The whole team did a fantastic job representing Newlands Junior School, we are very proud of them all.
On Wednesday 22nd January a Year 5/6 team of athletes competed against other schools in an athletics tournament at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy.
Throughout the afternoon, the children took part in a variety of running, jumping and throwing events – and did so with great style!
They represented the school with pride and exhibited a whole host of admirable qualities:
encouragement and, above all,
a united team spirit.
Well done to everyone!
On Tuesday 21st January, eight Year 5 children spent the afternoon at West Notts. College being trained as our new ‘Sports Crew’.
A very big welcome to all the athletes!
We are confident they will do a fantastic job over the coming year.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK.
Here we have year three building a bridge with the team from ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers). Then they spent the afternoon using what they learnt to build their own bridges
On Monday 18th June, we all enjoyed a 'Potted' Sports Day. In the morning years 4 and 5 and during the afternoon years 3 and 6 were split into 10 mixed teams, that rotated around 10 different activities. It became very competitive but the main thing was that everyone enjoyed themselves (as you can see from the the pictures below).
Black History Day
Monday 11th June
Today at Newlands we have enjoyed many different activities over the course of the day learning African drumming, African dancing, learning about famous black figures throughout history, stories from other cultures and African and Aboriginal art.
We also enjoyed some hot weather and were able to eat our lunches outside.
"I enjoyed the aboriginal art and drumming."
"I enjoyed all the activities today but my favourite was learning about all the different famous black people."
"I loved drumming today!"
"I enjoyed the art and dancing"
"I loved getting my own drum and practising drumming!"
"My favourite activity was the African Art where we made masks using contrasting colours"
This week, to enthuse the children and stimulate their imagination for our Golden Write, we decided to play a little trick on our Y4/5s. Mr Williams (our site manager) buried a replica skull in the mud at the bottom of our garden pond, which has been drained ready for re-landscaping to take place. We placed police tape round the area and PCSO Marsden, from Mansfield Police, kindly popped in to give an interview to the children. Mr Williams and Mrs Castledine were also interviewed and the children then wrote a newspaper article about our gruesome find!