Today, as part of our Geography topic on rivers, Year 4 visited Cong Burn River in Chester-le-Street.
We met our guide Lucy who told us all about the river and why rivers are so important for our world and why they need protecting. We learnt about the different habitats and food chains found in this type of environment then used a range of fieldwork skills to observe what type of animals that lived in the river. The children had great fun using a range of tools to examine the different mini beasts that they had caught in their nets. They then worked scientifically using an identification key to help identify which animals they had caught. It was fascinating learning all the different names of each mini beast.
As you can see from our photos we all had a super field study. It was a great hands on experience and one which we will certainly remember!