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Welcome to Porthill Class

 

 

⭐️ 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 school books on a Monday and keep them until Friday. Please encourage them to continue to read their own books or magazine at home over the weekend. ⭐️
 

⭐️ Water bottles - please ensure your child has a water bottle in school everyday. ⭐️


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


I’m really excited about the year ahead and I look forward to sharing lots of activities on here with you,

Thanks,

Miss Pharo

Our last day in Porthill Class. Thank you for a wonderful year we have loved every minute of it! Have a great summer

Well done to all of Porthill who got their attendance award this year.

Our Darwin Value Award - well done Porthill, you have all earned your end of KS1 Iguana award!

Our run the MAT finale

Completing our miles for run the MAT through the week

Baking Shrewsbury Biscuits

In computing this week we have been looking at taking photos to tell a story and then editing our images.

This week we went on a micro habitats hunt and enjoyed finding lots of different mini beasts

In English we have been thinking about feeling frightened, here are our frightened faces

In Science we created our own under water habitat and a jelly fish to live in there

This week in Maths we have been learning about time.

An amazing piece of home learning!

Our golden time on the field. A flower hunt and a big game of football that Miss Pharo and Mr Rogers played too!

In Maths we have been learning about fractions. We went outside and used the chalk to show what we have learnt.

In computing we have been programming the beebots!

In Art this week we have also explored creating different shades of green and using different media to create our own piece of abstract art.

In one of our Art lessons this week we have been exploring printing using Lego and diploma blocks.

Enjoying story time in the sunshine!

We enjoyed cloud watching and tree hugging this week, it made our bodies and minds feel good!

In computing we have been learning about how to program and direct beebots, we created our own map with directions.

In maths we have been learning about division. We have been dividing by 10 and 5 this week.

Amazing home learning from our history knowledge organiser

We’ve been thinking about how to keep healthy, we packed ourself healthy lunchbox

In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and creating equal groups

We had a great time making fish in Summer Fun Club this week!

We used our magic fingers to practice our letter formation

In Science we have created our own fact book about animals and their offspring

Everyday we use calm brain to support with our learning, we have movement breaks in between

To introduce the poem we are going to learn about in English ‘If I were a King...’ we surprised the children with a ‘wear a crown’ day!

We designed signs to go around our safari trays to provide our visitors with lots of information

After our virtual safari trip to Africa we used our knowledge of the animals habitats to create our own safari trays! Great team work everyone!

In our Science lesson we went to Africa on a virtual Safari! Porthill loved seeing all of the different animals in their natural habitats.

In phonics we have been practicing our tricky words!

Well done to these fantastic readers for collecting their 4th prize on the read around town!

In Science we have enjoyed learning lots of facts about animals and sharing them as a class.

In Science we have been learning about what we need to survive. Children discussed what is essential and non essential and put their ideas in our special bottles to create our own message in a bottle!

We enjoying going to visit other classes ‘Most Magnificent Things’ made out of boxes

Our Darwin Value for this half term is Stickability - We have been making 'The Most Magnificent Thing' using a cardboard box and our wonderful imaginations!

Welcome to the Summer term!


Our topic for this term is ‘Knights and Castles’. We will link this with our English, Geography and History.
Our knowledge organisers for Science, History and Geography are now available - please find these below, we look forward to seeing any home learning tasks that are completed, please take photos and send to the class email address.
In Geography we will be learning about local landmarks and using a simple map. In History we will be learning about the Royal family and we will link the topics together by learning about and studying Shrewsbury Castle. We hope this Summer term will bring more opportunities for learning outdoors as well as a sports day event for children. Porthill will continue to follow a timetable which builds in time for continuous provision - opportunities for play based learning linked to their topics. It was extremely
successful in the Autumn term and Spring term we look forward to continuing this during the Summer term.

Please remember you can contact me at any time via our class email - staffporthill@mountpleasantsbmat.com

Thanks,

Miss Pharo

Creating our own fact book about animals and their offspring

The Porthill Team! We are very happy to be back together!

Well done to our egg competition prize winners :)

Easter Maths code breaker... Porthill hunted for eggs which had messages on the back. They had to solve Maths problems to release different letters which spelt out a word. When they had all successful discovered the code word they were rewarded with an egg! Amazing maths work everyone!

Our Cress is growing!! We have been watching it grow over the last week and have kept a diary of all of the changes.

