Year 2 Dinosaur Day

The trainee palaeontologists of Year 2 enjoyed a bright, hot and action packed day at Hadleigh Country Park to celebrate the end of their Dinosaur topic. The park rangers could not believe how knowledgeable the children were and they made sure the day was a memorable experience. The morning fun included dinosaur games and making model dinosaurs from clay and the many natural materials found in the environment. Packed lunches were eaten in the shade of the trees before heading back in time and deep into the woods. As they walked, the children counted their steps, one step for every million years! The trail was marked to show the different periods of time that the dinosaurs roamed the earth. G

Science Day

On Friday 6th July 2018 the children of Porters Grange embarked on a fun packed day of practical science experiments and learning. Each year group participated and showed a keen interest in science, the children asked some brilliant questions and were engaged in the science activities. In Reception the children were challenged to free the toy figure from ice and after many licked ice cubes the children were successful. Within year 1 the pupils were blindfolded and tested their senses with a range of interesting items. The year 2 children had a carousel of science investigations looking at static, layering liquids, chromatography and much more. A visit to year 3 was full of mystery as the chi

KS1 Borough Sports

On a sweltering day, 10 boys and 10 girls from Year 2 were selected to take part in the Key Stage 1 Borough Sports competition at Garons Park. This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase what they had been learning and what they had been coached in their PE lessons. The first race was the skipping race. The relay format initially confused the children but a strong finish meant a reasonable and respectable finish however, neither the girl’s team nor the boy’s team were able to make it out of the heats and into the final. The sprint relay was next and despite strong performances from both teams, the strength of the other schools shone through and meant we could not gain a place in either of t

Teach your friend a language

In last Friday’s learning rewards assembly Mr Morris, our MFL teacher, awarded French badges to the students who successfully took part in our “Teach your friend a language” competition. This was a special event in celebration of the linguistic diversity in our school.

Super Splash Heroes

It was just an ordinary day at Porters Grange when suddenly, some Super Heroes paid a visit. Years 1 through to 3 were invited and became Super Splash Heroes! Everyone had a very important lesson on how we can all save water by doing some simple and easy things around our homes. Throughout the morning the children enjoyed a production by Essex and Suffolk Water and an international theatre company called Gibber. The children learnt more about the importance of saving water and then participated in a workshop. The programme explained lots of practical ways to save water. There was a great deal of cross-curricular learning with elements of Science, PSHE, Geography and Maths.

Danbury Residential

On Monday 25th June, 28 Year 6 students set off for the wilds of Danbury for two nights in log cabins and a jam-packed three days of activities. The highly successful Danbury residential had come around again and everyone attending was incredibly excited about what was in store. Over the past four years, children from Porters Grange have visited Danbury Outdoors and every year it seems to become bigger and better with more children going. During the visit the children participated in aerial trekking, climbed a vertical obstacle course, crawled through dark, hot caves, fired arrows on the archery range, navigated around the campsite in an orienteering exercise and learnt bush skills such as

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