Coasts Meet the Sea: Single Lesson for Year 1/2


The National Curriculum states that children should be taught to use basic geographical to refer to key physical features, including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather. Also children should be taught to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

In this lesson children learn about the physical geographical vocabulary associated with coasts using photographs of the coasts. Children participate in a quiz about the coasts. Using Google Earth children investigate which countries have coasts and which countries are landlocked. Children research which animals live near the coast in the United Kingdom.


What is included?

  • Complete lesson plan.
  • PowerPoint for the lesson.
  • Photographs of coastlines in the United Kingdom.
  • Coastlines activity sheet for mixed-ability children.
  • Coasts Quiz!
  • Coastlines of the world activity (differentiated on three levels).
  • What animals live on the coast? Children complete fact files for an animal of their own choice (class version and extension for higher-achieving children).

Files included:

Coasts Meet the Sea: Single Lesson for Year 1/2 Lesson Plan PDF File.

Coasts Meet the Sea: Single Lesson for Year 1/2 Lesson PowerPoint.


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