Year 2

Welcome to

Year 2 Jellyfish Class

Introducing our Jellyfish Class staff:

Mrs Simpson

Mrs Simpson

Class Teaching Assistant

This is our classroom:

Our Year 2 classroom

Our 'Leaf' display

Our class topics and texts


Question for Learning (Q4L):

How did the dinosaurs become extinct?

Woodland Wonders

Question for Learning (Q4L):

How do foxes survive in the woods?


Question for Learning (Q4L):

How have circuses changed since the olden days?

Let the Battle commence

Question for Learning (Q4L):

What really happened to Harold Godwinson?

The Island

Question for Learning (Q4L):

How many different islands can you name?

Jellyfish Seashore Explorer badges:

  • Natural objects competition

  • Stone Stacking

  • Relay race

  • Ice cream

  • Stone animals

  • Stone rhythms

Examples of our learning this year:


Jellyfish and sea jellies are the informal common names given to the medusa-phase of certain gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa, a major part of the phylum Cnidaria. Jellyfish are mainly free-swimming marine animals with umbrella-shaped bells and trailing tentacles, although a few are anchored to the seabed by stalks rather than being mobile. The bell can pulsate to provide propulsion for highly efficient locomotion. The tentacles are armed with stinging cells and may be used to capture prey and defend against predators. Jellyfish have a complex life cycle; the medusa is normally the sexual phase, which produces planula larva that disperse widely and enter a sedentary polyp phase before reaching sexual maturity.

Jellyfish are found all over the world, from surface waters to the deep sea. Scyphozoans (the "true jellyfish") are exclusively marine, but some hydrozoans with a similar appearance live in freshwater. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. The medusae of most species are fast-growing, and mature within a few months then die soon after breeding, but the polyp stage, attached to the seabed, may be much more long-lived. Jellyfish have been in existence for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal group.