Messages from year 7s
I’m Daniel. I love geography at school. We study all different things like flooding, rivers, population and waterfalls. What do you study about in geography in Vietnam?
My name is Charlie Campbell, I used to live in London but when I was 10 i moved to Brandon, Durham (North East).
In geography we are learning about Population growth. In the past we have learnt about rivers, graphs and many other thing.
Mr Lindley makes lessons interesting and fun, I enjoy Geography because of the things we learn.
Our names are Evelyn Greeves and D’Arcy Emberson and we go to Durham Johnston Comprehensive School. In geography recently we have been learning about population. Before that, we learnt about maps, our local area, rivers and flooding.
In our population topic we have learnt about birth rates and death rates. When the birth rate is higher than the death rate, the population increases. When the death rate is higher than the birth rate, the population decreases. In the UK at the moment, the birth rate is about 12 and the death rate about 10. Do you know what it is in Vietnam?
My name is Lucy Stidwell, I was born in Durham and I now live in Brandon, Durham (In the North East.)
At moment we are learning about population and population pyramids. In geography we have learnt about co-ordinates, graphs, rivers and there cycle process.
Geography is fun and our teacher (Mr Lindly) makes it interesting, he lets us draw graphs watch videos and draw diagrams this is to help us remember the information he has taught us.
In geography we did about Svalbard. Svalbard is in the northern hemisphere and is near the North Pole. Svalbard is in the east of Greenland. Svalbard is an Archipelago. It also is about 80 degrees north from the equator. Also it is owned by Sweden. The weather and climate in Svalbard is very cold because in the winter it is below -20 degrees sometimes even -40 degrees. It is so cold that it has permafrost. Permafrost is where about couple of inches below the ground is rock solid. This means they have to have the pipes that carry oil and water above the ground because if they were underground they would freeze.
In our Geography lessons, we learn about many different things, including about Durham, where we live and other countries such as Bangladesh and Qatar. Our Geography teacher is Mr Lindley. From the beginning of the school year, we have covered many subjects including fantastic places (talking about the wonderful places on earth such as Niagara falls, rainforests and deserts) and how rivers form magnificent landscapes such as the Grand Canyon. We also learned about Stone Henge.
In our topic we about Durham, we found out that there are many villages and towns within or around the city. These include high Shincliffe and Shincliffe village, Bear Park and Brandon, Coxhoe and Bowburn, Neviles cross and many more. The river that runs through Durham is the river Wear, and this is one of the iconic landmarks, including the Gala theatre and cinema and Durham Cathedral, which is the burial grounds of the famous saints, Bede and Cuthbert. Most of the villages are quite big, in fact the whole of county Durham measures many kilometres, and is one of the biggest in the North East.
Currently in our Geography lessons, we have been learning bout population amounts, both in the whole world as well as individual countries too. For Example, there are currently 6.8 Billion people in the entire world, and in 60.5 million. That is quite a large number of people, however the density (the number of people in a certain area) is quite low, and is much higher in other countries. We learned about infant mortality rates (deaths of children) and we were surprised to find out that in this country it is relatively low, but in other countries, especially those in poverty, it is quite high, which means that more people are dying, however a lot more people are being born.
Below is a population pyramid of the UK. It shows the structure of the UK’s population
My name is Jessica French, I was born in Harrogate, but I now live in Brandon (which is in Durham). I am a Durham Johnston student and I love this school it is great.
In geography we have learnt all about graphs and coordinates. We also learnt about how rivers work and the water cycle, etc. A river: source, mouth, tributary and such. We are now learning about world population and population pyramids.
Geography is fun and interesting; our teacher (the amazing Mr. Lindley) makes it very interesting for us like when we watched a video to help us understand, and when we learnt a little riddle kind of thing to help us remember things and such.
When rivers flow off a cliff this creates a waterfall. When the water hits the ground it erodes away the ground creating a plunge pool. When the water sprays up it erodes the bottom half of the back of the waterfall where the rock is softest. This creates an over hang that will collapse back into the plunge pool, moving the waterfall back into the cliff, creating a gorge.
In geography, we have been learning about many different things. We have learnt about Durham City, Cities in the UK, maps, Fantastic places including Svalbard and the Tropical Rainforest, Deserts, Rivers, Floods, and finally Population.
At the moment, we are learning about Population. We have learnt about World Population growth, Population Structure, Population pyramids, Population change in the UK and finally Migration.
Rivers and waterfalls are mostly the same thing except that a river flows into a waterfall and creates it.
While rivers are flowing they are eroding and depositing. Erosion is where the river is pulling away the bank at the river edge. Deposition is where the river deposites things like pebbles, rocks, stones ect. Also rivers meander which helps them to deposit and erode the river bank.
Waterfalls go over the edge of a bank and as they go over they erode the banks. When they hit the bottom, which is called the plunge pool, they wear away the bank where the rock is and also they wear away the plunge pool making it deeper and deeper.