Class 5 Trinity

Tuesday 6th July.

Today we had a science day with a carousel of activities. Our focus was on States of Matter and fair testing. We did some experimenting outside thinking about evaporation and the England football kits, we also looked at reversible and irreversible changes and the Water Cycle.

Monday 5th July- Sports Day

A huge well done to each and every one of you. What a fantastic morning of sport, fun and friendship. We were incredibly proud of you all. 

Thank you to the PTFA for our yummy ice creams back at school! 

Week beginning 21st June 
Hip Hop Project with Max Wheeler

On Thursday morning we had another live session with Max Wheeler. This week we looked at how our rap lyrics fitted with our hip hop tracks. Here are some examples of rap lyrics.


Class 5 Raps


It’s so sad that we are leaving

But we know we have to keep believing

I have to leave all my friend behind

But we will carry on being kind

We are moving on to Pilton and Park

So much fun it’ll be a lark

Moving on to pastures new

We know it’s something we have to do

We’ve been at Instow for 7 years

But we still have to face some fears

We have to move out our comfort zone


(by Maddie, Ash and Milly)



I’m a year 6, an Instow school leaver

It’s time to move on ‘cause we all need a breather

We’re finally out of the lock down fever

I couldn’t of done without my golden retriever

We’re splitting apart to Pilton and Park

We’re far away the friendships falling apart

In the cafeteria eating a tart

In the middle of science learning ‘bout flight of a dart


(by Noah, Alfie D. and James)


We’re year 6’s yeah and moving on

Here now but we gonna be gone

Don’t you agree that it’s going so fast

Making the most of it while it lasts

In year 6 it’s been so much fun

‘Cause a fresh new chapter has just begun

For secondary school we’re so excited

Me and my mates gonna stay united

Although it feels as we’re coming to split ends

You better know, we’ll always stay friends




You know you just can’t beat the great outdoors

Hanging with your board by the salty shores

When you’re chillin’ with your mates scoring screamers

Not couped up inside getting griefed by teamers

Lookin’ up at the stars they’re so vibrant and bright

Brighter than the screen you stare at at night

Playing basketball out on the block

Making the opps look like a laughing stock

I’m gonna go and explore the forest

If I said I was going inside I was dishonest

In my garden growing potatoes

In my mouth are exploding tomatoes


(Fred and Nathan)


Oh yeah, we’re moving on

Rapping on this song just like king kong

I’m getting kind of tense and little nervous

Even though these emotions have no purpose

Meeting new people gaining new friends

But my mates at Instow are quickly coming to an end

It’s my first time riding on the school bus

But don’t worry I’m not going to make no fuss

I’m looking forward to getting some freedon

Finally getting out of this kingdom

Moving on we’re making dash

On my paper-round making cash to splash

Oh year we’re moving on

We’re rapping on this song

Putting on my Gucci flip-flops

Listening to my favourite Hip-Hop

My future is looking kind of bright

Good times are in my site


(Adam, Enya and Poppy)


We are growing up and we are getting older

We are pretty brave but we are much more bolder

We’re moving on and we are quite sad

But we know that it will still be rad

We are accomplishing more with age

More words are getting written on the page

Our world is ever changing

As we are always learning

Friends will come and go

But that’s not the end so

Let’s raise a toast

And have a feast of roast

Someone is turning the page on a brand new chapter

Memories we will conquer and capture

Happy the rest of our time will be

A new me!


(Kienna and Shelby)


Loving our food our hot roast beef

With Yorkshire puddings, it’s the chief

Pepperoni pizza with lots on top

Munching my lunch, I’m not gonna stop

The very Hungry Caterpillar’s got nothing on me

Eating everything I see for my teat

Mint chocolate chip, great ice cream

Big bowls of this would be my dream

Marshmallows on top sprinkles too

Scoffing mini smarties, my favourites are blue

Chocolatey Kit Kats so very very crunchy

I can’t get enough they give me the Munchies

Coca Cola and lemonade they are so fizzy

Not allowed Lucozade ‘cos it makes me dizzy

After eights to finish off but am I being thick

I’ve eaten so much, and now I’m feeling sick


(Lily, Isaac and Ava)



‘Mixing with Max’

Olympic Art studying Movement, Colour and Form

Week beginning June 14th

 We are currently taking part in an amazing music project and on Wednesday had a live lesson with Max Wheeler who is teaching us all about rap and grime music and how to create it. Max was blown away with some of the answers and thoughts that the class had. We wrote raps together, thinking about making sure they have a theme and the correct number of beats. We used the subject of “Moving on “.


