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Farewell 'old' Portesbery Disco
Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating our time at the 'old' school.
ZooLab visit - Mar 2020
The secondary department had a visit from ZooLab to support our animal topic. The ranger, Anna, brought in lots of animals for us to meet and we learned about what they looked and felt like, what they ate and where they lived. Lots of children (and staff) loved getting up close to these amazing creatures and learning more about them. Our thanks to Catherine Booth for her fundraising that paid for this fantastic experience!
World Book Day 2020
We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day. There were lots of stories with sensory activities for the whole school to enjoy!
Chinese New Year 2020 - Lion Dance
We were treated to a fantastic Lion Dance to help us celebrate the Chinese New Year. Thank you to Suki's Dad (Grasshopper class) and your colleagues for giving us an amazing show, and also a even bigger THANK YOU for your incredibly kind donation of £500 for the school.
Christmas Lunch 2019
Our annual whole-school christmas lunch. Laura and her team of kitchen elves excelled themselves as this year we have more pupils and staff than ever before. It was absolutely lovely - thank you!
Reindeer Run - Dec 2019
Our annual 'Reindeer Run' in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Thanks to all of the parents and carers who came along to support us - we hope you had fun!
Christmas Jumper Day Disco - 2019
We've all been getting into the festive mood for Christmas Jumper Day. This afternoon we sang and danced along to some classic christmas songs too!
Primary Nativity - 2019
This year our Primary Department put on an absolutely fantastic Nativity play, helped by some siblings! Our Sing and Sign choir also performed to get us in the christmas mood!
Secondary Carols Sing-a-long - 2019
Our Secondary department put on a very festive carol performance, with some brilliant outfits, singing and signing!
Christmas Fayre 2019
Thank you to everyone that came to our Christmas Fayre on Sunday. It was a great success and we have raised the bar yet again. We have smashed our previous totals and made an amazing £2,500. We could not have achieved this without our sponsors, Chancellors. Thanks also to all the businesses, families and individuals who have donated prizes towards our raffle, we are extremely grateful.
Head2Head Pantomime - Nov 2019
Portesbery students enjoyed a Multi-sensory Pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' performed by Head2Head Theatre. This fantastic show was funded by Surrey Heath Arts Council and attended by Councillor Edward Hawkins.
Harvest Festival - Oct 2019
Thanks to everyone that joined us and/or donated food and drink for our Harvest Festival. Your kind donations will be delivered to the Trussel Trust very soon!
Leavers' Assembly - July 2019
At this year's leavers' assembly we celebrated the achievements of some our of our students, who are either moving to a new department or leaving Portesbery to start new adventures into adulthood. Good luck from all of us at Portesbery - we will miss you!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2019
Our annual event which showcases the talents of our pupils and staff. The standard was as high as ever this year, with some excellent props from some of the classes. The winners this year were Beech Class with their rendition of 'Do-Re-Mi' from the Sound of Music. In second place were Bee class with their Disney adventure, and Ladybird were third with their bicycle race!
BBQ & Celebration Evening - July 2019
Thank you to everyone that attended our annual BBQ & Presentation Evening. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and are very proud of your child's achievements this year!
Secondary Sports Day - June 2019
fantastic Secondary and Post 16 Sports Day! All students took part and enjoyed showing off their skills throughout. It all finished with a very competitive parent/Grandparents/siblings race which was won by Jake Gaines! Well done all!
Family Fun Day - June 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Fun Day, it was a brilliant day with such an amazing turn out. We want to say a massive thank you to all the parents and staff that volunteered on the day - you helped make the day a great success. We managed to raise a fantastic £2,000! (A big thank you to Suki's Dad (Grashopper Class) for your very generous donation!). Also, a MASSIVE thank you to Healthy Smile Dental Practice in Deepcut for sponsoring the event.
Primary Sports Day - June 2019
It was a fun filled and mostly dry afternoon of sport from all Primary classes. Lots of enthusiasm and some excellent participation from all. Thank you to all families who joined to support and especially the extra competitiveness during the parents and siblings race! Looking forward to a sunnier day next year.
Secondary Army Assault Course - June 2019
The secondary and Post 16 departments were joined by some soldiers from the army who set up a fantastic assault course for them. It was a great course and the soldiers helped all students to have fun while working around, over and under obstacles! Well done for all your hard work!
