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Holbeton Primary School

Holbeton Primary School

Holbeton Primary School

Bigbury Class (Years 5 & 6)

Welcome to Bigbury class' home page!

For the Autumn term, our topic is 'Sow, Grow, Farm'.

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labour of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” 
― Daniel Webster

In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.

Class information

Our teacher is Mr Armley-Jones. 

In Bigbury class, our learning is never tied to a particular environment. You’ll catch us taking advantage of our beautiful surroundings in forest school, writing instructional texts about our collages in the classroom, taking part in capture the flag at the field or learning how to code and design games in computing.

General Information


Spellings: We use Spelling Shed for our spelling practice at home. To access it, please click here. The expectation is that children will practise their spellings a minimum of 3 times per week.

Times Tables: For times tables practice, we use Times Table Rock Stars which is accessible by clicking this link. Like spellings, the expectation is that children will practise their times tables a minimum of 3 times per week.

Maths: MyMaths homework is also given each week and can be found uploaded on the MyMaths platform for which your child will have an individual login and password.

Topic: We also provide a list of homework linked to the topic. This is accessible using the class's VLE - Showbie.

Uniform  - Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day.


We are always looking for help in and around the classroom (PE, Art, reading, swimming) so please get in touch if you can lend a helping hand.

Please enjoy more of our photos by clicking here.