Devonshire Infant School

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Francis Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0AG

023 9273 4902

Devonshire Infant School

Our Vision: To be an outstanding school, where all our children develop a lifelong love of learning.

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  2. Year 1 Summer 2022











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The Squirrels


Summer Term 2022


We really enjoyed our topic on pirates. We found out lots of interesting facts and learnt some great pirate songs.

We also learnt two different pirate poems and then wrote our own.

‘Dress as a pirate day’ was great fun!

We made sea biscuits and drank grog (not real of course!) wrote pirate stories and finished with a treasure hunt on the playground.


We started this topic with a trip to Southsea Castle. It was very interesting and we loved seeing how thick the walls were.

There were so many different jobs in the castle including a ditcher, cook and knight.

We talked about which job we thought would be the worst and which would be the best!

In DT we learnt how to make a tower free standing and joining walls.

We cut slits in the bottom to join them and found the best way to make them really strong.

We then used all the skills we had learnt to create our own castle.

Meet The Author

We all took part in the Year 1 Portsmouth picture book award.

We had to choose our favourite from 4 different books and then we went to Wimborne to meet the author Will Mabbit.

He signed a book for us and then read the story. He was really funny!


In art we have been experimenting with colour.

We have mixed a range of colours to make new colours and also learnt how to make lighter and darker shades of a colour.


We had great fun going back in time and finding out about what life was like 100 years ago.

We looked at Victorian artefacts and tried to guess what they were used for.

We had a very exciting trip to Manor Farm.

We didn’t think it was much fun to go to school in Victorian times and all agreed that life is a lot easier now than it was then.

We all enjoyed ourselves enormously and had great fun with the hands-on learning we experienced.

Sports Day

We had a really enjoyable Sports Day morning.

There were a great variety of activities such as hurdles and ball balancing.

Thank you to all of the parents who came to cheer us on and support us.