Our topic for the final term is Flow. It is a geographical topic looking mainly at water and rivers but also at the flow of nature. The children have explored many of the different features of a river, they have researched some of the most famous rivers all around the world and have studied the water cycle.
We had a fantastic class trip to Horton Kirby educational centre. The children got to do a brilliant experiment investigating the speed the river flowed and how the meanders of the river affected the speed using little rubber ducks. They also had a go at using mud and rocks and other small items to create flood barriers and to look at how the course of a river can be changed.
On Thursday 12th July we had a very exciting visit from Jo and Paddy the dog from The Dogs Trust. Their visit was in correspondence to a piece of persuasive writing that one of the children wrote. We had a few lovely replies from various charities but unfortunately the others were not able to arrange visits.
Jo came in to give the children an engaging talk on how to stay safe around dogs, how to keep dogs safe and the best ways to act around dogs. The children really enjoyed the activities she set out and took a lot away from the session. They were also delighted at the bone shaped pens that Jo gave out at the end of the session. Most of all though they loved getting to meet and stroke Paddy the dog.