Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Brilliant builders learn a costly lesson!

Both pupils and staff are eagerly awaiting completion of the new Y4 classrooms and i library at Newport school .This week a group of Year 6 pupils experienced the real life pressures of  completing a building project to time, budget and most importantly to the client's exact specifications! Chris and James, management trainees from Charles Church Construction briefed the pupils from eight Hampshire schools on the tough task ahead. Team work  and effective communication were essential in order to replicate an extremely complicated model hidden in an architect's office. Cassandra and Stanley were only allowed four minutes to absorb all the intricate details of the project. They then had to communicate what they had seen to Owen, Newport's planner. Stress levels were rising as time ticked by. Ethan and Katelyn, acting as general foreman and builder, did a brilliant job of translating Owen's plans into an identical replica of the model. However, despite James' excellent accounts produced as part of his vital role as quantity surveyor , the Newport team were narrowly  beaten by Elevetham Heath Primary who managed to complete the project under budget.
Many congratulations to Cassandra , Katelyn , Stanley , Ethan Owen and James whose team work and communication skills were highly praised by the judges.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

One term down...

We're back after the Christmas holidays.... lots of rain and wind but still no sign of snow!

Last term was a busy one for year 3 finishing off with a fantastic Christmas Carol Concert which was enjoyed by everyone. (The first time that year 3 have had their own performance!) The year 3 staff were really pleased with how well the children learnt their songs and dances and the children should be proud of their achievements.

Here is a picture of when the year 1s from Belle Vue came to watch our first dress rehearsal:

This half term we will be reading the Mousehole Cat in our English lesson & using our topic lessons to learn about materials and their properties.

3W have their first class assembly this half term so they will be practising hard to learn their lines & songs.