Description

Overview

The project entails pupils in the middle classes doing fieldwork to familiarise themselves with their local coastline and seashore. The Seashore Website provides a Field Trip Guide for the children involved and fine-tunes their knowledge of their own seashore. First of all they are made aware of the Conservation and safety code necessary when going on a Field Trip. They are to use the Subject headings: tides, Seashells, Seabirds, Sea creatures and seaweeds to identify things that they see or collected at the beach and to draw and label their seashore drawings. They will use the information pages of the site to help them write their own seashore diaries. Then quiz pages and crosswords were added as reinforcement exercises and to hold their attention and interest. Links to the WWW and online activities and games were added to supplement their knowledge of the seashore as gained from the site. This project will necessitate five trips to the seashore based loosely around the five subject headings. Reports and diaries will need to be written up straight after each visit and then suggested Games, online activities and Art and Craft ideas can be carried out between visits. This project could be a full terms work for SESE: weather permitting, of course.

Curriculum Addressed

Seashore investigations allow students the opportunity to develop skills and complete strand units outlined in their curriculum. A study of the seashore is an ideal way of giving Geography and Science a practical perspective, yet also provides a focus for the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT in recording their visits and publishing their efforts for all to read. Links to the Science Primary School Curriculum (3rd/4th Classes)A seashore study may be used in conjunction with the following strand units:à Living Thingsà Environmental Awareness and CareLinks to the Geography Primary School Curriculum (3rd/4thth Classes)A seashore study may be used in conjunction with the following strand units:à Human Environmentsà Natural Environmentsà Environmental Awareness and CareThis information has been taken form the Primary Schools Curriculum for Geography and Science: Dept. of Education and Science (2002).

 

 Author: Grace Mulligan
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