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Week beginning June 7th


It’s great to all be back after our half-term break, we are looking forward to lots of exciting activities and especially our transition days. Our new topic for this half-term will be about Tokyo and the Olympics. 

In literacy we have started a new sequence which uses a book called “The Wild Way Home”. There is a lovely map in the book which we used to make predictions for the story and then we all tried to write an opening page. The results were fantastic!


Adam wrote:

I rest in the grip of my oak tree, my legs dangling. The wind cackling like hyenas, twigs snapping like dog biscuits.

A deafening scream. From Gabriel’s oak. The barbarians are coming. I glance into the rippling sunlight.





Trinity Class Beach Trip

Having worked really hard to earn our class points, we chose to spend the morning on the beach as our treat! We had great fun creating beach art with an Olympic theme.  We also played french cricket, rounders and frisbee; we finished the morning with a visit to the Hockings ice cream van! 😃🍦

Week beginning 17th May

This week in class we have been learning all about percentages and areas of a triangle. In English we have been making our own blanket for the Princess blanket book we are reading in class. This Thursday we had a special guest join our class, Miss Graves! With Miss Graves we were learning about the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. With Mrs Harvest in History we were finding out what would last the longest in a grave. 

We also had a visit from the Class 1 chicks 🐥 

That’s it all for week! 

Week beginning May 10th

Unfortunately the weather was unkind to us today (Monday) and we have had to postpone our class treat to the beach. We will keep an eye on the forecast and rearrange the day soon. Luckily we still managed to dodge the showers for Basketball in our P.E session. We played games using the whole length of the playground today and it was great to see some competitive but fair play. Special mention to Lily for some great defending skills and giving her absolute best.


I've really enjoyed watching all of the Science videos that you have been sharing on Seesaw for your home learning. The instruments you have made demonstrate a good understanding of pitch and there was a great variety.Well done. 

      In class five this week,we have been doing all sorts of interesting things.With Mrs Brewer,we’ve been working up to completing our big write in literacy based on Skara brae and with Mrs Tuohey, we’ve looked at the book ‘The Princess’ Blankets’ and today, using a table, we made our own blanket


     On Wednesday class four and five were split into year groups to work on three different types of Stone Age activities. First off year six went to the hall with Mrs Knight and attempted to build their own version of Stonehenge using Jenga blocks meanwhile, the year fives where in class five making Stone Age tools out of rocks, card,sticks and string. Later on, we made our own version of round houses using straw,tissue paper and felt.  


     This week the year six’s finally  got their leavers hoodies and they are very excited to have them. 


By Aggie and Enya 

Wednesday wow day - Stone Age.

Today we have had a day of creativity to support our topic learning. We took part in a carousel of activities. With Mrs Knight we learnt more about Stonehenge and then had a go at creating Stonehenge models using Jenga bricks - our challenge is to make biscuit henges! Mrs Cox and Mrs Baines helped us to start our own Stone Age settlements - we have started making houses similar to those that Stone Age man may have lived in. Mrs Brewer showed us a clip from the Museum of London which has a display of weapons and tools from the Stone Age - we discussed how they were made and what they were made from before having an opportunity to make our own. There are lots of pictures on the Gallery page as well as below.

Week beginning 3rd May


This week we have continued our learning about the Stone Age. We considered how different aspects of life could be an asset to hunter-gatherers at the same time as being a threat, for example fire, wild berries and wild animals.


Mrs Wattley joined us on Friday to introduce us to a hip hop music project that we will be working on through Charanga. We had a fantastic session learning how to create a hip hop beat and add different percussion sounds through the Charanga software.


We finished the day with a session of football skills with Clem, our coach from Exeter City.


Week beginning 26th April.

In literacy we have been using a book called “The Secrets of Stonehenge”, we have looked at all of the features of the text and also written glossaries for some of the higher level vocabulary. On Tuesday we worked in small groups to rehearse some of the text and add actions to the words to help us remember the book structure. 


