RIVER MERSEY FIELDWORK TRIP
The Year 4 children had a great time exploring the River Mersey, while on their fieldtrip. They explored the features of a river and the effects of erosion on the environment. They classified insects found in nearby ponds and looked at the types of insects who rely on the clean water source. This made them understand the problems which can occur with pollution in the river as the insects would need to find another clean water source. Their advice is to keep our rivers clean.
Year 4 - Autumn
In Autumn, the children in Year 4 learnt about how rivers and mountains were formed. They found out about the main rivers in the UK and used their geographical knowledge to label them on a map. The children also looked at the changes that have occurred overtime such as flooding. In addition, children researched the effect that humans have on the growth and pollution around mountain ranges. The children also located mountain ranges of the UK on a map and used aerial photographs to identify mountainous areas. they consolidated this learning with a field trip to the River Mersey!
Year 4 also studied the Regions of the UK and labelled each region from a map. This was learning that should should have been in Year 3, though due to Covid wasn't taught in school. As a result, we put this learning into Year 4 to ensure there were no gaps in knowledge or skills.
The children compared various regions in terms of their population, climate and land use. They researched the human and physical characteristics of 2 regions which were the North West and the South West. Through this knowledge, they then compared the two regions based on their characteristics including population and climate.
Year 3 - Autumn
Year 3 have been exploring the regions of the UK. They have been looking at maps and their purpose as well as the purpose of keys. The children compared various regions of the UK in terms of their population and climate. They also used their map reading skills to find main cities within regions. In addition, the children studied how an area changed over time, exploring both human and physical changes over a 130 year period using DIGIMAPS. They also researched and presented information about a chosen region of the UK.
Year 6 - Autumn
In Year 6, the children were Town Planners in Geography and using aerial photographs and satellite images, looked at how land changed as the needs of people changed. They focused on how the geography of Trafford, Greater Manchester had changed and the reasons for this. They also considered what the needs of people would be in the future following the recent events in 2020. They discussed and presented information on how this will change our local environment, in terms of housing, shops, leisure and transportation.
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