23.02.2021 Year 5 Home Learning: Topic- Rivers

Hello Year 5. In your Topic unit this half term you will be learning all about Rivers! Today’s lesson will focus on the key geographical features of a river. Please watch the video below for your learning and complete the activities.

Watch the video: Rivers – BBC Bitesize

Task: Using materials you have in your house create a model of a river’s journey. Label the key features of a river’s journey. Use the research you have done to help.

Bronze: mark the following: source, meander and mouth.

Silver: bronze plus tributary, waterfall and sea.

Gold: bronze and silver plus ox bow lake and the three stages of a river.

GD Challenge: Create a model of a real life river e.g. Thames River, labeling the features you can identify from your own research. Links to help with GD challenge: https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/river-thames https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49771759 https://kids.kiddle.co/River_Avon,_Bristol

Please upload a photograph of your work to the following SharePoint link. Remember to comment on the blog once you have uploaded your work. https://broadheathcoventrysch-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/ben_mashford_broadheath_coventry_sch_uk/EgJ3_6YZiOxIm3S5vUb6xeoB5Z8SkPcKDOsYK29qevWgpg

78 thoughts on “23.02.2021 Year 5 Home Learning: Topic- Rivers

  1. Task 1
    Meandar – A river follow a winding course.
    Source – The start of the river, further away than the mouth.
    Mouth – The end of a river and when meets the ocean or sea.
    meander
    source the furthest from the mouth
    mouth end of the river where it meats river sea ocean
    confluency A confluence is a river that is formed when two or more rivers combine
    tributary smaller rivers

    • Thank you for making such an effort with your comment.

      Do you think you could share some information about your work? What have you learnt? How did you find creating the model?

  2. Some of the key features I noted down were source, mouth, bed, waterfall, gravity and some other things.
    The three parts of a river are a channel which are the sides of a river, a bed which is the middle of a river and a floodplain which will make the river wider in a flood.
    The meander links up with definition 3, source goes with definition 1, mouth links with definition 5, tributary links with definition 2 and confluence obviously links with definition 3.

  3. Task 1
    Meandar – A river follow a winding course.
    Source – The start of the river, further away than the mouth.
    Mouth – The end of a river and when meets the ocean or sea.
    Tributary – Small rivers that flow into a bigger river.
    Confluence – Where two rivers/ water bodies meet.
    Task 2
    I don’t have that much junk

    • Great definitions, Shabaz. You can draw a lovely diagram and annotate it. Please send your completed work in. Looking forward to seeing your brilliant work.

  4. Young River =the upper course.
    Middle Aged River = the middle course.
    Old River = the lower course

    Their are diffrent types or rivers around the earth.
    (Fun fact – More than half the percent of land on the earth is the percent of water on the earth.)
    The longest river on the earth is the Nile river.
    This river was found in East of Africa.
    Earthenware water types- Their are alot salt water, Fresh water , water.
    Diffrent types of names for water sources outside.
    River.
    Stream.
    Lake.
    Pond.

    • Remember we discussed you creating a model.

      Think about using cardboard, paper and colours to build a sculpture and label the features stated on the GOLD challenge please.

    • Well done Rasan. I have see you have written a key. Can you please label where a meander, confluence and tributary is on your drawing?

  5. There are three parts of a river, a channel, a bed, and a flood pein.
    A river travels down because of gravity pull.
    A source of a river is made when springs come out of the ground and form a river.
    the winding curve or bend of a river or road.meander
    source the furthest from the mouth
    mouth end of the river where it meats river sea ocean
    confluency A confluence is a river that is formed when two or more rivers combine
    tributary smaller rivers that make a big one

    • Great job at completing the starter activity Elyas. However, you have confused the definition of a tributary and confluence. Next, please create a model of a river’s journey, I would love to see what you create.

    • Well done Steven. The source of a river does not come from a waterfall, however near the source of a river you may find more waterfalls as the land is steeper here. Please can you create a model of a river’s journey.

  6. There are three parts of a river,a channel,a bed and a flood pein.
    A river travels down because of gravitys pull.
    A source of a river is made whhen springs come out of the ground and form a river.

    • Great start but this is incomplete. Please add the labels for the following features; source, mouth, meander, tributary, confluence and waterfall.

  7. winding curve or bend of a river or road.meander
    source the furthest from the mouth
    mouth end of the river where it meats river sea ocean
    confluency A confluence is a river which is formed when two or more rivers combine
    tributary smaller rivers that make a big one

    • Well done Archi! Can you edit add in a label of a tributary and confluence? If you have an crayons at home, use these to colour in your drawing please.

    • Well done for completing the starter activity Arina. Challenge: Can you explain what a tributary is? I am looking forward to seeing your model of a river.

    • Be creative Rhema- use anything you can find which you think will work to create your model. But if you really can’t find anything, a drawing will be fine.

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