A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

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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Viking Workshop

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Kevin the Viking came to visit Class 2 today. He told us about everyday Viking life, their beliefs and traditions and showed us some important Viking weapons and battle clothing.  He invited us to become Norse men and women by handling and trying on real Viking weapons, helmets and clothing.  

Later in the afternoon, we  set up a realistic model of a  Viking longboat and Kevin explained how they worked, who was responsible for each job onboard and why they were designed in the way they were.  We finished the afternoon by playing a traditional Viking game, which was extremely tricky!

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DLP Swimming Gala 2016

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On Wednesday 9th November 2016, children from seven schools across the Dawlish Learning Partnership took part in the annual DLP Swimming Gala, held at Dawlish Leisure Centre. 

Each school had a team of 12 children from years 4, 5 and 6.

Firstly, the children had to compete in individual events, including breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl, later followed by three relays where they worked as a team swimming a length each whilst holding onto balls and floats. The races were all very close!

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Halloween in Class 3!

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The children in Class 3 celebrated Halloween in style; designing pumpkins and reading the Julia Donaldson book ‘Room on the Broom’ to get in the Halloween mood!

All the children helped to hollow out the pumpkins, and see what the inside of a pumpkin looks like. Then they created their own pumpkin designs, which were put together to make the ultimate pumpkin! The adults carved the designs, and at the end of the day candles were lit inside them so we could see them lit up. The children were so proud of them they asked for them to be presented to the parents on our windowsill! 

Alongside this, the children had a wonderful time making their own wands, cat and dog masks and brooms from the book ‘Room on the Broom’. The children really engaged with this book, and it is a super addition to our Julia Donaldson collection. 

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Class 2 Residential at Bellever

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Pupils in Class 2 enjoyed a brilliant residential on Dartmoor this week.

Pupils enjoyed lots of outdoor learning, candle making and especially dinner time with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Thank you to YHA Dartmoor at Bellever and all of the adults who supported this fantastic experience.

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Race for Life Challenge

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Parents, staff and pupils came together recently to raise funds for Cancer Research by taking part in a Race for Life Challenge.

This was such a worthwhile cause and we are so proud of the achievements of everyone from such a small school. £1634 was raised from this event, which is incredible.

Well done to everyone who took part, but particularly to Mrs Hannaford for organising the day. 

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Harvest Celebration

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

The theme of Cereals was enjoyed by all and it was wonderful to see so many parents and carers there.

Thank you for the donations to St Petrock’s in Exeter, a charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed

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School Council attend Fairtrade Conference

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The School Council recently attended a Fairtrade Conference at the Eden Project.

Their day started early as they travelled by train and bus to Cornwall. Upon arrival they met up with other schools from the south-west. They attended a tea-growers workshop, where they became part of the Fairtrade Premium Committee and had to decide how to spend the premiums on necessities such as hospitals, teachers, buildings, water, food etc.

They found it incredibly difficult to prioritise and realised just how important the Fairtrade premium is for the farmers and villagers. Another workshop taught them all about different types of nuts and how they are grown and harvested. This workshop ended up in one of the Biomes looking at a Cashew Nut tree. The children took this opportunity to look around the Tropical Biome before starting our return journey back to Dawlish.

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Theatre Alibi Performance

December 13, 2016

Childrens Christmas Lunch

December 15, 2016

M&M Productions - Cinderella

January 19, 2017

Please see the calendar page for more information