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Welcome to Porthill Class


⭐Mrs Thomas will be teaching in Porthill Class Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Mrs Smith will be teaching in Porthill Class on a Friday. Mrs Bennett will be our class teaching assistant everyday, along with Mr Northwood and Mrs Michalak. Mrs Kamudu will join our team on a Friday. ⭐

️ To begin with PE will be on a Wednesday and Thursday but this may change, please ensure your child has their kit on a Monday and leave it in school until the end of the week. 


⭐️ 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 at least 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 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

Autumn Term 2023

Welcome back to school! We are really excited to have you all back at school for the Autumn term. We hope you have all had an
enjoyable summer holiday. This term our topic is ‘Explorers’. In history we will be learning about two astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Helen Sharman, whilst learning about these significant individuals and events we will be exploring the UK in Geography and discussing different
human and physical features.  In Science
 we will be learning about two topics in Science, ‘Animals’ and ‘Materials’.

In ‘Animals’ we will begin by looking at the human body and naming body parts then we will move on to look at wild animals and pets. Following this we will learn about what animals eat and group them into carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. Finally we will learn about different types of animals and group them into fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. In ‘Materials’ we will be exploring different types of materials and learn their names and purposes. We will explore waterproof and absorbent materials and investigate whether materials float or sink. Finally we will identify natural and man made objects. In Art we will be exploring colour learning about primary and secondary colours. After half term children will create their own space rockets.


Buddy Reading

In Science we have been learning about animals. We have sorted them into pets and wild animals, carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and decided whether they are a mammal, reptile, bird, fish or amphibian

In Science we have been labelling different body parts

"On the Ning Nang Nong" - Play School Lyrics

In English we have been learning the poem “On the Ning Nang Nong”

Porthill enjoyed a trip to the library

⭐️ Congratulations to our School Councillor and Eco Councillor ⭐️

Voting for our School Councillor and Eco Councillor

In computing we have been exploring direction and programming using the bee bots

In Maths we have been learning about place value focusing on saying how many tens and ones are in numbers up to 99

Settling into Porthill Class

Our classroom

Access Espresso at Home!

Shared student username: student26744

password: mount123

 Useful links to access at home

Hit the Button - Maths Game

Phonics Play


BBC Earth for Kids

BBC Bitesize KS1