In the build up to this year’s Olympic Games due to be held in Rio we were really excited to hold our theme day based on our journey to the games. Our day began with pupils entering the ‘airport’ for check in as they travelled down the runway to their class rooms. We then had our inflight checks, safety briefing and take off in our opening assembly!
Pioneer have had an amazing term and there is more amazingness to come! Students were very fortunate to be able to access the Fort Purbrook facility for a block of problem solving and team building. Students had a great time and as if that wasn’t enough, this block has been followed by a half term of kayaking at North Harbour lakes. In their other PE lessons with Paul and Amber on a Friday, students have been working hard to learn about training plans and fitness.
For Wembley Class our Spring Term felt very cultural. Our theme of Art and Invention opened many doors to new experiences. Visits to Museums and Galleries across Portsmouth allowed us to try see the world through the eyes and thoughts of others. We enjoyed a wide range of arts and crafts from around the world at the Portsmouth Museum. We spent a considerable amount of time in the Guildhall.
Nelson have been having a great time and also making some good profit in their various Enterprise businesses . ‘Smashing Sarnies’ was a roaring success and now with the warmer weather we have decided to make fruit boxes. We are getting over 25 orders a week so students are busy taking orders, shopping and preparing the fruit and making up the boxes! The hardest job though will be deciding and voting on how to spend the profit! We loved Rio day and all had a lot of fun.
The Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance has secured £40,000 of funding for 2016-2017 by the department for education.
Key Stage 3 enjoyed an actioned packed Rio day with lots of hands on activities, and between the classes we managed to travel most of the continents on offer. For Victory pupils Asia was the first port of call and they had opportunity to see one of their friends in traditional Indian dress. Mayflower ventured into the jungle and created pieces of aboriginal artwork just like the tribes in the Outback.
The whole of key stage 1 had a fantastic time on Rio Day and experienced many different cultures from around the world. Puffin Class started off exploring the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, then travelled to the continent of Africa to see some amazing animals, and ended their trip in Asia where we they to see and touch some reptiles and taste some new food. Lloyd was very brave in the reptile room as he touched many of the animals!
Pupils from Sealion, Starfish, Victory and Mayflower Class travelled to the outback in Australia to recreate their own aboriginal story telling artwork. Pupils from all four classes had the opportunity to copy or create their own aboriginal marks in sand, in clay or in paint using a range of stencils and printing techniques. Some worked together with friends to create a collaborative aboriginal story.