A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 2

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 2 Music Afternoon

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The children in Class 2 enjoyed a music afternoon this week, exploring different types of rhythms and composing time travel music. 

The children experimented with different rhythm patterns and styles, and listened to some famous classical pieces of music. We talked about how they made us feel and what they reminded us of.

The children’s time travel compositions were super, with some children even considering sound effects to add to the tension!

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Hindu Workshop

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Ravi Nathwani kindly came and shared some lovely Hindu artefacts with  Class 2 this week.

He told us some stories about Hindu gods and shared Hindu customs and traditions with us.
The workshop helped us to reflect upon and consolidate our learning about Hinduism.  (more…)

La Fête des Rois!

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Class 2 learned about the  New Year celebration of the 3 Kings in France.

This takes place  each year on the first Sunday after New Year.

It is called La Fête des Rois or Épiphanie. (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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Viking Workshop

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Kevin the Viking came to visit Class 2 today. He told us about everyday Viking life, their beliefs and traditions and showed us some important Viking weapons and battle clothing.  He invited us to become Norse men and women by handling and trying on real Viking weapons, helmets and clothing.  

Later in the afternoon, we  set up a realistic model of a  Viking longboat and Kevin explained how they worked, who was responsible for each job onboard and why they were designed in the way they were.  We finished the afternoon by playing a traditional Viking game, which was extremely tricky! (more…)

Class 2 Residential at Bellever

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Pupils in Class 2 enjoyed a brilliant residential on Dartmoor this week.

Pupils enjoyed lots of outdoor learning, candle making and especially dinner time with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Thank you to YHA Dartmoor at Bellever and all of the adults who supported this fantastic experience. (more…)

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…)