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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 2023

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

African Art

The children have been learning about Kenya in Geography and Art, exploring traditional African masks and the artist Esther Mahlangu.

We created our own art based on her style and made our own African masks!


Disgusting sandwich

As part of our English topic we read the book The Disgusting sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards.

We found a VERY disgusting sandwich on the playground and wrote instructions for our own vile creations.

We used the book as a stimulus to write character descriptions, a setting and a narrative piece.

Plants & Bees

In Science we have been learning all about Bees and their importance to our environment.

Using this as a stimulus, we started our plants topic by planting bee attracting wildflowers and charted their growth.

Kenya writing

As part of our geography studies, the children have researched Kenya in Africa.

We compared the experiences of Kenyan school children to our own.

They were surprised that many children in Kenya do not get attend school and those who do may have to walk for an hour to get there!

We watched a live stream of a watering hole in Kenya each and loved seeing the different wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, turtles, and even a Marabou stork!

Farm trip

Our trip to Longdown Dairy Farm was wonderful, the weather was good, the children well behaved and engaged and we all had a great final Devonshire school trip.


Sports Day

We had a really enjoyable Sports Day afternoon. 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.



We loved our Zoolab visit from Anna.

It supported our learning about habitats and we got to observe and hold a variety of different creatures such as a corn snake, a tarantula, a tree frog and giant African snail!

Spring Term 2023

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 enjoyed learning new skills and being able to balance on beams, spin plates and juggle!

The Great Fire of London

Year 2 took a blast into the past for our History and English topic, The Great Fire of London.

The children learned all about how the fire started and why so many people were able to escape through drama, reading books and singing songs.

They then planned and wrote diary entries to retell what happened during the 4 day fire.


Fire Safety

As we were learning about the GFOL, we were lucky enough to be visited by two firefighters who gave a lesson to the Year 2 children about how fire safety has changed through the decades, what is included on the fire trucks and how to keep safe at home.

We learned a new fire song and the children were brilliant at learning a fire safety poem using makaton!

We finished the session with a little competition between Miss Sliwinksi and a pupil on who could get into their fire safety uniform the fastest.

Of course our lovely pupil won! The children then made excellent links between what they had learned and applied this to their English lessons

Yayoi Kusama – Art

Year 2 enjoyed learning all about the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and her special technique of using polka dots to create art.

We enjoyed researching her worldwide work which includes infinity rooms, 3D billboards and her drawings and sculptures.

The children then recreated her art by sketching and painting a polka dot drawing based on how they were feeling at the time.

Autumn Term 2022


It was great to be back at school in the autumn term. It has been busy and challenging but the children have been fantastic throughout.

RMS Titanic

Year 2 children took a blast to the past in our exciting topic, The Titanic!

The children learned all about life as a passenger on board the RMS Titanic through role play and researching facts.

We then went to the SeaCity Museum where we explored artefacts, dressed up as characters and completed workshops.

It was a fantastic day and the children had lots of fun while building their knowledge!



Little Red Riding Hood

Our Year 2 journey started with a fairy tale topic of Little Red Riding Hood.

The children had great fun watching the staff re-enact the story, before playing the characters themselves in the classroom.

The children wrote some of their own fantastic alternative endings to the traditional tale!




The children have enjoyed learning all about the continents and oceans of our planet this term.

They enjoyed sharing their own experiences of visiting or living in different countries and continents,

and particularly liked learning all about ocean life!

The children presented their favourite facts on a poster.







The children had fantastic fun at their Christmas party!

A big thank you for all the parents who were able to come to our Santa's workshop.





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