We have been learning about Captain Scott in History, today we became detectives to find out more information about his journey to the South Pole

In PE this term we are doing Hockey, children are really enjoying learning these new skills

Red Nose Day 2021

During Shakespeare Week we learnt about a part from the play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Children acted it out brilliantly

Some of Porthill Class have made some wonderful story spoons for the World Book Day competition, well done everyone!

Our Shakespeare Week challenges

In Science we are looking at growing, we did some observational drawings of fruit and vegetables.

Reading Rewards! Well done everyone!

Our first week back as the Porthill team! Children have enjoyed completing friendship challenges this week.

Enjoying some well deserved golden time

In English we have been learning about suffixes.

World Book Day - Stop and Read

Our Design and Technology Project - Making soup! Children have completed taste tests, fact finding on famous chefs, written a list of ingredients and equipment and finally prepared their own soup! This involved chopping and peels all of the vegetables.

Art Week! This week we have completed different Art activities that have included drawing a self portrait, doing some observational drawings of fruit and some shadow drawings looking at different tones.

Happy Friday! We enjoyed a dance this morning to celebrate the end of a fantastic half term. All children have worked so hard this half term and should be very proud of themselves.

Our Severn Trent assembly about caring for our environment and the water systems.

Science - We have been exploring different materials

Children's Mental Health Week - We spent time outside litter picking, bird watching and minibeast hunting. We did some mindfulness colouring, painting and word searches. We did some yoga and some dancing and played games together.

We went on a bear hunt!

We enjoyed spending time with our class bears this week.

Creating our bears for the Mount Pleasant bear hunt!

Enjoying some well deserved golden time :)

Our walk around the local area to help us draw our maps. We then added symbols to our map keys such as car park, school, bridge, train track, road and path.

In phonics children have enjoyed activities learning about the wh, ph and wr graphemes.

Geography - We went for a walk in the snow to look for physical and human features at school, great team work!

In English we have been looking at the poem 'Dreamer' children went on to write their own versions of the poem, they were amazing!

Art Week - We learnt about mixing colour with air dough and then paint! They did some amazing painting!

Lockdown 3 - 5th January 2021 - Remote Education

Things will be a little bit different over the next few weeks but I will continue to support all children whether they are at home or in school. 

I will continue to update this page for parents of children who are still attending school.

Children who are completing Remote Education at home please follow the link to our Porthill page on the Remote Education session of the website, lessons will be added daily for children to complete. All children at home and at school will be completing the same lessons. 

 

There will be two zoom story times each week on a Tuesday and a Thursday where children at home and in school can come together for a story together.

There will also be a 'Share and Celebrate' zoom for children at home to meet with me to discuss and share what they have been up to during the week.

 

If you have any questions please remember to email me on the class email - staffporthill@mountpleasantsbmat.com.

Thank you for your continued support,

Take care and stay safe.

Miss Pharo

 

We started the spring term by creating some giant wave pictures!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas. This term we will be completing the topic 'Snow and Ice'! There is more information below on our spring forecast and knowledge organisers.

If you have any questions or comments please email me on our class email - staffporthill@mountpleasantsbmat.com

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Pharo and Mr Rogers

Merry Christmas Porthill Class. Thank you for a wonderful term!

Our last day of term - Christmas activities and our Christmas party

Something very excited happened.. we caught Buddy on camera!

Still image for this video

Buddy has been busy surprising us by moving to a different place each morning!

Christmas Dinner and the premiere of our Christmas performance

Year 2 children enjoyed having a leading role in the whole school Christmas Nativity this year. Well done everyone.

The finished Christmas puppets... Aren’t they amazing!

Our Christmas Puppets - In Design & Technology we have designed, developed our cutting skills, learnt how to use a glue gun and evaluated our final creation.

Buddy the Elf has been busy this week, he brought us a special delivery from Father Christmas on Thursday!

The School Nurses came to visit to talk to us about the importance of hand washing. They were very impressed with everything we already knew.

Well done to everyone who created a Christmas paper plate.

We have enjoyed reading the Christmas stories that have been in our advent sack this week

Well done to the children who received their second prize on the ‘Read around Town’ reading challenge.

Our Rainbow Challenges - creating Big Ben, writing a weather report, making a weather wheel, labelling the features of a non fiction book and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s