This half term Year 3 will be learning all about rivers, we will be learning about the different features of rivers.
We will be on a journey from the top of mountains to the sea, learning about the environment and the six main types of pollution.
We will also be visiting a local river for a guided river study.
Did You Know?
The Zambezi River in Africa is home to hippos, baboons, elephants, crocodiles, hyenas and lions. It’s a risky place to be when they are hungry!
Our Water Mind Map
To start of our topic, we did a mind map of what we already know about water. We know we use water to drink,
have a bath,
and water plants.
There are some natural water sources like rain,
and waterfalls to name a few.
We have been learning about the six main types of pollution. They are land pollution
We then worked in pairs to match the description of the pollution with the picture.
The Water Cycle
The children have been learning about the water cycle. We drew the water cycle and we have learnt that the water cycle goes round and round.
This term we have been learning about a French impressionist artist called Claude Monet. We have been working in the style of Monet have a look at our poppy fields
We painted pictures that have reflections
We collaged a Lily Pond
Year 3 went to visit the Ribble in Brockholes to conduct a river study. We sat in a floating village whilst Phil our guide told us a little bit about Brockholes.
After that, we walked along the river talking about the different features of a river.
We then used items we found to make a river labelling the different features.
The children were given a challenge to make a bridge which could hold the weight of a toy car. Most bridges managed to hold the weight but a few collapsed! So they had to make their bridge stronger. take a look at our bridges.