Year 3 Visit to Walton-On-The-Naze

Year 3 had a wonderful sunny day at Walton-on-the-Naze to land their Rocks topic.  They undertook fieldwork, spotting human and physical geography features, learnt about coastal erosion and sea defences and also enjoyed studying the different layers of rock and soils in the cliffs - everyone found at least one fossil, and a couple of children even found fossilised shark teeth.  Someone even found a perfect fossilised fish vertebrae still in the London Clay - it is 50 million years old!  Members of the public took the time to compliment the teachers on the behaviour of the children, which made everyone very proud.  Other activities included peeking inside a WW2 pill box, learning that since 1300 the coast has moved about 6 miles inland, watching sand martins in the cliffs, finding caterpillars, butterflies and crickets, climbing the 100 plus steps up the Naze tower to look at the views and practise compass points such as North, North West and so forth, and slurping some delicious ice lollies.  What a fabulous day!