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. 

 

 

Summer Term 2019

Year 2 have been very busy with SATS this term, the children enjoyed the challenge of the quizzes and we found lots of time for other fun as well!

Nocturnal Animals

The children have been learning about nocturnal animals and their habitats. Some of the children made PowerPoints about them. There was some fantastic non-fiction writing where the children enjoyed sharing their knowledge.

 

 

 

The Twits

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.

 

 

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Continuing with our Roald Dahl topic, the children made their own version of George’s Marvellous Medicine. We had fantastic medicine, gorgeous medicine and gross medicine! Some children even made another version of their medicine at home, which they brought in to share with the class.

 

Creative Arts Week

During Creative Arts Week, the children engaged with a wide variety of music, dance and art. This included steel drumming, Salsa dance and American lining dancing. We had a fantastic morning being artists, using the seven continents to inspire our umbrella art! The children thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Robin Hood show and their laughter was heard throughout the school!

 

 

 

 

 

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. The majestic penguins were a particular favourite and we were lucky to get a fantastic view of the cheetahs.

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.

Spring Term 2019

Circus Week

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!

Click here for more photos of our circus performance.

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. Everyone wrote a fantastic newspaper report about the terrifying events.

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!

Sports at Priory School

Some children went to Priory to take part in an afternoon of sports and target practise. We kicked footballs, threw beanbags and bounced ping-pong balls into cups! Everyone enjoyed themselves and practised their sports skills.

Science Week

As part of British Science Week year 2 investigated how we could change the time it takes for ice to melt. We also had a fantastic time visiting Winchester Science Museum. The day was filled with lots of interesting and intriguing activities. Our favourite was spending time in the planetarium. It felt like the whole room was spinning!

Click here to see more photos of our trip to Winchester Science Museum.

Puzzle Mornings

Finally a big thank you to all those parents who joined us for our Puzzle mornings. They were well attended and both adults and children seemed to have lots of fun.

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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