3D Paper Sculpture
We enjoyed looking for animals at Forest School and thought that we would use paper sculpture to create 3D insects and bugs in the classroom. We thought very carefully about the shapes, colours and details that we needed for the features.....
We had our first Sports Morning today at school. It was so lovely to see everyone back together for a whole school event. Thank you for coming to support us and the children, we so enjoyed sharing it with you!
Congratulations to the Red Team ......
Congratulations to the Yellow Team......
Congratulations to the Blue Team .......
We have had an amazing week at school learning all about Queen Elizabeth II and decorating the classroom to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
We designed our own 'Flag Biscuits' and the kitchen baked us real biscuits to decorate to match our designs.
We finished the week with a whole school Street Party. We sang the National Anthem, had party food, danced, met the Queen and had red, white and blue cake!!
Bug Hunting at Forest School
We have been out in the sunshine looking for animals in our woodland environment. We have found woodlice, snails, slugs, spiders and some enormous centipedes under logs!
We looked carefully at their different features and identified them before drawing them to remember what we had found.
Petr Horacek Visits Portway
We have had such an exciting day today as we have had a real author illustrator come to spend some time with us. We loved listening to his stories, learning how to use layers of colours and listen to how he became an artist.
Petr had made a background for us with a bear and then it was our turn to be artists and draw a character to join the bear in the picture.
Everyone had a turn to talk to Petr about their picture and where to place it in the big picture.
......... here is our finished piece of art. We love it!!!
New Life at Portway
After our very successful egg hatching, we now have 5 baby Runner Ducks...... Bob, Beth, Betty, Bart and Benjamin. They have been exploring our outside enclosure for the first time today and enjoying the sunshine!!
We also have caterpillars and will be watching carefully as they change and grow. Do you know what will happen next in their life cycle?
Our Day At Longdown Farm
We have had just the best day being farmers at Longdown today. We have been busy helping Farmer Lisa feed the goats and kids, look after the chicks and guinea pigs and collect the eggs. We said hello to the horses and were then treated to a tractor ride over the cow field. At last we were allowed our lunch!!!
We have had such a busy week learning about 'New Life' and Spring. We have been out looking for signs of Spring in our outside environment, learning about the flowers we can see and then drawing them, and we have even seen some tadpoles!
We then decorated our classroom, made cards and went on an Easter Egg Hunt to celebrate this special time of year.
Yesterday we put our six Runner Duck eggs into the incubator. We are hoping to get Runner Ducklings in 28 days time!!!
Fire Forest School
We have been matching our learning in Forest School and finding out all about fires and how to keep ourselves safe around fire. We learnt how to build our own fire, starting with tinder, then kindling before collecting sticks and practised making sparks with 'fire steels'. Miss Birmingham even lit her own fire for us to see!
Come and see what else we have been up to .....
Police at Portway
We had some more real life superheroes at school today! We had a visit from two Police Officers and found out all about the uniform they wear, how they keep us safe and the gadgets they use. We even got to try on some of their gadgets ourselves!
Then we went outside to see their Police car and saw some of the gadgets they have to help them in their vehicle. I wonder if you can spot which photo is when we were listening to the sirens!!
Nurse Lizzie Comes To Portway
We were so lucky to have a visit from Nurse Lizze and Stanley this week. She helped us to learn about the special clothes that she wears, the gadgets that she uses and how she helps us to stay safe. We are also bone experts now too!
We have been busy using this information to be in role as doctors and nurses ourselves in our role play Hospital and matching our learning to Hospitals too. We have been writing Patient Forms, measuring and weighing, creating moving split pin characters and using the small world.
We have also been in role as Firefighters and Police Officers ready to answer any 999 call!!
Save Our Seas
We have been learning about how to keep our seas and oceans clean. We were so upset that we wanted to make posters to tell everyone to put their rubbish in the bin rather than let it float along the rivers to the oceans and seas.
Book Week at Portway
We have been sharing lots of books this week all about fishes and under the sea. We loved the gift that we got and shared 'The Whale Who Wanted More' over half term ready for our learning. We have been playing in the small world, researching fish illustrators and even did some fish illustrations ourselves using collage, drawing and pebbles...... all matching our favourite illustrations. We have absolutely loved every moment!
World Book Day
Today we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as some of our favourite book characters..... I wonder if you can recognise any of them?