Tuesday, 27 October 2015

What a busy week in Year 4!

Despite a long half term, year four have continued to work extremely hard this week, even sharing their achievements with year three on Friday afternoon. They have been looking at symmetry and reflecting shapes in Maths, performing 'Mamma Mia' and publishing their information books. Well done for such a great start to the year! 

Miss Cooke, Miss George and Ms. Cooper 

Quick sticks tournament

A few weeks ago, years four, five and six took part in the first hockey tournament of the year at Aldershot and Farnham Hockey Club. Miss Cooke was really proud of their achievements, seeing as some children had only played together for just two weeks! Unfortunately we lost two of our matches but got better and better, winning our third and final match against South Farnborough Juniors. Well done everyone. I am looking forward to our next tournament in March.

Miss Cooke

Friday, 23 October 2015

Goals, Goals, Goals!

A Smashing Start for Newport's Football Team!

Newport's year fives and sixes have ended the half term well, with a 6-5 win against Talavera Junior School. Both teams played incredibly well and showed excellent football and teamwork skills throughout the game. Even though Newport were 2-0 down at one stage, the boys showed great determination and came back to win the game! The Newport Boys showed some great passing skills which led to some cracking goals! Well done boys! 

As the first of five fixtures the boys have made a very promising start to the year! There next game is schedule for Monday the 9th of November against Wellington and we are hoping for another win! 

Connaught Music Workshop

On Monday morning, we went to Connaught secondary school for a music workshop. In the first session, we were taught a short song,  In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg, as a warm up. We were then divided into small groups up to five pupils and were given a section of a story to retell using only musical instruments. One group did The Three Little Pigs, whilst the other group focused on The Tortoise and the Hare. After choosing our instruments, we were given time to practise our composition before performing it to the whole year group.

We had a brilliant time working together to compose a piece of music and it was a great opportunity to become familiar with the school and the teachers!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Outstanding Performances at the Cross Country Fun Run

Another cold, wet and muddy day but the cross country runners from Newport Junior School did us proud at the first fun run of the school year!

A range of children from years 3, 4, 5 and  6 all took part in today's fun run at Fernhill Secondary School. Although the field was extremely muddy, they all managed to stay on their feet and put in an outstanding performance. Well done to all of those children who took part and a big thank you to all the people that brought them along and cheered them on. 

Miss Twell and I are very much looking forward to the next fun run in March.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Computing Club

It's been a busy few weeks at computing club! First, we learned how to use the programming software, Scratch, to create our own rock band animations. This was a great fun as we could play around with different sounds and instruments!

Now that we are Scratch experts, we have been using our knowledge to program a Lego creation to move. Using Lego WeDo, we worked in pairs to build our project before connecting it to the computer and programming it to move using Scratch. We had some great goalkeepers and some very hungry alligators!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Poetry Day!

Last week, year four enjoyed visiting Aldershot Library on Thursday 8th October, where children were able to take a book out by either using their own cards or getting brand new memberships with this fantastic local service. The children provided some poems they had written earlier on in the term. If you would like to go and visit these, then they are on display in the children's section of the library.

On Friday, we all looked at animal poetry, particularly focusing on animals found in the forest, such as moles, badgers, foxes, owls and spiders. Once we had explored a range of poems and collected vocabulary, we wrote our own, even performing them! Have a look at our amazing work: