Class 1 were lucky to have a visitor from the Exeter Synagogue this week.
His name was Tony Newman and he told us about some Jewish beliefs, rituals and festivals as well as sharing some photographs and artefacts.
It was helpful to have a practising Jew to talk to us and answer our questions on the Jewish faith as well as demonstrating what we have learned in lessons..
We also welcomed our visitors from the ICE team (Initiative in Christian Education) this week.
Pupils and staff are enjoying another super day at Cockwood, with some brilliant World Book Day costumes on show.
We are celebrating reading and the children are taking part in amazing activities centred on fantastic stories and books throughout the day.
Christmas Performance 2018 – Lights Camel Action!
The entire school performed an amazing show at the Langstone Cliff Hotel this week to hundreds of parents and friends.
Class 1 explored some aspects of the Jewish festival of Passover and the Seder Meal.
There was lots of tasting alongside learning about the special symbolism of the different foods that Jewish people eat at this meal.
It helped us to understand the importance of the story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt to Jewish people.
The children were delighted to welcome members from TADFAS (Teignbridge Association of Fine Art Society) to school to share the artwork from Class 1 based on Italian architecture.
The children were really enthusiastic to find out all about marine litter today in a workshop from ‘ Blue Marine Foundation’.
As promoted by Sir David Attenborough on BBC Blue Planet, the children found out about the problem marine litter is causing in our waters and on a global scale. They discovered the types of litter found on our local beaches and how it effects the marine environment. The children were surprised to find out how some of it got into the sea and they thought about what they could do to help this global crisis. Watch this space!
Today the children in Class 1 explored different instruments to make their own Winter composition.
The children delved into the history of music and learnt about different musical periods and styles, including Baroque and Renaissance. This allowed for reflection and thought about the way music has changed over the years, and how history has shaped music over time.
The whole school enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival celebration at St. Mary’s Church, Cofton.
The theme this year was Appreciation which is our school value this half term.
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.
The children enjoyed a fantastic performance of the production ‘Table Manners’, exploring the themes of food, friendship and difference this week.
Class 1 experienced virtual reality in Science this week. Children wore ‘virtual t-shirts’ to explore their insides!
The children were fascinated looking for their gallbladder and pancreas hidden underneath their liver and stomach. They were also able to look inside their small intestine and see the journey that our food travels.