We have been learning about the Stone Age art and what they drew on the cave walls and why, some of the people in our class said it was for before they went to hunt it gave them good luck to catch better animals,and to show what they caught.


In literacy we have been learning about StoneHenge and a new book called “The Princess’ Blankets”. In P.E we are playing football with Clem from Exeter football club.



   By Sam


On Wednesday we continued with our Purple Mash computing unit. We are all learning how to create concept maps using 2connect. Today we related our maps to the book Cosmic. We all created nodes, and arrows and had to ensure that we could edit the font, add sound effects, add pictures and add notes. We were really lucky to borrow all of the I-pads from around the school so that we could use one each!

Week beginning 19th April

In maths we have been learning angles for example below 90 is an acute angle and 90 degrees is a right angle,and past 90 degrees is an obtuse angle.   


For English we have been learning about the history of Stone Henge & the History of Stone Age. We also talked to Governor Sue Mrs Edmonds about our lockdown experiences. 


  In P.E. on Mondays we have been playing Basketball/Handball and on every Friday we play Football with Clem from Exeter Football club.




By Sam and Harry in class 5.

Week beginning 22nd March

This week in class 5, we have had a great week. In English with Mrs Brewer, we have been looking at the book, ‘Cosmic’, by Frank Cottrel-Boyce. It is a very thrilling book. English with Mrs Tuohey has been a fun experience, we have been finishing off our books on the Easter Story. We are now starting to look at making instructions on how to play handball. In Mathematics with Mrs Brewer, we are doing the finishing touches on ratio. It is slightly difficult, but you get the hang of it. As it turns out, the mystery P.E. was handball; it is a very hard ball, but still a fun sport.

James and Nathan!


Two weeks  into school and Class Five are getting cleverer every day, although it is only our second week at school, we are making promising  progress in our learning . This week our Maths has been decimal fractions and ratio. Everyone has contributed their best and have done very well . This week's Literacy has been describing our journey to school and the facts of the Easter story.P.E has been basketball on Monday and yet to be found out on Friday .

Overall this has been a great week - as most of them are!


Rohan & Ashton

Week beginning 15th March

Week beginning 8th March 2021


It has been so lovely to welcome all the children back to Trinity Class this week. They have all settled back in really well and worked's great to be back together!

The Journey To School


The this was certainly 'a week of two halves' in terms of the weather! We used the opportunity of the unusual conditions in our English lessons as we described our journeys to school. Here are a few extracts of our work:


As I leaped into the car, a nervous shiver paced down my spine. 

A cold gust of wind passed through the car, waking me up for the day ahead. Sunny but bitterly cold, the frost climbed the car's windscreen. A sprinkling of frost dusted the grass, the flowers hunched over in sorrow....waiting for the sun to take effect. A brilliant start to the week!



Before we got in the car< I ran across the frosty garden; there was a beautiful, shimmering sheet of ice reflecting the sun wondrously. 

As we drove along I looked over the the river, a low mist hung over the water. The frozen ground looked cold and hard; ice sheets over puddles looked beautiful and delicate. 

Who could believe after the sun of Monday and Tuesday, that Friday would be all wind and hail? As we stepped out of the door we were buffeted by the wind.


Week beginning 14th December

On Tuesday we spent the morning practicing our coding skills. We used Free code gorilla on Purple Mash - I’ve challenged the class to continue with this over the Christmas break. The more festive the better !

Our literacy this week has been inspired by two Christmas adverts - Far from home by Disney and Inner Child which is the McDonald’s advert. The children engaged brilliantly and some were surprised by the emotions they evoked. They certainly gave us some food for thought. Below is an extract from Rohan’s written response :

Soon I had a new helper in my life, we would make our traditional Christmas stars together ...but things changed as she started to grow up. Before I knew it our family tradition meant nothing to her. On Christmas Eve she gave me a kiss on the cheek and left. My heart filled with sorrow. I couldn’t take the pain. 

We had a great afternoon with the Year 5s who will be joining the class in January. The children had lots of team challenges to complete. Can you guess what they are doing ?

