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Friday 20th November

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!

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