Wild Beach Curriculum

Wild Beach

The community our school proudly serves is based on the coast and the beach is a large part of many of our families lives: through work, play or volunteering as lifeboat crew. We feel it is hugely important that our children understand this element of their community and so we have developed a Wild Beach curriculum which is central to what makes Seal a special place to learn and weaves through the school year for every class, underpinning some of our most exciting work. Our Wild Beach units of work see our children visiting the beach weekly to learn about marine life, geographical features, the history of the lifeboat crews, finding out about people who work on the sea, or using the beach as a stimulus for art or writing.

As well as using the beach for this range of curriculum areas, our Wild Beach goes even further and helps children develop life skills, such as determination, teamwork, problem solving and grit, through a range of 'survival skills' aimed at providing our children with a different take on a traditional school curriculum. Typical activities may include shelter building, knot tying, fire building, cooking, measuring tidal patterns and many other activities that use the natural resource of the beach to its fullest. Click here for our Wild Beach Handbook which details activities we cover through our Wild Beach curriculum. One activity is always included in our newsletters to help families join in with these activities away from school.

 

Parent Experts Group

As well as training all our staff on delivering the Wild Beach curriculum, we have developed a group of parent volunteers who are our Parent Experts Group. All volunteers are fully trained and DBS checked, and form a vital part in helping us delver this curriculum to our children, Once trained, parents volunteer to join our classes at the beach to lead groups through their learning. If you would like to join this groups of experts (no experience required, just lots of interest!), please contact Miss Bailey via the Welcome Office.