"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."
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Spiders

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 exposed to a variety of teaching styles which ensure all children are excited and enthused in their learning, and make the maximum possible progress, while also developing independence.

 

Staff

Mrs Lewsey - Teacher (Monday and Tuesday)

Mr Rowe - Teacher (Wednesday - Friday)

Mr Smith - Teaching Assistant

Miss Gill - Teaching Assistant

 

PE Lessons

Lessons are every Wednesday with Mr Rowe and Friday afternoon's with our PE Coach, Mr Tanner.

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

 

 Homework

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 Monday and are tested on Friday.

- 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 Mrs Lewsey Rapid Recall Sheet.

 
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.
 
 
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!
 
Home Learning
Autumn 2 - Home Learning
Autumn 1 - Home Learning
Planning
Useful Links
News and photographs
Sailing 2022
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.