This year we have named our classes after sports people who have achieved amazing things and are linked to our beautiful Isle of Wight. 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.
Welcome to Oceania Class – Year 5
Named after Kelly Sotherton MBE
Kelly Sotherton is a former heptathlete who won Bronze in the 2004 Olympics. She also won Bronze in 2007 World Championships and Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth games. She was born in Newport on the IOW.
Information for Attrill and Sotherton Classes
2020 – 2021
Congratulations for a fantastic return to school! The children have amazed us already and we are very excited about the Summer Term. We are delighted with how well the remote learning prepared the children for their return to school.
- In Years 5 and 6 the children are encouraged to become independent learners. There is a big emphasis on having a positive mindset and looking for ways to improve our learning.
- Children are taught English in their own classes by Mrs Martin, our school English Leader.
English: As a school we are continuing to focus on developing children’s reading for pleasure and would like to see this being encouraged at home. We now have an online reading log where children can keep a log of what they have read and any questions that they have about the book. This needs to be updated regularly and can be accessed through the Attrill/Sotherton Google Classroom. (We will return to paper booklets in September.)
We have shared a list of the statutory spellings for Year 3-6 through the Google classroom and on the Niton website. It is important that children know how to spell these by the end of the year and it is helpful if pupils and parents can see where the weaknesses are. Incorrect spellings need to be practised regularly. Alongside these, I will still be setting their weekly spellings which will focus on particular spelling patterns and rules. Each Friday, we will test the children on the spellings that they have been given. Any incorrect spellings will be noted on page 2 of their homework/reading log.
- Children are taught in their own classes for Maths with Mrs Johnson, our School Maths leader
The focus will be on continuing the development of independent skills through mathematical investigations, problem solving and reasoning across all areas: number & place value, geometry, statistics, measures, fractions, decimals and percentages. Children are required to be fluent in their tables by the end of year 4 so again, your help at home in practising any tables which your child needs to learn will be very useful. There are many internet sites, books and posters which support the learning of tables, as well as Timestable Rockstars.
Useful websites for Maths:
Topmarks Lots of fun games for children of all ages.
Maths Zone More fun games but more suitable of Key Stage 2.
Prodigy – The children have individual login to the free content.
TTRS – Multiplication challenges for Year 2 to Year 6. Each child has their own login.
BBC Bitesize – for games and information to support the learning.
- At Niton the children in Years 5 and 6 are very lucky to have access to a sports coach at least once a week for Health and Physical Fitness – Mr Hancott
Please note that PE is currently taught on Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child is wearing their PE kit when they come to school on these days. Your child will need suitable footwear and warm clothing for outside PE as well as an indoor PE kit. All pupils are expected to take part in this session and need to dress appropriately for the weather. All pierced ears need to be securely taped prior to the lesson. Tape will need to be brought from home.
- Children have access to our Music specialist, Mr Mulhern.
Please note that Mrs Johnson is not in school on a Friday so her lessons are taught by Mrs Glover.
Children are encouraged to have their own pencil cases with the equipment for school to prepare them for secondary school. All equipment should be labelled. However, equipment is also provided for each pupil to use if they prefer.
Pupils should bring a named water bottle to school each day and take it home regularly for cleaning.
Please ensure all clothing and belongings that come into school are labelled so that we can return them quickly to your child if they are lost.
The homework will be set for the Summer term via the google classroom.
It is set on a Monday and should be completed by the following Monday.
You can view and download your child’s weekly homework and tasks from below!