In Geography this half term we are investigating the question ‘Can you step in the same river twice?’
Heraclitus stated ‘No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.’
What a glorious day to be by the River Itchen. We had a great time exploring the river and the surrounding area, spotting both aquatic and land invertebrates, measuring the flow of the river and looking for signs of other wildlife.
In preparation for our trip, we have been finding out about the River Itchen. We are planning to use our knowledge to produce a non fiction text about the river, based on the book Great Rivers of the World. The children have planned their work and started to publish. The text will be completed after our trip to the River Itchen.
Today was all about maps! The children had to use six figure grid references to identify various sites on Ordnance Survey maps.
As part of our Rivers topic, we challenged the children to use atlases to find 17 rivers from all around the world. They had to draw and label each river on their map and then choose two rivers to research and compare.
We started our topic by exploring the water cycle and understanding the journey of a river.