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5LB - Rivers 

 

This half term the children have learnt all about rivers. During our first week we worked really hard on looking at the different parts of a river, their importance to each other and what they would look like on a picture. The children used lots of different techniques to remember the terms and then at the end of the week we invited our parents in. The children, along with their parents, had to sketch a river on the playground with chalk. They then had to match the terms and definitions of the river to the picture. The children produced some brilliant sketches!

5MB - Parental Involvement

 

We also spent a long time look at river systems in the first week and what key features each part of the river had. We invited parents to come and help us draw the river systems on the playground and label them with definitions, so the children could create and experience it on a large scale. They did really well and taught the parents some great things they had learnt themselves about rivers. Here are some examples of their work.

5MB - Parental Involvement

5LB - Rivers 

 

The children looked at the animals that lives in rivers. We then looked at how the human impacts on the river. We went through all the natural and human causes that happen to pollute the river. The children read through a story called "Freddie Fish" this looked at how poor innocent animals are living in polluted waters. The children were devastated by what they saw at the end of the story so we wrote a non chronological report about River Pollution. 

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5LB - Rivers 

 

The children mind mapped everything they knew about Rivers. We split off into groups and looked at different areas: transport, rivers around the world, canals, animals. The children worked in small groups to come up with their own "Newsround" style presentation. The children were fantastic. They included fun facts, quizzes, pictures and general knowledge. Stay tuned for some videos of these...  

5MB - River Leaflets

 

At the end of the topic of this half term, we looked at what we knew about rivers and compared our local river - the River Aire - to one we have already looked at this year - The Amazon River - and created an informational leaflet comparing the two as well as providing information about rivers and their ecosystems. The children have really been engaged in learning about rivers and they were full of information they wanted to share. Here are some examples of their work.

5MB's River Leaflets

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