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Star of the Week


Our star of the week this week is...




Portsmouth class voted Tereza star of the week for her kind behaviour and her endeavour in lessons. Well done Tereza!








Number Day! We explored fractions and the properties of shape.

We had an amazing time at Hartsdown experiencing Science and Music workshops. The explosions were so loud! What was your favourite thing?

We explored the movement of the moon. Can you explain it to someone at home?




Let's keep this amazing attendance up Portsmouth Class! There will be a treat at the end of the week!

We investigated how quickly different types of chocolate melts. We discovered that there were a few problems with this experiment and have designed our own fair test to conduct next week. Watch this space!

We all wore spots on Tuesday to raise money for Children in Need. I am sure you'll agree that the children look wonderfully spotty!

Year Five created this amazing tribute for Remembrance Day. We learned about the significance of wearing poppies and made our own to create this to represent the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London.

Look at how creative Portsmouth class are! Some truly wonderful art is created with Mrs Comber.

Have a look at some of our fabulous learning from this week!

We watched a film which involved the Mayans. Using our knowledge of the Mayans, we identified what was fact and fiction. This has shown us how useful it can be to learn about ancient civilizations and has highlighted what we could learn about next!

Fenris and Vanesa both achieved all their hot write targets. Amazing work!

This work is beautifully presented and shows the level that can be achieved with concentration!

We had a rather fluffy visitor to our classroom. The children were fascinated by this bee and were amazed to see how large it was.

We explored Mayan musical instruments. The Mayan water drum was made with wooden bowls. We created a similar sound with classroom resources, although the video failed to pick up the best sounds!

Still image for this video

Jayme-Leigh created this amazing alien for Science Week! She considered its habitat, species and planet. Incredible work Jayme-Leigh!

We really enjoyed playing board games to help us learn Spanish greetings! Portsmouth class can now greet you whatever the time of day!

We have published our Haikus from National Poetry Day. We really enjoyed writing these beautiful poems.

Our learning this week.

Look at these amazing examples of home learning. These children have explored the Mayans at home and linked their learning with our topic! Don't forget our projects are due in next week!

We have started a new cycle of Talk4Writing. We explored how to create a documentary as we began our unit on information reports.

Look at our first drafts of the wonderful poems we have written. We will be publishing these for our display.

This week we took part in The Body Coach school fitness week! It was hard work, but everyone felt so good afterwards! If you enjoyed taking part, join Mrs Burniston's HIIT club on a Thursday! There are lots of spaces!

We have worked together to create a text map of our new story - The Rain Player. We use this to learn a story which helps us understand how to write better. With the talented writers in Portsmouth class, we are sure to produce some outstanding stories!

On Roald Dahl day, we explored the wonderful world of illustration! We learned from Quentin Blake illustration tutorials and then created our own images. We have a lot of very talented illustrators in our class!

To start our new literacy unit, we explored several challenges set for us by Lord Killjoy! We had to overcome these challenges, or the ultimate fate would befall us - no playtime!