Year 4 Educational Visit to Colchester Zoo

On Friday 16th March Orca and Porpoise classes in Year Four had an adventurous day out at the zoo. We had a lesson on African animals and their habitats, we saw lazy, golden lions which were sun-bathing on a large rocky hill. We felt disgusted when we fed the giraffes because their breath stunk and we also felt disgusted when we fed the elephants because they got snot all over our hands. The meerkats were the cutest part and were absolutely adorable, probably everyone fell in love with them. Some people held little insects and creatures and a group saw the amazing leopard that never ever comes out of hiding and he even looked at two children who were very surprised. After that we had lunch

Mother's Day

The Early Years team invited a female per child to celebrate Mother’s Day with us. The child's family sent in photos of them and a 'fabulous female' for the week. The children enjoyed looking at and chatting about their photos. Reception and Nursery spent time decorating cakes for their fabulous female to celebrate the occasion. The children and their fabulous female devoured their cake and squash, then we all enjoyed a female-themed story and also a spot of Mother’s Day karaoke! Fun was had by all, especially when we sang 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams and 'Let it Go' from the film Frozen. The children, family members and staff loved celebrating this special time together.

Southend Makes Music

Members of the Porters Grange Choir had the amazing experience of performing on stage at the Palace Theatre on Monday 26th February. We left school at 3pm travelling by train to Westcliff Station, arriving at the theatre in time for a short rehearsal on stage before having a picnic tea in the café area. After this we changed into our choir polo shirts and waited in the green room for our turn to perform. Sonny the Seagull visited us in the green room – he is the Music on Sea mascot. We performed 3 songs on the ukulele and then sang ‘Believe’. “It was fun, although I felt scared and worried I would mess everything. Afterwards I was happy I had taken part.” Viktorija “It was great fun, I had m

World Book Day

Following the snow of the previous week we held our celebration of literature on Thursday 8th March. The children took full advantage of the chance to dress up. We had pirates, princesses, wizards, witches, dinosaurs, scarecrows and many more characters arriving ready to celebrate their favourite books. The staff too dressed themselves as much loved characters. Stalking the halls of Porters Grange was a fearsome looking Professor Snape. Up to mischief was Ginny Weasley and her friend Harry Potter. Goldilocks’ bear kept his porridge safe and Roger the Rat could be seen flitting around the school. Finally there was our World Book Day competition. Every class from Nursery to Year 6 took a b

Read & Create - Spring has Sprung

Porters Grange helped herald in the Spring (just before the snow fell!) in a Read & Create session in the library on the 26th February. KS1 and KS2 children joined together with their parents to listen to the story of The Tale of a Naughty Rabbit based on the original Peter Rabbit book by Beatrix Potter. After that, the creativity began with everyone getting involved making paper daisy chains, a bird's nest full of newly hatched chicks and a cascading rainbow paper wind chime. It was a lovely way to spend an hour and great to see parents and children working together and everyone took their creations home.

Snow, Snow, Snow

Last week we were hit by the 'Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, forcing us to close the school for the safety of children and staff. However, before shutting the gates we managed to capture some beautiful snow pictures.

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