Wednesday, 28 March 2012

We Came, We Saw, We Conquered...

Roman Day

Today year three was taken back into the days of Ancient Rome as the children took part in the final part of our current topic 'I came, I saw, I conquered...'

Throughout the day, the children took part in a number of activities including the designing of Roman shields, mosaics and eating a selection of Ancient Roman foods. The children all looked fantastic in their Roman costumes and I know they all thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The day was rounded off with a fashion show where the children paraded for parents in their costumes and shields. We also witnessed a battle between gladiators as after dinner entertainment - congratulations to the winner Aidan in 3L.

Finally, a massive thank you to all of the parents who came to watch this afternoon's fashion show, which we hoped you enjoyed, and to Miss Johnstone for her fantastic support throughout the day in 3B.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sport Relief 2012

Last Friday was Sports Relief and the children at Newport were busy exercising and learning about Sierra Leone.

In terms of exercise, the children, and staff, all started the day by completing the Sports Relief mile. Well done to everyone who took part and never gave up!

This was then followed by a circuit of activities in the playground, led by the school's play leaders. All of the children had to complete one minute of exercise on 9 stations. Again, well done to everyone who took part and tried their best in the beautiful weather we were lucky enough to get on Friday. Also, a massive thank you to the play leaders who planned, organised and ran this actviity so effectively throughout the day.

Finally, in their classrooms, the children learned about Sierra Leone and the importance water has in the daily life of the people who live there. This ranged from making posters, having discussions and identifying how we waste water in our daily lives.

Thank you for all of your support. Together we raised £198.00 for Sports Relief - a fantastic total.

Here is a collection of videos of the children's efforts throughout the day - enjoy!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sport Relief

On Friday 23rd March, Newport Junior School took part and helped raise money for Sport Relief. Children enjoyed a range of activities including: the Sport Relief mile; completing nine activities (organised by Mr Nicholls and the play leaders) and learning about Sierra Leone (West Africa) where money was particularly being raised for this year. In English Miss Cooke and Mrs Fieldgate's English class wrote some excellent blogs detailing the day's events. They are shown below:

Newport get active!
Today, at Newport Junior School, we are raising money for Sport Relief; therefore children in Africa (particularly in Sierra Leone) can have a better future! So far we have done the one mile run for fifteen minutes (well Mrs Shuttleworth and Miss Cooke did anyway). All the pupils showed enthusiasm and dedication while they were running. Furthermore, we have also been completing a circuit, run by Mr Nicholls, (P.E coordinator) alongside the help from the play leaders. These activities included: hockey, basketball, speed bounce and bench stepping.
I loved doing the circuits because the glorious sun was out and it was good fun. Moreover, it got me active for the rest of the day. The money we raise will go to Sierra Leone to help them build wells so children do not have to walk far; therefore they can go to school.
Overall, the day has been a great success and we are hoping to raise £200 (if everyone brought their pound in). Pupils are still tired from the mile run, however I have loved every second of the day and would like to do it again next year.
Written by Riley Lewis

Let’s get physical!
Dressing up as a sporting super star, all of the children in Newport Junior School (rated outstanding by Ofsted) have took part in Sports Relief to help raise money for poorer countries, for example, Sierra Leone (West Africa). This provides opportunities for clean water, through the use of wells; medicine for children who become ill due to dirty water and food so that they can survive.
Furthermore, we, (the whole school) have been running six laps around the playground which is equivalent to one mile for Sports Relief, however some year six pupils: Jordan, Mitchell, Meila and Reece ran 7 laps. Working all day, play leaders have supervised, with the help of Miss McNamara and Mr Nicholls, nine different circuits for years three to year six to take part in, such as: bench taps, hockey ball dribbling and ball bouncing.
Overall, Friday 23rd March, was a really fun, amusing day; a huge success for the end of the week. We are hoping to raise lots of money for Sports Relief 2012 as we were looking spectacular in our costumes.
Many wishes for the people in West Africa,
Mitchell, Meila and Lauren

I hope everyone enjoyed the day (I know I did). Thank you to everyone who brought their pound in. Let's hope we can help towards the magnificent total.

Miss Cooke

Thursday, 22 March 2012

B eautiful day

The B team boys played St Michaels B in a friendly yesterday (March 22nd) and came out victors 4-1 after conceding a goal in under 90 seconds!
It was a little worrying to concede a goal so quickly, but after a very tentative, competitive and even first half, the boys managed to equalize just before half time.

Josh - man of the match and much improved player
In the second half, they began to dominate and Jack scored the vital second goal with a great low shot. The boys created quite a few chances after this and Josh thundered a shot against the post before both he and Shaun added two more goals to make the final score 4-1 to Newport.

Both teams behaved impeccably and were a pleasure to referee. It was really pleasing to see how the boys have improved so much in confidence and ability. Josh, who has been an everpresent at football club training since the end of year 4 was outstanding and played his best game ever. Jordan stuck to his task as last man and played brilliantly, thumping the ball upfield.
Indeed, all the boys deserve praise for their great teamwork, commitment and sportsmanship.Well done!
Team: Bradley, Jordan , Ryan, Josh, Leran , Steven, Shaun, George B., Finn and Jack

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

On location at Butser Farm

Last week year three visited Butser farm near Waterlooville as part of our current topic 'I came, I saw, I conquered...'

Throughout the day the children got to sample what life would have been like for Roman settlers as they took part in a number of activities including chalk carving, designing mosaics and 'clunching'. As you can see, the children really enjoyed getting their hands dirty during the clunching as they mixed crushed chalk, mud and water to create 'clunch' which was then moulded to form part of a wall. Even some of the adults got their hands muddy!!!!

This was a great day out for year three and I'm sure they all learned something from the visit. We would like to say a special thank you to Miss Johnstone, Mrs Martin and Mrs Reid for their support throughout the visit. This was greatly appreciated by the children and staff alike.

Look out for next week's blog for pictures of Roman Day.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Excellent Egyptians!

Year 4 celebrated their Egyptian day in style last week by making Egyptian arts and crafts and participating in a drama workshop.  The children looked fantastic in their amazing costumes, we had a mummy, several pharoahs and even a few Tutankhamuns!  They were an absolute credit to themselves in their behaviour and efforts throughout the day. 

Have a look at some of the photos and see what we got up to!


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Quicksticks Hockey

Nine year five and six pupils (including their amazing parents) braved the cold weather today to take part in a quicksticks hockey tournament. Unfortunately many schools dropped out at the last minute so the children only managed to play two matches and one friendly. They fought magnificiently and managed to win one of their matches, with two brilliant goals from Nathan Burrows (who was the only year five) and Brook Colton, and lost one of their matches. Melia and Brook worked well to push the ball up in the first game which resulted in the team's 3-0 win. All of the children played really well and I was very proud of their determination and focus. The players included: Meila D'Santos, Amelia Higgs, Lois Malbon, Dominic Masson, Shannon Cronin, Nathan Burrows, Brook Colton, Mollie Devanney and Alex Williams. Thank you once again to the parents who kept the children in high spirits despite the windy weather.

Well done everyone,

Miss Cooke