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.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Visit to the River Irk near Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Recording and researching
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
In this unit of work we will visit the River Irk near Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve.
Driver Subject: Learning Intentions
1. Retrieval - Capital cities of Europe. Main - describe and understand key aspects of: physical geography, including: rivers. Introductory Knowledge: The children are introduced to the unit and know the 3 stages of a river and the characteristics of each stage.
🏁 BIG FINISH
Children to complete a Big Finish quiz.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
The River by Valerie Bloom.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
A variety of non-fiction texts.