Thursday, 25 February 2010

A little extra helps.......

We have started our new campaign to collect as many supermarket vouchers from our local Sainsbury's and Tesco's.

We need all pupils to collect as many as they can by asking their parents, grandparents, work colleagues of their parents and so on to collect on our behalf.

In assembly today the children were shown a few of the resources we have purchased with the vouchers and we have asked the School Council members to discuss a potential wish list of sporting equipment that we can collect for.

We have recently received a very impressive free (expensive) set of tennis equipment and would like to add to this as well as other equipment.

Newport sink to first defeat

A rather glum looking Reece led by example, a phenomenal display of skill and determination

On a very, very wet afternoon Newport's league ambitions went up in smoke . With 4 games played and no defeats hopes were high but within seconds of starting the game, St Joseph's casually passed the ball upfield with little resistance and concededthe opening goal in a matter of seconds.

In the constant rain and on a very damp, heavy playing surface the boys conceded goal after goal in a first half of naive defending against a very able and strong St Joseph's boys team. Just before half time they were trailing 6-1and looked a clear second best.We had never ever conceded 6 goals ~let alone in a first half!

Some wise words from Mr Millerick and some fundamental changes brought a big change.The fight back began and the reds started to crawl back the deficit with some competitive play.Little Rhys chased and harried whilst Reece led by example constantly chasing and creating chances in sheer defiance. Suddenly one goal, then another and then another saw the reds down 6-4. Chances fell to Steven and Kyle but they were unable to grasp them whilst Steven hit the crossbar with a stunning shot but it was not to be as St Joseph's finally scored near the end to seal an impressive win.

E-Safety Fun!

We had great fun this week testing out the e-safety board games that we made for homework. We used all our knowledge from the e-safety week to 'get out of jail', answer 'smart' cards and make our way to the finish line!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Year 6 are SMART too!

The children in Year 6 also spent their half-terms creating some super board games which encourage others to follow the SMART rules. Here are a small group playing the game that Joel made.

Well done to all!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

SMART board games in year 5.

Year 5 pupils returned to school this week having completed a variety of different board games connected to their e safety learning in the final week of last half term.There were some very S.M.A.R.T. imaginative ideas but it was agreed that the overall winner was Natasha who had spent a lot of time preparing her game and had included some great detail. The photos show the children explaining the rules and playing their board games.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Rugby reds

This week Year 6 pupils played in the NEHSSP regional tag rugby tournament.

Despite having relatively little tag rugby experience, they enjoyed themselves immensely but failed to overcome strong and more experienced local teams losing marginally in both their opening games and drawing against St Michael's with whom they finished joint third in their group.

All the players wore the recently purchased Newport red T shirts and looked very smart indeed.

For those interested in rugby , Aldershot and Fleet RFC welcome new members and London Irish RFC have recently completed a coaching programme with year 4 pupils.

Dance Challenge coming soon!

All the children are rehearsing so hard for the competition which is on Thursday March 11th.

There is a full dress rehearsal on Friday, 26th February -the first week back after half term.

Tickets are now only available from the Princes Hall box office on 01252 329155.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Joel seals win at Park Primary

JK - super striker and man of the match

Lewis - steady and solid in midfield

In our first league game for a long time, Newport edged out a resilient Park team 4 -1. We were without a few leading playersa long with Mrs Bryant and Paul Millerick , our coach.

Howeve we did have our number 1 supporter, Mr Wigmore! The boys responded well to the challenge against an inexperienced Park side who had some very talented individual players.

Steven opened the scoring midway through the first half. Newport couldn't add to this and Park responded with some good attacks which were very unlucky not to be rewarded with a goal especially with a couple of near misses just before half time. Half time 1-0 tot he reds.

In the second half a break from midfield led to Lewis D. scoring and then this was quickly added to by a follow up by Cameron McD. 3-0.

Joel who was playing his first full league, game ran and passed well and was rewarded when his powerful shot beat the goalie at the near post, 4-0! What a debut!

There weren't many other chances and Park were rewarded for their hard work when one of their star players, Tom scored a fine header a few minutes before the end to make the final score a respectable 4-1.

Man of the match was Joel, for his direct running and passing however Sezer pressed him hard for this award with some great control in midfield.

