This week, Year 5 visited Sandwell Nature Reserve to carry out some river experiments.The children were tasked to find all the features of a river they have been looking at in their Humanities lessons and were very knowledgeable when asked questions about the different parts of a meander, a tributary and erosion. Using compasses, the children were asked to navigate their way to the river and (somehow!) didn’t get lost along the way! Despite the higher than normal flow of the river, we carried out some experiments looking at the speed of the river using dog biscuits and stopwatches. A thoroughly enjoyable day, with the children of Year 5 representing the school to a very high standard! Well done Year 5!

Mr Hulbert