Autumn Two– Misty Mountain, Winding River
Misty Mountain, Winding River
In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.
How can I help my child prepare for this topic?
You could begin to research rivers and mountains around the world. They’re all so different and are surrounded by so many features. Why not try a local walk or venture further afield with the family and explore rivers and mountains that are near you? Take photographs and record the features you have found. Can you find any fascinating facts about rivers and mountains around the world that we could discuss before embarking upon our adventure?