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Welcome to Porthill Class


Team Porthill. We might not be together in class but wherever we are we are still part of the team! Thank you Isabelle and Holly for surprising us with this wonderful creation 💙 Stay safe and see you soon xx

Our “fun day”. See you soon Porthill xx

We painted rainbows to spread some happiness!

We love reading together with our friends and our reading bears.

KS1 Maths Information Event - Thank you for attending, please see the PowerPoint below if you were not able to attend and the recommended book to support learning.

Thank you for everyone who created their own ‘Book in a bag’

Maths - Measuring length in cms

Our Fractions Race!

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Our Fractions Race! We sorted different fraction cards into halves, one quarter, three quarters and thirds.

Our Proud Peacocks! Our Darwin Value for this half term is ‘growth ability’ we have been learning about how to say we are proud of ourselves and each other.

World Book Day.. our door transformed into ‘The Snail and the Whale’ book cover

World Book Day! We celebrated with lots of stop and read opportunities, sharing our favourite stories with our reading buddies, writing book reviews and sharing our book in a bag.

Book Swap! Children have enjoyed bringing in some books and using the book swap station.

Gymnastics - we have been working on our different balances and performing partner routines

Our Spring 2 Topic Knowledge Organiser - Geography Africa.

The songs below are the songs we are currently learning in Music ahead of the KS1 Singing Festival at Belvidere School.

If You Were A Turkey

You Wouldn't Have A Pig As A Pet

You Will Never Meet A Dodo

When The Sun Goes Down

The Animal Train.wma

My Dragon

Baby Animals

I Never Saw A Dinosaur

We had a great week with Marcus Allin, hopefully we will be the attendance champions again soon!

Huge well done to Bella & Isabelle who competed in a gymnastics festival in Manchester this weekend, we loved hearing all about it!

Practising our common exception words!

Times table Rockstars!

Art - Our Kandinsky inspired circle paintings

Attendance Champions!! Well done Porthill!

Art - We are learning about Kandinsky and his love for colour! We began by mixing different colours.

Science - Matching animals and their babies!

Buddy Reading with our friends in Hotspur Class

Drawing in Art!

Porthill's Reading Suitcase! Children will take it in turns to bring home the reading suitcase. They can snuggle up with Snowy and enjoy a story, hot chocolate and some biscuits! We look forward to hearing all about it.

Sorting Animals! Is it a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore?

Enjoying a story in the sunshine!

Creating our own 3D shapes using different materials!

Exploring 3D shapes, counting the faces, edges and vertices!

After a busy start to the Spring Term Porthill enjoyed some well deserved Golden Time!

Computing - Learning how to do coding on the laptops.

Just some of our fantastic work on division in Maths this week.

We visited our School Library to explore more non-fiction books.

Labeling features of a non fiction text, fantastic partner work shown!

We are continuing to complete our 'Everyday Exercise'

In English we are exploring Fiction and Non-Fiction books. We did some fantastic sorting today!

In Maths we have began to look at division, today we shared objects into equal groups.

Science - Learning about our body! Today we labelled our body parts.

Acting out the story of 'The Angry Alien'.

We enjoyed a fun afternoon watching the Pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk'!

Welcome to the Spring term!

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a fun and festive Christmas break.

Our topic for this term is ‘My Home, Your Home’. We will link this with our English, Geography and History.
Thank you to all who attended our Reading and Handwriting Parent Information Event in the Autumn term, we are planning on holding a Maths event in the Spring term.


Merry Christmas love from Porthill Class xx

Lights Camel Action! Well done to all of KS1 for a fantastic performance!

Christmas Baking for the Macmillan Cake Sale

Porthill enjoying Christmas Dinner listening to Christmas Songs!

Christmas has arrived in Porthill Class!

Art - This term our focus was on creating a collage. We decided to create a planet using hot or cold colours.

We used glitter to remind ourselves how important it is to wash our hands to prevent spreading germs!

In Art we have been learning about 'Hot' and 'Cold' colours, we created a colour wheel before making a collage

Our winter walk to inspire us to write lovely winter poems.

In Maths we have introduced Multiplication by creating equal groups, repeated addition and arrays. We used smarties, playdough, chocolate hoops, multilink and whiteboards to represent.

In Science we have been exploring sound. We created ear gongs to explore how the vibrations travel to your ears.

Children in Need. We enjoyed wearing our PJs to school and donating money to support Children in Need. Children also enjoyed taking part in the big Joe Wicks work out.

Poetry! This week we have been learning different types of poems that are all about bonfire night. We then had a go at writing our own.

Amazing home learning! Ready to continue our explorers topic by learning about Christopher Columbus.

We are extremely proud of Gabriel for his charity hair cut. He has raised lots of money for school and donated his hair to a charity that makes wigs. Well done.

Happy Halloween from Porthill Class! Thank you for the pumpkins entries and the Autumn pictures.

Amazing home learning! Thank you for your amazing solar system creation.

Our Reading and Handwriting Parent Information Event - October 2019

Meet the newest member of our class..Ronnie! Porthill class love sharing stories with our reading bears.

We had a go at being 'Rex the Retriever' looking through the story for information to help answer the comprehension questions.

Rex Retriever

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.

Ordering the alphabet to help us learn how to use a thesaurus.

We carried out our first science experiment. We investigated materials that melt when heated. We found that chocolate and wax crayons melted quickly, soap melted a little bit and rock and marble didn't melt at all. We had so much fun!

Everyday Exercise! Each day we are working hard to ensure we do at least 5-10 minutes exercise, this is on top of our break and lunch times.

Enjoying hockey skills with Passmaster.

Fantastic Home Learning! Well done all :)

Researching planet facts!

Fantastic Maths using a part, part whole model to create different addition sentences!

Buddy Reading with Year 5 children in Hotspur Class

Fantastic Home Learning! Well done and thank you for taking the time to extend your learning :)

Some of Porthill looking very smart in their new house coloured PE t shirts...

Great fun on the Book Bus!

After working hard all week Porthill enjoyed some well deserved golden time!

Porthill have been working on representing two digit numbers.

Space Day! We had a visit to the planetarium, enjoyed reading space books, made a poster about Neil Armstrong and made our own astronaut.

Team building games

Handwriting Patterns

Exploring our Maths toolboxes representing two digit numbers.

Porthill Eco Council Representatives

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Porthill School Council Representatives

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Our Class Novel

Porthill have begun our class novel, James and the Giant Peach. The children have enjoyed listening to a little part of the story each day. They are always excited to hear the next instalment of what happens to James.


Welcome to the Autumn term! We hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer break and that your child is ready for the new school year. This term our will focus on ‘Explorers’. This will begin with a whole school focus on the moon landing. During the rest of the term we will be focusing on finding out about ‘Space’ and learning about the explorers Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.

We will be looking at seasonal changes through a visit to Nesscliffe hill.  We have an exciting term to look forward to!


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.

  • PE is on a Monday and Thursday.


Any help in school would be greatly appreciated so, if you would like to volunteer in a lesson please speak to Miss Pharo.


                                                                                  Miss Pharo and Mr Rogers