We received some lovely comments from parents, carers and pupils on May 20th which was Thank a Teacher Day - "Thank you to all the staff at Niton Primary, but especially Mr Woodhouse, Mrs Tapper, Mrs Reddecliff and Mrs B. Ellen and Polly are missing school so much." - "A huge thanks to everyone working so hard at Niton. A special shout out to Mr Woodhouse who has been there constantly on google classroom to help when needed and for setting such brilliant and fun lessons! The phone call home too was really appreciated and made M’s day to speak with him! It’s really lovely to be part of such a caring school." - "Thank you to all the staff who are working hard to keep our kids safe and for providing work and support during this tough time. A special thanks to Mrs Martin, Noah’s teacher." - "A massive thank you to all the staff at Niton who make life so special and memorable for all children. Thank you also for your support during the current period, you're all doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances. On a personal note, a big thanks to Mrs Patching. Jack says- "Thank you Mrs Patching for all you've done and for setting us some really nice work" " - "Thank you to Mrs Martin and Mrs Glover for their continued support. “I miss my friends, Mrs Martin and Mr Wheeler” from Dan." - "Thank you to everybody at Niton Primary who help and support our family. "Mrs Patching will always be my favourite teacher, but Mr Woodhouse is pretty cool too! Mrs Turner is always really smiley and I miss seeing her" from Bea. "I want to say thank you to Mrs Patching, love Annie" and finally "Mrs Wall was a brilliant teacher and always so kind to me" from an ex pupil." - "Thank you Mrs Patching for your continued support, encouragement and hard work, not only at this time but from September. Noah has benefitted hugely from your guidance, as I’m sure many others have and for this we will always be grateful. Keep smiling." - "We’re lucky with such fab teachers and support staff at our lovely school - thank you all." - "Thank you to all at Niton Primary School, especially Mrs Patching and Miss Burton for their hard work and support. The kids miss you lots!" - "Every teacher - past and present, for both of my children have been brilliant, and I’m grateful to them all. However Mrs Glover still holds the record for James’ favourite teacher EVER!" - "Thank you to Mr Woodhouse and Mrs Fuller for your great support & resources for Kai and Zac during this difficult time." - "Thank you to all the teachers and support staff." - "Thank you Mrs Martin, Mrs Patching, all teachers and all Niton Primary amazing caring staff for looking after our learning and wellbeing from Matteo and Marco." - "Thanks to all the staff at Niton Primary, especially Miss Burton for keeping the class busy during lockdown."

2021- 22 Class names are based on inspirational people (current or historical) who link to and are an inspiration to our school values.

Please click on the class names below to find out more about these inspirational individuals and to find out what’s been going on in the class groups.

Pinocchio

Reception

Keller

Year 1

The Queen

Year 2

Tubman

Year 3

Pankhurst

Year 4

Brownlee

Year 5

Parks

Year 6

 

Welcome to  Pankhurst Class – Year 4

Named after Emmeline Pankhurst (and exploring the value of democracy) She is best remembered for organizing the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the right to vote. Born in the Moss Side district of Manchester to politically active parents, Pankhurst was introduced at the age of 14 to the women’s suffrage movement. She founded and became involved with the Women’s Franchise League, which advocated suffrage for both married and unmarried women. When that organisation broke apart, she tried to join the left-leaning Independent Labour Party through her friendship with socialist Keir Hardie but was initially refused membership by the local branch on account of her sex.


Welcome to Year 4: Pankhurst Class 

Autumn Term 2021.

Welcome back to the start of what should be a fantastic school year. I am excited to be your child’s teacher and look forward to working with you to ensure your child is happy, supported and challenged in their learning. I trust you all had a good summer and are looking forward to, fingers crossed, a more normal school year. You may have heard already from your child that we have talked about happy learners being better learners and this is certainly a motto that I will be sticking to throughout this year. I am fully aware of the potential impact the last couple of years has had on children and I will be ensuring that the year 4 team do all we can to help them manage their emotions so that they feel good about themselves and their personal achievements to grow as people.  

This year the class is named after Emmeline Pankhurst, reflecting the British value of democracy. Emmeline Pankhurst is best remembered for organizing the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the right to vote. Born in the Moss Side district of Manchester to politically active parents, Pankhurst was introduced at the age of 14 to the women’s suffrage movement. She founded and became involved with the Women’s Franchise League, which advocated suffrage for both married and unmarried women.

 

Learning Experience:   Our first topic this year is called Vile Vikings! History, Geography and Art and Design will be taught through activities linked to this topic. In science we will be learning about states of matter. We will also have weekly music lessons including a whole class Ukulele session starting from Monday 13th September for 10 weeks. In RE. we will be following the Living Difference III Hampshire curriculum, we will be looking at the concept of Good and evil, focusing on the Hindu celebration of Diwali. Later in the term we will be moving on to look at the Water Cycle in Geography and Sound in Science. 

HPE: our HPE (Health and Physical Education) lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday.  Each week we will be covering a variety of skills for different games and sports.  Please ensure that your child is wearing their P.E kit to school on these days, this includes suitable footwear and warm clothing for outdoor lessons. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed.

 

English: We will be seeking inspiration for our written work from a range of sources including short animation films and fantastic story books. Throughout our English and guided reading lessons we will be using drama techniques and lots of discussion to develop our vocabulary. We will develop the skills of inference and deduction by reading a wide range of different texts and authors, we will have regular reading skill sessions. You can help at home by encouraging your child to read regularly including reading aloud to help develop fluency and expression. It would also help your child to talk about the plot and to have any tricky words explained to them. Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling will be taught daily and children will be given lots of opportunities to write in a variety of ways in a variety of styles.

Maths: This term there will be a focus on Number and Place Value. I cannot stress the importance of this strand of Maths enough. We will become fluent in working with numbers that are represented in many different ways and children will be supported in developing their reasoning and problem solving skills. Children are required to be fluent in all their times tables and the appropriate division facts by the end of year 4. Your help at home in practising any tables which your child needs to learn will be very useful. TTRockstars (TTRS) is an amazing resource to help your child with this. Login details for TTRS have been sent home already but if, for any reason, you need an additional copy, please ask!  

Homework:  Weekly maths activities, (including tables), English (including spellings) and/or topic related homework will be given out each week. Your child will receive it on a Friday and it will need to be handed in on the following Thursday. Spelling tests will take place on Thursday.

Daily Reading:  We are continuing to promote daily reading as a key way to develop a love of books and a love of learning. We will be reading in school but there is no substitute for children reading at home. We have returned to the reading record (replacing the electronic version that was trialled in year 4 last year) and this will be checked weekly. Please use it to record when your child has read at home. Children may also use it to record when they have read independently.

Please also be aware of the school Amazon wishlist, as we try to develop and update our class libraries. More information on this can be found on the school newsletter and the link can be found on our school Facebook page.

A final note to remind you that, as the children are beginning to move more freely around the school it is easy for them to misplace their belongings. Please ensure jumpers, water bottles etc are clearly named or we cannot guarantee we will be able to relocate these for you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Year Four Team:

Mr Woodhouse, Mrs Stubbs and Mrs Turner

 

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