Year 5 Trip to Epping Forest

Year 5 had an exciting trip to Epping Forest to land our Rivers topic.  We started the day revising the water cycle before learning some geology about permeable and impermeable rocks.  We took soil samples from different areas of the forest to see how this affected the ways rainfall is absorbed into the ground.  This helped us to understand one of the possible ways a river can begin.  In the afternoon, we investigated different sites along the river, identifying river features and measuring the width and depth of the river, flow rate as well as looking at the rocks and pebbles found on the river bed.  This consolidated the children's learning in class on how rivers change from source to mouth.