Get your wellies on and let’s wade right in!
This half term, we’ll visit a local river to find out what lives there, where the river is going and how fast it’s travelling. At
the river, we’ll collect water and soil samples and catch river creatures. We’ll examine the samples at school to investigate
how clean the water is. We’ll make working models of water wheels, investigate the water cycle and use natural materials
to make models that demonstrate river formation. We’ll also mix watercolours to create beautiful paintings in art. Our map reading and research skills will help us to find out about world famous rivers. In PE, we’ll play team games to ‘cross the river’ in the hall without falling in!
At the end of the project, we’ll create a newsflash to explain what we’ve learnt, build a bridge and sculpt messy mud rivers
Help your child prepare for their project
Rivers are interesting places that are full of life. Why not visit a local river or stream together to spot river plants and
creatures? You could also use online maps to zoom in on famous rivers around the world. Alternatively, take soil samples
from your garden and look closely at their colour, texture and content.