Welcome to Spiders Class 2017 – 2018

Please take a look at the planning overview for the year and our welcome letter to you all. It will hopefully give you lots of relevant information.

Summer Topic Web

Y5&6 Planning Overview 2017-2018

Welcome to Spiders and to the start of a new school year



We are looking at Micro-organism this term and how they can be both beneficial and harmful to our everyday life. On Tuesday 26th September, the children took swabs from around the school. They predicted where they thought the greatest number of micro-organisms would be found. The petri-dishes are on our wall so feel free to come and have a peep.

PE – Gymnastics

On a Monday afternoon, Dave Lynch, from Paignton Community Sports College, has been coming in to take our class for Gymnastics. He has been encouraging the children to think about their body and how it moves within a given space. The children have been focusing on routines that include locomotion, independent and counter balances as well as using different pieces of apparatus.




Spiders 2016 – 2017

We are really enjoying our new text ‘How the Whale Became’ by Ted Hughes. We have been learning the story through the use of story mapping, to help us create our own stories based on this model.


In maths we have been learning about nets and how to create our own. Today we investigated whether we could create a box that would hold 3 tennis balls securely so that they did not move around. Some children chose to use polydron to help them create the perfect net and others went straight on to measuring the tennis balls and drawing a net on card using the correct measurements.

Athletics Festival – Paignton Sports College

We were lucky enough to be invited to Paignton Sports College to take part in an afternoon of athletics. The children had a fantastic time and were given the opportunity to try out new skills and activities.

Spring topic planning Spiders 2017

In music we are creating our own pieces of music based on the piece ‘In The Hall Of The Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg. We have chosen to use recorders to put together our own piece.

Science Week

We were lucky enough to visit Churston Ferrers Grammar School where we worked in a real laboratory and learnt about chemical change and electricity. The children learnt so much and were inspired by the passionate staff and pupils at Churston.

Science Week Activities 

Back in class the children had great fun making magnet paint/moving pictures and looking at bugs under microscopes.

Outdoor Education @ PCSA

What a busy week we have had in Y6 this week! As well as our Science Week visit we also visited PCSA and took part in some fun problem solving activities. The children demonstrated some excellent team work and showed how resilient we could be.