Class Blog for Portwrinkle

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Happy Easter 

Happy end of term

Thank you everyone for a lovely term, you have all worked so hard. Please see attached a special Easter message from me. Remember you can contact me at Enjoy your well deserved break.

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Portwrinkle's achiever 19/2/21 

Our achiever this week

 Our achiever has been just like Issy Ideas. She had the fantastic idea to make a basket of fruit. She also made some strawberries, watermelon and tomatoes to go in it. Great idea!


Comic Relief 2021 

Bad Hair Day

There were some very interesting hairstyles in Portwrinkle Class today!  Thank you for your donations.


How to read a Ditty 


A big "thankyou" from Mrs Matthews 

Back to school

I am so pleased that we will be welcoming everyone back to Portwrinkle class next week. We really have missed seeing all of you. I've enjoyed our catch ups over Teams and seeing all the work you have been doing on Tapestry and by email. Some children may be a little reluctant to leave their parents so I have uploaded the story of 'The Invisible String' on to Tapestry again. You may want to watch it and then bring your heart with you on Monday. When your child walks into the class they can then give you their heart to take home with you.

I know lockdown has been a challenge for all of us but I wanted to say a big thankyou from me to you for all you have done for your child. I am sure that they will always remember the time when their parents became their teacher and that time will have been special. Thankyou to those of you who have taken the time to give me feedback about how your child has got on, this will help me plan what to do next.

Finally please tell your child that I am so excited that I will be seeing them on Monday as are my staff. Take care, Mrs Matthews.


Our own special author 

Just before Christmas Portwrinkle class were lucky enough to have a live reading of Michelle Fitzsimmons Christmas story. She sent us a special video for World Book Day. She read us her story 'Hush Now' and told us about her new book 'Hop Along'.
To have a chance of winning a copy of 'Hop Along' head over to her website All you have to do is complete one of the activities and then email it to her, you will be automatically added to the draw for the book. Good luck Portwrinkle it would be lovely if one of you won!


World Book Day 

Celebrating world Book Day

Portwrinkle class became illustrators for the day. When technology let us down Mrs Matthews stepped in and we learned how to draw Mr Happy and Mrs Bump. Afterwards we were able to see the masterclass by the illustrator of The Leaf Thief. She taught us how to draw mouse and squirrel who are two of the characters in the book.



World Book Day Quiz - with prizes!

Can you guess the Secret Reader? There are 37 - yes, 37! - members of staff hidden behind their books! This is seriously tricky stuff but there will be prizes!

Even more of a treat, is that if you click on each picture, you will be taken to an online reading of the story, some activities or a linked video!

Hand in your entries by Friday 12th March for a chance of a prize!

Quiz and entry form below... Good luck!

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Home learning w/e 5/3/21 

Last week of home learning

This is your last week of home learning. You have all done such an amazing job and I know the children have loved having their parents as teachers. Thank you to everyone who has kept me up to date with what you are doing by sending me emails, photos and posts on Tapestry. I have loved getting them and seeing the difference you have made to your child's learning. We are so pleased that everyone will be back in our class on the 8th March, the children have missed their friends and the staff have missed seeing all of the children. It will be great to have all of Portwrinkle class back together again. See you on the 8th, love from Mrs Matthews, Mrs Borlase, Mrs James and Mrs Bennett. 

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Ditty 20 

Ditty 20

If you have read all the ditties go back and read some of them again this week.


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