Red Nose Day

On Friday 24th Porters celebrated Red Nose Day in style. In the weeks leading up to the event, the children bought over 200 red noses from the school office and these were worn very fashionably across the day itself. The children in years 2 to year 6 also came together in the afternoon for a special assembly. Mr Queenborough had kindly agreed to allow us to throw water over him in from of all of the children and staff. What he didn't know was that it wouldn't be water... it would be baked beans... Yuk! Although it was a big surprise for Mr Queenborough he was able to laugh off the switch. Everyone found it hilarious and it certainly provided much 'Comic Relief'. The photographer from t

Infant Music Festival

Twenty-four children from Year 2 travelled by coach to the Freight House in Rochford to take part in the South East Essex Infant Music Festival. This year's theme was 'Colour' and we performed 5 songs together with children from three other schools in the area. Each school took a turn to provide musical accompaniment to one of the songs and we also had the opportunity to perform 2 songs of our own on the stage. It was an exciting morning and the children were very proud to sing in front of an audience of family and friends.

Voice in a Million

The thirty members of the Porters Grange Choir travelled by coach to Wembley Arena to take part in an exciting concert called Voice in a Million. Once we arrived we were directed to our seats in the auditorium, where we rehearsed the songs and dance moves. After a break for tea, we changed into our VIAM t-shirts and awaited the start of the concert with excitement and anticipation alongside the hundreds of children from other schools. The concert was fantastic - we performed the music and actions to a number of songs including: Mama Said, Fight Song, High, Flashlight and Uptown Funk. We travelled back by coach, arriving back in Southend after midnight having had a fantastic day. It was a

Ability Action Workshops

Year 5 and 6 had a visit from Ability Action as part of our work with the Equality and Diversity Champion's Programme. Peter and Claire came to the school and worked with us in an assembly and class workshops so we could learn more about disability. We were considering how everyone is different and also discussing disability and bullying and what we can do to tackle this. We were able to ask lots of questions and played games to discuss terminology and statements people might make.

Ancient Greeks Workshop

Today, Year 6 was transported into the golden age of the Ancient Greeks! They had a remarkable time learning about the gods and goddesses, as well as performing Greek myths as plays in front of their friends. Steve Harrington brought many real-life artefacts: swords, spears, shields, helmets and theatrical masks. Mr Harrington, an expert from Portals to the Past, and the teachers of Porters Grange gave a massive contribution to make this day a brilliant success! Due to this, our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the entire day.

Viking Day

On Wednesday 22nd February, Domini Walton from Viking School Visits came to Porters Grange. Domini was a Viking for the day as were all of the children and members of staff in Year 5. Our Viking visitor led the children through a number of interesting workshops and games. “It was a really fantastic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities. Like last year it was a huge success and it will support the rest of the term’s learning back in the classroom.”

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