This week, the children in year 5 extended their learning about Coasts and explored the impact of erosion on our coastlines. In particular, the children explored how a wave-cut notch is formed by creating a cliff from sand in a plastic container and adding water. They then created waves by moving the container to see what effect it would have on their cliff. The water created a wave-cut notch in the cliff and caused the top of it to eventually collapse. This provided the children with a great visual on how wave-cut notches can lead to the collapsing of cliffs on a coastline. The children were able to explain the process and create image showing each stage. Finally, the children discussed how nature plays a part in our eroding coastlines and what future coastlines may look like!