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.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
The children will watch a video about coastlines and their features. We will discuss whether we have seen any of the features mentioned in the video and describe them. We will highlight coastal locations that we have visited on a map of the UK and discuss their positioning. We will work in pairs to read and sort the physical and human features picture cards into two groups: physical features and human features.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Throughout this unit of work we will be writing keys to link to our maps and writing why we would visit Whitby.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
In this unit of work we will look at human and physical features of the area.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
To label a UK map with countries and capitals. Name and locate seas surrounding the UK, as well as seas, the five oceans and seven continents around the world on a world map or globe.
Label continents ans seas on world map. Use simple compass directions to describe the location of features or a route on a map. Study aerial photographs to describe the features and characteristics of an area of land. Ask and answer simple geographical questions through observation or simple data collection during fieldwork activities.
4 point compass. Draw or read a range of simple maps that use symbols and a key.
What is a city? Collect and organise simple data in charts and tables from primary sources (fieldwork and observation) and secondary sources (maps and books)
Use a climate map to locate hot and cold places in the world in relation to the Equator, North and South Poles. Describe the size, location and function of a local industry
To use everything learnt so far to design their own coastal town.
🏁 BIG FINISH
We are going to design a coastal town that tourists would want to visit. We will need to choose a location along the coastline of the United Kingdom to place our town and describe its physical and human features. We will also need to give visitors advice for ways to stay safe during their visit.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
The class will be reading a variety of non-fiction texts about the coast as well as To the Edge of the World by Julia Julia Green.