Summer Term 2023
Barefoot Barn visits Portway
We had a visit from Charles and Camilla, our Portway ducklings and they have grown up!!! They also brought some friends with them for us to meet.
A huge thank you to Barefoot Barns for giving up their morning so that we could have a treat. The children had an amazing time..... and so did some grown-ups!!
Sports Day Presentation
Today the children took part in our annual school sports day. It’s always a great opportunity for the children to showcase the skills they have been learning throughout the year to their Adults. We were very lucky to have such great weather this year and the children put on a fantastic performance and should be very proud of themselves. Thank you to everyone who came out to us.
This year’s winners were:
Outstanding Performance- Yellow Team
Determination and Perseverance- Blue Team
Excellent Sportsmanship- Red Team
What a great time we had at our first Portway Sport's Day. Everyone had lots of fun, joined in and cheered on their friends. We were very excited to get medals too. Go Go Cygnets!!
Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers
We have been learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We were inspired by his artwork and had a go at creating our own sunflower paintings. We thought carefully about the colours Van Gogh used and mixed our own to match.
Have a look at the photos below to see how wonderful our paintings are!
What an absolutely amazing day we had at Forest School! So much learning and so much fun!!
In the morning we found out about three different animals that live in our Forest - the black ant, the woodlouse and the earthworm. Then we went off with our collecting pots to hunt for them....... we found lots and lots! They were living under logs and in the ground. We also found spiders, beetles, slugs snails and centidpedes. We are so lucky to have so many animals living in our school.
In the afternoon we learnt how to use a palm drill to make a hole in a hazel disk to make a necklace which we decorated with our favourite Forest School animal. We also made imprints of leaves in clay and used the binoculars to see far, far away.
Come and see our photographs.....
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
We have been inspired by our visit from Petr Horacek last week and become illustrators in Duckling Class!!
We looked at the pictures by Pat Hutchins in the 'Rosie's Walk' story and used her ideas to make some pictures of our own. First of all we practised our colour mixing to make oranges, greens, browns and yellows and painted the shapes for our pictures. Then we used the ipad to take a photo of the original illustration from the book so that we could zoom in and see the details really clearly. Finally, we used black pen to add the details to our artwork.
The final paintings are absolutely amazing!! I think that Pat Hutchins would be proud of us.
Petr Horacek Comes to Portway
We have been so lucky today to have a visit from our favourite author and illustrator Petr Horacek.
We started our day with a whole school assembly where Petr read us some of his stories, told us about his Granny and showed us all how to draw characters.
Then we had our own workshop with him and used pastels to make pictures to add to his background.
We have been busy at school this week learning about King Charles and his Coronation.
We have had our own celebrations at school too!
Royal Ducklings at Portway!
We have had some new arrivals at Portway. We have 2 Indian Runner Ducklings.
Otherwise know as King Charles and Queen Camilla!!
Charles hatched on Wednesday 26th April and Camilla hatched on Saturday 29th April. They are happy and settled in their very own Portway Castle!
School Trip to Longdown Farm
We had so much fun today at Longdown Activity Farm today. We learnt so much about being a farmer! We had to feed the calves, kids and goats! We found out that male goats are called a Billy and female goats are called a Nannies.
We also got to hold chicks and stroke guinea pigs. We saw horses, donkeys, pigs and even a 22 year old tortoise who had just come out of hibernation! Finally we collected eggs from the chickens and took them to the farm shop and then it was time for lunch! We had definitely worked up an appetite! After all that fun it was time to get back on the coach home, some of us found being a farmer hard work and fell asleep on the journey home!