Our first Geography topic this year was based around rivers, mountains and the links between these and the Water Cycle.
Our questions for enquiry:
How is a river made?
What is the difference between a river and a lake?
Why are rivers sometimes found at the bottom of a mountain?
Where does a river end?
Why are rivers important to people?
We had an amazing experience visiting the Peak District National Park.
We were given the opportunity to…
- Gain a deeper understanding of river study fieldwork.
- Investigate aquatic life within the river.
- Study examples of geographical features of the river, such as deposition, erosion and look for indicators of pollution.
- Survey a section of the river and take accurate measurements of breadth, depth and flow rate.
- Look at both physical and human features of the Peak District and discuss why these are important for the future of a National Park.
We also worked on our map reading skills…
- We were introduced to simple map reading using geographical skills and maths.
- We gained an understanding of the language and construction of maps.
- We used mathematical
- We familiarised ourselves with using keys, symbols, scales and grids.
- We compared the ‘real’ features of the Peak District with their map equivalent.