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November 23, 2018

Robot or Ronot!


'Robots are good for us because they help us with jobs.' 'Robots can be good for us because they can help disabled people with tasks.' 'Robots can be used to detect danger.'

'Robots are not good for us because we need to learn to do things for ourselves.' Robots are bad for us because we wouldn't do any exercise if robots did everything for us.' 'Robots could be faulty!'

These are just some of the arguments that the children came up with in class 6 this week when we were debating the question; 'are robots good for us?' We were also debating what is a robot and what isn't. Traffic lights certainly got the children thinking!

We have been fascinated by the different roles robots can carry out. The link below is to a website we looked at in class showing some amazing robots. 


In English we have been focusing on direct speech and how to punctuate it correctly. This is very tricky and I'm very impressed with how the children have persevered.

Remember you need to have read at least three times at home and have an adult record this in your planner to get a reading raffle ticket on Monday.  

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Oh and here are a few examples of the wonderful robot posters that were designed this week:






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November 22, 2018

After School Club ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽจโœ๏ธ


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November 16, 2018

Good Work Friday

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Our heroes

Dressing as our heroes today was a great chance to hear all about the people the children admire. In class 6 we had mums, dads, siblings, grandparents, dance teachers, music teachers, footballers, rugby players and boxers to name some! 

Our topic work this week has focused on magnetic force. We were exploring the question; can magnets float? We discovered that yes they certainly can! We had lots of fun with our 'scrapyard challenge,' sorting materials into magnetic and non-magnetic. We were also fascinated by the fact that the earth is one big magnet! 

In English this week we have been learning about diary writing and the features that can make our diaries more interesting and exciting. The children started writing a diary entry from the point of view of Hogarth when he is quietly fishing and then all of a sudden sees the Iron Man at the top of the cliff!

Don't forget to have a go on Spelling Shed over the weekend if you get chance! There is also Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars if you are looking for activities. 

Remember school planners on Monday so I can give out the raffle tickets to our star readers. 

Have a chillaxing* weekend

Mrs Sawyer

*Made-up word alert

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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...


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

Poppy pic







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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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