Sunday, 29 November 2015

What did we do this week?

This week all of the classes had lots of fun doing a variety of different lessons. Below is a snap shot of some of the things we have learnt this week:

4C have had lots of fun making flip books in art. It took a lot of planning and careful drawing to make sure that the picture moved properly across the page. The children either drew a bouncing ball or a person running. Here are some pictures of what they achieved:

4J also had lots of fun this week, and as part of our 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' topic they recreated some of Keith Haring's pictures. Haring became famous in the early 1980’s filling every blank poster-frame in New York City's sad looking underground with hieroglyphs.
Here are some examples of his work:

They looked at the shapes and movements in his pictures and tried to recreate. Here is their finished work:

Friday, 27 November 2015

100% Effort from Newport's Football Team

Newport's Footballers Show Great Promise!

After school today, Newport's footballers took on a strong St Joseph's side. Even though our team was out numbered by height, the boys all put in 100% effort and stayed strong until the very end. Unfortunately, the boys did suffer another defeat but showed tremendous football skills throughout the game. As the majority of our team is made up of year 5 boys they are showing excellent promise for next year! 

A special mention should go to Connor Wotton who showed another spectacular goal keeping performance, making some terrific saves throughout the game (hopefully he will give Chelsea a few tips!). During the game, especially the second half, a number of the boys showed some solid performances and weren't afraid to get stuck into the game this includes Charlie Lieberman, Ollie Lewis-Gorton and Ben Munro.

Well done boys! 

Selbourne River Trip

Last Friday, Year 6 went on a trip to Selbourne to study the river as part of our 'Everlasting Energy' topic. In the morning, we went to the river where we carried out experiments to find the depth and flow of the river at different sections. Although it was muddy, we loved exploring the different creatures that live in the water and riverbank. Luckily, we didn't get too wet!

After lunch, we walked up to the hanger where we created our own rivers out of sticks and leaves to learn about the different sections of the river.

 It was a great trip and we can't wait to learn more about our topic back in the classroom!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Anti Bullying Day

On  Tuesday we had a whole day learning about anti-bullying. We teamed this up with Black History month. It was a very inspirational day as we were fortunate to have Chris Lubbe, Nelson Mandela's body guard, in to tell us his story,

As well as listening to his story and about the fight Nelson Mandela had for equality, we also learnt about Martin Luther King. Chris then came round to our classes to help us write a speech about something we feel passionately about. Here are some of our speeches:

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A Day Out At The Football!

Newport Take Over Aldershot FC's Football Ground!

What better way to spend a Saturday than at a football game? Today some of the year 5 and 6 boys from our football team braved the cold weather to compete against St Michael's school at half time of the Aldershot vs Wrexham game.

As well as watching the football game, 8 of our football players got to take to the pitch to show of their football skills. Starting off at the centre spot, the boys had to run with the ball down to the goal and try and score before their opponent. Although the boys didn't manage to score they still really enjoyed having the opportunity to play on the pitch and watch their home football team play (even if Aldershot did lose!). It was a fantastic day out and a great experience for the team.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Children In Need Day!

Last Friday, it was Children In Need day and the whole school came together to raise money to help children all around the UK. In Year 6, we decided to have a 'Bake Off' and a cake sale. We all baked a 'showstopper' cake which were then displayed in the hall so children could vote for their favourite. Our finalist bakers were Lily, Finley, Cheyenne, Harry, Josh, Bailey and Jacob.
Josh Barton
Bailey Hockerday
Harry Butcher

Cheyenne Murray
Lily and Finley O'Connor
Jacob Hallgate

The other cakes were sold to the rest of the school as well as the Pudsey merchandise . In total, we managed to raise an extraordinary £1531.24, beating our total from last year! We would like to thank the year 6 children and their parents for baking such amazing cakes and donating so much money to an amazing cause!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Champions of Change!

On Friday we spent a whole day learning about what a charity is and how to become a Champion of Change. Every class in the school did something different in order to raise money for Children in Need.

Here is what year 4 did:


4J made and raced model cars. The whole school voted on the best design.

They also went to the Pudsey sale and brought lots of goodies!

As well as making superhero masks:


Here is what 4C got up to for Children in Need:

Like 4J they learnt about how to become a Champion of Change.

They also chalked Pudsey pictures on the playground.

 Then, for their fundraising idea they researched face paint ideas, and then voted on the one they wanted Ms Cooper to have painted on her face.


Finally,  here is the video from 4G:

We had a great day and were really pleased to be able to help others in need.

Thank you to all the parents for giving the children money to donate and join in the activities around school.