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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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Cockwood pupils meet David Cameron

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A selection of pupils were able to meet David Cameron when he visited Dawlish Railway Station on its reopening after the winter storms. The pupils had a long chat with the Prime Minister and were able to present him with a copy of Class 1′s Macbeth DVD, which he promised to watch! He was most impressed that pupils so young were performing Shakespeare and the children were very pleased to share their experiences with him. They were a credit to our school!

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Music opportunities

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In music lessons this term Classes 1 and 2 have been learning to play the recorder.
In both classes we have looked at learning to play 4 notes and follow simple tunes together.
In class 1 we have composed our own music to perform and play.We are proud of our efforts and have supported each other .
You can see some of our efforts in the display in Class 1.
We hope to continue our learning into next term by
starting a “Next Steps ” group


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The Road to Fairtrade Status

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Cockwood School are celebrating achieving Fairtrade status. 

Over the past eighteen months the school council has put all their efforts into learning more about Fairtrade and what the whole school can do to help Fairtrade farmers and their families.

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Cockwood Comes First!

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rotary thumbClass 1 were delighted to take part in the Annual Rotary Club 
School’s Quiz.

It is always a fun evening and a very well supported event on the school calendar.

The children answered 3 sections of questions, 65 in each based on a range of topics including science, history, geography, maths and general knowledge.

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Sporting World Football Tournament

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Pupils in Class 1 enjoyed a super afternoon playing football against other schools in the local learning community.It was great fun! They went on to play these schools again the following week on an outside pitch at Dawlish Comunity College.  The pupils gained a great deal from this super experience. The PFA have kindly donated the funds to purchase a new sports kit so we look forward to many more fixtures.

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Holi Festival in Class 2

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As part of their literacy sequence, Class 2 took part in the extremely colourful (and messy!) Holi festival. The children enjoyed a range of activities to learn about the traditionally Indian festival that is now celebrated all over the world. They learned Bollywood dancing, decorated cakes and made bracelets before taking part in a whole class paint throwing experience when they threw coloured powdered paint in the air and smeared it on each-other’s faces to celebrate friendship, fun and the colours of spring. Thank you so much for providing the spare clothes and doing the extra washing and baths! The children and teachers had a wonderful day and all the mess was well worth it.

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Forensic Science Workshop

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Three Year 5 students took part in a Gifted and Talented Science Workshop and Competition held at Dawlish Community College last Wednesday. Out of the six primary schools taking part Cockwood School were awarded top marks for team work, technique and presentation.  The team will be awarded a trophy during a summer  term open evening at the college.  Well done team!

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    DLP Primary Swimming Gala
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    DLP Primary Swimming Improvers Gala
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    DLP 3 Ball Event
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    DLP Cross Country
  • July 2, 2014
    DLP KS2 'Raise OUR Game' Athletics Tournamant

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