On the 7th of March the whole school dressed as characters out of books such as Mary Poppins, Harry Potter and characters from top authors. We had a lot of fun and in the afternoon Y5 and Y6 watched a World Book Day Live Lesson that was located in Y5 classroom. On Friday (the day after World Book Day), there was a competition and there were two winners in Key Stage 1 and two in Key Stage 2.
A selection of children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have put together some dances in groups. The performances will take place at New Mills Secondary School. Unfortunately parents are not able to go and watch this year, but look out for the special assembly in school where our talents will be on display. The event will feature lots of amazing dances that are sure to bring the school down.
Key stage 2 have been working very hard preparing for the upcoming Sportshall Athletics competition. Mrs Fisher has bought some new equipment for our PE lessons and we have been using it – it’s great! We are all excited for the competition. Our school is very competitive but also have very good sporting behaviour. We show this regularly at school and at local events.
It’s 2019 and the Dance Festival (Year 3 – 6) is back!
We are going on Wednesday 30th January. It is at New Mills Secondary School.
The routine must be no more than 1.30 minutes long. No makeup. No crop tops. No asking parents to buy costumes! We will be seated in different categories: solos, duets, trios and groups. Want to know more? See Mrs Fisher!
Thanks to our successful book fair we have managed to raise enough money to buy new books for Key Stage 2. Our books have been arranged in to colour bands and we will get given a colour so we know what stage we are on. The teachers worked very hard to arrange the book fair and we hope to do lots more in the future. New Mills Primary is a very happy and healthy school where the teachers treat their pupils with love and respect.
Have you seen a silver dragonfly necklace? It is a thin silver chain and a tiny silver dragonfly with baby blue coloured crystals, if found PLEASE return to Year Six.
Friday 5th October saw the whole school come together to show their week’s work involving recycled plastic. New Mills Primary School’s first ever Sculpture Park was themed around the Ocean’s plight. All pupils from Reception to Year 6 did their part to help make our fantastic park. Parents and friends of the school visited on Friday afternoon, offering donations to wander through the outdoor display. They could also buy little maps to show them which way to walk through the park and where the different sculptures were. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 made big class sculptures. Year 3 and 4 made little sculptures which were put together to make bigger sculptures. Year 5 and 6 worked in groups and designed and made sculptures of various sizes. The money raised will go to the school ????!
Hi guys! It’s Lily here (like always) and today’s blog is about the nature in NZ. While here we’ve seen loads of animals, plants and insects. So up first is the mighty Blue Whale! These bad boys are the world’s biggest creature even bigger than any Dinosaur! Pretty big if you ask me. Now the Blue Whale has surprisingly a really small throat so when the Whale comes up to the surface to breathe, he swallows every thing in front of him. So if he ate 1 Coca Cola bottle… (he might) DIE!
Onto the Sperm Whale, this animal has a few world records like ‘the world’s biggest head’ and ‘world’s biggest brain’. The Sperm Whale’s favourite food is squid ???? especially giant squid. This Whale has lots of 28cm teeth only on the bottom of his mouth.
Now it’s the scary Huntsman Spider, if you would not witness this paragraph skip it and move onto Bottle Nose Dolphins. Some might know because I commented on a blog but when we stayed in McBirney’s Place there was a huge Huntsman Spider in our bathroom! They are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting. They also are called Giant Crab Spiders because of their size and appearance.
Next is the Bottle Nose Dolphins, they are given their name Bottle because their nose looks like a bottle. They feed in groups called pods and are very playful! Ripper was the dominant male and he slapped his tail to show the younger dolphins who’s boss! There were a few dolphins with names like:
There was a few more but I can’t remember their names.
The next animal is the black and white Orca. Some call it a killer whale but it is a dolphin so it should really be called the killer dolphin! It is the world’s biggest dolphin and eats fur seals and whales and other fish.
Finally it’s the albatross – a big and beautiful bird which can have a wing span of up to 3.6m or 3 tall adults stood on top of each other! Wow ????, we saw a few different species of albatross like the wandering albatross and the southern royal albatross and the Buller’s albatross (and a couple more). When we fed them they loved the frozen fish guts.
So there you go, just a bit of the nature in NZ. Just a little more to tell you, some English birds are a little different here like the robin, it is black with a yellow tummy and swans are black and their beaks are red! That is all from me for today. See you soon
Wednesday 10th January
Kia ora! Hi….
For this blog I will be telling you about earthquakes and the geothermal reserve the Agombar’s visited.
New Zealand is a very volcanic place because it sits upon 2 tectonic plates, so that means they have earthquakes and a risk of tsunamis. It is a very geothermal place to live in! Now around 1 year ago there was a earthquake in the South Island of NZ which lifted up lots of rock, in some places 18 metres of rock raised up out of nowhere! In the picture of the ‘geothermal NZ’ I stood on the newly lifted rock. (Top left corner) If you don’t know how earthquakes are made here you go:
When the plates of the world rub (smash) into each other it makes a earthquake (thanks Mrs Plant for teaching me that).
Onto the geothermal Park, while there I can tell you this was the most smelly place ever (rotten egg smell!). It is where magma is close to the surface, and heats up water and mud to make it bubble and steam. It was in the North Island. The acid green pool was called the devil’s bath and the orange and green pool was called the champagne pool because it was bubbling with boiling water.
Monday 8th January 2018!
Hi it’s Lily,
This blog is about why we came to New Zealand (to visit our family). The Dunfords are made up of 3 people:
1. Mel Dunford
2. Josh Dunford
3. Ella Dunford
Mel is my auntie and Josh and Ella are my cousins. Josh is 10 and Ella 7. They have a fluffy, short hair silver tabby cat with yellow eyes. She is called Jazzy. New Zealand has 2 islands, they live in the North Island, in a city called Auckland. Because it’s so hot they have to wear sun block and a sun hat to school everyday. Above New Zealand the ozone has a big hole in it! That’s why it is super hot!
See you soon
Saturday 30th December