December 2, 2013:
In RE Class 6 have been learning about festivals of light, in particular Diwali. As part of this, we have begun to make our own clay divas. I can't wait to see them finished! Posted with Blogsy
October 18, 2013:
There's something in the garden pond
Class 6 have been busy writing their own poems called 'There's something in the garden pond.'. They have included repetition, similes, rhyme and lots of adjectives. I was so pleased with everyone's poems, so we recorded them to share them with you all. listen to ‘Garden poem by Paul and Rhys’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Garden poem by Dylan, Tilly, Zeshaan and Poppy’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Garden poem Caitlin, Adam, Isabel and Harry’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Garden poem by Sukhveer, Brenden, Tayabah and Callum’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Garden poem by Sam, Matilda, Alfie and Grace’ on Audioboo listen to ‘Garden poem by Lewis, Jake, Amy and Gemma’ on Audioboo We used the app Audioboo to record these poems, and this afternoon they tweeted how fantastic the children's poems were. How fantastic to have our work tweeted Worldwide? I am so proud of you all Class 6. "There's something in the garden pond as nasty as a newt" The kids @porchester read their poem http://t.co/bijL7uzJoY #edtech— Audioboo (@audioboo) October 18, 2013
October 15, 2013:
Welcoming everyone to Kingdom
At the end of the last school year, we completed an ambitious educational technology project with a small group of children. We called it Kingdom and described it as an "Augmented Digital Literacy Installation". The children involved created a whole world with the history of a land, the people, places and events within that land. They described each character within the land and created video clips that could only be viewed when looking at the project poster in school. They created a story - an amazing 18 chapter tale of the land - that was recorded as an audio tale and could only be listened to through the poster. Now, six months on, we've opened the gates of Kingdom so that everyone can enjoy the breathtaking work from the children involved. If you download the 'Aurasma' app to your smartphone or tablet and subscribe to the school Kingdom channel, you can watch the character videos, and we are slowly releasing each chapter of the story (one chapter a day) onto the project website. The Characters of Kingdom were created by Bev Evans So please enjoy Kingdom - an amazing, breathtaking, innovative project from a group of Porchester children.
September 26, 2013:
Class 6 are getting ready to write their own quest myth stories next week. Today they worked in small groups to think about settings they would like to include in their stories. Everyone worked really well in their groups and they thought of some very impressive ideas. Well done Class 6, I can't wait to read your stories! Posted with Blogsy
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 23, 2013:
Sunflower bird feed
Feeding time for the birds!! Recycle the sunflowers for bird food!! Posted with Blogsy
September 13, 2013:
Our Favourite Roald Dahl books
Did you see our Roald Dahl themed messages on Twitter today? We asked the staff what their favourite Roald Dahl books were and these were the replies; Keep an eye on the school Twitter feed this morning (@porchester) as we reveal the staff's favourite Roald Dahl books on what would have been his 97th birthday We're starting with Mr. Cullen's favourite Roald Dahl book; Danny the champion of the world #favouriteroalddahlbook Here's another #favouriteroalddahlbook; Mrs. Spencer's favourite Roald Dahl book is Matilda Here's another #favouriteroalddahlbook; Miss Moore's favourite Roald Dahl book is The BFG Mrs. Bradshaw's favourite Roald Dahl book is James and the Giant Peach #favouriteroalddahlbook Here's another #favouriteroalddahlbook; Mrs. Ingle's favourite Roald Dahl book is The Witches Mrs. Ash tells us her favourite Roald Dahl book is Matilda #favouriteroalddahlbook #favouriteroalddahlbook Mr. Widdowson's favourite Roald Book is George's Marvellous Medicine We're sure that Mrs. Thomas' and Ms. Spencer's favourite Roald Dahl book is The Twits (based on class displays) :0) #favouriteroalddahlbook Another staff #favouriteroalddahlbook; Mrs. Parr's favourite Roald Dahl book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Wright says that her favourite Roald Book is Matilda #favouriteroalddahlbook Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Mr. Sansome's favourite Roald Dahl book #favouriteroalddahlbook #favouriteroalddahlbook Mrs. Waplington's favourite Roald Book is Matilda Our penultimate #favouriteroalddahlbook comes from Mr. Lee. His favourite Roald Dahl story is James and the Giant Peach And Mrs. Owen completes our #favouriteroalddahlbook theme today, recommending George's Marvellous Medicine as her favourite Roald Dahl book Do you agree with the staff choices, or do you have your own favourite Roald Dahl book? Leave a comment below saying which Roald Dahl book you like, and why you like it so much. Oh, and take a look in PurpleMash -they've got loads of Roald Dahl themed activities you could complete.
July 22, 2013:
It might almost be the start of the summer holidays, but class 1 have still been busy today learning how to use 2Paint A Picture to create outlines of people for use in their artwork. Here are a few of their finished pieces of artwork. "Batman" by Jack, "My House" by Connor, "Teamwork" by Fleur, "Footballers" by Josh, "Basketball" by Ciaran, "Star Wars" by Louis
July 18, 2013:
How many random acts of kindness?
We are very proud to announce the amazing number of random acts of kindness achieved by our children at Porchester. (Since this photo we have had about 25 more certificates in!) Well done to everyone involved; you are BRILLIANT! Posted with Blogsy
July 17, 2013:
Talented Authors at Porchester
The Gifted and Talented group have been busy writing their own books! Their task was to think of a genre,age group, plan, write, design a front cover and to write the 'blurb' for the back cover. The group have done some amazing work and the books are now ready to read in the library. Well done to the whole group for their hard work!