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Local Area Study

Topic Week 5 - The River Thames

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Introduction by Mr Holmes

Week 5 Topic – River Thames

Lesson 1 – Research interesting facts about the River Thames. You could organise your research into sections:

  • Key Facts about the Thames: length, width, source, mouth, places it runs through, tributaries, locks, bridges
  • Landmarks along the Thames: famous places, buildings, monuments etc, that lie along the Thames.
  • Wildlife in the Thames: what animals live in the Thames?
  • What the Thames is used for: leisure activities, transport, industries along the Thames
  • Fun facts about the Thames: anything else interesting you have found out.

Here are some websites to help with your research:


Lesson 2 and 3 – Present your information in an interesting way. Here are some suggestions:

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Poem
  • Factfile
  • Poster
  • 3D Model – made of lego, clay, junk modelling
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Create a quiz

Examples of how you could present your topic work