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Welcome to Cockwood Primary School

At Cockwood Primary School our vision has been designed by our pupils. We have a vision which is represented through pictures and we aim to help pupils reflect on their learning and choices they make in order to become better citizens and friends to each other.


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We encourage a sense of teamwork through our house system but also in everything that we do each day. Learning is a journey, which poses challenges on the way, but we encourage perseverance and independence – skills much needed in everyday life. Through our creative approach to learning and within a safe and caring environment, our children grow and succeed and provide a positive contribution to our school and community.


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Class 2 Bellever Residential

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Children in Class 2 were given the opportunity of a two day residential visit to Bellever this term. We stayed at YHA Dartmoor Hostel overnight and completed a range of team-building games and outdoor adventurous activities.

On arriving at the youth hostel, the children were responsible for making their own beds, unpacking their belongings and settling in to their home for the next 24 hours. Later that day we enjoyed a hike to Bellever Tor in very wet and windy conditions, with a detour to a Bronze Age hut circle. Other highlights of the trip include an archery workshop, teambuilding games such as the Tower of Hanoi and candle making with links to bees and ponies on Dartmoor.

As you can see from the photos, we all had a great time and are thoroughly looking forward to the opportunities that next term will offer.

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Pupils, Staff and Parents attempt the Great West Run

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IMG_5506Well done to everyone who took part in the Great West Run on Sunday.

The children, resplendent in their orange t-shirts  ran the final stage of the half marathon, after banking over 12 miles during their running club sessions at school.

We have been hoping to raise funds for children’s hospice south west and the school PFA.

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SciTech Showcase 2014

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Our Digital Leaders from Class 1 attended the SciTech Showcase last month at Plymouth University. This was a great chance to learn more about the opportunities that are available through computing and ICT.

As you can see from the photos, the activities ranged from using a paragliding simulator to riding a Segway, but they all linked to how science and technology is applied in context.

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School Council

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At the beginning of term a new School Council was chosen with children from each class selected others to represent them.

The first  School Council meeting chaired by Mrs Morris was very successful.  There will be an announcement shortly on the charity which the School Council have chosen to support this year. The Council will also continue support Fairtrade and The Helen Foundation.

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Head Boy and Girl

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The whole school, including children and staff, were given the opportunity to vote for a Head Boy and Head Girl from Year 6 who they felt had the right qualities for these very important roles.  After voting had ended the clear winners were announced.  Congratulations to Freddie and Hannah.

We hope that you both enjoy your new title, responsibilities and the opportunities you will have to help lead the way for Cockwood School throughout the coming year.


Cockwood triumph at DLP Cross Country Run

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On Wednesday 1st October eight schools from across the DLP met at the Dawlish Leisure Centre to take part in the annual DLP Cross Country Run.

Runners were split into teams of children from years 3 & 4, who completed one lap of the 1.29km course and teams of children from years 5 & 6 and a team from Dawlish Community College (DCC) ran two laps.

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The Helen Foundation Presentation

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We were lucky enough recently to have a visit from Annie and Roger Kirk the founders of The Helen Foundation.  The Foundation was set up in memory of their Actress daughter Helen Kirk.  The Helen Foundation provides funding for ‘the arts’ in primary schools in the area.  Last term Cockwood School Council organised a clay portrait competition to help support the charity.  The competition was a great success and raised just over £50.00 for the Foundation.  Roger was presented the cheque by Head Girl, Hannah.

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