March 6, 2014:
World Book Day Costume Winners
Well done to the winners, and runners up, in each class who created some wonderful costumes for World Book Day; It was really hard choosing just 12 children from the amazing costumes that you came to school in today. What clever, creative children (and parents!!) you all are;
March 4, 2014:
Class four and six cook up a storm
Today class four and class six made some delicious pancakes. Brilliant collaborative work :-) Porchester Makes Pancakes from Porchester Junior on Vimeo. Posted with Blogsy
February 12, 2014:
Today Class 6 were writing poems about bubbles. We were blowing bubbles and thinking about how to describe the way they look, move and burst. We thought of some amazing adjectives like glossy, polished, elegant, glittering, floating and magical. Well don't Class 6, your poems are brilliant! I am so proud of you all. Posted with Blogsy
February 10, 2014:
Over the last 6 weeks, Class 6 have been working on their gymnastic skills. They have worked on balances, travelling, rolls and jumps. Today they were able to show off everything they have learnt on the gymnastic apparatus. Take a look at their amazing gymnastic abilities.
January 28, 2014:
A display of pop art has appeared between classes 3 and 4 with some wonderful creations. We thought we'd share them with you;
January 21, 2014:
We're pleased to present a short project created by two children in Yr6. They have created a tale about the thin line between creating a computer and "falling into" the computer game. They have used lots of clever ideas to make their project work, sought help from other children who knew how to achieve certain effects, and even been allowed to use music from a professional band! And they've even got a retro style design for their computer game. Marvellous!
December 10, 2013:
Our pupils have been busy for the past fortnight recording Christmas related videos for a special project that is on display in the school hall. It is an Augmented Advent Calendar. Just like in a traditional advent calendar where each day you open a window for a treat, with this calendar each day you point a mobile phone / tablet at an image for a special video. We thought parents might like to enjoy the creativity too, and so have created a little booklet of the images to take home and use. There are instructions on the front page of the booklet explaining how it all works, along with a QR code to scan and get started; If you would like a booklet, please call into the office and collect one so that you can enjoy 25 Christmas treats :o) The clip art images used in this project were created by Bev Evans, and the Augmented aspect of this project is made possible using Aurasma Posted with Blogsy
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.