Year 6 Geography Field Trip

Year 6 Geography Field Trip

On Thursday last week, Year 6 pupils were given the opportunity to visit the River Ishim. This was part of our ‘entry point’ for our IPC topic, ‘Go with the Flow’ which focuses on the Geography, History and Science around rivers. 

We were fortunate to have Mr. Palmer with us, who is our Secondary Geography teacher, and he led the children in Secondary style activities at the small beach located near Central Park. The children were able to practice using their new geographical vocabulary to describe the setting and features around them.

The children used different pieces of equipment including ranging poles, clinometers and calipers to investigate a slip off slope on the River Ishim. They measured the gradient of the slope, pebble size and pebble shape to see if there were any significant changes as they moved away from the river bank. Back in the classroom, the children will be able to use the data collected to plot graphs and compare results with their friends.

We also spent time producing a field sketch so they could identify any characteristics or features that might influence river flow or river processes such as erosion. Having a chance to use geographical equipment will enable our pupils to investigate the natural environment around them and discover new areas in Geography.

The children very much enjoyed these practical activities and it was a fun, educational way to spend a morning at the beach in autumnal Nur-Sultan!

News
09.06.2020
Junior School Virtual Open Day
Join Haileybury Astana Junior School’s Virtual Open Day.
02.06.2020
Kindergarten Virtual Open Day
Join Haileybury Astana Kindergarten’s Virtual Open Day.
20.05.2020
Video challenge! Help our marketing and admissions team to design new section on the website
The marketing and admissions team is designing an FAQ section on our new website. We are delighted to invite you to participate in an exciting competition and to record a video message.
This website use cookies. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies Learn more

25.06.2020 The School is now closed for the summer holiday. 

Our leadership teams have been working closely on the planning details for the re-opening of the Haileybury Schools and we will share this information with all families as soon as we have confirmation from the relevant authorities. 

We are currently taking applications for a very limited number of new places for August 2020. If you would like to make an enquiry about joining our School, please visit the admissions page for details or contact the Admissions Team  on admissions@haileyburyastana.kz or by telephone +7 777 522 45 43