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October 8, 2015: Algorithms
This week, Class 6 have been learning about algorithms in computing. Before we start to create our algorithms on the laptops we had to think about what we need to do to make this happen. We learnt that algorithms are the same as creating instructions that need to be followed. To try and get us thinking about how a computer would do this we created a set of instructions in a flow diagram. Working in pairs, everyone had the challenge to sort a box of smarties into colours. I am so impressed with you all Class 6, brilliant working out. Well done. Posted with Blogsy

October 5, 2015: Breaking News: Pupils discover Prehistoric Cave Art
Class 7 were amazed to discover a collection of prehistoric cave art fragments in class today. They quickly set about cleaning up the stones in order to identify the images on them. What story could the images tell us? Cleaning up the fragments Prehistoric people and animals An animal being hunted with bow and arrow

September 28, 2015: Prehistoric Stone Art
As part of our history topic, we have been looking at cave art, and have used clay to start to make our own versions. It was messy, but fun! Next week we get to paint them.

July 21, 2015: Une excellente journée du français au Porchester
We held French day on the 20th July. The children were able to sample traditional French activities throughout the day. The activities included a game of Pétanque, Cubist art inspired by Fernand Leger, learning and singing the French song 'Savez vous planter les choux', asking for sandwich ingredients in French, creating their version of the Eiffel Tower and learning traditional French dances. Here are a few videos and photos from the day. Thank you to our PTA for helping towards funding this fabulous day. Class 3 from Porchester Class 7 on Vimeo. Class 6 French Traditional Dancing from Porchester Class 7 on Vimeo. Class 6 French Folk Dancing from Porchester Class 7 on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy

July 6, 2015: Clay creations
Today, Class 6 were very lucky to have a clay workshop with Lynn from Potty Dotty. As we are learning about the Ancient Egyptians, we made our own canonic jars. We had so much fun and I was so impressed with all the children's creations. Well done Class 6! Posted with Blogsy

June 16, 2015: Making Papyrus
Class 6 have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Today we found out how they used the papyrus plant for a variety of different things in their life, the most important being for paper. We have begun making our own papyrus paper in Art. We have had so much fun this afternoon and enjoyed getting quite messy! Posted with Blogsy

June 11, 2015: Erupting volcanoes
In DT, Class 6 have been making our own volcanoes. Today we were able to make them erupt, we used vinegar and bicarbonate soda to make the effect of the lava. Take a look at our fantastic creations. Volcano Eruptions from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy

June 2, 2015: Elizabeth Baguley
Today, Lower School were extremely lucky to have Elizabeth Baguley (children's author) come in and work with them. With Class 6, she read the story of 'Meggie Moon' and then the children had ago at recreating part of this story using junk. With recyclable materials, we had to try and make a space rocket and use our imaginations to bring it alive. All the children were able to experience how their imagination can allow them to create exciting images in their mind and use this as a basis for some vivid writing. Elizabeth has inspired the children to see things differently and allow their imaginations to run free.

May 29, 2015: Junk Amnesty
Whilst you're on half term can you all please collect kitchen roll insides, plastic bottles, boxes of all shapes and sizes and any other useful bits you might have lying around at home. Please send them washed and clean to any lower school teacher. We will be using them as part of a Literacy session on the first Tuesday back. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your half term. :) Posted with Blogsy

May 24, 2015: Volcano Eruption at Porchester Junior School!
Over the last half term Class 7 have been undertaking a volcano D & T project. Last week we finally got to make our volcanoes erupt. Here are some photos and videos of the hard work we all put in. Well done Class 7 Class 7 Volcanoes from Porchester Class 7 on Vimeo. Class 7 Volcanoes Vid 2 from Porchester Class 7 on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy

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