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.




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Year 6


Our curriculum

Niton Mission Statement

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Spring Term 2020 at Niton

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception Class

This term our Early Years Foundation Stage theme is, ‘Animal Park’.  We have a different weekly or fortnightly focus.  These are centred round a book, special event or particular line of inquiry led by the children’s interest. Topics include Tigers, Owl Babies, Dear Zoo, Noah’s Ark and Walking through the jungle as well as lots of others.

In Understanding the World (The World) The children are looking forward to having visits from various pets and animals. We will be visiting our Wild Area at school to explore where different animals/creatures live. Some ‘Inquiry Led Learning’ will involve the children and adults being in role as people setting up a zoo or animal sanctuary. The children will be reading and writing letters, lists, menus, fact leaflets and story writing.

In PSED and Understanding the World (People and Communities) the children are learning to respect and care for themselves and others. Through Chinese New Year celebrations they will be learning about other people’s beliefs and show sensitivity to other people’s feelings.

Phonics and Maths is taught daily and through Child initiated activities. They will be reading, ordering and writing numbers to 20. Adding, subtracting, halving and doubling numbers. They will be identifying and naming 2D and 3D shapes. Comparing capacity, weights, length and telling the time –to the hour

In Expressive Arts and Design the children will be pretending to be animals, making masks, printing, using collage and malleable materials. They will be looking at the artist Rousseau’s tiger paintings. Listening to Carnival of the animals and singing songs.

The children’s Physical skills will be developed through climbing, chasing, catching and throwing, threading and weaving, cutting with scissors and using a variety of equipment including pencils to form letters correctly inside and outdoors.




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