Friday, 29 January 2010

Fantastic footwear......

Year 5 have just about completed making their fabric Tudor slippers.
In the photograph Esme, Piravija, Rachel and Niamh show off their finished slippers.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Environmental monitoring in year 5

It would seem that the thermometer's days are numbered in year 5........

Today year 5 have been using the school data loggers to capture a variety of environmental variables.

In plain English this means we have been measuring the temperature, light and sounds in a variety of locations around the school and will be downloading them to our school laptops tomorrow(Friday).

In the photos Rhiann, Matthew, Lewis and Katie are setting up a temperature monitoring experiment and a light experiment being set up by Esme, Aaron and Rio.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

It's all Greek to me!


As part of our Eureka topic, Year 6 enjoyed the opportunity to be transported back to Ancient Greece today.

We all participated in a Greek drama workshop, led by Theatre Exchange, during which we transformed ourselves into Athenians and learnt about daily life and times of war.

As well as this, both classes were able to make and taste some traditional Greek foods.

In tribute to Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War (and patron of Athens), we constructed our own 3D Parthenon pictures.

We also made Ancient Olympic torches, in preparation for London 2012!

It was a great day. Particular thanks go to Mrs Fry, Mrs Wiseman and Mrs Carter for their help with making Greek dishes (and to Mr. Kellett for providing his beloved Greek soundtrack for the day)!

Runners up in Frogmore

Newport boys yesterday competed in The Football League Community Cup organised by Aldershot Town FC. at Frogmore Community College.

For some reason there was a very poor turn out (it was packed last year!).
However this did not dampen the boys' enthusiasm as they had come to play football.....!
The Newport reds played round robin games in a mini league against the other contestants and ended up with the runners up pennant after beating the eventual winners, All Saints in their final game.

Well done boys, hopefully the weather will pick up and we can resume our league and cup games.
Mrs Bryant would like to thank Mr Ady Wigmore (No. 1 supporter)for his continual support and to Reece and Richard's mums for their support. Mrs Bryant said " The boys represented the school very well indeed."

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

4I Class Assembly

On Friday, 4I did their much anticipated class assembly. After 3 days of snow, and then having it postponed we were slightly nervous about how it would go!
First we decided to show the school what we had learnt about Nepal and India. We learnt about everything, from weather to religion.

We then showed everyone what we had been learning about friendship during our PSHE lessons. We had some friendship adverts and we also demonstrated a circle time.

We finished it all off with a song!

Playing cards or exploring properties of numbers in Maths?

Year 5 have been playing cards in school.

There is an explanation though because we have been exploring the properties of numbers without having to work too hard.

For instance the children have been investigating statements about numbers and then using the cards to say whether the statements are true or false.

For instance:

The sum of an odd and an even number is always odd. TRUE or FALSE?

The product of an even and an odd number is always even. TRUE or FALSE?

Year 3 learn the violin!

This term Year 3 are learning how to play the violin- how lucky are we?! We have already had 2 lessons and can now hold the violin properly and we know the chords on a violin. To remember the chords we have learnt a little rhyme:





We are now very excited about moving on to using the bow soon!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Dance Challenge 2010 with Gremlin Dance

This spring term sees Gremlin Dance club return with new members to join up with their regulars to prepare for the dance competition, DANCE CHALLENGE 2010 which will take place in Aldershot at the Prince's Hall on March 10th. against other schools from the region.

This event is organised by NEHSSP, our local school sports partnership.

The dancers will be practising routines for this dance competition with Sara's help and supervision.

There are four categories to compete for:





We will give details of tickets in the near future

Football frenzy in Aldershot

Newport A (year 6) and B (year 5) teams played in the annual 5 a side NEHSSP football tournament at the Aldershot Garrison.

This is a tournament for players who don't regularly play for their school first team but are keen footballers.

There was a strong entry from the region with girls playing for the very first time in two mini leagues.

Both teams played very well with Newport A winning 1, drawing 1 and losing the other 3 narrowly, whilst Newport B fared slightly better with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.

Both teams were delighted to have entered and had a thoroughly great time.

By the final game, both teams were absolutely shattered.

The boys and Mr Edmunds would like to thank the parents for their support.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Tudor day

Today, Year 5 pupils went back in time and dressed up as Tudor people . There were some very innovative and impressive costumes on show.
The pupils have been doing a variety of Tudor activites and learning about what life was like for people in Tudor times with a visitor from Farnham Museum.
The children can be seen making Tudor slippers from felt in these photos.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Do the right thing!

Today, both year 5 and 6 had a visit from the police.

Despite rumours, this was not an audition for "The Bill" but a talk about criminal damage in our community.

The pupils were told about the age of criminal responsibility and what criminal damage actually was.

They had to answer questions about a variety of scenarios and give reasons for their judgements. Both years finished off with a question and answer session.

The Highwayman (Dramatised)

We are exploring a narrative poem called The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The book is illustrated by Charles Keeping and are ink drawings. We have studied it in many ways and still have a lot to learn. By filming it, we can see if we really understand how the characters behave and feel and it's a lot of fun.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Year 6 visit to Macbeth, a Shakespeare for kids production

On Tuesday, Year 6 braved the artic conditions to make the journey to Basingstoke for a Shakespeare for Kids production of Macbeth.

"Lady Macbeth made me angry - she was so greedy and pushed her husband into things he didn't want to do." Beth (6L)

"It was scary when we first went in and heard thunder and lightning." Megan and Jack P (6J)

"Banquo's ghost was so terrifying, I haven't been able to sleep since seeing it!" Josh (6L)

"We liked the realistic props, even though Macbeth's head on a stake was a bit too gory! The actors were fantastic and danced and sang brilliantly." Jamie and Ilona (6J)

"It was fantastic! I didn't get the chance to go and see The Tempest last year, I'm so glad I got to see Macbeth. I can't wait to study it later in the term." Holly (6L)

"We enjoyed watching the actors, they were lively and convincing and had really powerful voices." Kyle and Gemma (6J)

"I loved it all, but my favourite parts were the fighting scenes and all the gruesome gore!" Elliot (6L)

The children represented the school wonderfully throughout the morning. Many thanks go to Mrs Fieldgate for organising the trip for us. We all had a great time!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Year Four Tag Rugby.

Year Four are learning how to play Tag Rugby with a coach from the London Irish Rugby club.
We were able to take each other's tags and some of us were even able to defend our own tags. We all enjoyed the games and are looking forward to our lesson next week!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Notice for Year 6 Parents/Carers

Please remember to return the consent form for the Macbeth Shakespeare4kids Trip to the Haymarket theatre , Basingstoke on the first day back to school after the snow closures. The visit is due to take place on Tuesday 12th January (Weather permitting). It would be advisable for the children to bring in a pair of wellies in addition to their school shoes.We will update you on any changes to this visit. Thank you for your support. Mrs Fieldgate.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010