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Clowne Junior School

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Up to now in our topic we have looked at lots of sources of information to find out about coal mining and what it was like for people who worked in the mines. We have looked at where we live in the United Kingdom and the counties that were situated on coal seams. We have looked even closer to home and found the mines that were in our local area. Some of you may have used your daily exercise to go to the memorial situated at the entrance to the old Southgate Colliery. All of you should hopefully had chance to look at the article about the opening of the memorial and have a better understanding of how important the mine was to the local community at the time.

 Today’s lesson is about looking at how coal was formed into those coal seams that we are situated on. The task we would like you to complete is a flow chart explaining to someone how coal is formed. We have included video resources for you to use and help with your understanding as well as pictures to help you order the process.

Miss Jones, in Year 4, has also done an example of what a finished piece of work should look like so hopefully you will have lots of resources to help you understand the process and complete the task.

How is Coal Formed? - Geography for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi

Watch this video first which starts to explain the process of 'how coal is formed?'

The slides explain how coal is formed. Go through this and pause where you need to. Don't forget your aim to is make a flow chart of this process by the end.

Below are some cards to help you order the process of making coal. There is also a vocabulary clarification sheet to help you understand the technical words.

Finally, we have included an example of what a finished piece of work could look like. Remember do your best and use all the resources we've given you to help. It will be lovely to see your work on DOJO. Why don't you record yourselves explaining your diagram to us?