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November 2007

November 23, 2007: They're so amazing
Lewis Hamilton, the Prime Minister, Harry Potter... just some of the people that class 6 think are amazing. Listen to the reasons that some of them give for what makes them amazing; Download amazing.mp3

Categories: Audio , Class 6 , P.S.H.E.

November 23, 2007: Pupil News 23rd November
This weeks pupil podcast is now available to listen to. Visit the Podcast page, or subscribe to receive further podcasts automatically.

Categories: Audio

November 23, 2007: A Star is born
Congratulations to Sophie, in class 6, who is busy at the moment dancing in the New English Contemporary Ballet's new version of The Nutcracker. As it says on their website; As part of our autumn programme New English Contemporary Ballet will stage a new version of the much-loved festive ballet The Nutcracker. Our professional dancers will be supported by members of our Associates and Nottingham Youth Dance programmes. 150 young performers, all of whom attend schools from across the East Midlands, will have the opportunity to work on the creation and production of an entire ballet, then to appear as members of the cast in supporting roles to the dancers of the company. View the poster for the ballet here.

Categories: Class 6

November 22, 2007: Lower School Production
Children in Years 3 and 4 should have come home tonight with a booklet of songwords to learn for the end of term production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Download a spare copy of the booklet here; (Publisher 2000 file) | (Publisher 2003 file) (note: you will need to have publisher on your computer) As a "treat", we've also found you a lovely version of the story from the BBC; Click here for the full screen version of it

Categories: Class 5 , Class 6 , Class 7 , Concerts

November 21, 2007: RSPCA poem
Download rspca_help_me_poem_by_liv_and_ab.ppt sad poem by Olivia and Abbie

Categories: Class 1

November 21, 2007: Our RSPCA videos
Download guinea_pig.wmv - Oscar and Mitch Download rahima.wmv - rahima Download abandoned_animals.wmv - Brandon and Josh Download Alex.wmv - Alex, Dennie and Mitchel Download harrison.wmv - Harrison and Keiran Download rspca_sad_movie.wmv - Georgia Download caleb_and_jordan_rspca_movie_0001.wmv - Caleb and Jordan Download con_min.wmv - Connor M, Clayton and Liam Download summer.wmv - Summer Lea Download RSPCA.wmv - Elle and Malika Download rsspca.wmv - Katie Mills Download kayleighs_movie.wmv - Kayleigh H Download ben_and_adam.wmv - ben and adam Download olivia_and_abbi.wmv - olivia and abbie

Categories: Class 1 , English , Video

November 20, 2007: Fact or Opinion?
In this weeks literacy we have been looking at how to write a piece of factual writing, and also how to write an opinion. Ashley wrote an account of what Sarah thought after rescuing a toddler from a canal; Matthew, Mitchell, Morgan and Callum all worked with Mrs. Ingle to record their version. Listen to how it sounds. Download canal_rescue.mp3

Categories: Class 6 , English

November 20, 2007: Accessing the wiki
The Porchester Pupil Wiki is now active. Accounts have been set up for every child in school. To access the Wiki you will need to use your username (this is similar to your network logon), and password. To obtain your username and password, please see your class teacher, or ask Mr. Widdowson. Mr. Widdowson will be monitoring the wiki closely, and may well be giving out house points to pupils who start to add outstanding content... Important information for your parents about the Wiki can be found here.

November 20, 2007: The Wiki is ready
The Porchester Pupil Wiki is now active. Accounts have been set up for every child in school. Important details for pupils can be found here. Parents: the wiki is a "private" space on the internet. Only invited people - ie staff and students - are able to add content to the wiki. Guests are able to view the wiki, providing the pupils with an important audience for their work, but guests cannot post, comment, or contact invited users. The wiki also logs work that is added to and removed from the pages, so any unsuitable material that is posted can be traced back to the registered poster. We take the safety and well being of the pupils very seriously, and will regularly monitor the wiki.

Categories: Announcements

November 19, 2007: The Snowman - 25 years old
The Snowman is celebrating his 25th year on film! To help The Snowman celebrate this important date there is a competition; "Win a Family Ticket (4 people) to the Gala Performance of The Snowman Stageshow on 6th December 2007 at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End. A Runner Up will WIN an exclusive Snowman Scarf (like the one James gets at the end of the film) from www.green-eyed-monster.co.uk with an Art Set. To enter we’d like you to draw your own Snowman or favourite scene from the book or film. Send in your Snowman pictures to: Snowman Competitions 39 Grafton Way London W1T 5DE Hurry the closing date is December 1st 2007 You must be under 18, but have parental or guardian permission. On the back of your picture print your name, age, the name of your parent or guardian, email and postal address and telephone number. If you win we will contact your parent or guardian via email or telephone. You must be able to attend the event in London. SEL will not provide travel or accommodation. Please contact the Snowman Offices for any further details +44 (0)20 7299 4217.

Categories: Competitions

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