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Portway Infant School

Portway Infant School

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Welcome to Gosling Class!

Goslings Go to the Farm!

What an amazing day we have had today on our visit to Longdown Dairy Farm. We loved our trip on the coach and when we got there we were greeted by Farmer Bob. He told us all about what we were going to do. We were to be the farmers for the day. The most important rule was if the animals didn't get fed we didn't get fed!!! The animals had to come first!!

We had a great time seeing the Chicks, Guinea Pigs, Pigs and Piglets, Horses, Goats and Kids and many more animals. We even went on a very bumpy tractor ride. How very lucky are we!!!

Mrs Mundy secretly had the best time as she got to get very close to her favourite animal 'Daisy the cow'!!!!

We were exhausted by the time we had finished our busy Jobs and there was just time to have lunch before returning home. Do you see anyone napping on the coach?!

We had a great time in Forest School this week! Look at all the things we got up to....

The Naughty Bus!

We have begun our learning about London this week. We read the story of 'The Naughty Bus' which is about a London bus that gets into all kinds of trouble!

We made our own naughty bus video in our classroom. You can Log on to Google Classroom to see it!

Faraway Friday!

We have been learning about the author and artist Petr Horacek. Today we decided to take a trip to his birth place in the Czech Republic. We boarded 'Gosling Airways' with our passports and after a safety announcement took off to the Capital City of Prague. We enjoyed some in flight snacks and drinks delivered by our Flight Attendant and then touched down.

We learnt that the Czech Republic has 2,000 castles and Prague Castle is as big as 45 football pitches.  

We spent some time designing and making our own castles and flags before Flying back to England just in time for Home Time! What a busy day!

Gosling Artists!

We have been looking at three different artists lately; Vincent Van Gogh, Pat Hutchins and Petr Horacek.  We decided to create our own pictures using their style of drawing and paintings!

Mrs Mundy thought our work was fabulous and decided to put them up on display. Do you like them?


Transition Balloons!

We were very excited when some countdown balloons arrived in our classroom ready to help us in our countdown to be in Year 1.

Every Friday we will be doing a transition activity and then pop that weeks balloon for our reward!

Today we were excited to find out who our Year 1 teacher will be. We had some photo's and a video to watch and we played a guessing game to guess our new teacher. When we popped our balloon our reward was to do some Cosmic Kids Yoga. Perfect for a wet afternoon!

I wonder what we will be doing next week!

Bye Bye Butterflies!

What excitement awaited us when we returned to school this week to find that our cocoons were empty and we had butterflies!

We decided that they would be much happier in our beautiful woodland area and so went out together to release them and say our goodbyes. We had a great time watching them fly away and even got some close up time before they flew off to their new home!

Goodbye Ducklings!

Today we said goodbye to our ducklings. We are sad to see them go but we know they are going to a better 'Runaround home' with even more space and other animals to play with. We are hoping that they will be able to come back to Portway for a visit in the future. We can't wait to see how tall they grow!

Have a look at the 'Splashing' fun they had with us before they left...


Gosling go to Forest School!!

We have had a great time in Forest School again today! We spent some time talking about the different bugs we might find in the forest and talked about how to keep them safe. We then did our own bug hunting and shared our finds!

Some free play in the forest came next, with ball runs, story bags, mud kitchen, den building and decorating wood blocks as well as digging and pond dipping (our tadpoles are growing!)

We finished our time in the forest with a camp fire and a sing song!

Have a look at the fun we had....

Ducklings have fun outside.

Our ducklings have been having lots of fun in our outside area. They love splashing in the homemade pond!!


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Changing Caterpillars!

Our caterpillars grew bigger and bigger and bigger and then they turned into cocoons!

Ducklings have arrived!


We are very excited to announce the arrival of Erin, Ellie, Ed and Eric! They hatched on Sunday and Monday and have settled happily into their new Portway home!



First Cuddles!

Goslings had a lovely time watching our new ducklings running around (they are very speedy!!)

We enjoyed a little cuddle too!

New life at Portway!

We are very excited! During the Easter holidays we had a delivery of a parcel. Inside were 4 Duck eggs!


The eggs are now in our incubator!. They have to incubate for 28 days and this weekend the time is up. We have our fingers crossed that there will be four runner ducklings very soon!

This week we had another parcel arrive and that was full of new life too! We have some Caterpillars to watch in our classrooms as they change into butterflies. We are learning all about their life cycle.


We have been learning all about Vincent Van Gogh. We looked at how he used dark colours in his early paintings and then after moving to Paris was inspired to use brighter colours. We loved his famous Sunflowers Painting and decided to make our own Sunflower paintings. We love how individual they all are! What do you think?