KS1: Ben Nevis

Welcome to Ben Nevis 

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; Non- Fiction Chronological report on Pirates; 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?


Following an exciting start to term 5 with our trip to Weston-Super-Mare, the children in Ben Nevis have been working hard alongside the other classes in KS1 learning and exploring within the Coastline project focus. 

Geography has brought new learning and understanding about our world; the land and the oceans around us. We will look at maps more closely and explore the coastline features with greater detail. Within Design and Technology, we will be looking at Beach Huts with the purpose of working towards designing and creating our own.