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Portway Infant School

Portway Infant School

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Sports Day!

What fantastic weather we had for our school sports day this year! It was great to see all of the parents and grown ups there to cheer on the children and the children were so excited to see you all too! We started our morning with the obstacle course which involved wearing a penguin inflatable trying to avoid the orcas! Next it was an old favourite; the sack race followed by the egg and spoon race. Finally the excitement rose once again for the water relay and the sprint race. Needless to say everyone had a great time in the sunshine and we would like to say thank you again for helping us to make this such an amazing morning!

Owl Press Print

Today we created our very own owl press print. We had to work through a range of steps to create our art work. First we designed our owl on a whiteboard making sure it was a good size. Then we carefully copied it onto our polystyrene tile using a whiteboard pen. The tricky bit was tracing our design using a pencil making sure we didn’t push too hard. Once our tile was ready we covered it with ink and pressed it onto the paper. What a great way to start our new topic!

Jubilee Week at Portway!

What a great week we have had! We have been learning all about Queen Elizabeth and her incredible life. We took part in our very own Portway Highland Games where we competed in a tug of war, wellie wanging and shotput. Everyone really enjoyed baking biscuits and we decorated them with red, white and blue icing. At the end of our fun week, we embellished crowns ready to wear at our Portway Street Party where we ate lots of delicious food and danced with our friends. Have a look at the photos below to see how much fun we had!

Lighthouse Houses 

Today we created our very own lighthouse with a winding mechanism to save Mr Grinling from carrying everything up the winding staircase. We are very proud of our creations! We followed our designs carefully, making sure we were as accurate as possible especially when it came to measuring our stripes. If there was a problem we persevered and adapted our designs. We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Bamboo Tamboo 

This term we are learning to play Bamboo Tamboo with Mrs Dixon from Hampshire Music Service. We have been recreating the sounds of the Caribbean using our percussion instruments. We can't wait to continue practising ready to perform next half term.

Easter Week 


This week the children listened to and retold the Easter story. We discussed the importance of the Easter story to Christians. To help us remember the story we created our very own Easter garden using natural materials we found in the school grounds and we made resurrection rolls. We also had time for some lovely Easter art activities and who can resist an Easter Egg Hunt?

Our visit from The Drama Hut!

Today we had an exciting visit from The Drama Hut where the very talented actor, Laura, took us on a journey to explore the events of the Great Fire of London. We met Thomas Farriner who described what happened the night the fire started and we also met Samuel Pepys who read his diary to us. We also loved showing off our knowledge from this term's learning. What a fantastic time we had! Have a look at our photos below!