Welcome back Rowan class for the new half term! Our adventure this time is River Rescue. We will be looking at all the different features of a river and the problems that are happening around the world involving pollution.
First, the children looked at Sir David Attenborough and the work he has done over the years to raise awareness of pollution and the dangers they have on our environment. We looked at lots of different facts about him and put them in order to get a timeline of his life.
The children took part in a Burn2Learn to identify famous rivers around the world. Once they matched the picture to the river names, the children then looked at each river individually and in more depth. We looked at the length and width of the rivers, countries they flowed through and any other interesting facts.
Next, we looked at the structure of rivers. The children went on a treasure hunt around the playground to find different pictures, names and explanations about different parts of rivers. When they got back to the classroom, they had to match all these together.
Now the children know the different parts a river, they had a go at creating a river of their own out of natural objects in the playground. They used items such as stones, twigs and grass to put this together, as well as labelling the different river parts. The children were very creative with the activity and loved working as a team to create their river.