Saturday, 26 December 2009

Ghostly Goings On In Year 6

Year 6 have been studying Charles Causley's humorous poem Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth-Toast. We hope you enjoy this performance by some of Mrs Fieldgate's English group which was filmed using one of the super video cameras purchased with FONS funds. The Colonel has an unexpected guest during his first night at his new residence.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Blue Christmas....

The wonderful children in blue team have been working hard with sequins, glitter, glue, tissue paper, scissors, biscuits and icing today. They created a collection of gifts and tasty treats to take home (and a big mess and lots of noise in the music room!)

We made 3D Christmas trees, decorated biscuits and much more besides, all while singing and dancing to our favourite Christmas tunes!

Everyone had a great day, even enjoying the "human hoover" competition at the end to clean up the room!

Team Red Rules!

On Team Colour Day, the BEST Team - the Red Team - had a brilliant day making lots of wonderful gifts to take home. We practised our sewing skills and created beautiful decorations. We also gave Frosty a new lease of life with lots of glitter and sparkle! After lunch we designed and made cup cakes ready to take home for our tea!

We had a fabulous day - Go Team Red!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Snowmen everywhere!

To raise money for Art Club, the children at Newport have been creating snazzy snowmen. Lots of pupils took part and the winners were announced in assembly today. Well done to all who participated.

Check out some of the creative entries!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

FONs Christmas Fair

Thank you to everyone who attended the recent Christmas Fair. We are pleased to announce that we raised £637.88 which will be spent on school resources such as the Flip Video Cameras which have been purchased for every class and you will see videos of our work now appearing online!

The School Discos are on Tuesday evening (15th December)
Y3 and Y4 4.45pm-5.30pm
Y5 and Y6 5.45pm-6.30pm

Entry is £1 payable on the door!

Music Assembly

This morning the whole school enjoyed performances from a variety of different musicians. Throughout the last term everyone in Year 3 has been learning the ukulele and they had a performance for Year 4 last week. This morning we all enjoyed listening to Miss Cluett's beginners Recorder Club.

We also heard from our Choir who performed 3 Christmas themed songs .

And finally representatives from Year 4 played 4 songs on recorder.
Everyone in Year 4 has been playing the recorder this term and they have been doing a fantastic job.
Next term we look forward to hearing from Years 5 and 6!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Esme's owl poem

Esme has written the following poem basing her poem on works written by Christina Rossetti and Ted Hughes.

The owl

The owl is a killing machine,

with claws like knives.

Eyes like fire crystals.

Bite as sharp as a dagger.

As cute as it may seem,

a killing machine.

by Esme 5E

Poet's corner in year 5

In recent weeks we have studied poems by both Christina Rossetti and Ted Hughes. The children have written poems based on their knowledge of these two very famous poets. Here is an example by Kyle Bradbury Finch and Aaron Young based on a poem called Amulet by Ted Hughes.

Inside the owl's beak

The light glows.

Inside the light glows

The owl's eye.

Inside the owl's eye

A dark ink puddle.

Inside the dark ink puddle

The owl's claws.

Inside the owl's claws

The owl's bone

Inside the owl's bone

The owl's beak

This was written as a collaboration after hearing Amulet by Ted Hughes . Well done boys!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Multiplying large numbers

How to multiply large numbers - especially handy for xmas shopping!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Newport Junior School present Roald Dahl's Cinderella



Loved it!

Didn't they sing well!

Just some of the comments given by parents attending Newport's performance of Cinderella.

All the children did an amazing job. They have all been busy learning words and getting costumes made and finally, today, they showed all their hard work to parents and it was brilliant!

Cinderella, played by Rachel (Year Five), 'sang beautifully', says Ms. Ewing who coordinated the production.

The ugly sisters certainly turned a few heads. Jack and Jake from year 6 became a comedy duo, both taking on the roles of women!

Now I hope you don't still have the 'smelly feet blues' Aiden, that was a nasty shoe you had on your lap! Aiden (Year 6) played the Prince.

Rhiann from 5E spread her sparkle throughout the show.

And not forgetting the Jam Man, played by Toby (Year 6).
Well this is Roald Dahl's Cinderella! So where does the Jam Man come into all this?
The Prince turns out to be a perfect beast - with a nasty predilection for chopping off heads when crossed. But just as it seems likely that poor Cindy will, like her Ugly Sisters, come to a sticky end, the Magic Fairy hoves into sight once more and offers Cindy one final wish - to be with a normal man - a Jam Man!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Y4's and their BFG acting skills!

Over the last two weeks Year 4 have been looking at playscripts, and to help us we have been acting out scenes based on the BFG. Today we improvised a scene based on a 'future storyline' about the BFG and Sophie travelling the world. The children were only given a brief outline of a possible story, and they then had to act out a scene which they had to make up. As you can see they came up with some brilliant drama scenes. This group used actions and movements to represent the giant trying to catch some children.
Watch the video to see if they escaped back to giant country...

Friday, 4 December 2009

6J's class assembly

6J took the school on a tour around the world at Christmas time for their assembly this morning.

They showed some traditions that we are familiar with in the UK and some religious and secular traditions in other countries.

The school met Santa and his reindeers...

There was also a wonderfully decorated tree....

Sinterklaas from Holland, Santa Lucia from Sweden and the Three Wise Men were among those who made guest appearances!

Miss Jones wants to say a huge well done to all the children in 6J, who performed marvellously, despite only having a little time to rehearse. She would also like to thank Mrs Fry for her super prop-making skills!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Lights, Camera Action!!!

Thanks for FONs each class in school is now the proud owner of a brand new Flip Video Camera.

We are able to use these in class to help us with our work. We can video what we are doing and play it back on the Interactive Whiteboard. The video cameras are part of our new classroom technology boxes which include digital cameras, digital microscopes and coming next some digital sounds recorders all these items help us use technology in exciting ways in our lessons.
We can also share our videos with you via our blog! - So watch out for our new video updates coming soon.