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The Cornerstone Federation
As you are aware, back in June 2016 both The Bay C. E. Primary School and Niton Primary School both formalised their commitment to working together under the umbrella of a Federation. This led to a deeper level of collaboration and enabled both schools to benefit from shared expertise and resources.
The next step in developing a more ‘togetherness’ between the two schools was to think of a Federation name that united us under similar aims and achievements. This is where the exciting and dynamic name Cornerstone Federation came into being, with the motto of ‘Achieving More Together’.
Can I reassure you that this changes nothing of the nature and ethos of either School. Both The Bay and Niton Primary Schools will keep their unique individual identities, as they seek to move forward under the Federation. To view The Cornerstone Federation website, please CLICK HERE.
Rev. Ian Lovell
Chair of Governors
Hampshire Games County Tennis Championship Finals
Well done to all those involved!!
Some fantastic photos of our Women in Sports Week. Everyone involved had a great time and really enjoyed themselves.
Year 4 Update
The Year 4 children have arrived safely and are now up and packing before they head off for a tour of the site. The sun is shining! Tonight – games and a camp fire before bedtime.
Four of our Year 6 pupils ( Ashton, Jack, Sophie and Zara) travelled to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton to represent the school at the Active Gold Mark Sports Award Ceremony. When we arrived, we did Q&A (question and answers) where we asked the famous sport players questions. We got to ask Sam Ward (a hockey player) some questions; for example, who he was inspired by? Next, we designed T-shirts in pairs me (Jack) and Ashton worked together. We put a massive trophy on it saying World Cup! We played two sports, netball and hockey. In netball, we played games against other schools. In hockey, we played with Sam Ward and did some dab stretches. Then we played a game of stuck in mud hockey style. At last, we had an award ceremony. We did not get an award but we had a gold plaque for being a good sports school. We had an amazing time!!! By Ashton & Jack.
The past few weeks have been very busy. Our topic has been ‘One tiny seed’ and we have been looking at how plants grow. We started by sowing some cress seeds. We were able to write bossy instructions after that! We also kept a seed diary to keep a record of how the seeds changed over the following days.
We have been out in the Garden area, too, helped by Mrs Geary. We have been clearing the beds ready to plant out the runner bean and beetroot seedlings we sowed, once they are big enough. During Science Week, we explored the statement ‘All plants are the same’. This led to some interesting discussions. Everyone disagreed with this at first. After some great investigations, some of us might be changing our minds a little!
We spent some time in the wild life area. We were looking for the signs of Spring. We had to use all our senses; what could we hear, smell, feel and see. We then used all that information to write a poem. We had already looked at different kinds of poems to see what makes a poem different from other types of writing. We have also used seeds of different shapes, sizes and colours to make patterns.
We even had time to enjoy World Book day, sharing our favourite books with our friends. We, also, used what we had been learning about in Maths to make a bar graph, showing what our favourite genre of book is – it is fiction (by quite a long way, as you can see!).
Thank you, also, to all of you who were able to come to our class assembly. We had fun showing you the many other things we have been up to, too!
On Sunday 19th February an incredible 31 Niton children took part in the Junior Cross Country Championships at Smallbrook Stadium. Thank you to Claire Mumford for drumming up such an enthusiastic response for the event!
Congratulations and very well done to: Megan Holland Maya Smith Rosie Williams Ellen Dinsdale Agnes Anderson Matthew Lockhart Johann Hernando Fynn Truman Mackenzie Lake Matilde Humphries Ruby Dyos Amelie Reddecliff Lily Lewis Coco Mortimer Lacey-Mae Gauntlett Ben Mumford Sam Mills Sam Mumford Alfie Porter Johan Humphries Jack Hambley Tane Oakley Asa Trueman Maddie Bartholomew Mariella PennSampler Delilah Parsons Mia Norris Freya Wall Noah Dorning Kaiya Oakley Zeke Reddeclif
Maddie Bartholomew finished 3rd in her year group. Well done Maddie!
Two teams competed in the Area Indoor Athletics finals at Medina College.
24 children participated in two teams against 9 other schools in a range of athletic field and track events. I am delighted to inform you Niton Blue finished as runners-up, just missing out on 1st place by the narrowest of margins. Congratulations to everyone involved:
Rosie Williams, Coco Mortimer, Sonnie Venier, Jack Hambley, Rosie Upstell, Ruby Dyos, Izzy Godolphin, James Hayes-Davis, Maddie Bartholomew, Regan Newbery, Ben Mumford, Freya Wall, Xanda Turner, Zeke Reddecliff, Malachi Peters, Mariella Penn-Sampler, Matteo Burgess, Poppy Yates, Connor Taylor-Barnes, Mia Norris, Lottie Rowland, Finley Joy, Sam Mills and Megan Holland.
Congratulations to all who took took part in the IOW Music Festival.
In Year 6, we have been investigating changes of materials for science week. On Wednesday, we performed many experiments to find out what is reversible and what is not. We found out that if the product emits smoke, it is irreversible.
For the day, we were set off into groups of five and had the task of researching a scientist who made an invention which greatly improved our everyday life. Then, one at a time, Mrs Martin called up our groups and we all did various experiments throughout the morning.
Our first experiment consisted of us mixing water and cornflour to create a non-Newtonian fluid – when we put pressure against it, it hardened, but when we released pressure, it turned to a liquid.
For our second experiment, we poured some vinegar into a plastic bottle. We then added bicarbonate of soda into the balloon, attached it to the bottle and tipped it into the vinegar. The effect was that the gas which spread into the balloon and inflated it. We also debated whether the change was reversible.
For our third experiment we fried eggs and toasted toast. Then we discussed how the changes were irreversible. The best bit was we got to eat it!
Finally, we set alight a candle and talked about how it was irreversible. This one was a bit confusing as many of us thought that the change was reversible. It turns out that candle combustion is irreversible and wax melting is reversible
Meanwhile the rest of the class carried on with the posters. Mrs Martin was very impressed with the quality of them.