The class had a fantastic day today finding out about the local river system along with the history and wildlife of the Ravensbourne River at Creekside Discovery Centre.
The children had the opportunity to get hands-on with some interesting artifacts retrieved from the Deptford Creek before putting on their waders and striding out into the water. We learned about the effects of the tide and the flowing river, and used fishing nets to uncover small creatures including fish, crabs and shrimp. We also found evidence of the human impact on the river.
When we return to school, we will build on this experience and the knowledge we picked up to look further into our topic ‘Water, Water Everywhere’.