Both the children loved the story, and it was the ideal level for a week's project. We had been a bit wary about the topic (Wilbur's potential death and Charlotte's actual death) but the book (and the film which stuck faithfully to the book) dealt with it sensitively.
As well as reading the book, and watching the film, the children created their own spiders on a web:
|Charlotte's Web and our Spider Web Plates|
Next week's project: Life in the Oceans