Class 1

Music in the Castle

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On Friday, children in Class 1 were able to go to Powderham Castle to watch a special performance by the Meridies Piano Trio.

We were invited to the prestigious James Wyatt music room to listen to an hour long performance covering pieces by Debussy and Haydn, and even a world exclusive composition! (more…)

Taiko Drumming Workshop

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The children at Cockwood had a super time at their recent Taiko drumming workshop, where the children had a wonderful time playing big Japanese drums and learning new rhythms.

Hannah- Jasmine from Taiko Journey came in for the day and conducted exciting workshops for children in Years 2-6 in the Village Hall. All children had a chance to play the drums, learning the special way to hold the sticks and hit the drum, as well as new rhythm patterns and Japanese phrases.

The children had an amazing day, and commented on how much fun they had. Many couldn’t believe how tiring it was, lifting their arms up high for every strike! It was truly an experience we won’t forget, with lots of children asking for another workshop next year!

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World Book Day 2018

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We enjoyed World Book Day at Cockwood, with the children and staff dressing up as their favourite character and taking part in some lovely reading based activities.

Well done to everyone who made such an effort with costumes.

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Community Celebration Event 2018

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Pupils and staff organised a fantastic community event, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Residents of the village, pupils from other local schools and members of the community visited the school and enjoyed a range of activities. The Mayor Martin Wrigley was also a special guest at the event.

Even in the pouring rain, the children performed songs and dances under the gazebos, and then visitors could enjoy a lovely fair trade cafe with superb cream teas and take part in some fair trade games and competitions. They also had the opportunity to read with the children, learn the guitar and practise their cross stitch.

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Space Odyssey

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All the children had a fantastic learning opportunity today when they had workshops inside the ‘space dome’.
Class 2 and 3 learnt about Space and the Planets
Class 1 explored Evolution and Inheritance with Charles Darwin

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Class 1 visit to Bristol Aerospace

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To enhance their topic of Flying High, pupils visited Concorde at Bristol Aerospace.

It was an incredible day, and a real treat to be able to learn about this magnificent aircraft, from when it was just an idea to its final flight.

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Carol Service 2017

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Cockwood School had their annual Carol Service at Cofton Church on the last day of term.

The children and staff looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers as they sang traditional carols.

Class 1  gave beautiful Christmas readings  telling the story of the birth of Jesus and The Reverend Alan Smith and his friend Thomas the dog reminded everyone about the true meaning of the word Christmas.

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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. (more…)