Isle of Wight - May 2019
Some of our students in the Post 16 Department have enjoyed an amazing trip to the Isle of Wight.
May Day Celebrations 2019
As part of our May Day celebrations, we all enjoyed a picnic lunch surrounded by our home-made bunting, followed by a dance around the maypole and a crown parade!
ASD Awareness Day - April 2019
We had a fantastic day celebrating and raising awareness of Autism for National Autism Awareness Week. All classes participated in a Box session, then spent the afternoon choosing from a range of activities. Some went for a wood walk, others got messy in sensory play, a few chose to have fun on the swings and bikes, and lots enjoyed a well earned pamper in a relaxation session. Plus, we raised £38.28 for the National Autistic Society! Thank you for all your support.
The Wizard of Oz - April 2019
The Secondary and Post 16 classes were 'off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz'! The whole cast performed fantastically and we even had our very own Toto. A huge well done to everyone.
World Book Day - March 2019
We had a fabulous time for World Book Day. Lots of Sensory stories, a trip to the library, a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and lots of fancy dress costumes. Well done to Kyra and Lewis for winning the prizes for best outfits!
Zoolabs - February 2019
Zoolab visited our primary department yesterday and brought along a giant snail, a friendly snake and a cuddly guinea-pig, all of which our pupils loved stroking!
Christmas Lunch 2018
Our whole-school Christmas lunch (and Christmas Jumper Day!), where each class created a centrepiece for their table. As usual, the food was expertly prepared by Laura, Nicky and their kitchen elves. Thank you - It was delicious!
Primary Christmas Production 2018
In this year's Primary Christmas Show, each class did their own festive performance followed by a sing-a-long by everyone in the Primary Department.
Secondary Carols Sing-a-long!
Ho Ho Ho! Christmas has well and truly arrived at Portesbery! Thanks to everyone who came along to our Secondary Carol Sing-a-long yesterday - we hope you enjoyed yourselves!
Reindeer Run - Dec 2018
Our annual 'Reindeer Run' in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care . The whole school walked around our woodland pathways and Skanska arranged a special visit from Father Christmas too! Thank you to all those who sponsored the students!
Head2Head Pantomime - Dec 2018
In December, the whole school enjoyed the sensory 'Snow white' panto with Head2Head theatre. Several students rehearsed in the morning and then took part in the afternoon performance. Much fun was had by all and the pantomime dame took quite a shine to our head teacher Nathan. We'd like to say a big thank you to the Head 2 Head performers and also to Surrey Heath Arts Council for funding and joining us on this special day.
Remembrance Assembly 2018
In our special Remembrance Assembly, Kirsty shared the true story of Sue's (office staff) grandfather who served in the First World War. We explored different items of army uniform and each class laid their wreath on the commemorative display table. We finished the assembly by lighting our lanterns and saying a prayer.
It's been a very spooky day at school today! We've all been trick or treating, making scary arts and crafts and all came together for a halloween themed disco this afternoon. Well done to all of the staff, students and parents for making such an effort with your costumes!
Secondary Curriculum Day - Oct 2018
Our Secondary department have been working really hard on this term's topic - South America. This afternoon we all got together to celebrate 'The Day of the Dead', which was perfectly themed for our topic and also a great warm-up for tomorrow's Halloween activities!
Harvest Festival - Oct 2018
Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for this year's Harvest Festival. Our choir performed their Harvest Rock 'n' Roll song and we all sang along to some seasonal songs. There was a Bread Bake-off (won by Oak Class) and we donated food and drink to those in need. Thank you for your donations!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2018
Our annual showcase of the best talent that Portesbery has to offer. This year there were some really strong contenders for the trophy, but in the end it was Maple Class that took the title with their rousing performance of 'Aka Aleo', which impressed the judges and had the whole audience dancing! Well done everyone!
Portesbery Leavers' Assembly - July 2018
Our annual assembly on the last day of term where we say goodbye to the students and staff leaving us this year. This year we also celebrated some sporting achievements and gave presentation books to the students that will be moving into new departments in September.
BBQ & Celebration Evening - July 2018
Thanks to all of the parents, carers, students and family members who joined us for our annual BBQ and Celebration Evening, where we marked the achievements of our students this academic year. Also a big thank you to Stefan for for volunteering to take charge of the BBQ!
Aladdin - Secondary Production 2018
This year's summer production, Aladdin, was a great success! Well done to the actors, music and art departments, and the dance group. Also thanks to the parents and carers who joined us for the show. The photos in this album are from the dress rehearsal and final performance.
