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, despite the adverse weather condition, with the children of Year 5 representing the school to a very high standard! Well done, Year 5!

Mr Hulbert