A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 1

Music in the Castle

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The children in Years 5/6 were treated to an afternoon of Opera at Powderham Castle this afternoon.

12 children attended a ‘Grand Opera’ performance in the prestigious James Wyatt room, where they listened to a range of Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart and more. 

There were 5 performers present who performed a variety of solos, duets and ensemble pieces with their pianist. They performed for an hour, and then allowed time for a quick Q&A session where our Head Boy Henry asked a question in front of the room! They told us about their love of music, how they warm up and their favourite songs.  (more…)

Childrens’ Christmas Lunch

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On Thursday 15th December our children enjoyed a proper Christmas Dinner.

Thank you to Sally, Jo and Becky for their hard work in the kitchen getting it all ready in time!

There was Turkey, Sausages, Roast Potatoes and everything else that makes a Christmas Dinner so special, including crackers, which the children enjoyed pulling with their friends.


Cockwood’s Christmas Performance

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The entire school was transported to the Langstone Cliff Hotel this week to perform The Magical Jigsaw Puzzle.

The Washington Suite was host to hundreds of parents and members of the community and and they were so impressed with the singing, the drama and the wonderful talent displayed by the pupils.

It was the best performance yet, and the staff are incredibly proud of their achievements.


Class 1 trip to Exeter

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Pupils in Class 1 had a great day learning about how the Exeter Christmas market was run in preparation for their farmers’ market in the summer.

They also enjoyed a fantastic tour of Exeter Cathedral. It was a brilliant day and one which the children thoroughly enjoyed.


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.  (more…)

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 (more…)

New playground delights our children

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Everyone at Cockwood are delighted with the new playground facilities, made possible by a grant from Sport England Primary Spaces.

The children have a new climbing wall (which is never without a child traversing it, and challenging themselves!), a multi-sports play area with specialist surfacing and goals that mean playtimes are more active, and clubs can be run on site. One of the children in Class was overheard saying, ‘It was always awesome, but now it’s gone up three notches’!


Class 1 School Sleepover

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On Friday 8th July, Class 1 spent the night in school. All children arrived around 7.30pm with sleeping bags and mattresses, as well as PJs, toothbrushes and anything else they wanted for the night.

Once they had all made up their beds, boys in Class 1 and girls in Class 3, they enjoyed a whole evening of fun. Some children chose to spend time outside in the playground, while others played on the XBox in Class 2.


Cockwood’s Got Talent 2016!

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We held our annual Talent Show and as usual the standard was high!

The judges finally decided on 3 runners up and an ultimate winner.

A lovely duet of Your song sang by two Year 5 girls.

A good afternoon enjoyed by the whole school! (more…)

A very British Day at Cockwood School

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Last Thursday we celebrated anything and everything British in our school. Children came in dressed in red, white and blue and Sally put on a very British Brunch for lunch, including amongst other things Sausages, Scrambled eggs, Waffles and of course Sticky Pudding!

Class 1 reviewed the facts around the European Union Referendum and discussed the Ins and Outs of the campaign. They held a vote in the afternoon which resulted in 25 Remain and 5 Leave votes. While some children were watching the all-important England football match in the afternoon, the remaining members of Class 1 came up with a fantastic short play about the Suffragettes, a women’s organisation which fought for the women’s right to vote in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. The Class 3 audience enjoyed the performance so much, they requested for it to be performed a second time! (more…)