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Portway Infant School

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Spring Term 2023

Spring Walk

We have been on a Spring Walk in our school grounds today. We have been finding out about different flowers that grow in Spring and learning their names. 

Then we used our Sketch Books to draw some of the flowers, thinking carefully about the shapes and colours.

Superhero Day

We have been learning all about superheroes at school...... real life and fictional. Today we had an opportunity to dress up as a superhero character (and even grown ups too!!!)

We had lots of fun in our Special Time making cityscapes, peg people to match our character costumes and some role play. Some of us even designed an obstacle course and pretended that we were jumping and running across the tops of the buildings in the city!

Firefighter Forest School

Today we have been to Forest School and learnt all about making fires and keeping ourselves safe near fires to match our learning in the classroom. We found out that you need to build a fire starting with a square, then you collect tinder and sticks. We made our own fire pits. 

Then we used fire steels to make some sparks. We loved doing that!

In the afternoon we lit our class fire and sang songs before putting it out safely.

We have had 'the best day ever!!'

World Book Day

We have been dressing up as lots of different book characters to celebrate World Book Day..... can you guess which book we are from?

999, Emergency!

We have had a visit from PC Luke and PC Ben who told us all about the special clothes and gadgets they have to help to keep themselves and us safe. It was all very exciting and we even got to see inside their police car and the gadgets they had so that the car kept everyone safe too!

We had a new Superhero for our role play Hospital aswell....... Paramedic Ellie came to Portway and helped us with our learning and let us use our Hospital gadgets to check that she was healthy too!

Real Life Superheroes Come To Portway

On Tuesday we had a visit from Julie from Hampshire Healthy Families telling us all about dentists and how to keep our teeth healthy and clean. We found out that you need to brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes and which foods are healthy for our teeth. We had lots of fun practising our teeth brushing skills!

Then on Wednedsay, Nurse Lizzie came to our role play Hospital to tell us all about the special clothes she wears and the gadgets she uses to keep us healthy and to help us get better when we are poorly. 

Cinderella Ball

We have been learning about Fairy Tales and finished our topic with a grand Cinderella Ball. First we had to get ready .....

Then we went to the Hall for our dancing and snacks. We have been using pattern in P.E. to create our own dances and remembered to curtsy and bow before and after each dance. We had a lot of fun before the clock struck midnight and we had to go home.

Far Away Forest School

We have been learning all about Fairy Tales at school and have even taken our learning to Forest School by creating our own magical forest full of friendly faces to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home. 

We used clay as a base and found objects from our environment to stick into the clay to make the features for our faces. 

We have also been busy doing some of our favourite Forest School jobs.... come and see what we have been up to!

Far Away Visit to China

It was the Lunar New Year yesterday so we got out our passports and flew off to China where lots of people celebrate. Red is a lucky colour so we got dressed in red clothes and got busy making chinese lanterns, flags, dragon masks and practised using chopsticks and writing chinese numbers. We decorated our classroom and listened to chinese music, aswell as building 'megacities' and pagodas just like the ones in China. 

In the afternoon we celebrated by eating prawn crackers and noodles and sharing lucky oranges..... they were delicious!! 

Chinese Dance Workshop

We were so lucky today to have a dance workshop to learn a special dragon dance to help us with our learning about China. 

We did our warm-up first and then learnt the moves for our very own Dragon Dance story.

Then we all got a chance to try on the dragon costume!!

Winter Comes to Portway

Yesterday we set up some plates ready to become ice decorations. We worked with our Talking Partner to choose some objects from our outside area to put into a plate and then added water........ we left them outside overnight hoping that it would be cold enough to freeze them.... 

This morning we were very excited to see if they had frozen..... and they had! Not only had our ice decorations frozen, but also the grass, the sand and sand toys, but even a watering can which had been left in a bucket of water!!