This week we’ve been looking at a selection of books for Reception, KS1 and lower KS2 pupils working on summer term projects to do with the seaside, coastal geography, and underwater creatures. There is a whole host of books to help children discover all aspects of the seaside, to inspire activities and also classroom discussions.
Seaside by French Illustrator and author Alain Gree is a brilliant and innovative introduction to the seaside, its brilliant retro style, and design, make this book timeless. It includes a selection of mini-quizzes and activities throughout and is a perfect accompaniment to school seaside projects
Lucy and Tom at the Seaside is by the incredible author and illustrator of such classics as ‘Dogger’ and ‘Alfie’ Shirley Hughes. The book has a gentle text, which really succeeds in making it feel like you are there, descriptions of building sandcastles, paddling in the sea and eating picnics are all perfectly complimented by Hughes’ magical illustrations. A true classic.
Seaside Poems is a selection of verse, compiled by Jill Bennett, featuring lots of different aspects of a day on the beach. Ideal for KS1 pupils looking, these poems are both informative and fun with Nick Sharratt’s wonderfully vibrant pencil illustrations really bringing them to life. A great title to have for both poetry and seaside projects in KS1
Frankie’s Magic Football – Deep Sea Dive is the latest in this series of books devised
by Footballer Frank Lampard. This book sees Frankie and his team sucked into a whirlpool to play a host of magical underwater creatures.This is a great introduction into discovering sea creatures with an exciting, simple and fun text for football mad readers.
The Beach Book by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield is set out as a series of projects ranging from exploring the beach to creating windsock. This book is all about discovery, through endless ideas and activities to enjoy all different kinds of beaches, with each activity having a difficulty rating, so users have a practical guide to participation. This book will work well with both KS1 and KS2, especially those going on a school trip to the seaside.
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