St. John's Community Primary School & Nursery

Year 2Year 2 2016-17

Making Rivers

In Year 2 as part of our Geography topic we have been looking at physical features with regards to our environment. Last week we created mountains, this week we concentrated on rivers. The children used sticks for the river banks and made a river bed using sand and grit. We then poured ‘rain’ down the river and watched what happened. The children noticed that sand and grit travelled with the water and that the water made a natural path down the river bed. The children also related this activity to the water cycle and what an important part mountains play within this cycle.