Fieldwork, Coastal Erosion – Roker beach, Sunderland
Year 5 have been studying coastal erosion and the effects it has on homes, businesses and the community and also how coastal erosion is managed in our area. The children have been fascinated by the different types of erosion and so we decided, what better way to consolidate their understanding than to go to the beach and see it for themselves. The day was very cold but we got wrapped up and not a single child complained ! We were really lucky because the recent storms had wreaked havoc along the coastline and the children were able to see wonderful examples of transportation, deposition and longshore drift. The children had a great time observing, measuring and recording their findings and were able to use their fieldwork back in school to draw maps, write explanations and understand what their data showed. Fantastic fieldwork!