Rivers and maps

Rivers and maps


Covering KS2 geography objectives, children learn about the features of a river, make waterwheels and take part in an activity to support them in recognising symbols on a OS map.

Typical plan:

10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety

10.30am – 11.00am – rivers quiz in small groups

11.00am – 11.15am – interactive quiz – what do you already know about renewable energy / hydropower?

11.15am – 12noon – make waterwheels

12noon – 1.00pm – lunch to include s’mores cooked over the fire

1.00pm – 1.45pm – Introduction to maps – Walk around island as a group / multiple groups and find the features – footpath, woodland, river, boundary line (on map but not an actual physical feature), permissive path, buildings.

1.45pm – plenary and walk back to bus

Possible learning objectives (geography, KS2):

  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography (rivers) and human geography (waterwheel, canal) 
  • use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps and plans.

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