• CORE ACTIVITY (choose one)

     

    1.  Low Tide River Wade  – A guided walk in Deptford Creek wearing waders.

    Includes:

    • Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Observe the human and physical features in and around the river
    • Observe how the land use of area changed
    • Investigate the Creek as a habitat, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Measure the speed of flow of the river by using scientific equipment, taking measurements and repeat readings
    • Take Part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

    2.  River Mouth Walk –  A guided walk on land following Deptford Creek to its mouth where it meets the Thames.

    Includes:

    • Use maps, compasses and grid references to build on knowledge of the local area
    • Create comparative field sketches by observing and recording the human and physical features in and around the river at different locations
    • Observe the human and physical features in and around the river
    • Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Observe how the land use along the river has changed
    • Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality

     

    ACCOMPANYING ACTIVITY (choose one)

     

    1.  Human geography – View aerial photos to see how the area has changed through identifying types of settlement and land use

    2.  Human geography – A circus of activities looking at the distribution and importance of water as a natural resource

    3.  Human geography – describe and understand key aspects of historic trades in the local area by looking at artefacts recovered from the creek as evidence of economic activity

    4.  Geographical skills and fieldwork – Create a field sketch by observing and recording the human and physical features in and around the river

    5.  Geographical place knowledge – Use fieldwork and classwork to observe, measure rate of flow, width, depth and record details of a local river in comparison to the Amazon; one of world’s most significant physical features

    6. Human and physical geography – Look at key causes of change in the local area by building up a river of life on a large floor map;  highlighting the effects on wildlife, people and the economy

  • CORE ACTIVITY (choose one)

     

    1.  Low Tide River Wade  – A guided walk in Deptford Creek wearing waders.

    Includes:

    • Investigate the creek as a habitat, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Measure the speed of flow of the river by using scientific equipment, taking measurements and repeat readings
    • Describe and understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Observe the human and physical features in and around the river
    • Observe how the land use of area changed
    • Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality
    • Take Part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

     

    2.  Habitat Study –   A programme of habitat sampling in the Creekside pond and grassland at Sue Godfrey Nature Park.

    Includes:

    • Sample invertebrates using a range of scientific equipment, record results and use classification keys.
    • Investigate terrestrial and aquatic habitats, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups.
    • Observe how the land use of area changed
    • Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality

     

    ACCOMPANYING ACTIVITY (choose one)

     

    1.  Working scientifically – Monitor the water quality in Deptford Creek by using a range of scientific equipment to take measurements on temperature, pH, and turbidity of the creek water

    2.   Scientific enquiry – Create a field sketch by observing changes in the river over a period of time and recording the human and physical features in and around the river.

    3.  Working scientifically – Sample invertebrates by pond dipping in the Creekside pond using a range of scientific equipment, record results and use classification keys.

    4.  Living things and their habitats – Look at key causes of change in the local area by building up a river of life on a large floor map. Recognise that when environments change this can pose dangers to living things

  • CORE ACTIVITY (choose one)

     

    1.  Low Tide River Wade  – A guided walk in Deptford Creek wearing waders.

    Includes:

    • Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality 
    • The Great Stink, Sir Joseph Bazelgette Civil Engineer, London’s first passenger railway, Cutty Sark
    • Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Observe the human and physical features in and around the river
    • Observe how the land use of area changed
    • Investigate the Creek as a habitat, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Measure the speed of flow of the river by using scientific equipment, taking measurements and repeat readings
    • Take Part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

     

    2.  River Mouth Walk –  A guided walk on land following Deptford Creek to its mouth where it meets the Thames.

    Includes:

    • Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality
    • The Great Stink, Sir Joseph Bazelgette Civil Engineer, London’s first passenger railway, Cutty Sark
    • Use maps, compasses and grid references to build on knowledge of the local area
    • Create comparative field sketches by observing and recording the human and physical features in and around the river at different locations
    • Observe how the land use along the river has changed
    • Observe the human and physical features in and around the river
    • Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle

     

    3.  Stone Age to Iron Age – An opportunity to travel back in time to experience and discover how our ancestors lived.

    Includes:

    • An introduction to live of Neolithic hunter-gatherers
    • Develop a design for a shelter that is fit for purpose and communicate ideas through discussion
    • Select from and use a range of construction materials according to their functional properties to make a shelter
    • Construct a map of the Creekside grounds by observing and recording the human and physical features in the local area
    • Use the eight points of a compass
    • Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity
    • Make safe and informed decisions about risk

     

    4.  The Great Fire of London –  Travel back in time to 1666, discover the story of the Great Fire of London, become a baker and eat your own bread. (Please note: To contribute towards materials costs this session incurrs an additional £15 charge.)

    Includes:

    • An introduction to what London was like in 1666
    • How did the fire start? What was the effect on London?
    • Make bread dough
    • Place paper and wood in a fire drum to light a fire
    • Bake the bread over the fire, then eat it
    • View Deptford Creek from a view point, discuss how water is used in London now and how it was used in the past, including to fight the fire.
    • Make safe and informed decisions about risk

     

    ACCOMPANYING ACTIVITY for History Core Activities options 1. and 2. (choose one)

     

    1.  A Local History Study – View a series of aerial photos from 1955 to the present day to observe how the area has changed in recent history

    2.  A Local History Study – Describe and understand key aspects of historic trades in the local area by looking at artefacts recovered from the creek as evidence of economic activity

    3. A Local History Study –  Look at key causes of change in the local area by building up a river of life on a large floor map;  highlighting the effects on wildlife, people and the economy

    4.  Artefacts classification – A sorting activity based on how everyday objects changed over the years, and how we can date different items from the river

School visits normally run 10.00am – 2.15pm. Sessions cost £230 for a full day per class (up to 30 students). 

Contact us to discuss your education day at Creekside Discovery Centre and we will tailor a programme to suit your group’s requirements.

Note: As Deptford Creek is tidal, we can only river wade sessions when low tide occurs in the morning so please contact us as soon as possible to make your booking.

 

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