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."

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.

Lacey

Reception

MacArthur

Year 1

Robertson

Year 2

Briggs

Year 3

Bradbury

Year 4

Sotherton

Year 5

Attrill

Year 6

 

Welcome to Attrill Class – Year 6

Named after Louis Attrill

Louis Attrill is a former British rower and Olympic Gold medallist. He won Gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 – rowing in the 8’s. He also won the world cup title in Lucerne, 2000. He won silver in the 1999 world championships. He was also British Junior kickboxing champion in 1991 and was born in Newport, IOW.


Information for Attrill and Sotherton Classes

2020 – 2021

Dear Parents,

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.

English

  • 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.

Maths

  • 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.

HPE

  • 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.

Music

  • 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.

General Information

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.

Homework

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.

Homework

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