Guidelines for the use of Completing and making your own Severn Word Search

Activity title:
Completing and making your own Severn word search

Curriculum area: English

NC objectives: English En1 1e), 2d), 3a) 8a) & 9a) and En2 3a), 3b), 3c) and En3 1b), 1c), 2), 4), 5a), 5b)

Main learning objective: Investigate the vocabulary associated with the river by completing and making a word search using these words

Lesson plan ideas, activities and resource sheets

18 minutes

  • Ask the class anything they know about the Severn. With any children that know quite a lot, ask them to suggest any river vocabulary that the rest of the class may not understand, eg, bore, tide, sandbank, etc.

  • Use ‘1.5a A – Z of Severn vocabulary’ to aid discussion and demonstrate the weird & wonderful language of rivers.

MAIN ACTIVITY: 35 minutes

PLENARY: 10 minutes

  • When pupils finish creating their own word searches, allow them to swap with partners to have a go at finding the words in their word searches.

  • Finish by moving around the class and asking pupils to say a word related to the river that they have learnt.

Suggested extension activities or cross curricular links:

  • Create River Severn crosswords following different topics about the river.


1-5 Guidelines - Severn word search

1.5a A – Z of Severn vocabulary

1.5b Completing a Severn word search

1.5c Answers to the Severn word search

1.5d Making your own Severn word search