Played 4, won 3, drawn 1. Well played boys!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Evaporation experiments: disappear into thin air shock

Mr Daly and Year 8 Connaught school pupils came to Newport to assist our pupils perform a range of experiments.
Mrs Fieldgate kindly organised the event to help carry out a sequence of evaporation experiments with our year 5 pupils.

The children worked in teams using a wide variety of equipment to record the results of their various experiments.
They then delivered their findings and conclusions to the other members of the class.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Year 3 Change Roles!

For this year's Day For Change Newport Junior School children had the chance to dress up and be teachers.

Can you guess who these children have come as?

And the teachers...Well they were just horrible as children!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Souper Tudor food

Last week we managed to combine English instructions writing with making Tudor food.

It was a little messy but fun.

Everyone had a part in making both the soup called a pottage and the wholemeal bread rolls.

We made so much pottage we could have easily have fed the whole school!

The pottage proved very popular and Adam in 5E stated "I never knew vegetables could taste this good...." as he tucked into his third helping.

All dressed up and ready to go!

We have just received our new smart red Prostar sports tops for our sporting activities.

Jack and Troy are modelling the new shirts which will get their first outing this week at the tag rugby festival.

We hope to use our new tops for cricket and athletics events as well.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Virtual learning - at home!

This week sees the launch of 'wizkid', the Federation's virtual learning platform. Every child will be issued with their own unique user name and password which they can use to access their work and learning resources at home, in a local library, on an Internet enabled games console ... basically anywhere where they have Internet access!

Did you enjoy a particular lesson in school? Well now you can share your learning with your parents through your 'wizkid' account. Simply log on to access learning resources such as: flipcharts, powerpoints, galleries or to contribute to chat or discussion groups set up by your teacher. Remember - there will also be an area for the school council where you can post your views and read others.

'Wizkid' will change the way we can all access out learning!

European Safer Use of the Internet Day 2010!

All over Europe this week, children will be finding out how they can keep themselves safe when using the Internet and their mobile phones. With so much new technology around to make our lives more exciting, it is important that we know how to use it safely.

Every class will be completing a sequence of lessons aimed at helping us understand E-Safety and to know what to do if we see or hear something we don't like whilst using our computers or mobile phones.

Parents are invited to join us in our learning too at a special workshop being held on Tuesday 9th February at 2:15-2:50 in the ICT suite. Mrs Lock will be there to help you get to grips with the latest technologies and help you understand how you can help keep your child safe online.

The pupils at Belle Vue will also be participating in their own E-safety week later on this term.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Improving our Instructions

We have been writing instructions to make Tudor style soup and Tudor style bread, as part of our topic called Hang onto your Head! On this flip film a girl in Year 5 improves her instructions so that they include time connectives, use of a comma, adjectives which make her instructions much easier to follow.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Year Four Day For Change

During our day for change, 4I swapped roles for the afternoon to teach Miss Isaac about Mozambique. We learnt many interesting facts and showed presentations to the rest of the class.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

All the fun of the Science Fair

A group of Year 6 pupils visited the First Partnership Science Fair and had a fascinating, fact filled time finding out how science is used in the wider world.

Pupils got to grips with wiring a house (only a model one!).Physics was seen to be used in fire safety, with the children examining probably the world's largest smoke detector.

Holding a wide variety of animals, from Australian stick insects that are brilliantly camouflaged to hide in the forest leaf litter to cyanide squirting millipedes and cute, but very prickly European Hedgehogs, proved very popular. The pupils listened intently to all the different ways in which the animals were adapted to live in their environments.

Care of the environment featured in a talk by Hampshire recycling. Do you know what plastics are made from? Newport pupils do and now realise that because oil supplies ( starting material for all types of plastic) are starting to run out we must continue to recycle even more!

Well done to all those who took part and asked the experts some interesting questions.

How Can We Keep Warm?

Year 4 have been investigating what materials are best are keeping an ice-cube cold and what materials are best at keeping water warm. We had a very exciting morning last week testing different materials and wrapping them round ice-cubes. This afternoon we carried out our investigation to find out how to keep water warm.

We learnt many skills, including using thermometers correctly, reading the scales and planning and carrying out our own investigations.

We tested five different materials which were: foil, cling film, kitchen towel, newspaper and fabric. We found out that the cling film was the overall best material for keeping the water warm.