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



Year 3


Chartwells Food Tasting Experience

This week Carl (a chef from Chartwells) came into school for a taste testing session with us.  We learnt about our senses and how they influence the food we eat.  We found it quite tricky to describe the taste.  We tried chocolate, Vimto and pink cucumber!

Talking Turns Drama Session

Year 3 engaged in their second visit from Michael.  The children’s writing is based on Oliver and the Seawigs.  In this drama session, they immersed themselves in the hidden wonders of the world.  They climbed the highest mountains and explored the darkest caves.


KS2 Handball Festival

Last Monday, all the children in KS2 attended the School Sports Partnership Handball festival at Newton Abbot College.  The children participated in a range of skilled base activities to support them in their development of Handball.  They played alongside children from other schools and was supported by prospected teachers from the college. It was great to get all of our children from years 3 – 6 along to the event. We had a great afternoon and are looking forward to the next one!

National Story Telling Week

Years 3 and 4 have spent this week sharing their story telling skills, and learning new ones! The week began with the children gathering together to listen to a virtual talk from an author. The classes then split into groups to share their reading books.

On Thursday the children gathered together to gain skills in re-telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Year 4 taught year 3 the story through signing, the classes could then choose to share the story through signing, painting, story mapping or through body percussion!

Talking Turns Project

Year 3 are currently taking part in a project called Talking Turns.  The project incorporates arts-based learning experiences to enhance children’s engagement with the curriculum.  Year 3 have been focusing on drama based workshops to support their writing.

Michael from Paddle Boat Theatre Company, came into school and held a drama workshop based on the Rainforest.  The children used their voices to create soundscapes, produced a whole class Rainforest scene and became researchers exploring the specific animals in the Rainforest.  It was a great experience and gave them lots of ideas for their writing. Year 3 are looking forward to their next workshop.

Space Dome!

Year 3 had an amazing time in the Space Dome.  We explored what it would be like taking off in a space rocket,  learnt about the water cycle and the planets that surround us! We really enjoyed the experience.






Christmas Craft Afternoon

‘Parents enjoy and share in their children’s lives.’

‘Children will collaborate with others in all context.’

We had great fun at our Christmas Craft afternoon. Our families joined us in our festive celebrations and we set ourselves a challenge making a paper chain that was long enough to be put up across both year 3 and 4 class.  Of course we achieved it!



Impact Day with Chantel SSPCo

Year 3 engaged in a Yoga session as part of the Haytor View Impact Day.  Chantel, who is a specialist PE teacher from Newton Abbot College, engaged the children in focusing on their concentration, flexibility, coordination and strengthening their core body.  The children really enjoyed the experience and will be continuing to use the Yoga skills they have learnt.

Tunnels of Love

Newton Abbot Community Interest Company are leading a new project in Buckland and the subways at Penn Inn.  The project is called Tunnelof Love and linked the school with artists to transform the subways into spaces where people want to be and interact with games, stories & imagery about who they are.
Year 3 had an amazing time creating and painting their own clay artwork and are looking forward to seeing these on display!

Nursery Rhyme Week

We had a great time joining with Foundation Stage for Nursery Rhyme week.  Each class performed a rhyme they had been learning.  Year 3 performed ‘Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.’  Both classes then sang some rhymes together and learnt new ones too!

“I like joining in with the actions with the foundation children,” Lydia

“It was fun singing with other children,” Grace

“I enjoyed singing with family and friends,” Lola