Year 4 River Trip

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Year 4 with our trip to the River Stour taking place and the end of our topic looming! Each class went to explore the banks of the River Stour during the morning (except for 4LC who are hoping to go after Easter!) Splitting into groups, we put our knowledge of the course of the river to the test in hopes of impressing the rangers working at Kingfisher Barn. 

Once we’d finished showing off our knowledge, we walked along the bank of the River Stour on the look out for the fantastic animals we had learnt about during our English and Topic lessons. We all saw a variety of birds, including swans, and even caught a glimpse at some toads too. We were all on the lookout for the pesky trail of bubbles that indicate a River Otter but no one was successful. Hopefully, students will be able to continue looking for the Otters during the Easter break.

Our trip concluded with an introduction to the nature reserve’s grazing cows. We learnt all about how they help the environment and how they add to the wildlife that live along the Stour. On the way back to the Barn, we got our litter pickers out in hopes to find any pesky plastic that may have been hiding and we were surprised by how little we found. 

Despite the long walk and aching feet, we all hope that Year 4 enjoyed the trip to the River Stour and this inspires them to keep their eyes open when walking along the banks in the future!