Thank you to everyone who took part in our STEM Homework Challenge to design and make a bobsleigh. All the entries were outstanding. Our special Olympic event to test the models took place this morning—final results will be in next week’s newsletter. We hope you all enjoyed working together as a family on this fun project. We never cease to be amazed at the ingenuity of your designs!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2018
We will be celebrating World Book Day next Thursday 1st March 2018. Children can come to school dressed as their favourite BOOK character. (PLEASE do not spend lots of money buying expensive costumes.)
HUXLEY IS COMING TO NEWPORT LIBRARY!
Huxley will be performing an amazing magic show at Newport Library on Saturday 3rd March 2018 and teaching some of his magic tricks! Spaces are strictly limited and tickets are £2.00 per child. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further details contact the Isle of Wight Library Service on 823823.
WEAR A HAT FOR THE HOSPICE
Thank you for supporting our Wear a Hat for the Hospice day today. Look out in next week’s newsletter for the total amount raised.
FAMILY FUNDAY AT DINOSAUR ISLE MUSEUM
This Sunday 25th February 2018 Dinosaur Isle Museum are offering FREE ENTRY to everyone! The day will be focused on children and families with an emphasis on creativity and interactivity. Doors open at 10.00am with last entry at 3.00pm. There will be lots of fun activities to take part in such as painting models of fossils, measuring foot prints, and hands-on experience with real dinosaur bones. There will be many more stalls and events taking place and refreshments will also be available.
YEAR 6 ASSEMBLY
Just a reminder that the Year 6 assembly takes place next Thursday 1st March 2018 at 2.15pm.
Over the half-term holiday School Money has “rebranded” itself as Eduspot. We have had a few queries as parents have had some difficulty in accessing the system to pay for school dinners. When you go to www.schoolmoney.co.uk you will automatically be redirected to www.eduspot.co.uk. To log in use the blue Sign In button at the top right of the screen then from the drop down box choose the last option “school money parent login”. If you have any problems accessing the new site or making payments, please contact Mrs Dyer in the school office.
Just a reminder that the school discos take place tonight. The Key Stage 1 disco is from 5.00pm-6.00pm when all children need to be accompanied. The Key Stage 2 disco is from 6.15pm-7.15pm. Please can we request that children are collected promptly at 7.15pm. Entry is £1.00 per child, payable on the door.
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Year 6 Basketball Tournament
On Wednesday 24th January 2018 some Year 6 children went to a Basketball Tournament from 1.00pm-3.30pm. There was many different schools, including: Summerfields, Barton, Nine Acres, Priory, Carisbrooke A, Carisbrooke B, and Newport C of E. There were 10 children in this competition, these were: Shona, Harley-Mai, Grace, Talia, Abi, James, Cain , Reggi Matthew and Archie.
Mr Murphy and Mrs Phillips took us in the mini-bus to Christ The King College this is where it took place. We took part in many games we won all the games swapping around with the people in our team with at least 2 girls on the court at all times. We playing equally fair and good, with our team captain being Harley-Mai. We all had pressure coming to the end to see who had won we believed we could do it. When it came to the end all the schools sat down and we go the results of the top 3. Barton came 3rd, Newport C of E came 2nd and we came 1st. WE WON!!! We were also promised by Mr Murphy that if we won we could sing on the mini-bus on the way back from the tournament an that’s exactly what we did. On the way back we all made a speech saying how proud we all were. We are ow waiting on going to the finals on Wednesday 7th February 2018. In total our points came to 50.
Our whole team thoroughly enjoyed this day and we can’t wait until the finals.
Year 6 Basketball Finals
On Wednesday 7th February 2018 ten Year 6 children, the same children that went to the tournament went to the FINALS! This event took place at West Wight Community Centre in Freshwater. The schools that took part were: Greenmount A, Godshill, Broadlea, Cowes, Shalfleet, Queensgate, Bembridge, Summerfields, Hunnyhill and Greenmount B.
In total we played 6 games from schools all over the island. The schools that were there had gone to previous competitions. We had two courts for half of the teams play on one and the rest go on the other court. It was getting towards the end and on our side of the court we came first so we had to play games against the other winners to see who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We finally got our results, we came 3rd out of the whole island with 30 points. We got a bronze medal with a little basketball inside.
By Harley-Mai and Shona
WORD OF THE WEEK
Discernible — meaning clear, obvious, visible, recognisable
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done, rather than saying it can’t be done.