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

Remembrance Day

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This week we welcomed the Reverend Richard into school to mark Remembrance Day with all the children.

We stood in the playground and honoured the two minute silence before he took an interesting assembly about the work of the British Legion and the symbolism of wearing a poppy.

Class 1 explored John Mc Crae’s poem, ‘In Flanders fields’, they read the poem aloud before illustrating it with references to lines from the poem. They were asked to justify and explain their choice of illustration and how the illustration might be viewed from the perspective of a relative of the dead and wounded. They also had to think of a title for the poem because although it is known as Flanders fields John Mc Crae didn’t give it a name.

The children were very sensitive and reflective throughout this task and enjoyed delving deeper into the hidden meanings of the poem.

 

Computing in Class 3 

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Class 3 have been working hard recently making their own mini-videos using StopMotion.

To make these videos, the children have to take a series of photos, moving the plasticine characters along a tiny fraction each time to make it look like they are moving.

The children have loved using this program and experimenting with their characters and backdrops!

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Music in the Castle: Apollo 5

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This week the Cockwood choir had the opportunity to attend Powderham Castle’s ‘Music in the Castle’ performance from Apollo 5.

The children enjoyed an afternoon masterclass from the popular acapella group, who have performed across the globe! The children learnt 2 new songs which were sung in a round, as well as new singing techniques, all in the beautiful music room. Apollo 5 performed two of their songs using complex harmonies and beats, wowing us with their talent!

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We are a Music Mark School! 

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We have recently received the news that we are now a ‘Music Mark’ school.

This celebrates our current music provision and means that we have access to new music materials, training and resources. We have gained this recognition through ensuring our children have access to and engage with a high-quality music education, whilst offering a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for performance and extracurricular activities.

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Class 2 enjoy Forest School

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Class 2 have immersed themselves in Forest School this term.

We have enjoyed an array of activities such as bark rubbing, drawing with charcoal, learning to light fires with flint and cotton wool as well as making bow and arrows, slingshots and dream catchers.

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Harvest 2019

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The children performed a lovely harvest celebration at the church, where they told the story of Noah, sang amazing songs and reflected on how we need to think carefully about our wonderful world.

The rainbow harvest was enjoyed by parents and our new vicar, the Reverend Richard Allen, who thought the children were amazing.

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Class 1 Trip to Bovington Tank Museum

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This term Class 1 have been learning all about World War 2: the causes and effects, the key people involved and how it affected the lives of British citizens.

To give us a better understanding we visited Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. Pupils dressed up as soldiers and were able to handle various artefacts. The children particularly enjoyed a guided visit around a 1940’s house, they learned all about household objects such as: a washing dolly, a mangle, the scullery and old money.

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Events

Class 1 Forest School

November 14, 2019

Open day session for prospective parents (am)

November 18, 2019

Open day session for prospective parents (pm)

November 18, 2019

PFA Charity Bingo

November 20, 2019

Class 1 Forest School

November 21, 2019

Non Uniform Day - in exchange for hamper prizes

November 22, 2019

Nativity Musical

November 27, 2019

Class 1 Forest School

November 28, 2019

Choir singing at Dawlish Christmas Lights Evening

November 29, 2019

Class 1 Forest School

December 5, 2019

Please see the calendar page for more information