Friday, 27 May 2011


Newport boys secured the Rushmoor Champions League Final with a great 2-0 over a very good St Patrick's team.
The boys were a little rusty and many passes went astray in the first half . The game was a very close affair with St Patrick's showing some good passing moves whilst Newport pressed but failed to create clear cut chances. Rhys showed huge determination to block a shot on goal when St Patrick's had a break on goal whilst the other two Reece's were prominent in midfield and attack.
The second half saw a more determined effort from the boys and Reece created a chance soon after half time for Muhammet to score at the far post in a mad scramble. The boys seemed to gain in composure and began to create more chances. Apart from from one great move from St Patrick's, Harry and Juho kept the opposition at bay giving Richard in goal very little to do. Cameron hammered in a second after a slick and quick move from defence into attack. St Patrick's pressed forward and this allowed Newport a few more chances but they failed to consolidate on the 2-0 scoreline.
The boys have been magnificent this season and the shield is a well deserved trophy to sign off their performances this season.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Year 6 at Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking

A group of Year 6 children had a fantastic experience at Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking.

The trip, which linked to our Community and Belonging topic, was a chance to explore what it means to belong to the Shah Jahan community.

We had the opportunity to learn a great deal from the Imam, Professor and other community members throughout the day, and even had the priviledge of observing an Islamic group prayer.

"I feel sorry for those children who didn't get the chance to be part of such an amazing experience... You couldn't ever learn that through books or the internet: you had to see it first hand to understand how tranquil and spiritual it was," commented Rhiann Vass.

All the pupils who attended were extremely respectful and well behaved and we'd like to thank the community at Shah Jahan Mosque for their wonderful hospitality and kindness.

We had an unforgettable experience!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Osmington Bay

Last week 32 pupils from year five visited Osmington Bay. The children learnt about the coast which is related to our topic 'It's a cliff hanger!' They enjoyed a variety of activities including rock climbing, archery, quad biking and raft building. On the final night the children enjoyed toasting marshmallows around a campfire and shared secrets. On the whole most of the children experienced different activities and overcame some of their fears. Overall it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents and staff for all of your support and making this trip possible.

Many thanks,

Miss Cooke

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Kwik cricket: Newport go close

The paired cricket league began this week with 8 players from year 6 selected to represent the school .

Year 6 played their first competitive league game and lost narrowly by 6 runs in their first game against Beaumont . This was an excellent performance as Newport batted first and kept their composure (which is a distinct disadvantage in this format of cricket) and scored well whilst losing 7 wickets in their 12 overs .Everyone played really well. Matthew nearly had a hat trick when bowling whilst Saad was a revelation in both his batting, bowling and fielding.

Beaumont are experienced cricketers and have a strong reputation at cricket and managed to edge ahead only in the final over . A very promising start to our cricket season.

Newport 244 Beaumont 250
Team: Matthew, Reece, Richard, Josh, Saad, Rhiann, Hannah, Shannon

Friday, 20 May 2011

Champions league final against St Patrick's

You can forget Wembley, Farnborough will be the venue to decide the champions of Rushmoor for this season.Newport boys will be playing St Patrick's in our very own Champions League Final next Thursday 26th May.

The kick off is later than usual at 4.15pm and the venue is St Bernadette's, next to Farnborough RFC, as St Patrick's don't have a large pitch.
We welcome back our irrepressible and dynamic captain Reece who sustained a very bad injury in our previous game and hopefully James too..
We're looking for a determined performance and a passing bonanza (just like Barcelona, Man U and Swansea play) to complete a very succesful season . (A subtle hint to Reece W!)
Good Luck !

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Year Six - Still hard at work!

Even though they have been working very hard over the past few weeks revising for their End of Key Stage Two Tests, Year Six are still focused on their learning this afternoon. After a fantastic diamond cricket match between 6L and 6LE (long time cricket rivals), they settled down wonderfully to research how, when and why children were evacuated during World War Two.

Well done Year Six - you continue to make us proud!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Bacon Butty Breakfasts for Year 6.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it is vital to provide our bodies with fuel for the day ahead. Year 6 have been sitting their KS2 Sats test this week so to get them off to a great start to each day our wonderful cook, Mrs Henchy, has been coming in extra early to provide a tempting, tasty treat of bacon/egg rolls.

The wonderful early summer sunshine enabled pupils and staff to eat alfresco in the garden patio area just off the link way. Enjoying breakfast together was a great way to relax and chat about the day ahead. The year 6 children have shown an excellent attitude and have worked extremely hard in the run up to the SATs as shown by the thickness of their brain book files!

Next week Year 6 are off to enjoy the outdoor activities at Barfield school , so we all have our fingers crossed that the wonderful weather continues. Many thanks to Mrs Henchy for supporting year 6-it is much appreciated.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Royal Britannia!

Royal Britannia, Britannia rules the waves...

This was the song which could be heard booming around Newport School on Thursday as we celebrated the wedding of HRH Prince William to Catherine Middleton. After an amazing fashion parade of our very own wedding hats, we sang our hearts out as we waved our flags!

What a fantastic celebration!

What makes a community?

What makes a community?

This is a very important question which Year Six have been exploring this week.

We decided that we could belong to lots of different communities - all of which range in size. Some of us thought that communities exist where there are groups of people who share common interests or ideas.

Here is a list of some of the communities which we think we belong to:

  • Scouts

  • Local community

  • Newport School

  • Chelsea Football Supporters

  • Christianity

  • Twitter

  • Manchester United Football Supporters - 'Red Devils'

  • Friendship groups

  • Sport Communities - cricket, netball, swimming, football

  • Wizkid - Newport's online community

  • Families.
...And many more!

How many different communities do you belong to?