To help ease the load of planning we have Curriculum for Excellence downloadable and editable topic plans:
Under the sea
Adaptation: Gannet and seal adaptation - reading, note taking and labelling.
Amazing puffins: Design a puffin fact sheet.
Built for the job: Flight and feathers.
A bird or a plane: What is a bird, what is a seabird and can you identify one gull from another?
Label the bird: Identify and label the gull, the gannet and the puffin.
Lethal litter: Working on the beach or in the Centre, record the litter you see. Create a display to inform others of the issues of marine litter.
Life in a rockpool: Identify and colour the rockpool creatures, read a graph, make a graph, draw a rockpool, fill in the missing words or just do the word search!
Marine food chains: Find the links to make the chains and make a gannet food chain mobile.
Seabird Centre surroundings: Simple maps to plotting grids, reading compass points and finding features.
Seabird classification: Classification key and identification grids.
Seabird life cycles: Puffin and gannet lifecycles.
Seals: Reading and note taking for differing abilities.
Seashore safety: Template codes of conduct for a visit to the beach. Agree as a class or write your own.
Sorting living things: What can you find at the beach? Investigate different shells.
Toxic tide: Investigate the effects of oil and detergents on feathers.
The Environment Zone: Environmental essentials.
Seabird art pack
Grey seal art pack part 1
Grey seal art pack part 2
Teachers information pack
Seaside School seashore safety
Education risk assessment
East Bay risk assessment
All of our resources can also be downloaded from the Teachers Resources website TES.
Resources are available in an editable word format on request - all we ask is that our logo remains as recognition of our work. To request resources in word format or if you have any other questions please email email@example.com.
All resources can be photocopied for educational purposes.
Further reading, resources and websites:
Scottish Natural Heritage
Marine Conservation Society
Adopt a Beach
National Audubon Society
The Wildlife Trusts
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
Learning and Teaching Scotland
Marine Stewardship Council
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
Scottish Natural Heritage
East Lothian Council
The Robertson Trust
The Clore Duffield Foundation
Edinburgh and Lothians Education Business Partnership
Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian
Ernest Cook Trust
Hugh Fraser Foundation
John Spedan Foundation
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
The Excellence Fund Support for Teachers: IEATS and EEBL