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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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Mindfulness at Cockwood

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We are able to offer some pupils the opportunity to work with Helen Wilson from ‘Open Minds’ to explore the technique of Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is an approach available now in many Devon schools, where groups of pupils or even whole classes can learn techniques to help them deal with daily life, school pressures and sometimes those situations outside school which can cause anxiety in children.

The sessions are fun, light and very interactive. Each session will include games, activities and mindfulness practices designed to deepen awareness, relax the mind and body to enhance emotional wellbeing.

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Phonics Workshop, October 2017

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Thank you to all the parents who attended the Phonics Workshop. We hope you found it useful, and would love to receive any feedback from you about how we could make it even better!

As promised, here is the sounds pronunciation video.

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Harvest Festival 2017

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The whole school enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival celebration at St. Mary’s Church, Cofton.

Each class made a super contribution with Class 1 delivering some first class readings! It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers there. We also welcomed the Reverend Alan Smith and his dog puppet- Thomas. The theme this year was Trees  and links were made to our value this half term which is self -belief.

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Class 1 visit Montacute House

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Pupils in Class 1 had a brilliant day learning about life in Elizabethan times when they visited Montacute House.

The children enjoyed discussing the portraits, how the architecture taught us about the past and how life was very different for rich and poor.

The gardens were beautiful and inspired the children to produce some quality artwork.

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Paralympian Dan James visits Cockwood

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Great Britain’s Paralympic goalkeeper Dan James visited Cockwood School last week and led the children through a circuit of exercise, teaching them the importance of fitness and persevering to achieve goals.

A great afternoon and a fantastic way to exercise! It was amazing to learn about Dan’s achievements at the Paralympics – a real inspiration.

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A visit from Sally for Class 3

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On Thursday the children in Class 3 were visited by an old friend… Sally! She came in to talk to the children about her childhood toys, her time at school and the games she used to play.

In Class 3 we are looking at toys from the past, starting with toys from within living memory. Sally brought in fantastic toys such as ‘cat’s cradle’ ‘french skipping’ and a wonderful ‘spirograph’ for the children to have a look at. She then helped us to make our own snap dragons and spinning wheels!

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Cockwood’s Got Talent 2017

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We held our annual show this week.

Once again the acts were varied and very entertaining, enjoyed by the judges and the audience alike!
The talent was outstanding and the comments from our judges Aisha Flewin and Simon Cruel were very encouraging!

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Christmas Fayre

December 9, 2017

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