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Year 1


Seaside is a unit of work which takes the children’s previously learned map skills and experience of fieldwork and extends it beyond the local area while still drawing on their understanding of the world and life experiences.

The children will be learning about the unique nature of Britain as an island and the surrounding seas by looking at maps. This will prepare them for learning more about their country in Summer 1 Unit My Country as they will get increasingly familiarised with the outline shape of the UK.

Through the use of maps, pictures, photographs and aerial photographs, the pupils will be taught to recognise both physical and human features of the seaside regions and the importance of coastline both for recreation and habitat for fauna and flora that needs protecting.

The children will be able to revisit their learning during History topic and the role coastline defence played in the last successful invasion of Britain by William the Conqueror. In Summer 1, they will develop their knowledge of the UK further.