Years 3 & 4 have visited Manor House Gardens this week in order to observe the Quaggy River as part of our Geography learning for this half-term.
We used 4-digit references to locate Manor House Gardens before we left and also looked at satellite and pictorial maps of the area.
When we arrived at the park, we observed the river and made notes about the river itself, using the technical language that we’ve learned so far. Here are some of Year 4’s observations:
‘Downstream there was little or no sediment as the water was clear and we could see the riverbed’.
‘The riverbed is mainly rock and mud.’
‘It is shallow with no sediment so it’s clear. It’s also downstream so I think it’s the middle course.’
Downstream it’s narrow because there are rocks in the way so it flows faster because it has to push through.
There is evidence that the riverbank has eroded because there are tree roots above the water where soil should have been.