Learning Map / Super Senses

Severn Beach (Super Senses)

  • Schoolchildren at Severn Beach
  • Severn Bridge from Severn Beach
  • Severn Beach railway line

On the route of the Severn Way, this location provides views of the industry, estuary and Wales across the water.

Curriculum links:

  1. Pupils should work scientifically by using their senses to compare different textures, sounds and smells (Year 1 science).
  2. Pupils should be taught to compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties (Year 5 science).
  3. Pupils should be taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas (KS2 Art).
  4. Pupils should be taught about physical geography including: vegetation belts, rivers and estuaries (KS2 Geography).
  5. Pupils should explore different kinds of rocks and soils including those in the local environment (Year 3 Science).

Ideas for activities:

  1. Complete the Severn Beach trail – map available at the link below.
  2. Use each sense to experience the surroundings. Go onto the beach and use the sense of touch to explore the different shapes and textures of the objects found on the beach. These could then be grouped according to different properties.
  3. Students could write a senses trail for a small section of the beach.
  4. Use a simple map of the area to identify and label the different geographical landscapes that can be seen. It should be possible to spot river, estuary, coastline, marshland and hills.
  5. Test small samples of rocks and soil from the beach and surrounding area and closely observe the differences. Test the soils for acidity/alkalinity and how much water they absorb. Research what plants grow in these types of soils.

Did You Know?

Public toilets are situated on Beach Road (left out of station and first right) and are open daily.

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