Class 2

Marine Conservation Workshop

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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!
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Harvest Festival 2018

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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.

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Halloween Science

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Class 2 explored the way different liquids behave whilst making Halloween potions.

Lots of fun, and amazing science learning too….they really impressed us with their ‘science talk’ and collaborative learning!
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Virtual Reality Comes to Cockwood School!

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Year 3,4,5 and 6 pupils were lucky enough to experience a virtual reality workshop last week. The workshop included Class 1 visiting mountains and volcanoes around the world and Class 2 children exploring a range of famous landmarks in London and across the UK. This innovative approach to learning took the children on a whistle-stop tour of places around the globe and allowed them to experience total surround viewing of key sites.

Class 1 used the experience to inspire some fabulous short story writing about a volcano erupting.

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Class 2 Manor House Residential

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Class 2 enjoyed a jam packed couple of days at The Manor House Hotel near Okehampton.

The minute we stepped off the coach we were welcomed by the lovely staff and we were whisked off to our first workshop, Street Dance. The children (and a few staff) learnt a street dance routine to a funked up version of the National Anthem, tying in nicely with the World Cup and there were a few football moves in there to bring it all together. Everyone agreed that they were exhausted so a welcome spot of lunch went down very well.

Next up was the climbing wall and laser archery, Mr Fenton and Miss Chalk were not at all competitive at the laser archery and everyone gave it their best shot to stay on the climbing wall for as long as possible which was no mean feat!

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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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