Secondary Sports Day - June 2018
The hottest day of the year, and a hotly contested Sports Day! After warming up in the hall, we went outside to practise our ball and throwing skills, obstacle courses, tennis and a running race!
Primary Sports Day
We've had an energetic day today - running, practising ball skills, obstacle course, tennis and throwing (wet sponges at teachers!). Thanks to the parents who joined us!
Royal Wedding Celebrations
To celebrate the wedding of Harry and Meghan we enjoyed a whole school picnic, followed by a parade wearing our home-made crowns! Thanks to all of the parents and carers who joined us!
Taiko Japanese Drumming - May 2018
A fanstastic day drumming with Taiko Meantime. Thank you to Mark for a wonderful experience and to RongRong and Kwok Cheung for their generous donation that allowed us to do this.
May Day Celebrations - 2018
As part of our Whole School Enrichment Day, we celebrated May Day with Maypole dancing, Morris dancing, obstacle racing and making springtime paper crowns!
Assault Course with the Army - April 2018
We were joined by members of the Army during our PE session and they set up an assualt course to challenge our fitness!
Chinese New Year - Lion Dance - Feb 2018
This afternoon we were treated to a traditional Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese New Year. A massive thank you to Suki's dad (Grasshopper Class) and his team for organising it and for donating £800 to Portesbery School!
A visit from Camberley Firefighters - Feb 2018
Camberley Fire Station came to visit Primary to support their current topic of Our Community and people who help us. Thank you very much for visiting us - we learned a lot and had fun!
Father Christmas visits Portesbery - 2017
Father Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to visit us at Portesbery!
Christmas Lunch (and Christmas Jumper Day) 2017
We enjoyed an absolutely delicious Christmas Lunch cooked by Laura and Nicky and also celebrated Christmas Jumper Day. Each class made an impressive table centrepiece for another class, and as you can see there were smiles all round! Thanks again Laura and Nicky - you outdid yourselves this year!
'Reindeer Run' - December 2017
The whole school took part in a sponsored 'Reindeer Run' in the woods at the rear of Portesbery. Thanks to all who donated - all of the proceeds will go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
Primary Christmas Show 2017 - 'The Little Red Robin'
Photos from both the dress rehearsal (where our secondary department watched) and the grand performance in front of parents and carers! Thanks to everyone who came along to watch.
Secondary Carol Concert - December 2017
Our secondary department were joined by parents and carers for our annual carol sing-a-long at St. Barbara's Garrison Tin Church in Deepcut. It certainly got us all well into the festive spirit!
Head2Head Pantomime - Aladdin - Dec 2017
We were visited by Head2Head Theatre Company who helped us to stage our own 'Aladdin' Pantomime. It was brilliant!
Portesbery Beavers and Cubs Investiture
The official investiture of our Portesbery Beavers and Cubs (and Leaders!). All of the students took the Scout Promise and were presented with their scarves and woggles.
'Little Stars' Celebration in Early Years - Dec 2017
Caterpillar and Butterfly Classes enjoyed a festive afternoon with their families at today's 'Little Stars' event!
Primary Siblings Afternoon - December 2017
Some of our Primary pupils were joined by their siblings and enjoyed some festive activities!
Christmas Fayre 2017
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Christmas Fayre. It was a great success!
Primary Communication Day - November 2017
Pupils from our Primary Department have enjoyed a jungle-themed Communication Day led by our Speech and Language Team (Kirsty, Sally and Emily).
Diwali Whole School Enrichment Afternoon - Nov 17
As part of our Diwali Whole School Enrichment Afternoon we made Rangoli Patterns with sand and coloured rice, read a sequencing story, created stained glass designs and made colourful clay pots for tealights!
Harvest Festival - October 2017
We held special assemblies with songs, activities and a prayer to celebrate Harvest Festival. We also said goodbye to Pippa, who is starting a new career at another special school.
Leavers' Assembly - July 2017
This year we said goodbye to five students from Post 16 and four members of staff. Good luck to each and every one of you, with love from all of us at Portesbery!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2017
Our annual event which showcases the hidden talents of our pupils (and staff!). This year the trophy was won by Beetle class for their take on Beauty and the Beast! Well done everyone - you are all winners!
