Welcome to Cockwood Primary School

Cockwood is a family, where we encourage both staff and pupils to be ambitious learners, and empower them to unlock their full potential. Happiness is core to our beliefs, where a dynamic curriculum and a caring ethos provide a wonderful springboard for the future.

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Through teamwork and perseverance, we encourage each other to be the best that we can be. Our ambition is to provide creative opportunities to develop skills in leadership and entrepreneurship, for pupils to reflect on how far they have come and how to be risk takers. They will aspire to be confident communicators, respectful of each other and considerate members of our school family and beyond.

As a school we embrace opportunities to ensure our community will continue to grow and thrive so that we can empower children to have the wings to fly and become tomorrow’s successful citizens.

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Latest News

Class 1 Visit to Sawmills Solar Fam

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To enhance pupils learning on ‘Sustainability’, Class 1 visited a local solar farm and then took part in practical workshops back in school. 

There were two sessions for the children to complete during the morning at the solar farm. The first was the Solar Farm Challenge, led by Mary, Education Officer; children had a challenge sheet to complete and asked questions as they were led around the site.

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Trip to the Recycling Centre and Energy from Waste Centre

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Class 1 are currently looking into ways we can help to save the planet. We are trying to identify the little things we can all do which will have a big impact. As part of our learning, we have been lucky to visit two sites in Exeter working towards a more sustainable future for our community. 

First, we went to the Pinbrook Road Recycling Centre. We did a tour of the facility and looked at the range fo things that can be recycled. We learnt about the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Next, children had the chance to become scientists and test a range of materials according to their properties.

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Gold Award for Cockwood School

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We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Gold Standard for our work on Parliament.

We welcomed our local MP, Anne Marie Morris to an assembly to celebrate this amazing achievement. The children in Class 1 had prepared some questions for her linked to our work on recycling and sustainability.

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Digital Leaders 

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Our Digital Leaders have enjoyed sharing their knowledge of coding with their classmates this week.

They spent the whole afternoon coding using Microbit. They had been previously trained on how to set up the equipment and how to explore its features. It was a really successful session as the children worked collaboratively and learnt from each other.

Well done to our Digital Leaders.

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Grand Finale

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Class 1 children welcomed parents and grandparents into school this week to look at their work they have completed on World War 2.

This included a wide range of writing, drawing, information text and the incredible Anderson shelters, they have built as part of a homework project. The children were given a brief and a set of criteria their shelters had to meet. We tested them in school to see if they would fit a lego man, sustain a 1kg weight and remain waterproof after 100ml of water was poured onto them. The children then evaluated their work and discussed how they would adapt and change their design if they did it again.

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Election fever at Cockwood School

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After participating in Parliament Week, the children were really interested to find out more about the different local candidates and parties taking part in the General Election. They brought in lots of leaflets from home and we analysed the text, layout, pledges, facts and figures. 

We decided to run our own mock General Election and we used our house teams to create four new parties: Transform, Vision, Tomorrow and the Progress party. We asked Year 6 to volunteer to stand as candidates and then with their house team, they chose from a selection of current policies to put on their manifesto.

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Christmas Lights Switch On 

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On Friday, the school choir performed on Dawlish Bandstand for the official Christmas Lights Switch on. 

The children performed 3 songs to a busy audience before community carols were sung and the lights came on. As a treat, all singers were then given a hot dog to warm up! The children always love singing in the local community, and we are very proud of their behaviour and lovely voices!

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