Haytor View

Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning together ~ enjoying success ~ aiming high ~ celebrating difference ~ enriching community

Haytor View

Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning together ~ enjoying success ~ aiming high ~ celebrating difference ~ enriching community

News archive

Welcome Back!

We have had such a great time getting to know one another on our first week back!

We have be enjoying our new class and spending time with each other again.  We have been developing core skills and working collaboratively with our class peers and Year 4.

We are looking forward to continuing this over the next few weeks.

Talking Turns Project

Last week, Michael from Paddle Boat Theatre Company, came in to school to support Year 3 with their poetry writing.  Based on Vincent Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’, the children spent the first day bringing the painting to life creating soundscapes and acting out what could be happening in the scene.

On the second day, the children used their learning from the previous session to start recording ideas and thoughts for their poems.  They used their senses to describe what was happening and enhanced their writing by including adjectives, similes and metaphors.

School Sports Partnership

Mr Patchett from the School Sports Partnership came in to school this week to hold an impact day.  The children engaged in a variety of cricket activities that supported their development of skills.  They  enjoyed worked with partners and in groups to practise ball skills and team work.

Torbay Music Festival

On Friday, some of our children took part in the Torbay Music Festival.  They showcased their wonderful composing and performance talents alongside Kip, their music teacher.  They all received medals and certificates for their performances.
We are very proud of their musical talents!

Arts Day – Tunnels of Love Project

We had an amazing afternoon learning from Patrice Naiambana yesterday. Patrice is part of the Tunnels of Love project (designed by Newton Abbot Community Interest Company) that will see the underpass/subway area around Pen Inn roundabout become a site for art installations and displays. Our children’s learning will end up as part of those displays! We took part in a drumming workshop to help us listen to the patterns within sentences, then we used this learning to write about our lives – games we enjoy playing, our hobbies and any stories we wanted to put onto paper. Thanks for an amazing afternoon, Patrice!

Yoga in Year 6

Newton Abbot College PE team visited our school to help us try out some new sports. We tried out yoga and we loved it! We practised some poses on our own then got together with a partner to work on some tricky poses together. It was great fun and we will be practising yoga more in the future.


The school gates open at 8.30am ahead of doors to classes opening giving access to the courtyard. Please take care of yourselves and your children if you arrive ahead of gates opening. At the start and end of the day the car park and driveway are in active use. We would encourage you to not allow your children to ride scooters in the car park and driveway area during this time. We also encourage you to keep your children close to you when arriving and leaving the school site, as this will keep your children safe – thank you.


Haytor View will once again be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week from 14th -18th November. With a theme this year of ‘Reach Out’ the focus of the week is to remind and empower children to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.

Odd-Socks Day on Monday 14th November will see us encouraging children to wear odd socks in celebration of how we are all unique. There will be an assembly at 9.00am on Monday kicking the week off and introducing the theme to children from Year 1 to Year 6. We would love it if you could join our assembly and share in the messages being explored.


The children have really enjoyed using the dressing up clothes at lunchtimes they have had a wonderful time enacting different characters. However we are now down to our last 7 items.

If you have any spare clothes, shoes, hats that can be used for dressing up we’d be delighted to add them to our diminished collection. Thank you