October 17, 2016:
The Doctors are on their way
Great work from the members of the after school STEAM club tonight. They've built their Tardises, painted them and added the windows. Next week they should be adding the electrics to light them up.
September 17, 2016:
A great design
Jasper in class7 has been busy designing his own perfect car using 2Design&Make in PurpleMash.
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September 15, 2016:
Have you logged into PurpleMash in the last few days? They've launched a new competition based around their 2Design&Make tool, and its new 3D printing option. Why not design a fantastic model and enter the competition. We'll even take a few of your designs and 3D print them in school too.
July 11, 2016:
Printing the Future
As part of our ever developing computing curriculum, we were excited this week to receive our latest piece of technology: a 3D printer. This amazing device allows us to print out 3D objects that can be held, examined, coloured and be amazed by. We already have a great piece of software within our PurpleMash online resource that allows pupils to create 3D designs of cars, trucks, lorries, buses, trains, houses, and various other 3D shapes. It's called '2Design&Make' (you'll find it in the 'tools' section of PurpleMash) and now, with our new 3D printer, we can take those pupil designs and make physical copies that can be held and coloured. In September there are plans to use this within lessons, and at other times across the curriculum too. We've tested it with a PurpleMash vehicle, as well as an ornamental vase, and Mrs Ingle has asked for a special object related to her class and a lesson topic... A PurpleMash car | 3D vase being printed | Completed vase
June 11, 2016:
eSafety poster competition winners
Congratulations to Adam, year 6 and Ellie, year 4 for winning the esafety poster competition. Both pupils have had their artwork printed into full size posters which will displayed around the school.They are both fab and promote an important message.
December 3, 2015:
Business and Enterprise Day
Take a look at the amazing new children's toy that a group of pupils came up with on their 'Business and Enterprise' creative day.
November 14, 2015:
Rainforest reading area
A great area to share a book with friends. The Rainforest Reading Area from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy
November 13, 2015:
In the middle of achievement assembly we had a surprise visit from a professor from the natural history museum. He was very impressed with all the research the children had done this week. Sadly, the egg has left Porchester to travel to the natural history museum where further investigations will be carried out. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the pupils for making this week eggcellent.. You have worked so hard looking for clues, experimenting with eggs, researching and caring for the egg. You really are eggceptional children. Thank you, Mrs I :-) Posted with Blogsy
November 12, 2015:
All children made and planted peace poppies as part of our Remembrance Day ceremony. Mr Martwich, our school caretaker, looked very smart in his military uniform and splendid array of medals. Mr Martwich served in the paratroopers for 35 years before seeing the light and coming to work at Porchester. :-)
November 12, 2015:
Eggceptional Project Work
After discovering a strange egg in the quiet area on Monday morning, class 7 have spent the week investigating just what it could be, and how it got here. During the week we have been exploring the playground looking for clues, reading through books researching information, and looking at the video from our bird table webcam to try and work out just what has been going on. Everything we have discovered, researched and seen has been recorded in project booklets. Here is just one of their project booklets; Brilliant work from everyone in class, and a great weeks worth of creative thinking and writing. Well done everyone.