Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

Block F - Coasts - Where the land meets the sea

In this fascinating topic, you will learn what mountains, rivers and coasts actually are, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. You will learn about the climates, human interactions, and lifestyles shaped by the mountains, rivers and coasts of the world.

Investigate coastlines and the animals and plants that live there. Carry out research in the classroom and, if you are lucky, on a field trip to the beach; use your research to deepen your knowledge of coastal food chains and webs. Use IT to create your own nature movie!

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What is a coast?

Investigate the fascinating world of coastlines and discover what a coast actually is!

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02: Beach field trip

Visit the beach and take part in a fieldwork exercise measuring and recording plants, animals and other features.

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03: Coastal animals

Research coastal animals and plants and their adaptations to their environment.

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04: Coastal food chains

Discover the complex world of coastal food chains and food webs.

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05: Narrating a wildlife documentary

Create an engaging and informative wildlife documentary about a coastal scene.

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06: Animated food chain - stop motion

Use the IT programme Scratch to create a simple stop-motion animation about a coastal food chain; add titles, credits and an audio narration to create a mini movie.

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07: Animated food chain - Scratch animation

Use the IT programme Scratch to create a simple stop-motion animation about a coastal food chain; add titles, credits and an audio narration to create a mini movie.