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Working as Geographers Year 4 Blog 2017-18

Family Fun Day Preparations

This week Nick Sanderson from the Broads Authority visited Year 4 in preparation for our Family Fun Day next week. The whole of Year 4 split into 5 groups in readiness for taking part in Geo caching, pond dipping, arts and crafts and rounders, which are some of the activities we want to run next week. […]

Year 3 learn how to filter dirty water

  Yesterday afternoon, Year 3 did some experiments to find out how to filter dirty water.  We got some REALLY dirty water and filtered it through coarse and fine sand.  We had lots of fun finding out whether coffee filters or paper towels did a better job of stopping the dirt from getting through.  We […]

Year 3 Trip Minibeast Survey at Anderson’s Meadow

On Tuesday, we all went to visit Anderson’s meadow, for the next part of our project. We worked with the Broads Authority to carry out a survey of the animals that live in different habitats by the river. We used traps and nets to find the animals, then used a key to try to identify […]

Friday 15th June – map reading

I don’t know where the children are, but plenty of evidence of map reading throughout the library and year 5 classrooms.

Yr5 Water Surveys- We need your help

After exploring water usage in Durban and looking at how water is being wasted, the children began conducting surveys based on questions they designed.   If you can help out, download our water survey below and bring back to school Monday 4th June. Water Survey

Wednesday 23rd May – Anglian Water workshop

Richard Parks from Anglian Water returned to Wensum this morning to deliver practical workshops to Year 5.  They revisited some key themes on water saving then took part in team tasks that allowed them explore news ways to save water.  They then had to make a pledge about what they would do immediately.  Richard will […]

Monday 21st May – 3D river system models

Enjoy this gallery of just some of the amazing 3D models of river systems made by Y4 last week.

14th – 18th May: Y4 build river models

Year 4 have been working really hard this week making 3D representations of a river system from source to mouth.  Working in pairs they gradually built up the mountains, foothills, floodplains and the coast using newspaper and tape. They then used modroc to create a hard surface and add details.  Next they carefully mixed and […]

Thursday 17th May – river poetry

Wonderful display work from Year 3 with illustrated poetry inspired be the journey of a river from source to mouth. Great word choices meet sound geographical understanding.

Wednesday 16th May – Durban calling

Today we had a wonderful opportunity to talk with a group of Eco Champs from Durban, South Africa, whose job it is to clean up the polluted Aller River that runs through their community.  Once we’d sorted out the inevitable technical difficulties from Skype, we got going.  They introduced themselves and told us all about […]