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 2018

 

The Autumn term was a busy one! It began with our science topic of how animals can change as they grow. This included looking at human growth. Running alongside, in English, we looked at books by our author of the term, Emily Gravett. The children thoroughly enjoyed these books.

 

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, King James the first and this intriguing event from the past.

 

There was some thought-provoking discussion about whether his actions were justified or not! The children took part in some ‘hot-seating’, where someone was chosen to take on the role of King James 1 and Guy Fawkes and answer the children’s questions.
 

 

 

Spinnaker Tower

Our geography trip was to the Spinnaker Tower where children were given a great understanding of a bird’s eye view. We also had time to investigate human features, e.g. the tower itself, and physical features, such as the harbour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance

For Remembrance Day we thought about the Great War having ended 100 years ago this year and how people must have felt at the time. The children made their own clay poppies to remember the people who lost their lives.

 

 

HMS Warrior

As part of our history topic on Victorian Christmas we visited the Warrior to investigate how Victorians celebrated Christmas. This is a great local resource and the children had enormous fun making a figgy pudding, dressing up in poor and rich children’s clothes and making an original Christmas cracker.

 

 

 Christmas

We finished the half term performing our Christmas performance, The Inn-spectors, which linked very well with the RE topic, Angels, and how important they were as messengers in the Christmas story. This year’s performance enabled lots of children to have a role and for the first time, we had quite a few solos! What brave children we have.

 

  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.  

 

 

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