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Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ

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Heathrow Primary School

Year 6


This term, Year 6 have been learning about our local area, considering how it has changed over the years and what the future holds for it. As part of this topic, the children have studied Ordnance Survey maps and how to use grid references to locate positions on the map, such as our school. To consolidate our learning in a real life context, we walked to Harmondsworth Moor where we carried out some geography fieldwork, including using compasses for direction and locating where we were on an OS map.



In this unit we will be learning about what a river is, how rivers are used, the features of a river, how rivers are affected by humans, the impact of flooding and facts about the world’s longest rivers. Key knowledge that the children must know is that The water cycle is the way in which water moves around the Earth. It never stops! Rivers have many uses around the world, including cleaning, cooking, growing crops, transport and creating power. A river has three main stages: upper course, middle course and lower course. Flooding is caused by poor drainage around or close to a river.