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2017
Our annual event to celebrate the achievements of all of our students over the past year. Thanks to all of the parents, carers and family members that joined us!
The Lion King - Secondary Production 2017
This year we built on our 'Africa' topic by staging an amazing performance of The Lion King!
Secondary Sports Day - June 2017
Amy organised another fantastic sports day today for our Secondary department, with a variety of activities for the students to try out.
Primary Sports Day - June 2017
It may have been the hottest June day since 1976, but it didn't stop our Primary students from participating in Sports Day!
'Get Cycling' - June 2017
'Get Cycling' visited us with a range of inclusive bikes and trikes for us to try out. We're going to come up with some fundraising ideas to purchase some!
'Kids Out' - June 2017
Our Primary department had lots of fun at this year's 'Kids Out' event in Aldershot!
Dads and Doughnuts afternoon - June 2017
Our Primary Department held a 'Dads and Doughnuts' afternoon - with uncles and grandads invited too!
Sponsored Wiggle - June 2017
Our Primary Department danced their way through an hour-long sponsored 'Wiggle' to help raise money for the Happy Days Charity, who provide day trips and holidays for children with special needs. We were also joined by some guest visitors from Manor Mead school.
Primary Panathlon - May 2017
Some of our pupils from the Primary Department had great fun at the Surrey Panathlon yesterday! http://www.panathlon.com
May Day Celebrations - 2017
To celebrate May Day we split into our house teams and had a fun afternoon doing carousel activities, which included a brilliant Maypole Dance!
Easter Bonnet Parade - April 2017
Our Primary Department showed off their hand-made Easter Bonnets to their friends and teachers whilst singing and dancing down the catwalk!
Matthew's Last Day - Leaving Assembly
This afternoon was Matthew's last Assembly as Head Teacher at Portesbery :( , but we gave him a proper Portesbery send-off with songs and dancing from all of the classes, as well as some special guest performances!
Matthew's Last Day - Portesbery 'Bake-off'!
To celebrate Matthew's last morning at Portesbery, each class made a 'Matthew-inspired' cake for him to try!
Grasshoppers having fun on our trampoline!
Grasshopper Class have been showing off their impressive aerial skills on our trampoline!
World Book Day - March 2017
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters, reading our favourite books in class and finishing off with a disco. Congratulations to 'Woody' in Beech Class for winning the best dressed pupil!
Primary Curriculum Day - Feb 2017
Each class in our Primary Department hosted an activity relating to this term's topic of Transport and Journeys.
Secondary Curriculum Afternoon - Jan 2017
Our secondary department have been taking part in carousel activities relating to 'Colours' (one of this term's topics).
Portesbery Christmas Lunch 2016
Thanks to Laura, Nicky and their little helpers for making a lovely Christmas lunch for the whole school!
Little Stars Celebration in Early Years - Dec 2016
Caterpillar Class invited parents, carers and their families to join them for a morning of festive activities and songs. As you can see, it was lots of fun!
Primary Christmas Production - 2016
Our Primary Department performed 'Away in a Manger' for this year's Christmas Production!
Secondary Carols & Sing-a-long - Dec 2016
Thanks to all of the parents and carers who joined us for our festive singalong! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Primary Christmas Fayre 2016
Our Primary Department hosted a mini Christmas Fayre; each class had a stall or activity and the proceeds from the sales will be used to put on a Christmas Party for the Primary Department next week!
Secondary Curriculum Day - Nov 2016
This term's Secondary Curriculum Day centred on our topics of 'Africa' and 'Animals'. Each class hosted events in the morning including African dance, exotic fruit tasting, artwork and a bug hunt! In the afternoon, 'Zoolab' came in to show us some unusual animals!
Robin Hood Multisensory Performance - Nov 2016
Head2Head Theatre visited us again, this time performing a multi-sensory version of Robin Hood (with some help from our students!).
Our Official School Opening with HRH The Countess of Wessex
Our new school was officially opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex. After a tour of the school she was presented with a bouquet and some hand-made cards.
Children in Need - November 2016
This year we raised over £160 by coming in to school wearing our spotty or superhero outfits. (Yes, Leprechauns are superheros!)
Remembrance Day - November 2016
We held a special assembly to remember the soldiers that fought and gave their lives for our country.
Harvest Festival - October 2016
We held a special assembly for Harvest Festival which included lots of songs and a prayer. Thanks for all of your donations which this year will be going to Farnborough Food Bank.