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⭐️ 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 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,


Miss Pharo

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!

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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

In RE we created Christmas puppets to retell the Christmas story

The Reading Tree Challenge - this week we have been reading lots of books and challenging ourselves to fill the tree with lots of leaves, each leaf has the title of the book that has been read. Well done Porthill

Our Elf Buddy has surprised us each morning by hiding in different places! He even brought us a present on Thursday!

Our Elf arrived without a name so everybody had a vote for what they wanted it to be called. With 20 votes Buddy won! I think Porthill Class are going to have lots of fun with Buddy!

On the 1st December we had a special delivery! We received a letter and a present, inside the present was an Elf! Father Christmas sent us another letter in the present that told us about another hidden present outside! We found it and inside was a sack full of presents with instructions to open one present each day. It was all very exciting!

On the 1st December children arrived to a Christmassy Porthill Class! We were very shocked to see some big snowy footprints in class and then discovered a present under the tree!

Enjoying some well deserved golden time after a great week in Porthill Class

This week we have been learning about fiction and non fiction books. We sorted into the two different types of books.

🌈 Our rainbow challenges this week 🌈

In science we have been learning about the weather. We learnt about the wind and created our own wind socks.

In our weather lessons we have also studied the rainfall and the temperature.

This week we have been learning about the different countries in the UK

Children in Need 2020

In history we have been learning about trips to the seaside 100 years ago. We have been sorting different photographs into different time periods and discussing what we can infer.

This week we did some drama and retold the story of ‘The Snail and The Whale’

This week in English we have been looking at books by the same author, we have chosen the wonderful Julia Donaldson. Porthill enjoyed reading the different stories she has written.

We have been busy making poppies for Remembrance Sunday, please put your poppy on display in your window

In history we have been learning about what it was like to go to the seaside 100 years ago. We have acted our scenes, written postcards telling our family what it was like and read information books about the past.

In RE we introduced the creation story by making our own creations. We had a 15 minute to create whatever we wanted with a partner. We then discussed how it would feel if someone ruined this created by damaging it.

Our rainbow challenges this week - creating our own sandcastles using Lego, writing instructions on how to build a sandcastle, sketching shells, looking at book front covers and making predictions and ordering numbers.

This week we have enjoyed going on the school pumpkin trail. Thank you to everyone to brought in a Pumpkin. Happy Halloween!

Well done to these children who have received their first reading prize, they have all read at least three times per week for the last six weeks. Keep it up everyone!

Welcome to the Porthill shop - this was created in their challenge time. It showed math skills, creative skills, team work and fantastic communication and language. Great job everyone!

Porthill have been busy during their 'COOL - Continuing our own learning' time completing their rainbow challenge.

In English we became 'Retrieval Rex' and looked for facts on the photo scavenger hunt to complete the reading comprehension

In Science this week we have been learning all about our bodies! We have been comparing our hand and foot sizes. We made predictions and then completed the measuring investigation.

In Science this week we have been learning all about our bodies! In this lesson we thought about what foods were good for us and sorted different fruits and vegetables.

In Maths this week we have been representing numbers to 100 and learning how to write the numbers as words.

Thank you for your wonderful Harvest donations.

16th October - Porthill have been busy during their 'COOL - Continuing our own learning' time completing their rainbow challenge.

Porthill have been busy completing their rainbow challenges this week. 🌈

This week...

Forest walk to inspire our poetry writing about Autumn

Art - Once we had created our landscapes we added colour using water colours

Art - Our beach landscapes

Art - Creating seaside collages

KS1 enjoyed an assembly with Mrs Benge learning about Black History Month

KS1 Black History Month

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We watched the book fest awards ceremony remotely today!

We have had an exciting week in English, we received a letter from Felicity the Fairy asking for our help! First she needed help finding all the punctuation that had gone missing from Fairyland and then she needed our help to write instructions of how to get around fairyland because everyone kept getting lost! Porthill were amazing and did some fantastic writing to help out!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in English, ask your child to tell you about what we have been up to!

We made a book of all of our amazing instructions of how to get around Fairy Land, here are just some examples of the wonderful writing produced

Our Rainbow Challenges - Ask your child what they have been doing in their COOL (continuing our own learning) challenges

This week we have been learning about the seven different continents, together we did some research and created our own fact book.

Lots of children have enjoyed this weeks rainbow construction challenge - Create a vehicle that can fly

The Arts Centre Telford came to deliver a music workshop to KS1 and we learnt about body percussion.

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Creating our soundscape

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Creating our soundscape

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Creating our soundscape

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Learning to tell the time - we have been working on o’clock and half past

Voting our our Eco Councillor

Porthill Eco Council Representatives

We are proud to announce that our Eco Council representative from Porthill class is ...


Our Rainbow Challenges in Continuous Provision

Exploring position and direction using the bots

Voting for our School Council Rep

Porthill School Council Representatives

We are proud to announce that our School Council representative from Porthill class is...   




We created a picture using crayons and then painted over the top to see if this was possible, it was interested to see how the paint and crayon reacted together.

This week in Maths we have been ordering numbers to 50

PE - we explored creating shapes with our body. Today we made letters and numbers.


After our walk to look for Microhabitats we created our own bug hotels

Our nature walk to look for microhabitats

Handwriting Patterns

This week in English we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. Porthill have enjoyed retelling the story.

Completing our everyday exercise

Circle games

Enjoying our bagels!

Monday’s story vote...

Creating birthday cards for our birthday basket. Each child will choose one on their birthday.

In our English 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.

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