Portico Art and Design Festival

The Portico Art and D.T. Festival took place for the first time this year. It showcased art and D.T. work from across the academy and the exhibition travelled from school to school over a week. Work was showcased from all the year groups at Porters Grange. The art curriculum was represented with Rangoli patterned prints, seascape paintings, mosaic tiles, self portrait photography, ‘cave painting’ in pastels, paper dolls, masks and sunflowers and a garden diorama. D.T. displayed work designed and made by the children. This included jack in the box style toys, Stone Age huts, Greek style pottery pots and working moon buggies. We hosted the exhibition on Thursday the 20th of June and everyone h

Year 3 to Hadleigh Roundhouse

The Year 3 children enjoyed an amazing day out at Hadleigh Roundhouse. Everyone learnt so much and had a great deal of fun. In the morning we went into the house and went on a scavenger hunt to find lots of facts and information. We also went on an archaeological dig and found a skull with a hole in it. In the afternoon Miss McMillan became a Celtic warrior. We then practised our sword skills and learnt how to defend our bodies with a shield. Our final activity was making ball catapults and slinging balls using Stone Age methods. We had the most fantastic day and it was an excellent conclusion to our term’s learning.

Reception Sports Day

Well done to all the Reception children for taking part in their sports day this morning.

Year 6 Camping Residential to Danbury

Well, where do I start? Another year at Danbury and after three years staying in wooden cabins we were back in the tents for 2019. Two night under canvas. The children were very excited at the prospect. Mrs Hudson? A little less so! The coach arrived at 10am on the Monday morning and everyone was organised and ready to get going. After loading the bags onto the coach, some of which were rather large for a three-day trip, we were off and on our way to deepest, darkest Essex. Just after 11am we had made it. Danbury. Our home until Wednesday. The campsite at Danbury is fantastic and I have really enjoyed taking children there since 2015. When I joined Porters Grange, I wanted to start a new res

Portico Cricket festival

On Thursday 4th July, six year 2 children from Porters Grange Primary School took part in a 3T’s cricket competition against Friars and Hamstel Infants. The children competed really well. We competed against Friars first and this was a draw and then we played Hamstel which we lost. This was a fantastic achievement as the children had only learned the game the week before!

Year 6 Southend Week

Whilst most of Year 6 went camping at Danbury, those who stayed behind enjoyed: a cooking experience at Waitrose, creative fun and games at East Beach, and a fun swim on Wednesday. On Monday, the remaining pupils went to Waitrose where they were given a tour of the store and also made chocolate cupcakes (the parents won’t know this as I am guessing they didn’t get any!). On Tuesday, everyone went on the train to Shoebury East Beach and created beach art, out of sand seaweed and stones, in small groups. Creations included: volcanoes, shipwrecks, Stonehenge, tide pools - one of which looked like a fish. Afterwards we had lunch and played rounders and football, and a few people purchased ice c

Borough Sports

Congratulations to the 19 children who took part in the Key Stage 1 borough sports this month. They all practised hard for their event with our lunch-time coach; as a result they made a number of finals and were it not for an accident may well have won the relay! Their behaviour was outstanding; they are a credit to themselves, their families and the school. All of the children gave 100% in each event and we are very proud of them. Well done to them all! A huge well done to the 58 pupils across Key Stage 2 who represented the school at the borough athletics this term. Their behaviour was exemplary and they are a credit to themselves, their families and the school. All of the children who wer

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