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Exploring and Learning about the Coast
8th May 2017

On Friday 21st April Year 5 pupils from Laxton Junior School enjoyed a day out to Hunstanton to kick start their learning about coastlines during the Summer Term.

The children worked tirelessly and carried out three activities in the morning which will further support learning back in the classroom. Year 5 teacher Miss Pateman organised three field work pieces for the children to complete: a sand dunes investigation, a field sketch and understanding how cliffs erode. Despite a blustery, grey morning, the children enjoyed their beach activities and working in a different location. After a slightly windswept picnic lunch on the beach and a very competitive sand castle building competition the children rounded of a great afternoon with a quick visit to the Fun Fair. After rides had been braved by all, the children listened to a short talk about the oldest ride, a Victorian carousel, before refueling on some delicious chips in a cone along the sea front.

The day out was very successful and the children came back to school with lots of data and drawings to support their onwards study. Mr Worthington, Director of Teaching and Learning commented that, ‘the children really enjoy learning outside of the classroom in this way, it also crystallizes their understanding of new topics taught on their return.

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