Year 2

This academic year (2017-2018) is an exciting time for the Key Stage 1 children and staff. We will all be working on the same topics and operating as a 5 class phase. The classes are: Year 1 – Dolphins and Seahorses Year 1 / 2 – Meerkats Year 2 – Giraffes and Lions In the Autumn term we will be finding out about “A Seaside Town”, exploring Worthing as a tourist town, past and present. The Spring term topic focuses upon fairy tales, “Once Upon a Time”, and the children will read different fairy tales and alternative versions of these familiar stories. In the Summer term we move on to “Wild About Africa” where we learn about the continent as well as the “Big 5” and their habitats. The Key Stage 1 team work closely together to match the curriculum experiences to every child’s needs, whist at the same time providing first-hand experiences and challenges. Our aim is to make the learning fun by giving it a real purpose that the children can be absorbed in.
“I really enjoyed making bread. We weighed the ingredients” – Tabitha
“I liked going on our school trip to the museum. I liked seeing all the different dresses.” - Holly

Latest Curriculum Topics List

To see the planning for this year group, please look at ‘curriculum’ in the information pages of this site.

14 Sep 2018

The Egg!

What an exciting start to the new school year Years 1 and 2 have had.

A mysterious egg has appeared in our classrooms.


Where did it come from?

How did it get into our classroom?

What is inside the egg?

We have shared our ideas about these questions. In Science, we have found out some of the animals that come from eggs. We have drawn pictures of what we think might be in the egg and written descriptions of the “creature”. We have also started reading a book called “The Egg” by M.P. Robertson.

Now we are waiting for the egg to hatch!!!


... (Read More)
04 Dec 2017


Years 1 and 2 had an amazing morning on Thursday 30th November 2017. They had a visit from Punch and Judy!

They were shown a range of puppets, including glove puppets and marionette.
















They watched the Punch and Judy Show and this involved a great deal of participation. The children really enjoyed themselves!

After the show the children were able to have a close look at the puppets

... (Read More)
01 Nov 2017

Something a bit fishy!

Click here to read all about our 'fishy' visitor!

... (Read More)
04 Oct 2017

Our Trip to Worthing Seafront

Years 1 and 2 went on a trip to the beach.

As part of our topic, “A Seaside Town”, we went to find out the features that a seaside town has.

We started at the Pavilion and began to draw a map of what we could see.

We saw many different things.

We went on the pier and saw pictures of how the pier had been destroyed by a storm and a fire in the past. We also explored the beach.


... (Read More)
14 Jul 2017


On Thursday 13th July 2017, Year 2 went on an exciting trip to see some of the African animals they have been learning about.

It was quite a long journey on the coach but we were all very excited when we arrived.  First we saw the penguins that were enjoying a nice swim.


  We saw the cheetahs but they were having a sleep!   So we went to see the giraffes. They were amazing.



 Ms Hill was very excited to see the meerkats. We had to drag her away! She wanted to take them home with her. We got very close to the lemurs. One of them wanted to eat Alex’s dress. Lemurs come from Madagascar and they really like the sun.



We walked a long way during the day. We managed to see the tail of the leopard as it was hiding under a tree. This is what we would have seen if it had come out:


We saw zebra, rhino and pygmy hippos as well.

It was a fabulous day and we enjoyed seeing these incredible animals.

Thank you to everyone who helped us on our trip.

... (Read More)

Popular Tags

    Get Involved

    After School and Breakfast Club

    Our Out of School clubs are extremely popular and a fantastic way to inspire children of all ages.

    More Info

    Letters Home

    Easily find PDF copies of all letters sent by the school

    More Info

    Contact Us

    Durrington Infant & Junior School
    Salvington Road
    Worthing BN13 2JD
    01903 260138
    Contact Us

    Get Directions

    Enter your post code into the box below and we’ll provide you with a list of directions to our school.