What makes a boat float?


A part of our 'Land Ahoy!' topic, we will be answering the question, 'What makes a boat float?'.


From Wednesday next week, we will begin exploring materials for floating and sinking before considering design features for boats, experimenting, creating our own boats and writing about our investigation.


Before we begin our testing, I would like you to give your own answer to the question 'What makes a boat float?' and explain your thinking.


Record your date and WALT

Friday 26th February 2021

WALT: explain our own understanding of floating boats


Write the question

What makes a boat float?


Begin your answer (suggested sentence starter)

I think boats float because...


Boats float because...


Write 3-4 sentences explaining your ideas and reasons about what you think makes a boat float.

This is a way to gather what information Year 2 already know about floating and how boats work. You do not need to do any other research for today's task.


Mrs Morris :)

Getting to know the United Kingdom- have a look at the power point then have a go at the task

Wednesday 24th February 2021 Land Ahoy! Knowledge Organiser What do you already know? Can you fill in the boxes as best you can?

Tuesday 23rd February 2021


Welcome back!


Tomorrow we will begin looking at our new topic 'Land ahoy!' with the focus question 'Why do boats float?', learning about the adventures of those on the sea, including famous pirates and privateers.


Today, I would like those who have not completed the Kahoot quiz set on the last day of term to have a go please following these instructions.



Enter the game pin  01740018


Then, have a go at answer the Beachcombers knowledge quiz. 

Please type your first name in the name box. Nicknames are fun but I won't know who anyone is!


How much can you remember? I have selected 15 questions from different parts of our curriculum learning.


I look forward to seeing what you can remember.


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