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November 12, 2018

Role models of the week. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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November 09, 2018

Is the force strong with class 6?

Our topic question for this week has been 'is the force strong in you?' We have been exploring forces and how friction affects movement. The children conducted an experiment where they tested the affect of friction on how far a toy car would travel on a variety of different surfaces. The results were fairly unanimous; the hall floor and table tops created the least friction when the car was travelling and the grass created the most!

In English this week we have been learning about poetry and how figurative language such as simile and personification can enhance our creative writing. Today the children started writing their own version of The Coming of the Iron Man by Brenda Williams. 

This link is to a video all about similes and metaphors which the children might enjoy watching at home...

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z9tkxfr 

We didn't have as many star reader raffle tickets going in the jar this week so if we could have more next week that would be awesome! Remember you just need to read 3 times a week or more and ask an adult to record this in your school planner. 

Class 6 are working their way up the Spelling Shed leader board so keep up the good work everyone!

Have a lovely weekend with friends and family as we remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty and commemorate the end of World War I. 

Mrs Sawyer



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Good Work Friday

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Porchester Remembers

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100 years ago

We have been looking at the old school logbooks and found this 1918 entry from the Headteacher - Mr. J. Arthur Griffin - recording how the school commemorated the ending of the Great War;

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Lest We Forget

Our pupils will be planting poppies by the side of the school near to Prospect Road today as their mark of remembrance. In addition, as this year is also the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we will be commemorating this event with an additional mark of respect.

 


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November 05, 2018

A Mystery at Porchester

Year 3 and 4 were shown a local newspaper headline today at the start of their new topic, and it seems not only did some of the staff see mysterious objects at the weekend, but so did many of the children.

We have discovered that there are still strange nuts, bolts and other items around the school and the children are collecting them to help us try and solve the mystery of where these could have come from.


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October 30, 2018

Class 3 visit Ancient Egypt

What a half term we have had exploring Ancient Egypt in Class 3! Our weekly questions have taken us on quite a learning journey...

First of all, we used atlases and the internet to research where Egypt is located and why the River Nile was so important to ancient Egyptians. We then investigated how artefacts can tell stories about the past. We had the chance to handle artefacts during our visit from Partake and we used the Rosetta Stone to translate messages into hieroglyphics. We considered how every day life would have been different to our lives now and acted out a day in the life of an ancient scribe using the 'now press play' headphones. We also mummified tomatoes, designed pyramids with hidden chambers, made death masks and used clay to sculpt canopic jars!

Our topic work has led to some exceptional pieces of writing, including recounts from Howard Carter's perspective when he discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, Pharaoh job descriptions and Egyptian Cinderella stories. We were even lucky enough to receive top tips for editing our work from our author in focus, Emma Carroll! 

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Lower School Reflection

Thank you so much to all the family and friends who visited last Friday for our Lower School topic reflection. The children have loved learning about life in Ancient Egypt and were extremely proud to showcase their learning to an audience. Here are some photos to remind you of the morning...

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October 26, 2018

Happy Half Term

This half term has been jam packed full of exciting Egyptian related activities in lower school and this week was no exception! In class 6 this week we have made our own canopic jars, complete with clay head and exquisite metallic paints. We have completed our guided reading book; Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx and have written job adverts for a pharaoh. 

We were so pleased to see so many family members at the reflection this morning and we hope you enjoyed seeing how much the children have learned this half term and how enthusiastic they have been about the topic. 

Have a wonderful half term, enjoy some spooky fun if Halloween is your thing and stay safe around the fireworks!

Mrs Sawyer

 

 


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