Welcome to our class page.
This term we will be studying rivers and asking the question 'What is a river and are they all the same?' In order to answer our key question we will study a range of different topics to further our understanding of these mighty water sources. For example:
-How are rivers formed?
-What is the water cycle?
-What impact do rivers have on us and what impact do we have on them?
-What famous rivers are there around the world?
-Why do rivers flood?
-What can we do to manage flooding?
Along the way we will write a biography of a person who used the force of a river to try and become famous, conduct a local study of our nearest river and meet some experts from the Environment Agency to talk about it and produce river related art work.
The River Mersey is on our doorstep here in Sale. It would be fantastic if you and your child could visit it at some point to discuss the features that can be seen along its banks.
Here are some ideas for extra work you could do together at home to help your child have a deeper understanding of rivers and local geography.
Also, please watch the mindset video we created as a class. We've had a big focus on growth mindsets at The Firs and it's been great to see the children challenging themselves, growing in confidence and believing in their own abilities. We hope you enjoy it.
Miss Chandler and Mrs Reynolds Smith