Why do we love to be beside the seaside?
We will finish our Year 2 learning journey by exploring our wonderful seaside and all that it has to offer. We will start off with an exciting visit to West Wittering seaside, where we will build sandcastles, explore the tidal pattern and eat our picnic lunch on the sand dunes. Our Great Work will be a great beach clean up on our visit, where we will work together to make the seaside a cleaner place. For our Geography focus, we will compare West Wittering seaside with a small seaside town in Australia, comparing features that are the same and ways in which they are different. Back at school, we will use the story of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' as our focus text and we will take part in a D&T project to design and create our own boats. They must be strong enough to carry a sandwich, but they also need to float! We will find out which materials are waterproof and which are not. In History, we will find out about seaside holidays in the past and how they have changed over time. In Science, we will explore the different habitats that the seaside offers and we will learn about animals that live here. In Art, we will focus in on some of these animals and use clay to make seaside creature sculptures.