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This half term our Christian Value is KINDNESS.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust


Let's Learn About Spiders


This week we are going to learn about spiders.


On the maths page you will see the story of 'The Very Busy Spider' by Eric Carle. Can you remember what else he wrote?


Spiders are living things and because of this they have a life cycle. Can you remember what a life cycle is? If you cannot remember, click here.



            Spiders are amazing creatures. Would you like to find out about them? The following                                  PowerPoint is for you to have a go at reading. See how you get on...

Spider Safari

Can you go on a Spider Safari around your house and garden?

See how many spiders you can find.

What do they look like? Use words to describe them (these describing words are called adjectives).

Where are they living?

What do their webs look like?

How many of these spiders can you find?

A Spider Acrostic Poem


Do you know what an 'acrostic poem' is? Click here to find out...


Think of some words to do with spiders and have a go at adding them to the worksheet. Remember each line has to start with the the letters in SPIDER and do not worry about rhyming.

Spider Art


In 1953 a very famous artist called Henri Matisse created a piece of art based on a minibeast.

Can you tell what it is?

It is called 'The Snail'.

Henri created this artwork in a very unusual way, can you find out how?

Henri enjoyed bold colours and using coloured paper to create some of his most famous pieces.



Art with Mati and Dada - Henri Matisse | Kids Animated Short Stories in English

Can you create a Henri Matisse inspired piece of art work?

Use pieces of coloured paper to create a spider and its web.