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Portway Infant School

Portway Infant School

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Gosling Class 2022-23


We have been learning some new shapes for Gymnastics this week. We talked about needing strong arms and legs and pointed fingers and toes!

We now know how to make the straight, star, tuck, pike and straddle pose!

Wassily Kandinsky

We have been learning about a new artist this week, his name is Wassily Kandinsky. We found out that he liked colours and shapes and he played the Piano and Cello. Kandinsky liked to match colours to feelings so we read The rainbow book and talked about the way different colours made us feel.

Later we became Kandinsky artists ourselves and we chose colours to make our own Kandinsky display similar to his famous painting 'Colour Study - Squares with Concentric Circles' 

Do you like our Circles?

Christmas Assembly

Today we were lucky enough to be joined by some Portway parents and grandparents for our Christmas assembly in the hall. The grown ups impressed us with their musical talent and we could name many different instruments. What a lovely way to come together and sing some well known Christmas carols. Thank you to our wonderful performers for joining us.

Bedtime Bears First Birthday Party


This week we have been learning all about birthdays and how we celebrate the day we were born! We looked at our baby photos and discussed how we had changed. 

We then read the story 'Ruff' where Ruff the dog has never had a birthday. This made us think of a bear we know, who was once lost and will have never had a birthday before... Bedtime Bear!!! 


We got to work and planned a surprise party for him. We made birthday cards, birthday banners, party hats and even drew him some presents. We then threw his party, he was very surprised! We got to play musical statues, musical chairs and even had some cake! 


Bedtime Bear had the best day ever! 

Autumn Walk

We have been looking for signs of Autumn and talking about the changes in the season. We went on an autumn walk in the school grounds and we chose different coloured leaves to make an autumn crown.

Do you like our crowns?...

Gosling Class go on a Bear Hunt!

We went on our own bear hunt today and it went something like this...

We're going on a bear hunt

We're going to catch a big one

What a rainy day!


Uh Oh! A gate..

Creak Creak, Creak Creak!

Uh Oh! 


Up and down, up and down!

Uh Oh A Tunnel...


Tiptoe, Tiptoe!

Uh Oh!


Splish Splash, Splish Splash!

Uh Oh!

A Forest...

Stumble Trip, Stumble Trip!





We would definitely go on a bear hunt again!!

We all found a bedtime bear to take home!

Have a look on Google Classroom for more information!

After all that bear hunting it was time to have some fun in the forest!!

Visiting the Library!

We had our first trip to the library today!

Mrs Doney showed us some of the books that we might like to borrow and how to find any non-fiction books if we have any particular interests that we like to learn about. 

We are looking forward to taking books home to share with our adults. Our Library Day is going to be Fridays so watch out for a new book coming home to share for a whole week!

Far Away to India!

We have been learning all about Diwali at school. We started with a 'Far Away Day' to India and found out all about how some people celebrate Diwali and the different things that they do. We had a dance workshop on Tuesday where we learnt a new dance to tell the story of Rama and Sita. We enjoyed celebrating Diwali in our role-play family house too!

We were especially excited that one of our class members celebrated Diwali with her family and could show us her clothes and mehndi patterns!

Making Sandwiches

We have been learning about Harvest this week and how the wheat from the fields goes to the flour mill and then to the Bakery to make bread. We decided that we would pretend that our classroom was Burbidges Bakery and practise our spreading and cutting skills by making sandwiches to take home for our tea. We had a choice of bread and fillings and learnt how to use a bridge cut to cut the sandwich into pieces to share with our family at home.

Forest School

We have been to Forest School today and found out all about how to keep ourselves safe. We put out hazard flags wherever we saw something that might be a danger or hurt us and then played a game to stop us getting lost called '1, 2, 3 where are you?'

Then we went digging, bug hunting, cooking lunch in the Mud Kitchen and making marble runs..... it was lots of fun.

Miss Birmingham taught us how to make dens and then we practised making dens of our own! We have loved our day in the forest and we can't wait to go back again soon!

"1,2,3 Where are you?"

"1,2,3 We're over here!"

Pablo Picasso

We have been learning all about the artist Pablo Picasso. We found out that he liked to make colourful faces with bits facing forwards and sideways. 

We used photographs of our faces to make our own artwork in the style of Pablo and practised our scissor skills to cut out our features to stick down. We had lots of fun and laughed a lot!! 

The Family House

We have been learning that we all have different families and do different things at home. Today we went to our role play house and discovered quite how many jobs there are to do! We have been busy cooking dinner, doing the washing, looking after the baby and dog and relaxing with a book or infront of the televsion. We are quite worn out!!! 

First Turn on the Bikes!

We had so much fun today in P.E!

We got to have our first turn on the bikes. Look at how we got on. Mrs Mundy thinks we are experts already!