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Misty Mountain Winding River

In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.

The companion art Projects to our Geography Topic were 'Vista' and 'Animal'. During these projects we learnt about the techniques that artists use when composing landscape images, such as colour and atmosphere. We also found out about the historical and cultural portrayal of animals in art. We studied the visual qualities of animals through sketching and clay modelling.