Natural Environments

Natural features of the Earth-the mountains, hills, lowlands and other land forms, the seas, oceans, weather systems and climate give places their distinctive character. A knowledge of these features, how they were formed and how they relate to each other is an important aspect of children’s growing awareness of their environment. Initially this understanding is developed through local examples and may then be applied in wider contexts such as regional, national, European and global contexts. Weather observation and recording skills are developed through the spiral curriculum.  The study of natural environments introduces children to the wider setting of the Earth in the solar system and space an area of knowledge which has an inherent fascination.



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Investigating the seashore-an article from the Intouch magazine

Suggested activities for Rocks and soils: third and fourth class

Suggested activities for Rocks and soils: fifth and sixth class