On Friday 27th November year 6 went to visit the heart of British Democracy – the Houses of Parliament. Although the coach journey was arduous we arrived in high spirits. As can be imagined security was tight with everyone checked. Mr Kyndt and Mr Deadman must have looked very suspicious as they were checked very carefully! However they eventually joined us in Westminster Hall (the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster) and we met our expert guides. As we made our way thro
The two Reception classes had a visit from a dental hygienist yesterday and enjoyed learning a bit more about how to care for their teeth. Our visitor brought along puppets and her friendly crocodile with lovely sparkly teeth. The children enjoyed a story about their teeth and general hygiene before feeling the crocodile healthy and unhealthy foods. At the end of their session the children were all given their own dental pack which contained a toothbrush, toothpaste and a boo
Our Year 6 football team were excited to play their first league match this week against Bournemouth Park School. As they are our neighbours the team walked over the road to their school field where the match was taking place. Just three minutes after the whistle Calton, our centre forward, scored an incredible goal placing us in the lead and in high spirits. A few minutes later the ball was in the back of the net again. This time around it was Kevin who headed it into the to
Yesterday our Seahorse class attended a KS1 Multi-sports event at Garons Leisure Centre. The class were split into two groups of 11 and got to rotate around the sports hall taking part in 17 different skilled activities. It was a great afternoon and all the children enjoyed being part of the event.
As part of Anti-bullying week we invited an organisation called Actionwork into the school to deliver their anti bullying roadshow to the pupils of Porters Grange. The road show was carried out in a professional manner and covered some delicate matters very nicely. It was lovely to see the children actively engrossed and taking part alongside the actors. The children were give time to talk through things with the actors and explore their own experiences. It was a focussed ses
On the last day of the half term the Year 5 children visited Southend Planetarium, museum and The Beecroft Art Gallery. It was a morning of bringing together the things they had been learning about in class. They enjoyed having stories about the stars told to them in the darkness of the planetarium, with the stars above. The opportunity to look at artists work in the gallery built on the colour and collage work they had been doing; as an added extra they even learnt how to ti