A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 1

Children continue to spread the word on their own chutneys

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Budding business tycoons are preparing to launch into their second year of profit. The brand of mouthwatering chutney will be available to purchase at the annual Cockwood School Farmers’ Market on Cockwood Village Green.

Pupils at the tiny Cockwood School have been involved in choosing the flavours, creating packaging, pricing and production of their Harbourside Chutney range of homemade condiments.

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Class 1 Cornwall Residential

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Pupils in Class 1 enjoyed a super Cornwall experience.

The children started the visit with a trip to Bodmin Jail, which linked nicely to their topic of Crime and Punishment. This was followed by a Flambards and a cinema visit, a trip to an escape room – where the children needed to think strategically to solve the clues and then on to an art gallery showing works linked to light.

On Thursday the children also had the opportunity to take part in a Barbara Hepworth sculpture workshop and we spent some time enjoying group activities on the beach.

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Class 1 Music Afternoon

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This week the children in Class 1 had an afternoon of music, focusing on the composer Anna Meredith and her piece ‘Connect It’ from the BBC Ten Pieces collection.

The piece of music is made entirely from body percussion and sounds made by the children performing it, using movements and travel to make it exciting.
The children watched Anna Meredith and her group perform this piece, then had a go at learning it themselves. From this, they used her ideas and paired them with their own to create their own body percussion compositions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  (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’!

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