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Spring Term - Coastline

What makes a town a seaside town?


In the Coastline project, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass. They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast. They will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the RNLI, what happened to the SS Rohilla and about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town. They will research the tourism industry and consider what features make a place a successful tourist destination.



We have been learning about the problems with materials and the different ways we can look after the Earth. The children learnt how recycling is making old, used materials into new objects. Symbols are printed on some packaging to tell us whether or not they can be recycled. The children embedded that knowledge further by sorting objects into recycling and non-recycling groups.


                           Ask your child - what is sustainability? 



We have been learning all about the origins and structure of sea shanties. The children learnt that sea shanties were learnt by ear when they were first composed, not written down. So in order to learn our sea shanty the children had to learn it through listening and repetition.


                                         Ask your child - what are sea shanties?



In PSHE we have been learning about working together to achieve something and talk about who I work well with. The children chose to create a colourful, special card.



The children in 2C learnt all about erosion today. The children learnt that erosion is a physical process that involves the weathering and movement of natural materials, such as rock, sand and soil. Erosion is caused by wind and water, including waves, floods, rivers and rainfall. To embed this knowledge further the children had the opportunity to see how erosion can cause a permanent change to the coastline by creating waves in a tray of water and sand.

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