Our Year 2 classmates found out more about life at sea when they took a tour of the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham Dockyard.

The six to seven-year-olds went on-board HM Submarine Ocelot as part of a fact-finding mission linked to this term’s classroom studies.

After spending time on the submarine, which has sailed 90,000 miles during her career, the children took part in workshops, completing fun exciting challenges with friends,

The first task was to make their very own class skipping rope (K2 has been learning about materials) and then use it to skip to a traditional chant.

Next, K2 listened intently to a story by children’s author Julia Donaldson and used their imaginations to continue the plot, discussing characters and themes.

Finally, the students’ teamwork and collaboration skills were put to the test as they made rockets and fired them from a specially designed air pressure launcher, aiming to hit a target.

Year 2 teacher Mr Patey said: “Everybody enjoyed the day and to have activities tailored to what we have been learning in class made the day fun and factual.”

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