• A guided walk in Deptford Creek wearing waders

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Physical geography – Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Geographical skills and fieldwork – Observe the human and physical features in and around Deptford Creek
    • Human geography – Observe how the land use of the area around Deptford Creek has changed
    • Living things and their habitats – Investigate Deptford Creek as a habitat, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Working scientifically – Measure the speed of flow of Deptford Creek by using scientific equipment, taking measurements and repeat readings
    • Local History – Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality
    • Physical education – Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

    Accompanying activities – choose one

    Human geography - Artefacts

    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

    Geographical skills and fieldwork - Field sketch

    Create a field sketch by observing and recording the human and physical features in and around the Deptford Creek

    Geographical place knowledge - Local river comparison

    Use fieldwork to measure speed of flow, width, depth of Deptford Creek and classwork to record the details of this local river to enable a comparison of similarities and differences with another river

    Geographical skills and fieldwork - Water quality testing

    Use fieldwork and class based water quality testing to observe, measure and record the chemical and physical features of a river including flow, width, depth, temperature and pH

    Human geography - Aerial photographs

    View aerial photographs to see how the area around Deptford Creek has changed through identifying types of settlement and land use
  • A programme of habitat sampling in an aquatic habitat, either Deptford Creek or the Creekside pond

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Working scientifically – Sample invertebrates using a range of scientific equipment, record results and use classification keys.
    • Living things and their habitats – Identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Living things and their habitats – Classify living things according to common observable characteristics
    • Evolution and inheritance – discover how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment
    • Human geography – Observe how the land use of the area around Deptford Creek has changed
    • Local History – Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality
    • Physical education – Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

    Accompanying activities – choose one

    Living things and their habitats – Local habitat comparison

    Compare aquatic and terrestrial habitats through bug hunting at Sue Godfrey Nature Park. Sample invertebrates using a range of scientific equipment, record results and use classification keys

    Living things and their habitats – Life cycles

    Investigate different life cycles, for example, an eel, a newt and a ladybird.

    Living things and their habitats – Classification

    Become a Taxonomist and identify, name and classify a variety of plants and animals based on common observable characteristics

    Scientific enquiry – Field sketch

    Create a field sketch by observing changes in Deptford Creek over a period of time and recording the human and physical features in and around the river

    Working scientifically – Water quality testing

    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. Data will then be submitted on to the Thames-wide River Watch research project website
  • A programme of fieldwork and lab-work opportunities using a range of scientific equipment

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Working scientifically – Measure the speed of flow, width and depth of Deptford Creek by using scientific equipment, taking measurements and repeat readings
    • Working scientifically – Sample invertebrates using a range of scientific equipment, record results and use classification keys
    • Living things and their habitats – Identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Physical geography – Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Geographical skills and fieldwork – Observe the physical features in and around Deptford Creek
    • Human geography – Observe how the land use of the area around Deptford Creek has changed
    • Local History – Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality
    • Physical education – Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

    Accompanying activities – choose one

    Working scientifically – Water quality testing

    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

    Scientific enquiry – Field sketch

    Create a field sketch by observing changes in Deptford Creek over a period of time and recording the human and physical features in and around the river

  • A historic walk in Deptford Creek wearing waders

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Local history – Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality of Deptford Creek
    • British history – Look for changes around Deptford Creek from the Victorian era
    • Physical geography – Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Geographical skills and fieldwork – Observe the human and physical features in and around Deptford Creek
    • Human geography – Observe how the land use of the area around Deptford Creek has changed
    • Living things and their habitats – Investigate Deptford Creek as a habitat, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Physical education – Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

    Accompanying activities – choose one

    A local history artefact study – Artefacts

    Describe and understand key aspects of historic trades in the local area by looking at artefacts recovered from Deptford Creek as evidence of economic activity

    A Local history study – Aerial photographs

    View a series of aerial photographs and see how the area around Deptford Creek has changed in recent history

    Historic classification – Artefact sorting

    Historic classification – An artefact sorting activity based on how everyday objects changed over the years, and how we can date different items from Deptford Creek
  • Follow in the footsteps of Victorian child mudlarks in Deptford Creek

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Local history – Observe aspects of national history reflected in the locality of Deptford Creek
    • British history – Look for changes around Deptford Creek from the Victorian era
    • Physical geography – Understand key aspects of rivers and the water cycle
    • Geographical skills and fieldwork – Observe the human and physical features in and around Deptford Creek
    • Human geography – Observe how the land use of the area around Deptford Creek has changed
    • Human geography – Discover how the economic activity around Deptford Creek has changed
    • Living things and their habitats – Investigate Deptford Creek as a habitat, identify and name a variety of living things and group them into broad groups
    • Physical education – Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity

    Accompanying activity –

    A local history artefact study – Artefacts

    Describe and understand key aspects of Victorian trades in the local area by looking at artefacts recovered from Deptford Creek as evidence of economic activity

  • Survive being shipwrecked in Deptford Creek by building a shelter, lighting a fire and foraging for wild food

    Includes opportunities to:

    • Design and technology, Design – Develop a design for a shelter that is fit for purpose and communicate ideas through discussion
    • Design and technology, Make – Select from and use a range of construction materials according to their functional properties to make a shelter
    • Design and technology, Technical knowledge – Apply understanding of how to strengthen and reinforce their shelter
    • Cooking and nutrition – Understand seasonality and how to find a variety of foods growing wild
    • Geographical skills and fieldwork – use maps and globes to locate countries and describe water bodies
    • Physical education – Take part in an outdoor and adventurous activity
    • PSHE – Make safe and informed decisions about risk

School visits normally run 10.00am – 2.15pm  |  Class size of up to 30 pupils  |  Sessions cost from £270* for a full day.

*Discounts available for schools with 15% of pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding

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