A few Reception children were invited to visit Legra Residential home for the elderly in Leigh. The children were really excited to meet the residents and to do some art and craft activities with them. They helped the children make some Santa leg sweet boxes using cardboard tubes and strips of paper. We sang them some of our Christmas songs and they said they loved having us. We all had a great time are really proud of the children who came for their wonderful behaviour.
What a successful event! Here at Porters Grange, everyone did their bit for charity and raised lots of money for Children in Need. This worthwhile cause helps millions of children from around the world and we were very proud to join in. The School Council and children from across the school discussed many interesting and exciting ideas on how to raise money. Ultimately the children decided they wanted to organise a ‘bring and buy’ sale. Selling on unwanted toys, games and boo
This week for Creative Week everyone listened to a piece of music linked to the commemoration of World War 1. Each class came up with a creative response to the music and displayed/performed this in an assembly. Hedgehog class looked at the rhythm of the music and played their instruments in response. Otter class created poppy wreaths and a wall. Fox class created a poppy and soldier picture. Squirrel class learnt a poem linked to World War 1. Badger class learnt a poem lin
The children and staff at Friars wore odd socks to mark the start of Anti-bullying Week. The socks represent our differences but that we are to be treated the same and fairly. This is an annual event and the ‘odd socks’ initiative was from the Anti-bullying Alliance which strives to make people aware of the effects bullying can have on young people and what we can do to stop this. This year’s theme for anti-bullying is ‘Respect’, which is a big focus for all at Friars.
Year One have enjoyed investigating Autumn and went on a tree hunt around the wildlife area. The children identified whether trees were deciduous or evergreen and used a key to identify the type of tree including holly, oak, ash and elder. The children have also been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita, designed their own Mendi patterns and used leaves and chalks to create their own Rangoli patterns outside.
This week the Nursery children have been learning about Diwali and Remembrance Day. They have researched information, looking at photographs and watching film clips using the Smart TV. They have also been very creative making Diwali candles, their own Rangoli patterns, Poppies from salt dough and pictures using their own thumb prints to make a field of Poppies.
The Nursery staff are very proud of how creative they have been and how interested they have been in both of these
The annual English Schools Swimming Association East Division Diving Trials were held at Garon Park in Southend on Saturday 3 November 2018. Two children from The Portico Academy Trust represented their schools in the East region competition: RESULTS Girls Primary - Daisy O’Shea, representing West Leigh Junior School, won 3rd place and is through to the English Schools Swimming Association National Diving Championships on Sunday 9th December 2018 at The Olympic Park, London A
On Tuesday 30th of October, 2018 Year 2 at Hamstel Infants School found something very special indeed… a time capsule. After a lot of excitement and research we discovered that it was all about Queen Victoria! We found out about her life and her reign.
We really enjoyed using technology and books to find out about the Royal Family. We can’t wait to write a non-chronological report about her life next week. Can you find out an interesting fact about Queen Victoria?