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Welcome to Porthill Class

⭐Mrs Thomas (Miss Pharo) will be teaching in Porthill Class Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Mrs Smith will be teaching in Porthill Class on a Thursday and Friday. Miss Jones will be our class teaching assitant everyday, Mrs Bates will be in class on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Crean on a Wednesday. ⭐
 

️ PE will be on a Monday and Thursday, please ensure your child has their kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Thursday. 

 

⭐️ Reading books - children will receive a school book, possibly two books to support their phonics. They are able to change these reading books when complete. Please encourage your child to read three times per week. They will complete a reading challenge through the year, each Monday we check reading records, if they have completed three reads they move on step along the journey towards a prize. ⭐️
 

⭐️ Water bottles - please ensure your child has a water bottle in school everyday. If it is warm please ensure your child has a hat and wears suncream ⭐️


⭐️ Please contact myself and Mrs Smith via email on staffporthill@mountpleasantsbmat.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Please remember to check your app messages as we regularly send home class messages. ⭐️


We are all really excited about the year ahead and we look forward to sharing lots of activities on here with you.

Kind regards

The Porthill Team

Coronation fun with our Buddy class!

Coronation preparations in Buddy Reading

Easter trail fun with our buddies

We made an Easter puppet! Children worked really hard on all of the different elements to create these wonderful puppets.

Porthill have loved using the musical instructions this term to learn about pitch and tempo

We planted some cress, look how much it has grown!

We planted some beans, look how much they have grown!

We have been observing fruit and vegetables.

We have been learning about parts of a plant

World Book Day - Hats and Hair!

Exploring pitch in our music lessons

KS1 Handwriting Reading and Spellig Parent Information Event Spring 2023

In Art we have been making waves! Our focus has been line drawing and then exploring different medias including chalk, pastels, crayons, felt tip and colouring pencils. Great team work everyone!

In Maths we are learning about money

Our storytelling workshop. Dawn the storyteller visited to tell us a snow and ice story about Ellesmere lake, we trusted lots of materials and objects to create the setting.

Starting the term off by completing friendship challenges

Settling back into our new look classroom

Welcome back for the Spring Term

We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break. We are excited to welcome you back for the Spring term. Porthill Class looks different as we have moved the tables around. Children will spend some of their day sitting in rows and some of the day sitting in groups. Here are some pictures of what it will look like.

We also had a special visitor who dropped off some early Christmas presents

Today was Christmas jumper day in Porthill. Everyone looked fabulous!

Each day in December Porthill have enjoyed opening a present from the advent sack, we have enjoyed some wonderful Christmas stories together.

Porthill class enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch today

Performing the poem ‘If I Were King’

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Performing the poem ‘If I Were King’

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Performing the poem ‘If I Were King’

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Porthill have enjoyed posting their Christmas cards

In maths we have been exploring 3D shapes

Well done to everyone who has received their reading prize

In English are learning about the poem ‘If I Were King’

On 1st December we have a very special arrival...

Porthill class love reading!

In Science we have been learning about the weather. We explored wind socks and shadows!

In computing we have been learning how to program a bee bot.

In D&T this term we have created these fantastic windmills!

Odd socks for the start of anti bullying week

RE - Today Porthill have made hidden meaning boxes after looking at the parable ‘The Lost Son’

Enjoying the live music performance

Enjoying the live music performance

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Enjoying the live music performance

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Enjoying the live music performance

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Well done to everyone who received the first reading prize of the school year, great reading at home!

We had lots of fun at the skipping workshop this week.

In Science we have been exploring fruit and vegetables, we discussed how we could group them.

In Science we went on a senses hunt outside to see what we could see, hear, touch and smell.

Buddy Reading!

Thank you for all of the harvest donations

We have been exploring sketch pad on the laptops. Children worked with their partner to create a masterpiece!

We have been working on our number bonds, hit the button is a game to support with fast facts!

Our construction challenge this week was to build a castle, lots of fantastic team work involved!

Some of the amazing home learning children have completed so far this term, well done.

We have been learning about the royal family and castles. Children enjoyed designing their own castle!

Buddy Reading 

 

Buddy reading started again and the children really enjoyed it. We are paired with pupils from Attingham class who have had some training in how to support the younger children reading. 
 

 

Queen Elizabeth II
 

Porthill class have taken some time to reflect on the Queen’s life this week. We have made a wreath to celebrate her life. 
 

Handwriting practice

Our challenges have been linked to the traditional tale The Three Little Pigs

In Art this week we have been exploring paint! Children have been printing using duplo bricks and mixing colours to create different shades of green

Lots of smiley faces after a fantastic first week in Porthill Class, well done everyone!

Porthill class have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and completing continuous provision activities

In English we are learning about Traditional Tales, we had a muddled sack arrive with lots of different stories in. We sorted them, sequenced and retold the stories

We are working on our place value knowledge in maths. Working hard to recognise how many tens and ones in two two digit numbers

Welcome to the Autumn Term

Termly Forecast and Knowledge Organisers

This term for our class novel we will be reading The Magic Faraway Tree

In our English and Reading lessons we are focusing on the skills that we need to help us read.
Our reading dogs are helping us learn each of the following skills:-

 Vocabulary      Predicting      Sequencing      Inference      Retrieval

 

The document below introduces the reading dogs and what their jobs are.

Access Espresso at Home!

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

Shared student username: student26744

password: mount123

 

Phonics Play:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Newsround:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/animals

BBC nature:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Animal

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