Week beginning 7th December

A great start to the week - we were able to hand out 5 more house point badges. Well done!
This afternoon we have been looking at our diets and seeing how balanced they are. We used the food wheel and discussed the different food groups and how important keeping a balance is. 

On Tuesday we made our learning as realistic as possible.....mummification of oranges! There was a glorious smell in the classroom as well as a sticky mess! It took a little while but eventually we managed to master the bandage wrapping process too.
It was great to be able to spend the afternoon with the children who will be joining Trinity class from Year 5. We had a wet and wild afternoon on the beach playing some games to get to know each other better and also completing some team challenges. Any dog walkers who visited the beach after we left will have been treated to some fantastic Christmas beach art. Well done all of you, such creative ideas and great resilience in the December weather!

Week beginning 30th November.

Well done to the children who have received their bronze house point badges this week.

Most of the class have now completed their literacy task - writing for an Egyptian non-fiction book.
We persevered with making snowflakes! These are going to be displayed at Morrisons in Bideford. They were tricky to make and some of the class had to really dig deep and find some perseverance and resilience!

Week beginning 23rd November

We have been studying the Ancient Egyptian pyramids and thinking about the different types of pyramids which have been discovered. We thought about how, why and where they were built.

The pyramids on our display are all covered with facts about pyramids. We learnt about why, where and how they were built. We’ve also been designing a sarcophagus each.

Week beginning 15th November 

I was pleased to hear that Year 6 had a productive day with Mrs Cox and Mrs Ashcroft on Monday and enjoyed hearing about all of their topic learning and body percussion. I spent the day on Zoom! A day of maths for me, but it gave me some great ideas to try out back in the classroom - Year 6 will be my guinea pigs!


In R.E we have continued thinking about the journey to Bethlehem, research tells us that this journey was about 75 miles so we’ve had some good discussions today about how difficult this may have been if you were heavily pregnant. The children also all familiarised themselves with The Bible and how to find different stories by looking for which testament they are and then books, chapters and verses.


Well done to our budding mathematicians. The Times Tables rock challenge ended on 14th November. Ash, Nathan, Alfie, Noah all made the top 10 in school. The top 3 for our school were all in Trinity. Great effort Alfie, Adam and Rohan. Amazing scores!


Some of the year 6 children were also invited to take the Primary Maths challenge - this is a national challenge which takes place annually and it really is a challenge! I was delighted to award Bronze certificates to Madison, Kienna and Enya today and Silver certificates to Adam, Martin and Nathan. Well done to you all and also to the other children who took part. You should be very proud of yoursleves.

Week beginning November 9th

Each week seems to rush by at the moment! This week we started the week with a BODMAS focus and have now moved on to a unit of work all about fractions. We will be simplifying, looking at equivalence, reasoning about fractions and much more! The class have also been enthusiastically participating in the Times Tables Rockstar Rock out competition. Well done all of you - you’re certainly competitive!

Yesterday we joined the Year 5 and Year 4 children on the playground for a 2 minute silence as our mark of respect for Remembrance Day. I was so impressed with how all of the children behaved and were so respectful. Mrs Cox followed this up with some PSHE Remembrance back in class.

We are still enjoying “Egyptology” and hope to start creating some of our own pages for the book next week.

I’m now the proud owner of an Instow fleece, thank you all for your support with layers of clothes for the children so that we can keep the classroom well ventilated. We are all doing all we can to help keep each other safe.


Week beginning November 2nd

It’s good to be back at school after our half-term break and to see the children so enthusiastic about their learning. We have continued with our work on the circulatory system and did some role play about how the blood travels around the body. Well done all of you for using the scientific vocabulary so well. It would be great if later in the year we could arrange some First Aid training for the Year 6 children as our science discussions today brought up CPR, the recovery position and treating for shock. 

On Wednesday afternoons Mrs Cox has been teaching the children French. This week they were concentrating on the story “The enormous turnip”. The children had to introduce themselves as their character “Le navet enorm”.


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Week beginning October 19th.


Time to celebrate! Here are the pictures of us with the trophy for the rugby challenge. After assembly today Mrs Knight also presented all of the Bikeability badges and certificates. Well done Year 6.

This week we have continued with our Computing lessons. I was really impressed with the concentration of the class when we were thinking about digital footprints. The children had to use a database to research digital footprints of some job applicants and decide who would be best for the job.


