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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 19, 2014

Achievement Assembly

Well done everyone this week;


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Pupils have been learning how to ride their bikes safely with special lessons held at the school. The Bikeability course helps children to learn how to start and stop safely, turn left and right and use hand signals.  Most importantly it teaches basic road safety rules and stresses the importance of always wearing protective head gear when riding their bikes.

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Happy Harvest

We celebrated Harvest festival at St John’s Methodist Church on Wednesday 15th October.

Children from each class made presentations of poetry, paintings and reading of thanks for the harvest and one group gave a talk on how bees play a vital part in the harvest.  The pupils also presented more than 40 shoe boxes filled with Christmas gifts, which the Carlton church will send to children around the world as part of Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Appeal. The church collects the shoe box Christmas gifts annually.
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Class four build Anglo Saxon settlements


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October 17, 2014

Maths Work of the Week

Well done B, super work on time.



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October 16, 2014

Switched on

Class 6 have been learning about electricity. Today we learnt about simple switches and had a go at putting these into a circuit. We used foil switches and worked out how to get a light to turn on and off and then we challenged ourselves to make a doorbell using buzzers. Everyone was so successful at this we even had a go at making our own switches using a paper clip and split pins.

Wow Class 6! You have impressed me so much today with your Science skills.


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October 15, 2014

Pupils really know their onions!

Pupils at Porchester Junior School have been exploring where in the world different food types come from and how they reach supermarket shelves.

Rosemary Mawer delivered the classes as part of Tesco’s ‘Eat Happy’ project. She said, “The program shows children how to eat healthily, and where our fruit and vegetables come from.” The pupils used a map to track the journey of the various foods and talked about how each item grows. Rosemary says that she never tires of helping children to understand more about the food they consume.  “Talking to children about this is the best part of my job.”

Vicki Moore, a teacher at Porchester Junior School said that the children really enjoy trying new foods, “I think that it is really important for children to understand where their food comes from and to experience new things that they may never have tried otherwise.”  Mason who is in year 4 said, “I enjoyed the bread making and I learnt that there are lots of different kinds of breads that I haven't tried.” Erin also in year 4 agreed, “I loved making dough and learning how it made bread.” Some foods however were more palatable than others, Abigail found one food that made her pull a face,” I enjoyed tasting different foods, and I learnt that lemon is very sour!” 

Miss Moore said that the lessons created a lot of debate about the sources and origins of food that we eat, and that the pupils really enjoyed the experience, “It was lovely to see children trying different foods and really enjoying them.”


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Class 7 Handball

We'll done Class 7. Your handball games today were excellent.

We have learned lots of skills from Mr L and now you are playing super games.





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October 13, 2014


A quick reminder, level two Bikeabilty is on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The weather is due to stay unsettled so please could the children wear layers of clothes, bring gloves and water proof clothing to ensure they stay dry and warm. Thank you.

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October 12, 2014

Harvest festival: this Wednesday

We are celebrating harvest festival with the children at St John's Methodist church on the morning Wednesday 15th October.  Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate parents as there is insufficient room in the church. 

 We hope to have a collection of produce on display in the church to emphasise the harvest message and would welcome donations.

We have listed below some examples of suitable donations. Please do NOT send in perishable goods such as fruit and vegetables.

  • Tins of food
  • Sugar
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cereal (multipacks)
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Fruit juice or milk (long life) Biscuits and treats
  • … and any other non-perishable food items

 Please bring your donations into the school reception on Monday  or Tuesday morning so we have plenty of time to take these to church.

 We are also supporting the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child appeal. If you wish to support this worthwhile cause please send your child in with their shoebox gift on the morning of Tuesday 15th October as children will be carrying these down to the church. You child should have already brought home a letter about this.



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