This half term, we’ll get straight to work, learning about rivers in our topic called Flow. We kick each new topic off with a Wow Day to excite and engage the children in their learning. This unit starts with a visit to our school pond to find out what lives there. The children will have the opportunity to pond dip, sketch and see what lurks under the surface using our under water pond camera. At the pond, we also collect water and soil samples and observe creatures in Kent’s natural habitat. Collecting and transporting the samples carefully, we will then examine them at school to investigate how clean the water is. Using a range of equipment, including guttering, the children will have to work together to investigate how water flows through different substances – prepare to get wet! The children investigate the water cycle and use natural materials to make models that demonstrate river formation. Our water colour based art works will capture the movement of water, and we’ll embed a range of topical vocabulary to give children the confidence to correctly describe the different processes. Our map reading and research skills will help us to find out about world famous rivers and we shall teach the children how to use Ipads to research and record. Living so close to the sea, it’s important our children know the dangers of flooding so using our creativity, the children will complete a Flood Warning Poster and describe what experiencing a flood might feel like, with an extended writing journal entry.