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May 18, 2020
Lessons in home schooling for Isle of Wight schools

Island schools have been working creatively to minimise the impact of having to close to most pupils, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, on their pupils' education. Schools have developed home learning packs, kept timetables of lessons running virtually online and incorporated fun and engaging learning activities for children and young people to do at […]

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May 13, 2020
Nettlestone Primary School now has a Pre-School

We are very pleased to announce that we are now taking names for our September 2020 start at Nettlestone Pre-School, a welcome addition to our Foundation Stage here at Nettlestone Primary School for children aged 3 and above. Our pre-school is very much part of our school and is currently known as Dolphin class.

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May 13, 2020
Ryde School with Upper Chine, Isle of Wight

Beach and Forest School sessions have long been a part of the Junior School with Fiveways at Ryde School. Alongside the vibrant academic curriculum, children spend time immersed in nature, learning skills invaluable to their wider development, broadening their learning through discovery; building confidence and fostering their natural desire to learn and explore.

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April 22, 2020
Millions of pounds of investment in Island schools

Six Island schools were upgraded or refurbished by the Isle of Wight Council last year — and many more are set to benefit from millions of pounds of government funding. In total, almost £2 million was invested by the council in major projects that have included modern classrooms, replacement roofing and windows, heating systems and […]

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April 22, 2020
Cowes Primary School

The children at Cowes Primary School have been enjoying lots of literacy themed activities in aid of World Book Day. Pupils were encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character and enter ‘A story in a Jar’ Competition.   They  have also been listening to their teachers favourite stories from their own childhood!  Year 5 […]

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April 22, 2020
Primary school allocations - 99 per cent of parents gain a school of their choice

The allocation of Isle of Wight primary school places has been announced today (Thursday), with 99 per cent of Island parents gaining a school of their choice. Number of applications — 1,136. Percentage of applications achieving first choice — 96 per cent. Percentage achieving second choice — 3 per cent. Percentage achieving third choice — […]

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April 11, 2020
Bodster C.I.C. Virtual Sessions

“Pony time at Bodster for those unable to see the ponies in person!”    Bodster Equine Assisted Learning C.I.C. has set up this “Virtual Sessions” area to support people who can not attend face to face sessions due to Coronavirus. We aim to also continue these sessions in the future for people who are unable […]

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April 11, 2020
Early years apps approved to help families

Kick start learning at home Parents are set to benefit from new technology to support their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve reading, writing and speaking. Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home, a panel of experts has […]

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April 11, 2020
Lanesend Primary School

This Spring term, Lanesend Primary Schools welcomed Daisy, an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We believe that having a Therapy Dog is invaluable to the Lanesend community. Evidence has shown that therapy dogs can enhance children’s psychological development, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem among other benefits. Dogs can also teach responsibility, compassion, and respect for other […]

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