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November 30, 2014: It's beginning to look a lot like...
Christmas is quickly approaching and we've prepared a festive online treat for you. Our Online Advent is live once again; Now in its 8th year, every day from December 1st until December 25th we'll give you the opportunity to discover a new image on the calendar. By clicking on that image you could discover a wonderful link to a Christmas website, a themed activity, or some information related to the Christmas season. We hope you enjoy the offerings this year. Extra: Our Aurasma Augmented Advent is also available again this year for smartphones and tablets. Simply download and print out this pdf file, then follow the instructions for a magical treat every day.

February 5, 2013: Class four become tourist advisors
Following on from the work we did last week " what is Nottingham famous for?" The children have realised there are numerous places to visit in Nottingham. The children have been researching famous places in the city. They have organised themselves into teams who have become mini tourist boards. Together they are devising an action plan how they could encourage people to come and visit Nottingham. I am looking forward to see what the next step will be :-) Posted with Blogsy

November 30, 2012: It's beginning to feel a lot like...
...the Porchester Online Advent Click on the above image, or the link in the 'Projects' tab tomorrow morning to see the first of our daily Advent themed weblinks, activities or information. Merry Christmas! (Reindeer image and background created by Bev Evans)

October 6, 2012: Africa Links
...that a few years ago Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Ward travelled to Africa to meet a group of teachers at a local school? They travelled there to see how children in Tanzania were educated. Their adventures were recorded in a special section of the school website, where you can read their daily diaries, watch the video and listen to audio they recorded, and see lots of the photos they took.

July 20, 2012: Look out for a rainbow
So, Manderville and Wenlock have travelled around the country meeting Olympic hopefuls. They've reached the end of their journey on the rainbow - but don't despair as in just 7 days London2012 begins. In the meantime, you can create your own Manderville or Wenlock by visiting this page

June 5, 2012: What a Jubilee weekend
Did you watch any of the Jubilee events on the TV? Did you go to any special events locally? Did you notice any of the specially designed products in stores? Well, to make sure that you don't forget this once in a lifetime celebration we've put together a collection of images of the events, people, products and newspaper front pages seen during the unique celebrations. Take a look at our Jubilee 'Photo Memories' section and remind yourself of what happened...

April 20, 2012: St. George's Day
Monday is St. George's Day, and class 6 will be doing some work about St. George. Don't forget to bring in the items we discussed in class. It will be worth it when we complete our work... If you are wanting to find out more about St. George this weekend, take a look at these websites and activties; Woodlands website - St George's Day A St George poem to complete Colouring sheets Download Saint_George_worksheets Download St_george_quiz purplemash.com St. George activity

October 4, 2011: What can you trust?
This week the upper school children have learnt another important Internet Safety message; you cannot believe everything you read on the Internet. On Monday class 3 researched about Boilerplate, the great Victorian Robot, whilst class 4 researched about the endangered Mountain Walrus. On Tuesday class 5 researched the endangered Tree Octopus. It was fascinating watching the children undertake their research. Most of the classes just read the information (and looked at the photoshopped images) and wrote about it without any thought. Hardly anyone questioned what they were reading. In fact, only Tor (in class 3) commented on whether robots did exist in the 19th century, whilst Jordan (in class 5) was unsure about an octopus living in a tree. It was only when the lessons were completed, and I reminded the class of what the 'R' in the SMART targets stood for (reliability) that they realised they had 'been had' and laughed. Hopefully it was a fun way to get a serious point across to them; Just because something is on the Internet it doesn't mean it's true. Check for alternative sources of the information.

May 27, 2011: Isle of Tune
It's half term, and here's a lovely website to keep you entertained creatively on a rainy day. "Isle of Tune" lets you create music by driving a car around a street. Just design the road, add sounds (objects by the side of the road) and listen to your creations.

November 11, 2010: Upper School ICT Research Task
This weeks Upper School ICT task is based on the events of the Gunpowder Plot. Who was involved in the plot? What were their names? Use the links below to find out, and write up your research. Due to filtering issues within school, we are unable to use the SafeSearch engines, so here are several websites that may provide the information you need; http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/guy/history.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/gunpowder_robinson_01.shtml http://www.bonfirenight.net/conspirators.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes#Gunpowder_Plot http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/plotters.asp

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