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Sunny sets sail for the Ocean!

30 October 2017

Year 2 have been enjoying their learning linked to our focus text, Meerkat Mail. Having read the story several times, the children are able to retell the story confidently and have been working on writing their own version of the story.

  • Y2 Artwork
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After leaving the Kalahari desert, Sunny visited us in Beijing, joining us on our trip to the China Aviation Museum. Soon after, Sunny decided that he wanted a change of scenery and travelled by air to the rainforest where he saw some incredible creatures including poisonous dart frogs, emperor butterflies and tiny termites.

Deciding that the rainforest wasn’t for him, Sunny got in touch with the Year 2 children, explaining that he would be setting sail for the ocean and wanted to know which sea creatures to look out for.

After reading Sunny’s letter, the children in Year 2 researched different creatures Sunny might meet on his journey. Using their collaborative skills, the children made notes before presenting to the class. The children will be using these notes next week when they write their own non-chronological reports about the different sea creatures. Following that, the children used wax crayons and water colours to make ocean paintings for the Meerkat Mail books.

Fingers crossed Sunny won’t come across a shark…or something worse!


By Michael Aryiku

Year 2 Pandas Class Teacher

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The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
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Chaoyang District

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Chaoyang District
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