The Badgers

 

 

Year

2 

 

The Foxes

        

Here you will find information about the topics we have covered over the year and the trips and events that we have undertaken. We like to get out and about in the local community and enjoy many visitors coming into school.  

Year 2 encourages and focuses on independence and offers many responsibilities to the children to take on roles within the classroom and the school as a whole.

Take a look at what we have been learning about and enjoy viewing the photos of our trips and events. 

 

 

Autumn Term 2017

 

The Autumn term was a busy one! It began with our science topic of cats and dogs through the stories of Emily Gravett. We looked at how animals can change as they grow. This included looking at human growth.

Puppets

Linked to our science topic, the children designed their own pet puppet in DT. They had to learn to over sew to join two pieces of fabric together. They really enjoyed this and were very proud of their final product.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceilidh Dance Festival

We were lucky enough to take part in the local Ceilidh Dance Festival which links to the traditional British Culture of folk dancing and live music. All the children learnt the dances in workshops in school and some of them represented Devonshire at the festival in October.

 

 

 

 

 

 The Gunpowder Plot

The children learnt about why and how we celebrate Bonfire night and made hand print firework pictures. They thoroughly enjoyed finding out all about Guy Fawkes and this intriguing event from the past. There was some thought-provoking discussion about whether his actions were justified or not!

 
 

 

 

Spinnaker Tower

Our first trip of the term was to the Spinnaker Tower where children were given a great understanding of a bird’s eye view.

 
 

 

 

Remembrance

For Remembrance Day children made their own clay poppies and as a year group we laid fingerprint poppy wreaths at the Naval War Memorial on Southsea seafront.

 

 

 

 

 Christmas

We finished the half term performing our Nativity, Prickly Hay, which linked very well with the RE topic, Angels, and how important they were as messengers to the Christmas story.

 

  A big thank you to all those parents who joined us for Santa's Workshop. They were well attended and both adults and children seemed to have lots of fun.  

 

Spring Term 2018

Circus Skills

Another busy term in Year two! It started with another fantastic Circus week with Circus Steve and his Shooting Stars Circus. The children have been able to improve on previous skills and learn some new ones. Much fun was had by all in the Devonshire Circus to parents!

Stephen Davies
We had a visit from the author, Stephen Davies, who came to share his favourite book, Sophie and the Albino Camel. It was interesting finding out about his time living in Africa and showed us how to create an Arab headdress.

The Great Fire of London

Year 2 have loved finding out all about the Great Fire of London! We have acted it out, sung songs about it and all the children thoroughly enjoyed this topic.

 

 

Infant Voices Music Festival
Once again, Devonshire has taken part in the annual Infant Voices Music Festival. The theme this year was careers and the whole school enjoyed learning the new songs. Each year group performed a selection of their favourite songs to parents in the hall. Again much fun was had by all at these informal events; you can see how much the children love to sing! Some of the children were lucky enough to sing on stage at the Kings’ Theatre along with choirs from other schools.

Priory Racquet Skills
On 5th February the children chose to go to a racquet skills event hosted at Priory School. As you can see by the photos, they had a fab time learning new skills.

Sport Relief
On Friday March 23rd, Devonshire took part in the Sport Relief Walk a Mile and the weather was good to us again. The children worked hard to do their bit for children who are not as lucky as they are. Many thanks to those who turned out to see us all, cheer and support us as we walked a mile. Thanks also for sponsoring your children for this worthwhile event.

Summer 2018

Year 2 have been very busy with statutory government testing this term, but we have found lots of time for fun as well!

 

Nocturnal Animals

The children have been learning about nocturnal animals and their habitats. Some of the children made PowerPoints about them.

 

Roald Dahl

The Twits, by Roald Dahl, are truly disgusting characters as Y2 have been finding out! As well as writing character descriptions of the nasty pair and inventing a new trick to play on each other, they worked collaboratively to produce some spaghetti art in honour of the wormy spaghetti trick.

 

The Royal Wedding

In June we celebrated the wedding of Harry and Megan, with a street party in the playground with Fernhurst. This gave you the opportunity to bake some FANTASTIC cakes, worthy of The Great British Bake Off!

 

Creation Stories

In RE we compared the Creation stories in both the Christian and Muslin faiths. Children made clay creatures for display in the land, sea and skyscapes

 

Secret Gardens

Using “The Secret Garden” as a stimulus, children designed and created gardens of their own in pairs which looked pretty and colourful.

 

Creative Arts Week

During Creative Arts Week the children engaged with a wide variety of music, dance and art. This included steel drumming and Indian drumming, a Chinese fan dance and street dancing. They also learned about the different continents through art.

 

 

 

 

Sports Day

At the beginning of July was Sports Day. We all split up into coloured teams and then enjoyed a variety of activities.! A big thank you to all of the parents who came to cheer us on and support us.

Marwell Zoo

Our trip to the zoo was wonderful, the weather was good, the children well behaved and engaged and we all had a great final Devonshire school trip. It was a great hands-on opportunity for the children to find out about the different habitats that animals live in.

 

 

 

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