Thursday, 21 July 2011

In 300m, turn right...

Year Six spent yesterday at The Connaught School learning about how GPS systems work. They discussed the role that longitude and latitude played in giving us positional information. They then tested their direction skills by using a GPS Tracker to hunt for hidden treasure! In the classroom, they applied their knowledge by interpreting maps and then created detailed maps for the new Year Seven pupils using ICT. Finally, a session playing table tennis ensured we were all exhausted! What a fantastic day - a huge thank you to the staff and young leaders at The Connaught School.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Wild At Wisley

Last week Year 3 visited Wisley Gardens as part of their Sow 'n' Grow topic. We had great fun exploring the many wonderful gardens. We were amazed by the amount of different plants and vegetables.
We all had a fantastic time as you can see from our photos!

Friday, 15 July 2011

George saves the day

Newport boys visited Church Crookham for our annual summer football fest.
For many of the boys this was their first opportunity to play football for the school.
Three teams of mixed abilities played 3 teams from CC in a mini league format. Newport A finished joint top with CC2 whilst both Newport B and C finished level with CC1 and CC3 teams.
In the play off Newport unfortunately lost on penalties to CC2.
Newport C were awarded the Turner Trophy for their great performances. Rohil and Jordan stood out with their determined displays and absolutely great goalkeeping from George, who showed fantastic bravery.
There were many star performers in the smart red shirts today. It was great to see. All the boys behaved impeccably and clealry enjoyed themselves. Well done lads!
We'll hopefully arrange another friendly for Autumn term.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Super cup finalists - Year 5 tag rugby sensations

Practice, practice and more practice is the mantra to suceed in everything we do.
Well we hadn't practised for quite a while but all the skills and determination were there as Newport A (playing only their second tag rugby tournament ever), played their way brilliantly into the Cup Final at NEHSSP Summer Tag Rugby tournament yesterday at Heatherside Junior School. This is something we have never done before!

Newport remembered the golden rule of "only run forwards" and stormed through their early games beating Velmead and Newlands before drawing with Hook and then beating a very good Heatherside B team, 3-2 to clinch their semi final place against favourites Heatherside A.

The reds played as if their lives depended on it and snatched victory with a late Jake try to win 5-4! Muddy marvellous.

The final against a very good South Farnborough team was non stop with tries coming thick and fast. The score was 7-7 but SF scored with seconds left to make it 7-8.
A great shame as it was neck and neck all game.
All the players were absolutely marvellous and showed brilliant teamwork with some sublime tries, passing and great defence. All the MaD's agreed that they were magnificent and a great credit to the school.
I'd like to thank all the parents who stayed to support the team and who helped (as usual) to transport all the children there and back. DE
Pictures coming soon if the camera works!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Watery word problems -solved.

Year 5 mathematicians have been hard at work this week solving word problems. Tricky word problems often involve using more than one operation to solve them.Mrs Fieldgate's maths group had to make sure they read the questions very carefully in order to answer some questions based around using water. Working in pairs year 5 examined a lot of facts and figures related to the amount of water people use throughout the day before answering questions comparing how two children used this valuable life giving liquid.

Did you know that leaving the tap running whilst cleaning your teeth can waste an amazing 15.75L of water?

Friday, 1 July 2011

Super Sport in July

After an exciting sports week at school we have even more sport arranged this month.

Apart from sports day near the end of term we have entered two teams in the NEHSSP and London Irish tag rugby tournament for year 5 pupils at Heatherside school in Fleet.This is on Friday 8th July, commencing at 2pm.
We have now rearranged the year 4 and 5 boys football tournament with Church Crookham on Friday 15th July. This will start at approximately 3.45pm.
We are in the process of arranging a rounders game against St Michaels for the end of term. We will confirm a date shortly.