Porthill School Council Representative
We are proud to announce that our School Council representatives from Porthill class are...
*** Freddie Matthews & Lyla Saxton ***
Merry Christmas from all in Porthill class!
Twas the Night Before Christmas
We have enjoyed learning the Christmas poem - Twas the Night before Christmas. Children worked in groups and organised how they wanted to perform it. Everyone enjoyed listening to each others verses.
We have been beginning to learn about multiplication. We have been making equal groups and discussing how many of them we have.
In Science we have been learning about the importance of recycling. We sorted different materials and discussed how we could do more recycling at home and in school.
Children in Need
Porthill enjoyed wearing spots and Pudsey ears to celebrate Children in Need 2018.
This half term we are learning about 'Florence Nightingale'. To start our topic we created our own lamps as we discovered she was nicknamed 'The Lady with the Lamp'.
As part of this years Remembrance celebrations each child has been to the library and selected a poppy that was created to remember the beginning of World War 1.
In Science this half term we are learning about materials. We went on a material hunt on our playground to see what different materials we could find and what they are used for. Markus Allin even came to help!
In English we are learning about Non-Chronological Reports. Today we did some fact finding using books and ipads. We researched different animals to prepare us for writing our own Non-Chronological report.
Our Darwin Value for this half term is 'Stickability'. To celebrate we had a challenge of making our own butter, inspired by the tale of the frog who got stuck in a barrel of cream! We worked together to shake the milk and cream, we never gave up! By the end of the afternoon we were all able to enjoy our homemade butter on crackers! Great team work Porthill class!
Our Design & Technology Project
This term our D&T project has been to make our own puppets! The children have loved every part from designing to sewing, decorating and evaluating! Every child has put a lot of effort into creating their puppet and have shown a variety of skills throughout this project.
In English we have been learning all about Traditional Tales. Porthill class enjoyed acting out some familiar stories and then learning the tale of 'Hansel and Gretel'. They all completed some fantastic writing which included sequencing and retelling the story, character descriptions and creating new characters and versions of the story.
Wear Red for Zac!
Today we came to school in red to raise money for a local boy, Zac Oliver. As a class Porthill raised £40 and as a school we raised over £300! To show your support donate here - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/zac-oliver
Our Swag Bag!
Porthill have a fabulous Swag bag that we use to share wonderful vocabulary. Children have enjoyed using these exciting words to uplevel their sentences. We look forward to adding more words to our Swag bag.
Mount Pleasant Primary School Celebrates 50 years!!
Porthill class have had a fantastic couple of weeks celebrating the school turning 50. We began by looking back at our school 50 years ago when it opened in 1968, we did lots of comparisons to what it is like today and enjoyed interviewing our special visitors, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Pryce. Next we discussed why we love our school and created a wall display of '50 reasons why we love our school'. After this we thought about what our school will be in 50 years to come, there was some brilliant pieces of writing about Mount Pleasant Primary School in 2068! In the final week Porthill Class enjoyed taking part in our school 50 photo, this was definitely one of the highlights! A huge thank you to Charlotte and her parents for organising this. Finally we had a great time at the birthday party! Enjoying a cupcake trial with our year 6 partners, some party food and a dance at the decades disco!
Happy Birthday Mount Pleasant Primary School!
Blue Peter Badges
A huge congratulations to Bonnie and Connie who both received Blue Peter Badges this week. Bonnie was awarded hers for this fantastic piece of art work - Mog the Cat. Connie was awarded the Sports Blue Peter badge for learning a new skill, she has joined Wildcats Girls football.
Well done girls.
Porthill class won the weekly attendance certificate with a fantastic figure of 99% attendance! To celebrate we had Marcus All in spend the week with us. He has enjoyed taking part in PE, Reading, handwriting and lots more! Our aim is to get 100% attendance so we can welcome Marcus back again soon! Well done Porthill Class!
We have had an exciting start to our 50th birthday celebrations. We had a special visit from Mrs Richardson who was a teacher at Mount Pleasant Primary School in 1968 and Mrs Pryce who used to come to this school as a child. We spent some time thinking of some super questions ready to interview them. We learnt lots from both of them and were able to compare what our school would of been like in 1968 compared to today.
Our Class Novel
Porthill have begun our class novel, The Magic Far Away Tree. The children have enjoyed listening to a little part of the story each day. They are always excited to here the next instalment of what happens in the Enchanted Woods!
Darwin Values - Changeability
This half term our Darwin Value is Changeability. Learning how to adapt and cope with change.
Porthill have made 'Worry dolls' after reading the story 'Silly Billy'. The aim of a Worry doll is that each child has their own doll who they can talk to and discuss any worries they may have. We also reinforced that there are always adults in school who they can discuss any of their worries with.
Porthill are enjoying practicing their handwriting. We are going to be learning how to join up using cursive handwriting. We have been practicing patterns to help us prepare.
Hello and welcome to Porthill! I hope you have had a fantastic summer I look forward to hearing all about it!
We have got a busy start to our school year as we are celebrating our school's 50th birthday celebration! Photos of the activities and events we have planned will follow shortly.
If you have or you know somebody who has attended our school in the last 50 years it would be great to hear from you.
Miss Pharo and Mr Love.
Important Things to Remember:
Please make sure your child practices their reading every day at home, and fill in their reading record.
Please make sure your child practices their spellings at home every day too. New spellings are given out every Friday and they will be tested on the following Friday.
Any help in class would be greatly appreciated so, if you would like to volunteer in Porthill class please speak to Miss Pharo.
Miss Pharo and Mr Love