Year 3 had a fabulous morning in the sunshine studying the
villages of Great Longstone and Little Longstone. To link in with our Geography
work on Settlements, we spent ten minutes tallying a traffic count to see how
many cars, bicycles, motorbikes, lorries, buses and walkers travelled through
We then walked around the two villages noting the houses, shops,
schools, churches and pubs found in each. We realised that Great Longstone is a
nucleated settlement and Little Longstone is a linear settlement.
surveys had been completed, we sketched a traditional house and also a beautiful
chapel. Some of us were able to identify the different types of stone they were
made out of and other interesting features such as sash windows, lintels,
mullions and archways. Back in the classroom, we will use the information we
gathered to look at the differences and similarities between the two villages.
We hope to study our route on a map and create a colour coded key to locate all
the different places we found.