September 27, 2013:
History Topic Audio
Class 4 are busy learning about World War II at the moment. As part of this work they were asked to work in groups to produce a short playscript about a group of children who, during the war, had to head to an Air Raid Shelter. What would those children be thinking? What would they hear? What would they do? Here are three of their audio tales; listen to ‘Air Raid’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Hopscotch’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Night-time Raid’ on Audioboo
September 24, 2013:
Anderson Shelter Creativity
After starting her class history project, Kirsty in class4 has been busy creating a model of an Anderson Shelter. She brought it into class and explained how she had made it to everyone. Fantastic work Kirsty. Well done. Posted with Blogsy
September 19, 2013:
Year 6 at Carlton Academy today investigating Secondary Science
Using Bunsen Burners with safety equipment. Posted with Blogsy
September 13, 2013:
Class four become researchers.
Class four have become researchers, investigators and historians. They have looked at their current knowledge and examined what they wish to find out. World War II from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy
September 12, 2013:
What's important to you?
Class 4 were asked to answer this question this afternoon, and they came up with some really good people, places, objects and pets to answer the question. Lots of the children also gave detailed reasons why their chosen answer was important to them. Listen to a few of the class talking about their choices. listen to ‘What's important to you?’ on Audioboo Posted with Blogsy
September 10, 2013:
Class four explore forces.
This term we are exploring forces in science. Today the children measured the force an object created. They found out that a force can be measured using a force meter. The children found out the bigger the force applied, the longer the spring stretches and the bigger the reading. The unit of force is called the Newton and the symbol is N. What is a force? Can you see it? What can a force do? Posted with Blogsy
September 6, 2013:
Class four have been looking at artefacts from World War II
We have had a very busy and exciting start to the term. We have done lots of " getting to know each other" activities. We have complied a class four contract and we have started to decorate our classroom. This term our Literacy and Topic work are linked to World War II. We have started to read Carrie's War, a lovely novel about two children who are evacuated during the war. My personal highlight of the week was J. J shared his phenomenal knowledge and his families war memorabilia which included deactivated shells, medals, books and part of an army uniform. For me this was a super start to our topic, I cannot wait to start it properly next week. A superb week class four well done. Posted with Blogsy
July 23, 2013:
Farewell, Class of 2013
How else could we end the year but with the now traditional Year6 tearfest that is the Animoto slideshow of their time at Porchester. So, here we go with this years montage; Good luck Year6, and don't be strangers. Come back and see us occasionally.
July 16, 2013:
Information for our Yr6 leavers
Year Six leavers, please read this Important information about accessing the school website, learning spaces, and Online Tools. As your education comes to an end at Porchester, your access to the school website will be changing. From August this year you will find that you are no longer able to access many of the learning resources. This will be because your usernames will be removed from our list of users. Other resources you will still be able to access, but not edit or amend. Below is a list of the changes that you will notice; Blippit: Your account will be removed and access to creating Apps through the 'Porchester' portal no longer possible. However, you may find that your secondary school uses Blippit, and you'll know how to use it! Learning Space: You will still be able to view your learning space, but the ability to post to it will no longer be possible. Planet Sherston: Your account will be removed and access to all of the features in Planet Sherston no longer possible. PurpleMash: You will still be able to use a limited number of free activities, but access to most resources will no longer be possible. In addition you will not be able to save, or load, resources saved online within PurpleMash. Please download to your own computer any that you wish to keep. Google Docs: Your account will be removed. This means that your documents and emails will no longer be accessible. If you wish to transfer any work you have saved within your Google Docs area, or emails, please make sure it is completed as soon as possible.
June 26, 2013:
Art of Being Brilliant Derby
These Brilliant year 5s were special guests at the Brilliant Derby event yesterday. Their behaviour was outstanding and they represented Porchester with pride! Posted with Blogsy