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On the River Rother

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In their investigation into how a river changes downstream, Remove survived being attacked by wasps, wading with eels, dodging dead fish, brambles, nettles, muddy banks, an occasional rain shower and being charged by a cow! Working in groups of four or five, children collected data to answer the three main questions: 1) Is the river wider downstream? 2) Is the river deeper downstream? 3) Is the river faster downstream?

The children are using the ICT labs to analyse and present their findings. They are designing maps, creating cross-sections, annotating photographs and attempting to explain the downstream changes they have observed. The fieldwork project counts 20% of their Common Entrance Geography result.

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