Year 2 and 3 are looking at Rocks this half term. They spent some time identifying and drawing different rock types, and then doing experiments with the different rocks. They went on a walk round Takeley looking for different rock types – both natural stone and man-made ‘rocks’ (see first photo).
We had a good day at Hatfield Forest. This is a display of the data we collected on that day. The survey results have been turned into pie charts and graphs. The footpath erosion and trampling data into line and bar graphs, by the pupils. The display includes photos by one of the pupils.
Year 7, 8 and 9 walked to nearby Hatfield Forest for an all-day field trip. We collected data on footpath trampling and erosion in three different locations, practised drawing field sketches and sketch maps and carried out questionnaires on some very helpful visitors to the forest. The year nines carried out valley profile measurements near the ‘London Bridge’. We had a picnic lunch by the lake, and some of the children enjoyed playing football! We ended the day with ice creams from the shop before walking back to school. The sun shone all day – the Lord is gracious. The pupils are now processing the data they collected, which will soon be put on a display at school – watch this space.
The year 10 Geography group visited five locations along the length of the River Chelmer in Essex. They collected data to investigate the change in the cross profile of the river from near the source of the river at Thaxted, in Dunmow and near Little Baddow. Finally we visited the river estuary at Maldon. The data they collected is being used as part of their controlled assessment.
The year sevens created a poster as part of a topic looking at the UK. The UK has 11,000km of coastline. Being made up of Islands, the coast has a large impact on the UK climate, and its history.
The coast has many different landforms, including mudflats, sand dunes, bays, headlands, and stacks.