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Spring Term

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. As we are lucky to live near the coast we will have opportunities to do fieldwork and compare and contrast our coast to others around the world.

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Katie Morag and the New Pier - Mairi Hedderwick

Memorable experienceCoastal visit
Innovate challengeMy coastal town
GeographyMaps, globes and atlases; World seas and oceans; Human and physical features; Locational language; Compass directions; Physical processes – erosion; Changes over time; Tourism
EnglishDescriptions; Adventure narratives; Non-chronological reports; Persuasive writing
A&DMaterials and techniques
HistoryJobs in the past; Significant people – Captain Cook
MusicSea shanties
PSHESpecial people; Staying safe; Strengths and goals
Science investigationsHow many arms does an octopus have? Why do boats float? Will it degrade?

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