Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Shots shirt surprise

Our National Schools' Sports week started off with a great assembly about healthy eating and the olympic values from Mr Munnings. Followed by a surprise visit rom Nicky Bainger, Commercial Manager at Aldershot Town FC; who presented ardent supporter Lewis with a superb Aldershot Town football shirt and an invite into the directors box with friends and family for a home game.

Lewis had written a letter to ATFC recently to ask them to help in our sports week activities.

Ping pong!

National schools's sports week got off with a pong this week thanks to table tennis expert and coach officer Derek Seager with his wife Andrea kindly introduced year 5 students to the great game of table tennis.

By simply using the tables in the hall and bats provided by Mr Seager the children had a fantastic time learning new skills and ping ponging.

Indeed at the end Mr Seager presented Ashma with a medal in recognition of her great potential and ability. The children thanked Mr and Mrs Seager at the end for giving up thier time to coach them.

All the children said they would love to play table tennis again.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Land Use Around Aldershot

Last Week Year 3 went to visit Year 2 at Belle Vue to work as a team to find out about land use around Aldershot. The children designed their own survey, and we then walked round Aldershot spoting bungalows, semi-detached houses and the odd post box!

Super Stems and Perfect Petals

Year 3 have been learning all about plants and to help us out we have been using our beautiful linkway to learn about the different parts. We have been looking carefully at a range of different flowers and plants to see if we can spot the sepal, anther, petals and filament. Some plants were much trickier than others!

Friday, 24 June 2011

5C Champions!

Newport pupils enjoyed a great day out at Aldershot cricket club's 23rd annual cricket festival. However 5C stole the show and exceeded expectations by winning every match they played!

Led by their captain Reece and some big hitting from Harry, Elise and Mitchell they won through to play their final against Talavera. The players all batted enthusiastically in the final with Elise and Reece catching the eye with some good scores but the best was saved until last when Billie plundered a mind boggling 39 runs off the Talavera bowlers. The Talavera bowlers tried everything but to no avail and the fielders were shell shocked and in disarray with the ball hit everywhere during her phenomenal batting performance.

Talavera could not match the Newport performance and were skittled out for a mere 15 runs

with Harry B taking a great catch and Reece bowling with great accuracy and thought.

Mr Mulvanney commented " Everyone was amazing and we really showed great determination and team work. It was a brilliant day."

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Discovering Moore

Artists in Year 5 learnt about the work of sculptor Henry Moore whilst attending an all day workshop hosted by Hawley Primary School. Moore produced over 6000 sculptures during his long career and he used simple flowing lines to produce some amazing art pieces inspired by natural objects around him.
Newport pupils got creative and messy with clay after spending time collecting and sketching in the playground. The variety of sculptures produced was amazing and everyone enjoyed viewing the numerous sculptures produced during the day.
This summer Hatfield House in Hertfordshire (childhood home of Elizabeth I) have an exhibition of Moore's sculptures in the their beautiful gardens. So if you fancy seeing for yourself the scale of some Henry Moore's work this would make a great day out over the summer holidays.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Movie Magic.

Some year 4 pupils got a taste of what it is like to be movie makers during a two day workshop at Wavell School. Their task was to design a movie trailer for a film whose storyline they had created themselves. The groups' movies would have had wide audience appeal as they ranged from science fiction , scary adventure to pirate battles on the high seas.
Working closely with Ms Giblen and her Year 9 & 10 pupils, Year 4 green screened their trailers ready for editing on the same software used in the film industry. Green screening is where a scene is acted out and then the actors are digitally superimposed onto a selected computer background. All the latest blockbuster films such as Harry Potter, Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean use this technology to very good effect .
Can you guess what background was used in this scene? (Hint: Is that Treasure island ahead?)
The movie trailer images were captured on HD video camera and then the groups laid down their sound track with special effects. Day 2 involved Newport pupils working closely with the older Wavell students to edit the film and soundtracks together to make a professional trailer.
Everyone from staff to students learnt so much from this fantastic collaboration and Year 4 produced some very entertaining trailers. Newport School will be able to watch the premiere of the movie trailers in an assembly later on this month. Steven Speilberg had better watch out as Aldershot has some budding directors, actors and extremely talented film technicians.
A big thank you must go to Mrs Lock and Ms Giblen for organising this great opportunity for primary and secondary pupils to work together in a fun learning environment.
Mrs Fieldgate