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 6


Outdoor learning – Science & Kayaks!

Year 6 visited Decoy Park where we enjoyed a morning with John, the Ranger, finding out about our Science topic of classification. Well, in actual fact, we ended up teaching him quite a lot about plants and animals!
In the afternoon it was time for kayaks: we paddled around, explored and had a brilliant time, thanks to Simon and the team at the Devon Windsurf and Canoe Centre.

Haytor View Writing Day

Year 6 worked alongside our friends from the Foundation Stage to support learning about dragons. We thought about the characteristics of these strange creatures and explored more precise descriptive words.

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!

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!

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.

Year 6 Residential visit to Dartmouth

Just wow! We had an amazing time! From the tree climb to canoeing; from pizza-making to the zipwire – what a trip! Thanks to all parents and carers for finding the money for us to go. We feel like a different class now: have a look at these photos…

Helen Foundation & DAISI Art day

Our learning was supported today by Monica, one of the professional artists who works with the Helen Foundation and DAISI to provide opportunities to schools to work alongside real-life artists. We knew a bit about Monica already from the information on her website but today we learnt loads of new skills from her! We practised using charcoal, discovered which colours we attach to specific emotions, designed our own story using emotions and finally we created some huge pieces of artwork just like real artists! See what you think…

DAISI artist visit

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Year 6 are looking forward to our visit from Monica tomorrow. We have been looking at the Fibonacci sequence in maths and how nature gives signals to follow the sequence too. We are looking forward to quizzing Monica on her experience of Fibonacci tomorrow…

West End Performers!

West End in Schools came into our school to teach the children role play involving dances based on a variety of texts. In Year 6 we focused on Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The children enjoyed taking part together in building shapes then moving together successfully to create a dance.