Learning flows faster for Year 3 after river field trip


As part of Year 3’s learning journey on rivers, the girls went on a trip to Horton Kirby which lies on the river Darent in Kent.

The girls began the day by considering the local landscape and how it has changed in the last 100 or so years and why the river Darent was so important for the local area.

The best part of the day included getting into the river and measuring the speed at which it flowed. The girls found that the river flows at its fastest at the furthest point away from the bank.

Back at the Horton Kirby centre the girls considered how different rocks can be permeable or impermeable and carried out an investigation to find some amongst their rock samples. The girls agreed that chalk, limestone and sandstone are all permeable rocks as they absorb water.