Teachers~ Mrs Victoria Sheppard and Mrs Clair Morris
Welcome back to Class 2! We hope that you had a restful, enjoyable summer break!
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be immersing ourselves into the world of the ocean and how plastic pollution is taking hold through a story about Tuamor the Turtle, written by Jo Earlam. We will be following Tuamor's story of the impact of litter on turtles and other sea creatures. Through a desperate plea to young people, Tuamor introduces some important ways we can all help to save our seas! Using our research on this subject, Class 2 will be having fun with poetry and artwork linked to helping to raise awareness and will be doing what we can to help look after our sea and beaches on a local level.
"Our ocean is vital to life on earth. Not only does it contain some of the world's most amazing creatures, like the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, but we also get most of our oxygen we breathe from the sea. The problem is we aren't looking after it. Marine litter - rubbish which finds its way into he ocean - is a huge threat to the health of our ocean and the incredible creatures who live there."
Jenny Griffiths, Marine Conservation Society Education Officer
What do you notice about this picture?
We will also be using a story for our artwork called 'The Tale of the Turtle and the Plastic Jellyfish' written by Sarah Nelms and illustrated by Kate Nelms. Have a look at this beautiful illustration and watch this space for ours!!