Don't damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
- Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
- Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
- Keep dogs under close control
- By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
- Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
- Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
- Consider other people
- Respect the needs of local people
- When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
- By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
- Support the rural economy - for example, buy your supplies from local shops