Spring 1 Update
In our year 4 Spring term topic we have begun to learn about rivers from all over the world, starting with the River Thames.
As part of our learning we have explored river features and also learnt how rivers can change over time.To support us in our learning, we visited the River Thames at Greenwich to go mud larking. We searched the banks of the river to retrieve interesting artefacts from hundreds of years ago. In the Victorian times, children who were the same age as us had to mud lark to provide for their families.
As well as mud larking, we learnt that the Thames is a tidal river, which is why ancient artefacts are washed up on the shore. We had the opportunity to look at artefacts from Victorian and Roman periods. It was fascinating! When we got back to school, we used our experience to help us write a newspaper report about mud larking.