Sunday, 13 October 2013

Dapdune Wharf

This term, Year 6 have been busy learning all about rivers as part of our autumn topic, 'Rolling on the River'. 

To extend our learning outside of the classroom, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Dapdune Wharf in Guildford to visit the River Wey and learn about how a river is formed and it's journey towards the sea. We all had a fantastic day in the sunshine and were able to participate in various activities including conducting science experiment, exploring an old fashioned river boat, looking at models of river locks and sketching the river. 

Take a look at some of the photos of our day:

Don't forget to check out the year six page on DBPrimary for more photos!!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Newport Puzzlers

Following on from the summer term's successful maths puzzle day, a group of Newport pupils from Years 3 to 5 accompanied Mrs Fieldgate to the first Rushmoreable workshop of the academic year. The workshop, held at Hawley Primary school, enabled pupils to road test some exciting new logic and thinking skills games. Playing alongside a partner from another school, the pupils were asked to evaluate the games and chose which they felt was the most challenging and enjoyable.

After a hectic morning of gaming the following were highly rated by the pupils:

  • Forbidden Island -Strategic thinking fantasy game
  • Make 'n' break-Observation hand eye coordination
  • Zeus on the loose-Strategic thinking and mental addition
  • Count the nines-Puzzle with place value
  • Cart before the horse-Brain teaser and consequences
With Christmas fast approaching,  these great games would make great presents for parents and children alike.

Year 3 have settled into Newport!

Year 3 have nearly been at Newport for half a term already! We have been so busy that our feet have barely touched the ground.

In English we have been learning all about Alice in Wonderland and used this story to help us write our own tales as well as creating information leaflets all about Wonderland!

Our topic is all about living healthily and everybody is getting the chance to create a balanced meal in our school kitchen. The children that have already cooked have said that their food was delicious.

3P have their first class assembly this half term and 3I will be shortly after we come back in Autumn 2.

Keep watching for year 3 updates!