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  • We provide our pupils with a good standard of education
  • We created Kingdom; a groundbreaking, creative, innovative digital project
  • We develop above average extended writing for a variety of audiences
  • We participate in a rich variety of opportunities and visits that increase pupils' experience
  • We value the importance of creativity throughout the whole of the curriculum
  • We engage enthusiastically in a broad range of activities especially music and sport
  • We offer exciting and informative lessons and visitors to enthuse our pupils
  • We produced an innovative Video and VideoGame creative and imaginative project

October 30, 2014

Halloween safety

As Halloween approaches please remember these useful tips.

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October 27, 2014

Crime Scene Investigation at Porchester Junior School!

Pupils have been taking part in a day of sleuthing using Crime Scene Investigation techniques. The crime, children quickly learned in assembly, was a distressing one for Mr Cullen. Someone had polished off his coffee and stolen the doughnuts! The children’s job was to find the culprit amongst the only group of people capable of carrying out such a crime, the teaching staff!

Gracie, from Year 6, had her suspicions about who she thought had perpetrated the crime after examining fingerprints and handwriting samples. “I think Mrs Thomas has done it!” Renae said that descriptions from witnesses gave her the clues, “I think Mrs Ingle has done it, the witness said the culprit had shoulder length hair, a brown skirt and she always has a smile on her face. She looked guilty in assembly too!”

Through fingerprint and handwriting analysis and following witness statements, the children finally discovered that the guilty party was Mrs Thomas. She said, “It was so hard keeping it a secret from the children, we had been secretly planning the event for a few weeks. It was brilliant to see everyone working together to solve the crime from the clues. I thoroughly enjoyed being the culprit!”

Anne Ingle organised the day and said, "Forensic science day was a great success, the children didn’t know anything about the event and arrived at school to be greeted by staff wearing forensic science suits and the corridor taped off with crime scene tape. The buzz of excitement from the children was immense. The children used scientific enquiry skills to solve the crime, they worked collaboratively and there was a definite thirst to find out who had committed the crime. The speculation spilled out into the playground, children huddled together exchanging views on who the culprit was. It was a super day that was fun and engaging. All the children solved the crime and found that Mrs Thomas was the guilty party!”



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October 24, 2014

Sponsored Golf Day

Well done to the children of our wonderful school. We had a fabulous time learning pitching and putting golf skills whilst also raising money to pay for the transport to our Young Voices concert in Sheffield.

Check out the photo video of our day.

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Achievement assembly

We had lots of awards this week! Well done everyone.



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Eco Club

Today in Eco club we were learning about camouflage, anybody seen my Eco Team???


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October 23, 2014

The Black Country Museum

Today, Year 3/4 went to the Black Country Museum as part of our Victorian topic. We had a fun day looking around the houses and shops. We were also lucky enough to experience a school lesson in the St James' School and also have a tour of the mine. Both children and staff learnt a lot today and I am sure that it will be a visit that we will remember for a long time. 

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October 22, 2014

Programming through Logo

Well done to classes 1, 6 and 7 who have - over the past six weeks - been learning a computer language called 'Logo'. They have become so confident with it, that they even used it to make a garden...

Some parents may recognise what we have been doing, as this used to be taught in secondary schools a few years ago!


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Junior Road Safety Team

Four Year 4 pupils at Porchester Junior School have taken a big responsibility onto their shoulders this year, being appointed Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) as part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Junior Road Safety scheme.

The pupils wrote a letter to Steve Smith, senior road safety officer, at Nottinghamshire county Council requesting help in keeping the roads around the school safer.

Steve responded by supplying some large signs which have since been affixed to the fencing around the school.

Miss Buchanan, a teacher at the school, who will be working with the children throughout the year, said they are excited about spreading the road safety word to their fellow pupils.

Splendid work guys!

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Forensic science day... Pupils solve crime!


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October 21, 2014

Forensic science day

Catch the culprit

Today the children became forensic scientists...

A serious crime had been committed, someone had crept into Mr Cullen's office, drank his coffee and eaten his donuts. The culprit left behind some clues: finger prints; lip prints; bite marks; an apology letter and the pen that was used. A witness saw the culprit running away ....

The children spent the day solving the case by using scientific techniques.

Well done Children... You are amazing scientists :-)

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