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Spring 1 - River Ribble


Friday 8th January 2021

Look through the 'river journey' PowerPoint to see how the River Thames begins in the hills and ends at the sea, like most rivers, including the River Ribble, which we will look at in a later lesson.

Have a look through all the slides. Describe the journey that Rosie takes from the 'source' or beginning of the river when it is just a tiny 'spring' right down to the sea.

Monday 11th January 2021

Today we will be looking at the Use of Rivers.

Watch the PowerPoint about the uses of rivers. I have recorded a little bit of a sound track if you want to listen to it. 

Answer the questions on the worksheet.

Can you think of any other uses of rivers that weren't in the PowerPoint?

Monday 18th January 2021

Today we will be looking at The Water Cycle.

Watch the video below showing you how the 'Water Cycle' works. 

Complete the worksheet below if you have a copy or draw the picture and label it. Colour it in if you can!

Monday 25th January 2021

We have been looking at where rivers are located in the world. Please watch this video which explains how rivers are formed and what journeys they take to flow into the sea. Don’t forget to test your knowledge at the end. 

Why don’t you try and create your own river. You could use sand, soil or foil and create a slope that the ‘river’ could flow down, use a slightly sloping sand tray or slope with bare soil in the it to model the flow of a river from source to sea. A trickle of water will model features found in real rivers. It will erode the sand or soil to form a channel, bend and move sediment along. Use obstacles to create further channels or change the course of the ‘river’.  

Monday 1st February

Look at the 3 maps below. They show parts of the River Ribble. 

  • One map shows the beginning of the River Ribble's journey in Yorkshire. Can you find a small river called Gayle Beck? If you follow it down the map (south) you will start to see the word Ribble used more and more.
  • One map shows the place where it joins with the River Hodder.
  • One map shows it passing through part of Preston. 

Look carefully at the maps and write down things you can see that make each part of the journey different.

For example:

Mountains and cliffs where the river begins. 

Farms and forests where the River Hodder joins the River Ribble.

Houses and shops by the River Ribble in Preston.


Monday 8th February

Look at the first map showing the River Ribble again. Also look at the sheet below showing map symbols. (It's either a PDF or a Word document.)

Try to find all the symbols on the map. Tick them when you find them.

Now try to do the same with the other maps.