Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Newport's Sports Assembly 2016

A Celebration of Sporting Performance

This afternoon, all children of Newport Junior School gathered in the hall to celebrate this years outstanding sporting performances. 

To start with, the children reflected on the year and looked back at some of the competitions Newport had taken part in throughout the year. Following this year group sports awards were given out to those children who the teachers thought had shown Olympic and Paralympic values throughout the year. Each of these children received a certificate and medal to celebrate their sporting achievements. 

Year 3:
Jude Kaye – Friendship
Shelby Howell – Respect
Nygume Katine – Excellence
Charlie Jones - Inspiration
Year 4:
Amelia Knights-Holland – Equality
Ryan Figg – Excellence
Alfie Lambe – Excellence
Jess Gunner - Respect
Year 5:
Max Marlor – Equality
Callum Hudson – Inspiration
Sandesh Chhetri – Courage
Melody Wyss - Courage
Year 6:
Jacob Hallgate – Excellence
Abby Purvis – Equality
Leslie Tuitubou - Courage
George Wolfe - Excellence

Club awards were then and trophies were then handed out to members of different clubs and teams to acknowledge the player of the year and the most improved child. Congratulations to the following children: 

Player of the Year
Most Improved
Cross Country
Ella Bento
Ama Limbu
Lloyd Cooke
Alex Gurung
Hamza Hussain
Kira Nuttall
Prayusha Shrestha
Logan Senior
Ollie Lewis-Gorton
Stanley Fry
Upper School Boys Football
Rylie Hudson
Matthew Taylor
Lower School Boys Football
Alfie Ralls
Simon Magar

Unfortunately, at the end of the assembly we did have to say farewell to Mr Garner, who, after two years, will be leaving us to take on a managerial role at Premier Sports. However he will still be popping into the school from time to time. In September we will have a new sports coach who we look forward to meeting. 

I hope you all have a brilliant summer and remember don't just watch sport, be a part of it!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A Night of Sporting Celebration

Rushmoor & Hart Primary Schools Sport Awards

Tonight I had the pleasure of attending this years Sports Awards with two of our shortlisted nominees, Holly Turner (Determination and Courage) and Joseph Lucking (Exceptional Sportsperson of the Year. Jaydon Thompson was also shortlisted for the fair play award but was unfortunately unable to attend tonight's events. 

It was an evening full of celebration with dance performances and a special guest, Charles Cousins (Team GB Rower, 2012 Olympics). Even though our nominees did not win their categories, being shortlisted to the final five out of a possible 9,000 children across Hart and Rushmoor Schools is a massive achievement for them. I know that myself and all the staff at Newport are extremely proud of them for the hard work and dedication they have shown this year. They have been an inspiration to us all and we look forward to seeing and hearing what they achieve in the future.

Well done Holly, Joseph and Jaydon.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Anvil Primary Proms

This week, a selection of Newport's students were treated to some wonderful live orchestral music. All children (and adults) enjoyed the fabulous sounds that were heard and had a great time singing along!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Sports Week - Day 5

Personal Bests Achieved on the Way to Rio!

Today, saw the end of Newport's Sports Week with all year groups crossing the finishing line! Although rain did stop play for some of the final sporting events, all classes were still able to take part in a range of sports themed activities in their classrooms. 

English lessons, allowed children to finish their Olympic country texts and create their class information books. While in maths, pupils were able to design their own Olympic Park using their knowledge of area. 

To finish the week, all children gathered in the hall for the Closing Ceremony, where Olympic Awards were given out to those children who had shown the Olympic and Paralympic values throughout the week. Well done to the following children:

Year 3
    • Leopold Zschaler - Excellence - For showing excellent bowling skills when playing rounders.
    • Nathan Jones - Respect - For excellent communication skills with his team mates.
    • Charlie Horton - Determination - For showing determination to improve his running stamina.
    • Marina Caffell - Determination - For showing determination to improve her running stamina.
    • Kaylee Fyfield - Inspiration - A real team player willing to give all sports a try.
    • Jude Kaye - Inspiration - For an amazing cotton bud javelin throw. The best in the class - 671cm.
    • Jamie-Leigh Mukasa- Rapley - Courage - For having the courage to try new sports as well as being a real team player.
Year 4

    •  Tyler Windebank - Excellence - For excellent sportsmanship throughout sports week, especially in dance.
    • Alfie Lambe - Excellence - For excellent sportsmanship throughout sports week.
    • Amelia Knights-Holland - Excellence - For demonstrating superb batting skills in cricket. 
    • Riley Shute - Courage - For performing his dance in front of the whole class.
    • Rimza Ibrar - Excellence - For a positive attitude all week and winning the cotton bud javelin competition.
    • Lewis Hockley - Respect - For showing brilliant sportsmanship in every activity during sports week.
Year 5

    • Riley Nuttall - Excellence - For a positive attitude when dancing his way to Rio.
    • Gracie Mattin - Courage - For having the courage to do a fantastic hoop performance in the opening ceremony.
    • Jessica Cainey - Friendship - For being supportive of her classmates during sports week.
    • Melody Wyss - Determination - For being extremely determined to improve her skills in Badminton this week.
    • Ellis Alexander - Courage - For taking part in all sports with enthusiasm, even when he wasn't feeling confident.
    • Nathan Newell - Equality - For excellent sportsmanship and a great team spirit all week.

Year 6
    • Olivia Robinson - Determination - For being determined to run the longest distance during athletics.
    • Lloyd Cooke - Excellence - For some fantastic dancing on dance day.
    • Lily O'Connor - Friendship - For encouraging others when taking part in the penalty shoot out competition.
    • Chloe Spreadborough - Determination - For showing great determination to score during our penalty shoot out.
    • Grace Wigmore - Excellence - For some excellent dance moves on dance day.
    • Paige Millar - Excellence - For excellent precision in archery this week.

As the ceremony came to a close, winner of the Road to Rio Distance challenge was revealed along with the total distance the whole school had traveled over the past week, 25,588.07 km. Congratulations to 5P, who were are winning class and managed to travel a massive distance of 3,251.67 km. Following this the winning class of the penalty shoot out was announced. It would appear that Miss Connor needs to work on her goal keeping skills as she allowed her class to let in a winning score of 64 penalties! Well done 6C!

A massive well done should go to all the children of Newport for taking part in Sports Week, trying new activities and striving to be the best that they can be throughout the week! Now it is time for the athletes to have a rest before Sports Day on Monday 18th July!