In Year 4, the children learned about how mountains and rivers affect people who live near them. The children explored the upper, middle and lower courses of a river and found out about some of the world’s famous rivers. They then used their knowledge to explore how rivers affect why people live there. From this, the children learned about different mountains and then had a particular focus on the Himalayas. They looked at how the different layers might attract different animals and how they are suited to their habitats.