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Topic – Week beginning 1st March 2021

This week we will be continuing our new topic focus of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets and linking it to the English work on Tunnels.

As in previous weeks, the lessons will be added as subjects rather than days so pick and choose what you fancy doing each day. Enjoy!


Define the terms ‘habitat’ and ‘microhabitat’, giving examples and animals that live in each place.

Learn about tunnelling animals such as moles, rabbits, worms, ants and badgers. Choose an animal on which to focus, discovering key facts about their lifecycles and how tunnelling helps them. Find out whether these animals spend all, or just part of their time in their tunnels and which physical features help them to dig. Record your results in a poster with labels and captions or an information leaflet filled with facts.


This link takes you to information about burrowing animals and some interesting video clips


Describe and compare human and physical features seen in your local environment and other places in the world.

Look at and describe images of world-famous tunnels. Think about what the tunnels are made from and how you think they are used. Consider why tunnels are needed and suggest reasons why they might have been built.


Possible tunnels to research -
Images to use could include the Channel Tunnel, in Kent; the Thames Tunnel, in London; the Tunnel of Love, in Kleven (Ukraine); the Laerdal Tunnel, in Norway; the amazing tunnels of Virginia’s Natural Tunnel State Park, in the USA; the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, in Shanghai (China); the Cu Chi Tunnels, in Vietnam; and the Guoliang Tunnel Road, in China’s Henang Province. In addition, the Large Hadron Collider lies in a 27 km long tunnel about 100 m underground near Geneva, Switzerland.


Improve structures by making them stronger, stiffer and more stable.

Work outdoors to create tunnels using natural materials such as twigs, fallen branches and grasses. Make small-scale tunnels of various sizes through wet sand and find out what happens to the tunnel as it gets wider. Can you make a double ended tunnel that meets in the middle when tunnelling from either end. Think about rabbit warrens and how they use multiple tunnels that all meet up in the middle. Take photos and add to dojo so we can see your amazing creations. If you can’t get outside use your toys to make tunnels and if you are allowed make a giant tunnel with your cushions or chairs and blankets!

Also remember to check out the PE lessons sent through on the website and Dojo from the PE coaches.

Don’t forget to send your work into school through Dojo or the Year 2 email -