Visit the seaside to launch this topic
Discuss what they can see there using the correct vocabulary eg cliff, shore, ocean etc
Back in the classroom, create a class glossary of terms to use in this unit
Look at map of UK and find coastal areas - what clues do they use?
Use world maps and atlases to locate other coastal areas
Look at a variety of paintings by famous artists that depict the sea - what do you notice about the colours used?
Describe what they see and encourage use of correct artistic vocab
Mix primary colours to create secondary colours
Experiment with a range of brushse for different effects eg large, broad brush for sky / sea
Look a a range of holiday brochures and describe what they are used for
Select a number of photos from brochure to describe orally
Encourage use of ambitious vocab eg glimmering sea
Give groups different images to annotate with adjectives
In this unit, children will explore holidays around the world by pretending to be travel agents. In Geography, they will develop their atlas and map work and locate hot and cold areas. In Art, they will emulate the work of famous artists to create paintings of the seaside. In English, they will look at holiday brochures and write their own descriptions of holiday destinations using a range of noun phrases.