Lighthouse Keeper Day

We all really enjoyed Lighthouse Keeper Day and looked fantastic in our costumes. In the morning we had a brilliant time making our very own wind-up lighthouses. During the afternoon we decorated biscuits with a lighthouse theme. What a fun day we had!

The Hawk Conservancy

The Hawk Conservancy

Yesterday we went to a place like a bird world.  If you like birds of prey then the Hawk Conservancy is the place for you.


Vultures are birds that feed on carcasses.  They are critically endangered but are very important too because they kill the bacteria using their stomach acid.  What amazing birds they are!  We even got to see them being fed and I saw them fly.

The Wings of Africa Show

Next we watched the Wings of Africa Show.  The first bird in the show was a Verraux’s Eagle Owl called Tolkien, the next bird was a vulture and then a secretary bird came along and attacked a rubber snake.

Other birds we saw

Later on we saw some more birds including a barn owl, a northern hawk and a peregrine falcon which could fly up to speeds of 290 km an hour.  We also saw a Meerkat, more birds we saw are the Southern boobook owl, the snowy owl and the king vulture.

Valley of the Eagles Show

Last of all we watched the Valley of the Eagles show and saw the peregrine falcon fly.  Then we saw vultures fly over our head.  Then sadly we left. 

I really liked the Hawk Conservancy and I hope you get to visit one day.

Forest School Day

Year 2 were fantastic today and really enjoyed their day exploring the school grounds. After identifying hazards the children made special flags to make everyone aware of the hazard and to keep them safe. The children loved going on a nature hunt, creating a natural collage picture and exploring the woodlands. Inside the woodlands they built an owlets nest, climbed trees, cooked in the mud kitchen and played on the swing. We had a very exciting day and we are sure the children will sleep well tonight!

Year 2 Ukulele Concert!

On Thursday Year 2 performed brilliantly to a packed hall of happy parents.  We have really enjoyed learning lots of new songs and the different ways to play a Ukulele.  

The Great Fire of London

What a fantastic week we have had! On Tuesday we became Thomas Farynor and baked our own delicious bread rolls. We kneaded the dough and tied it into a special knot. It was very exciting to watch the dough rise. On Wednesday Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service came to Portway. We learnt lots about keeping ourselves safe and we even went inside the fire engine. Our favourite part of the day was using the hose to spray a pretend fire. On Thursday we became actors and retold The Great Fire of London with the fantastic Rainbow Theatre. We learnt lots about 1666 and had so much fun!

New Age Kurling

On 27th February some of Year 2 went to Harrow Way to participate in a  New Age Kurling competition.  The children were fantastic and had lots of fun! They were split into 3 teams and each team played 5 games.  All the children displayed excellent sportsmanship and worked well as a team. They had a super aim and were able to reach the target zones. We were delighted to come 1st, 3rd and 4th. Well done to all those children who took part! 

Year 2 Visit The Children's Concert in Southampton

Year 2 Concert Report

On Thursday 18th January we went to Southampton Central Hall to see an amazing orchestra.  When we got there we saw all of the musicians sitting down and getting their instruments out.  My favourite instrument was the violin because they are quick and they are nimble.  They played lots of wonderful pieces but my favourite piece was about a lonely drummer who wanted to play a tune and she got to play a tune on a xylophone.  Next a magician turned the Conductor's money into fire and then it became a baton.  How clever that was!  My favourite trick that the Magician did was when he scrunched up a ribbon and it came out of a little boy's sleeve!  Then we got to join in with a song called Running Order and it was great.  When Running Order had finished it was time to go.  I loved the orchestra and I hope I'll come back soon.

By Amy

On 18th January, Year 2 went to Southampton to listen to an orchestra.  What an amazing time we had!  I liked all of it but my favourite part was when a magician did magic tricks.  Then we were allowed to join in and I almost laughed because I was so warm and fuzzy.  I loved the Lonely Drummer because I love the xylophone.  I loved all of the orchestra, but mostly the magic tricks.  How fun it was!  Soon after the concert started, it ended and we had to leave to go back to school.

By Timothy


On Thursday 18th January we went to listen and watch an orchestra in Southampton!  We waited patiently for them to start.  First they introduced us to the instruments.  Then they did a magic trick.  The magic trick was pulling a bunny out of a hat.  Next we all joined in with singing.  I liked the trombone because it was noisy.  Finally we went back to school.

By Grace

Year 2 Samba Concert

We really enjoyed sharing our Samba music today. It has been great fun learning all the different rhythms and composing our own Sambas. We are now looking forward to our Ukelele lessons next term.  

Penguin Day

Year 2 had a super day dressed as penguins. First we sang a special penguin song and then we created Antarctic calendars by tearing and layering different textured paper. Next we looked carefully at different types of penguins and practised our sketching techniques. In the afternoon we had lots of fun learning a penguin dance. Look at us in our lovely costumes!