Year 4 have been finding out about how rivers are formed. Using sand, soil, gravel, stones and bark, two mini mountains were created in the sloping paved area beside Lower Kindergarten. Watering cans were used as clouds which rained over the mountains, causing erosion of the soil and sand. This erosion moved gravel and stones. After the heavy downpour, the children could see small tributaries, flowing into channels and our rivers were formed.
It was good being out of the classroom. The girls put soil on the ground and put bark round it. We put gravel and stones on the outside, with sand on the top. When Ruby poured water on our mountain all the soil went with the water down the sides and three rivers were formed. By Paige