Year 4 Geography - Winding rivers
Year 4 began their first few days of term learning all about their namesakes: The Woodpecker. We learnt that there are three species of Woodpecker native to the British Isles and the children chose which one they wanted to find out more about. Two amazing discoveries were that the Great Spotted Woodpecker, our most common species, pecks wood at an astonishing 40 pecks per second and woodpeckers’ tongues wrap around their skulls when not in use!
Our Geography unit (Misty Mountain, Winding River) started off memorably with our own “playground river”: the children spotted lakes and whirlpools as the water chose its own path, helped by gravity. We noticed the rocks and pebbles were left at the top whilst the soil was carried right down to the river mouth. Next week we are going to follow the course of the River Nene from its source near Badby all the way to the North Sea using Google Maps. If you happen to be near the Nene at any point over the weekend, please point it out to your children.
Please encourage your child to access TT Rock Stars and EdShed spelling this week. I have set a spelling assignment based on this week’s words: Homophones and near homophones. If you need replacement login details for either of these, please email me email@example.com
Have a great weekend!