Our science learning is all about the circulatory system. We’ve had a great day today (Thursday) exploring the heart as a muscle - the children should be able to tell you how it works and what it does. 

Week beginning October 12th


Year 6 have been busy preparing for the Harvest video - we’re really excited that it will soon be shared with you. Please remember to come to school in non uniform on Friday and donate some food or toiletries for the Harbour project .


This afternoon we’ve learnt all about the Rosetta Stone and what an important historical discovery it was. Hopefully the children can now tell you all kinds of information about hieroglyphics, scribes, papyrus and cartouches.

A huge well done to all of the children who have completed their Bikeability now. Jo, the instructor, was very pleased with all of you and the way you conducted yourselves.


It's been great to talk to lots of parents this week. Thank you for your ongoing support with learning at home. Maybe this weekend you could discuss the differences between our and are! Despite lots of giggles I hope we made some progress with this distinction this week! Your child should also be able to talk to you about a, an and the - please ask them.


Week beginning 5th October

What a wet and windy start to the week! Well done to Enya, Kienna, Noah and Freddy for battling with the elements in our first Bikeability group. Mr Bedford set all of the classes a P.E challenge this week - we took it on very competitively and managed 168 rugby ball passes before dropping the ball. Watching the video of it back this morning I can't believe how stormy it was, the wind is howling through our counting!

In Maths we are working on effective paper and pencil strategies for multiplication - it's been great to see some light-bulb moments this week. The children are also doing their "big writes" this week of their own hope stories. Yesterday in R.E our focus was on pilgrimages to Jerusalem. we found out that it is an important place of Pilgrimage to Christians, Muslims and Jews. We watched clips of the "Wailing" Western wall and thought about what paper prayers we would leave there if we could visit. Adam asked a question about the current climate which prompted further investigation into how the Rabbis in Jerusalem have managed the coronavirus restrictions. 


Good luck to all of the Y6 children starting their Bikeability in the next few days....wrap up warm!


Week beginning 28th September


This week in Trinity class we have had a real push on our number skills. We revisited negative numbers before going on to look at column addition and subtraction. The children really enjoyed the challenge of the missing number tasks and it was great to hear them sharing how much their brains hurt! We are still studying “The book of hopes” and next week we’ll use our plans for our own hope stories in a big write.


A huge well done to those children who stood for House group elections this week. It was certainly different having to make election video campaigns and posters rather than being able to address the house groups face to face. Photos of the newly elected captains and vice captains as well as all of the positions of responsibility will go on the House group page.


In the month we have been back at school Trinity have been working on their fitness levels. On a Thursday afternoon the children have their own exercise plans to follow at their own speed,I have  been really impressed with their determination to do well. Their cardio fitness and core strength have been taken very seriously. 

September 2020

Welcome to our class page for the academic year 2020-21. It could be a strange year ahead but whatever comes our way I know that Year 6 in Trinity Class will be Aiming High! It was fantastic to welcome everyone back at the start of the month and to see the children enjoying each other's company after so long apart.


Our topic this term is about Ancient Egypt but our main focus will be on ensuring that we are all tuned in with our maths and literacy learning again. We'll be using "The Book of Hopes" for our initial literacy sequence and also a beautiful book called "Here we are" that the other classes in the school are also studying as part of our recovery curriculum.


Week beginning September 21st

This week we have really enjoyed a week of Forest School. Our sessions were themed around our topic and thinking about the amazing construction of the pyramids in Ancient Egypt. We also made sure that we worked together in teams and with lots of different class members. Time was given in each session for us to reflect on how we are feeling about our return to school and the times we are living in. By Wednesday's session there was a consensus that tiredness was the overwhelming feeling!


Special mention goes to Aggie for some superb construction ideas - she helped her team to make an amazing bridge for our bird of hope. Martin and Rohan also showed great resilience when, after working hard for 45 minutes, their tower collapsed at the last minute. Well done boys! Making a catapult to launch our bird across the woods proved to be slightly more of a challenge but all groups succeeded in getting the bird off the ground....even if he flew backwards most times. On Thursday we split into three groups and built some huge dens - it was good to hear some imaginative play ... one den came complete with woodland hand gel and a temperature scanner!