Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber.
Pack up some sandwiches, pick up a fishing net and keep your eyes peeled because we’re off to the coast to go beachcombing!
This half term, we’ll learn about local beaches, look at the sights, sounds and smells of the seashore and explore rock pools to find living and non-living things. Bringing shells, pebbles and seaweed back to the classroom will help us to learn about a wide range of coastal plants and creatures. We’ll read a range of seaside stories and use the coast as a setting for our writing. Maps and film footage will help us to find out more about the coast and we’ll create a wide variety of artwork. We’ll use books and the internet to search for information about the seashore and use our knowledge to write our own non-fiction books.
At the end of the project, we’ll decide how we should look after the coastal environment and how the beach can be kept clean. We’ll use our ICT skills to create a final presentation including photographs, captions and sound files.
Help your child prepare for their project
Beaches are fascinating places. Why not visit a beach and go on a rock pooling expedition of your own? Alternatively, you could visit a local pet shop to see a wide variety of fish, crustaceans and aquatic plants. You could also create drawings, paintings or models of sea creatures using online images for inspiration
We will be reading a range of books linked to our topic. We will be carrying out all our usually daily activities, e.g. Read Write Inc, numeracy skills. Reading activities are carried out everyday.
Please can you ensure that your child wears their P.E. kit on a Wednesday for indoor P.E. and on a Friday for outdoor P.E.
The cost of fruit is 25p per day, please pay on Squid.
Reading books to be brought to school every day.
Homework - The children will be given a homework Matrix at the beginning of every term.Your child will need to complete as many of the activities that they can. These will then be shared and celebrated with the other children in class.
Spellings will be given out on a Monday to learn over the week. The children will have a spelling quiz on a Friday.
Remember we have an open door policy, please pop in and see me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support