The seaside – geography (KS1)

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By Christina Bakerwriter, teacher and educational journalist
Originally published 25th June 2010

Use the popular topic of the seaside to engage young children in geography activities


Topic of the month

Throughout June, we provided engaging literacy, numeracy, science and geography activities – all themed around the seaside – with separate activities for Key Stage 1 and 2. Take a look…

There are almost 18,000 kilometres of coastline in the UK and it has played a crucial part of UK life for centuries. We have always been drawn to the seaside – for practical reasons (transport and shipping, for example), for pleasure (for the eternally popular seaside holiday) and for our own fascination (and the geographical and geological secrets that it unlocks). The topic of sea and seaside also provides an ideal stimulus by which children can explore the geography curriculum. Here are some ideas that can be adapted to suit the needs of your class. Enjoy… and no splashing!

NC: KS1 Geography 1a–d; 2a–e; 3a–d; 5b; 6b

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  1. polly101
    on 26 June 2010

    NC links

    I like the fact you have put the NC objectives with the activities...makes life a whole lot easier!

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