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On the Beach


In the On the Beach project, your child will visit a beach and learn about animals that live in rock pools and on the seashore. They will explore days out at the beach and compare their experiences with beach holidays in the past. They will learn about the animals that live in the sea and find out about worldwide seas and oceans. They will explore the importance of looking after the environment to keep living things safe. They will learn about staying safe at the beach and find out about people who help us.

Supporting your child at home

  • Go for a day out at the beach, and investigate a rock pool.
  • Look at pictures of family days out at the beach and talk about the activities you enjoy.
  • Use Google Earth to look at images of seas and oceans around the world.
  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource below.



Seaside Stories

To start our new topic - we shared the story Lucy and Tom at the Seaside. The children talked about their own experiences of visiting the seaside and how it compared to the one in the story. 

Planning a trip to the Beach


we had a think about all of the things we might want to take with us for a trip to the beach, including how to stay safe in the sun and why that was important. ☀️

Wish you Were Here


We thought back to our story about Tom and a Lucy at the beach and discussed all of the different activities we could have fun doing on the beach. We read the book “At the Beach” and looked at some postcards. We talked about why we might send them and who we would send them to. We went on to write our own postcards about a trip to the beach. 

Youlgrave by the Sea!