KS1: Ben Hope

Welcome to Ben Hope

Term 5 and 6: Coastline


In the Coastline project, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass. They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast. They will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the RNLI, what happened to the SS Rohilla and about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town. They will research the tourism industry and consider what features make a place a successful tourist destination.


Beach hut


Special people; Staying safe; Strengths and goals


Narrative - Song of the Sea; Recount - Our trip to the coast; Narrative - The Secret of Black Rock; Information - Plants

Hooked on Books

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch; Katie Morag and the New Pier; Grace Darling; Winnie and Wilbur at the Seaside; Flotsam; Lifeboat Crew: People who help us


Number; Measurement; Geometry

Memorable experience

Coastal visit

Innovate challenge

My coastal town


Maps, globes and atlases; World seas and oceans; Human and physical features; Locational language; Compass directions; Physical processes – erosion; Changes over time; Tourism


Flower Head


Jobs in the past; Significant people – Captain Cook


Materials; Plant survival


Friendship; Reflect, rewind and replay


We are treasure hunters; We are photographers

What have we been learning this week? 

Over the past few weeks, Ben Hope have been busy learning lots of new skills. The children have practised their typing skills, making sure to remember how to use the shift, enter and space bar keys. They also learned how to sew a running stitch. We tied ourselves in knots a few times, but the children never gave up and some were able to produce a lovely rainbow. The children have been learning about rhyme to start our new poetry unit in writing - 'When I am by myself'. They made a memory game using rhyming words and had lots of fun trying to match the cards up. Finally, the children spent plenty of time reading books from our class library and discussing with each other why they are enjoying these books so much.

Ben Hope have really enjoyed their first few Forest School sessions. Please have a look in the gallery below.