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Here's an amazing piece of PurpleMash homework from Evie (class1) linked to her Greek topic work. Can you answer all the questions correctly? Click here to play it. Continue reading
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We had a really creative afternoon today as we created our own Egyptian Death Masks. By the end the afternoon the children had almost finished their very own masks in the same style as Tutankhamun’s. Continue reading
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Well done to all these great spellers this week. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Year 3 and 4 spent part of this afternoon learning how the Ancient Egyptians mummified their Pharaoh's. We mummified TutAnkhTomun (or Pharaoh 'Tom') in groups, learning about how the body had to be cleansed, then emptied into Canopic Jars, and then cleansed again before salt was packed around the body and it was left for forty days. Janiah, in class 7 said "It was a little bit gross", but Noah added "It was fun". Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
As the Year 3 and 4 children are currently learning about the Ancient Egyptians, we invited Partake into the school to let the children experience Egyptian artefacts, aromas and clothes, as well as taking part in a recreation of an Egyptian ceremony. They seemed to really enjoy it, as you can see from the images in this slideshow. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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After settling into the school and their new classes, year 3 and 4 pupils in classes 3, 6 and 7 are about to start their topic focus for this half term. What will they discover about Ancient Egypt? Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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It was such a lovely sunny afternoon today that we couldn't sit inside for DEAR, so we went outside and read in the open air. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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What a messy afternoon in class 7. We wanted to see how the digestive system worked, and so we created our own version of it using a chocolate and banana sandwich, saliva (water), a stomach (plastic bag), stomach acid (vinegar) and intestines (tights). Harrison said it was "The best lesson ever", while Millie added "It was gross!" Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Lower School have started their new topic this week and began with a fun activity hunting for bones in order to build a complete skeleton. We had a great time! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
Lower School are coming to the end of their current theme of 'Water' and have been presenting some of their work and learning to parents. Here is a slideshow of some of the learning that took place; Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
Lower School have an important message for everyone. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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During our water based topic, we have been learning how to write newspaper reports, based around the recent bad weather and the effects of "The Beast from the East". Here are a few examples of their completed work. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Thank you to everyone who came into school today to see our reflections for The Romans. We were really pleased to see so many of you, and hope you enjoyed hearing about what the children have been learning. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Class 7 had a great time on Friday when we had a whole day learning about what it would be like to be Roman. The children learnt how to march like Roman soldiers, how to carry shields in the famous "testudo" formation, tried Roman foods (the fish sauce was an acquired taste), played Roman games, learnt about some Roman objects and finally dressed like a Roman. Thank you to Partake. It was a brilliant day. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Did you know that the Romans brought apples and pears to Britain, as well as many other foods that we still eat? Class 7 have been creating menus using foods available in Roman times. How about a piece of Bay leafed stuffed salmon? Maybe they could tempt you with some beef stuffed with coriander seeds, fennel seeds, pine kernels and herbs? Or perhaps you're feeling brave enough to try 'fish custard'? Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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We've been looking at aspects of Roman Life that still influence us today, and realised that the numerals we see on some clocks are Roman Numerals, so we decided to make our own Roman Numeral clock faces. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Class 7 have been researching Boudicca this week, and produced some fantastic newspaper reports all about her rebellion against The Roman army. The language used throughout their writing has been exceptional. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Freddie has been busy creating a wonderful piece of homework all about The Romans. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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After preparing their shields earlier in the week, the Roman soldiers in classes 1, 3 and 7 met in the hall on Thursday for their final instructions before they then marched off towards the Barbarian Celtic tribes in classes 4, 5 and 6. When attack horns were blown, the children stormed into the tribal areas, removed the local Chieftan, and forced the Celts to become Roman. Once the locals had agreed to a new way of life, the soldiers withdrew and began to write diaries recording their magnificent victory. Here are just two of the diaries from some of the Roman soldiers. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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It's AD43 in Class 7, and they are preparing for something important. We're not allowed to tell you what - but we spotted them doing this in their classroom. Just what is going on? Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Here's a little extra challenge for Class7. We now know that the colours of the Italian flag are Green, White and Red, but what other countries have those three colours in their flag as well? Leave a comment below when you find a country that also has a green stripe, a white stripe and a red stripe in their flag. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Porchester Junior - School Website
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Class7 were acting out scenes from "The Quest" as part of their English work. We froze them at certain parts and asked them what emotion they were showing. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Porchester Junior - School Website
Here's a quick science challenge for Lower School; If you put your hand up in front of your mouth, about 10cm way from your face, and then whisper the word "push", what can you feel and why? Click on 'comment' below and leave a message explaining what is happening. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Porchester Junior - School Website