This term our topic focus is 'Titanic'.
During the term the children will find out about the maiden voyage of the Titanic from Southampton. They will use atlases to locate the places where it stopped. They will compare 1st, 2nd and 3rd class areas and activities aboard the Titanic.
On Thursday 1st November , Year 2 visited Sea City Museum in Southampton as part of our Titanic topic. We had a guided tour where we learnt that the majority of the crew came from Southampton and we discovered interesting facts about the Titanic. Did you know if you see a picture of the Titanic and the windows are squares not rectangles it is actually a picture of her sister ship the 'Olympic'? We had a self guided tour where we imagined we were passengers boarding the Titanic and then pretended to be crew doing different jobs on board. We also had a workshop where we worked in teams to decide who would be saved in the lifeboat, what the different objects were and we investigated how many compartments would be flooded with water before the Titanic would sink. We had a fantastic day! Thank you to all our parent helpers who came with us.
This term in English we have been using 'Meerkat Mail' to help us write our own postcards. We pretended that we were Sunny and he had visited Gosport and was sending a postcard home to his family. We have continued our Meerkat theme by looking at 'Meerkats' on Bug Club and we have identified features of non-fiction books.
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