A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 2

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…)

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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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…)