River Explorers (KS2)

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The geography of rivers is a fascinating and ever-changing concept as they continue to create their own paths in our landscapes.

Take a trip down to one of our local parks where we will discover what it takes to change the course of a river, how to identify some of their main features, and conduct our own scientific experiments to measure flow rate. River Explorers is catered for Key Stage 2. 

Please note that this session is location-specific based on the availability and access to river sites (i.e. in the Ousel Valley and along the River Great Ouse). Should you not be able to visit a "river" site, we are able to adapt this session to other water bodies, but please bear in mind that some activities may not be possible. Any activities unable to run due to site suitability will be substituted for something equally relevant. 

How does this session link to the National Curriculum? (Key Stage 2)
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary.
  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features, and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
  • Understand various aspects of working scientifically.

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If you would like to speak to a member of the Outdoor Learning team, please contact us on 01908 233600 or outdoorlearning@theparkstrust.com.

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