Class 5 have been continuing to learn about the Jurassic Coast in our topic ‘Coast to Coast’. Our focus this week has been coastal erosion and coastal defences. We learnt about the technical processes involved in erosion, such as attrition, abrasion, solution and hydraulic action. The class then carried out a ‘Marketplace’ (photos below) to find out about different types of sea defences, such as groynes, gabions and beach nourishment.
We are getting very excited about our forthcoming trip to Chesil Beach to see some of this in action first-hand!