Friday, 21 October 2011

Aeronautical engineering; The Bulldog Dart

Year 5 were following instructions this week.

Getting tied up in knots was only the beginning as the pupils were asked to make paper planes by following instructions. Ryan and Zac showed everyone how to tie reef knots.

It was very apparent that Michael was the most accomplished paper plane engineer when he made a Bulldog Dart and Harrier in no time at all.

The children completed the week by working in pairs to tackle an assault course created by Miss Crompton in the hall .

Who said English lessons were boring?

Space cams completed

Year 5 have finally completed their space cam mechanisms this week.

The children have really enjoyed cutting wood pieces and dowelsto create their cams mechanisms.

Courtney's cam was regarded as the most creative cams mechanism by her classmates.

Well done Courtney!

Year 6 River Dance

On thursday afternoon 6C performed their renditions of Rhianna's 'Umbrella'. The pupils had spent weeks learning zumba and boc qua moves and incorporated some of these moves into their own dances. It was lovely to have such a big turn out of parents. Thank you so much for those of you who managed to attend. Here are some pictures capturing some of the children's moves.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Girls are penalty queens!

Last week the footballers from Newport took on their Year 5 and 6 counterparts from Hatch Warren in Basingstoke in the Hampshire Cup. In an evenly contested match the girls eventually won 3-2 in a sudden death penalty shoot out after a 1-1 draw. Newport's goal was scored by Joanna Seaman after a good pass from Molly Smith. The girls worked really hard, Billie produced superb saves and saved the vital spot kick, Ellen and Amelia were solid in defence and Meila shone in midfield with a great work rate and moments of real quality when in possession and Joanna was a constant threat up front.
All of the squad played their part in a tough match and were a credit to the school and themselves.
Squad: Billie Turner, Amelia Higgs, Ellen Tooley, Meila D'Santos, Molly Ralls, Molly Smith, Aleisha Clegg, Joanna Seaman

The girls will return to Basingstoke to play Oakley in the next few weeks, hopefully in a less nerve-racking contest!

Marvellous mod-roc madness!

On Friday afternoon Year 4 went crazy and created movement sculptures using mod-roc. In previous lessons, they had sketched different movements, chosen their favourite movement and created the base of their sculpture using pipe cleaners. It was the first time Year 4 had used mod-roc and we think they might just have enjoyed the experience! Take a look at the photos and decide for yourselves!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Year 3 learn the violin!

This half term year 3 have been learning the violin. We have a special music teacher from the Hampshire music service come in every Monday.

We have been learning pizzicato (plucking).

We have been learning bowing.

We have learnt the four different strings, G D A E and we have started to learn some tunes to play with our new skills.

Have a look at out pictures from our lesson on Monday.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Year 3 Graphs

This week the children have been challenged to find out what is the most popular sandwich filling in the year group.

The children worked hard in teams to collect as much data as possible and have now created graphs to show what they have found out.

As for the results, expect requests for cold ham, egg and bacon sandwiches for lunches next week.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Louie saves the day in penalty shoot out

Newport boys started the season with a great first round win in the Hampshire Cup against Oakley this afternoon.

With 8 boys making their first team debuts , the boys played really well and showed great determination and promising teamwork. Callum opened the scoring and then Reece added 2 great goals in the second half and were leading 3-2 in the final minute when a shot ricoched in from a narrow angle into the net to level the scores.
Extra time was a stalemate with the reds "dead on their feet" and holdng on for the final 5 minutes. In a thrilling penalty shoot out Louie saved 3 penalties to cap a fine "man of the match" performance in goal and break our opponents' hearts. Well done boys!

A big thank you to Louie and Brook's mum for transporting so many of the boys.
Team: Callum, Reece, Jake, Jack, Ryan, Brook, Rohil, Louie,Kai.
Goals: Reece 2, Callum
Next game : next week at Talavera.
Sorry - No photos, I forgot my camera!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Year 6 visit to Dapdune Wharf in the glorious sunshine!

Last thursday year 6 visited Dapdune Wharf in Guildford. The trip was influenced by the children's topic 'Row, Row, Row your Boat'. The children enjoyed exploring barges, finding out where the river flows fastest and sketched the winding river. I would like to say a big thank to Mrs Martin and Mrs Start for helping us out on the day! Here are some pictures of the children's day:

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Reptiles Rock!

As part of the English lessons, Year 5 pupils have been learning about reptiles as part of their Creation Stories unit. Berkshire Reptile Rescue kindly came in to show the children some exotic lizards and snakes and they also talked to the children about them. Year 5 pupils got to handle the reptiles (if they chose to!) and as a result of these encounters, they then got to write a creation story of their own based on the Bearded Dragon that they got to see and hold. As you can see from the pictures the reptiles really enjoyed themselves, despite the horrifying experiences with Year 5 children!

Fantastic Filling Research

This week as part of our learning in Maths, year 3 have been challenged to answer the question: What is the most popular filling in year 3? The children have worked in groups to decide what sandwich fillings they were going to research and collect as much data as possible.

Later in the week the children will make graphs to show what they have learnt.

Here are some pictures of the children in action. Look out for a blog later in the week to see some of the graphs the children have made.