On Thursday 30th January, Stamford Bridge Class took a trip to the River Trent in Nottingham, at Holme Pierrepoint.
Throughout the term, the class have been studying different types of geographical landscapes such as coastal, natural, man-made and rivers. This week the pupils focused especially on how a river landscape is formed, where the highest starting point may be, where the water is being carried to, and forms of erosion and deposition that would take place to form this landscape over time.
Once everyone had arrived at Holme Pierrepoint, the class found a suitable area that was safe and not too crowded, where they could make sure they have the appropriate safety gear on due to them being near open water. The pupils discussed the reason for safety and why it was especially important for them to listen to instructions and not go towards the river bank.
With the help of Miss Hamilton, the pupils investigated the area and found different key features e.g. the current of water, man-made lakes, the river bank, a lock and an area where the river split in to two. The class debated where they thought the water was coming from, how it got there and where it was headed across the country. Pupils developed their understanding and learnt that the river Trent is the third largest river in the UK and it will eventually lead out to the North Sea.
Later on in the day, the class enjoyed a walk towards the lock and observed the start of the main water sports course at Holme Pierrepoint. Miss Elson explained how to know the deepness of the water by looking out for information signs that read measurements in metres and the possibility of the water level rising due to heavy rainfall.
Well done Stamford Bridge!