5R River Challenge



This half term we are learning about rivers and the water cycle.

Using the map what can you tell me about the location of major cities and rivers?

Why do you think this is?

How did cities form?

What makes a city different from a town?

How is a city different from a village?

I expect you to answer in full sentences without copying and pasting information. You will need to use your inference and deduction skills here.

63 thoughts on “5R River Challenge

  1. 1)I think the major cities are close to the major rivers for e.g the River Thames is in London the capital of England.
    2) Cities were formed by cement and stone being bunched up together.
    3)A city is different from a town because a city has larger dweling places.A city has a lot more area than a town.
    4)Cities have bigger population than villages.Villages are normally located in urban areas.A village are a group of small settlements.Villages have to hunt and make their own things by themself.
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  2. Q1:I think cities are near major rivers because people need water to drink for themselves.

    Q2: cities are formed by when people find land.They check if they have the resources suach as fresh air and clean water etc.Then they start to build with cement, sand and stone.

    Q3)The difference between a town and a city is, a city covers more are altogether. Also the population is larger at most times.

    Q4) The difference between a city and a village is that cities have a expanded population and seen more on atlas’ and maps

  3. Q1,the reason why major rivers are nearer to major cities is so that the cities will have more water.
    Q2.cities are formed with lots of thick cement and sand but in Japan it is bedrock near the seas.

    • Sorry I didn’t finish.
      Q3.A city is a place but not any place people live in cities and and its big.and a town is a small area and there are small cottages and hardly any people live there.Q4 .A village is also a small area but the houses are odd.The villages that I know usually end in ville.

  4. I think that the major cities are nearer to the major rivers because it is so the major cities can have their water as well as the not so major cities.

    A city is a larger dwelling place and it covers more parts of the country, on the other hand towns are smaller than cities and don’t generally expand the way cities do.

    A village is a small place, which doesn’t cover much parts as cities however a village doesn’t have much advanced technology and it is very close to rivers and they don’t do stuf like we do. A city is the complete opposite of a village it has much more techy stuff and we have lots of buildings and houses.

    Cities started when people stopped hunting/gathering and they settled in one place. Then more people started to come, after they started to build lots of buildings. They then decided to call it a city and made more cities and gave them names.

  5. I think cities next to rivers because they are a source of future energy and drinking water. because people came together and built the cities.

  6. Q1:
    I think major cities are near major rivers because people
    need water supplies also this applies to the sewage system.
    Q2:Cities are formed with cement sand stone.
    Q3:The difference between a city and a town is a city because it’s bigger then a town.
    Q4:The difference between a city and villiage is a city because a city is just a block of houses and wheras, a city is a large town.

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