"All the way through his schooling at Stoke Gabriel Primary my son has been nurtured, supported, encouraged and celebrated for his efforts. The consistency of this amazingly high level of teaching hasn't changed or dropped despite the staff changes that are inevitable in the schooling system today. As a parent I couldn't be more grateful to the School and the Academy for the amazing Primary School experience we have been fortunate enough to have had."


Welcome to Spiders Class 

Spiders Class is the home to the oldest children in our school – Years 5 and 6.

 As role models for younger children, Spiders take their whole school responsibilities seriously. They are expected to model excellent behaviour; to have a positive attitude towards school and learning, and to take pride in their work at all times.

Learning in Spiders is engaging and challenging. Spiders  children are excited and enthused in their learning, and make the maximum possible progress, while also developing independence.



Miss McLeod- Teacher

Mr Smith - Teaching Assistant (mornings)

Mr Smith works across KS2 in the afternoons to support with reading and intervention support.


PE Lessons

Lessons are every Wednesday with Miss McLeod and Friday's with our PE teacher, Mr Tanner.

Please ensure that PE kit is worn to school on these days.



Homework is designed to encourage independence. Our expectations are as follows:

- Reading on a daily basis (minimum of 20 minutes per day)

- Spellings , daily practice. Children are given new spellings on a Wednesday and are tested on Friday. This week's spellings are available below.

- Times Tables practice - this should include at least 15 x 1 minute sessions on TT Rock Stars (children all have their unique user ID and password which can be used to access from home) or a Rapid Recall Sheet.

On the MTP below you will see that we have included the half termly homework project that must be handed in before the half term holiday.

Accelerated Reader
Here at Stoke Gabriel School we use the Accelerated Reader program to monitor children's independent reading once the children have completed our phonics programme (Phonics Bug).
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children's independent reading and comprehension. Your child selects and reads a book at their pace. When they have finished  the children takes a short quiz to assess their reading and comprehension skills. 
Below is a link to the Accelerated Reader website specifically for our school. Your children know their logins and we provide all children who use AR with a bookmark holding all the necessary details.
Click here to login to AR Welcome (renaissance-go.com)
If you're unsure whether a book from home is on Accelerated Reader then please visit the AR Bookfinder site below to search for yourself. It is not just books from our school library that are available for quizzing!
Please browse this list of regularly updated collections of suggested reading books for children in Key Stage Two (KS2) in UK primary schools. There are lists of the best chapter books for 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, 9-year-olds, 10 years olds and 11-year-olds in Years 3-6.
Home Learning and Medium Term Plan (MTP)
Useful Links
News and photographs
Every autumn, when the children return to school after the summer, Spiders go sailing. Stoke Gabriel Boating Association assist the children in learning new skills out on the water and the children get to try out being on the water in different floating devices. Of course, there is always the option to jump in at the end!
Tag Rugby Festival
At the end of October, Spiders Class were lucky to attend the Tag Rugby festival at Broadhempton's Sports Field. Stoke Gabriel came third out of six schools which was a wonderful result - we were one point away from second place.