• 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
    • Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality
    • 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 skills and fieldwork –  Use fieldwork and class based water tests to observe, measure and record the chemical and physical features of a river including flow, width, depth, temperature and pH. The results will contribute to a Thames wide research project.

    6. Geographical skills and fieldwork – Construct a map of the wider area using a compass, grid references, symbols and a key

  • 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, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the creek water. Data will then be submitted on to the Thames-wide River Watch research project website.

    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.  Living things and their habitats – Investigate different life cycles, for example, an eel, a newt and a ladybird.

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

    5.  Living things and their habitats Classification. The variety of plants and animals makes it important to assign them to groups, based on common observable characteristics. Introduction to Carl Linnaeus.

  • 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

    ACCOMPANYING ACTIVITY  (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.  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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