In humanities this week, Year 4 learned about the journey of the River Nile from source to mouth. They were surprised to learn that it flows at different speeds and forms waterfalls and rapids (cataracts) as it passes through eleven countries. They also discovered that the Nile is much slower and calmer as it flows through Egypt due to the land being flatter. Year 4 used their map skills to identify these features and then in groups, recreated the Nile’s journey using fabric, tissue paper and wool. I was impressed by how they represented the different land heights and speeds of the river with white fabric over chairs! Each part of the river was then labelled to reinforce their learning.