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!
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!
Pupils and staff organised a fantastic community event, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Residents of the village, pupils from other local schools and members of the community visited the school and enjoyed a range of activities. The Mayor Martin Wrigley was also a special guest at the event.
Even in the pouring rain, the children performed songs and dances under the gazebos, and then visitors could enjoy a lovely fair trade cafe with superb cream teas and take part in some fair trade games and competitions. They also had the opportunity to read with the children, learn the guitar and practise their cross stitch.
All the children had a fantastic learning opportunity today when they had workshops inside the ‘space dome’.
Class 2 and 3 learnt about Space and the Planets
Class 1 explored Evolution and Inheritance with Charles Darwin
Cockwood School had their annual Carol Service at Cofton Church on the last day of term.
The children and staff looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers as they sang traditional carols.
Class 1 gave beautiful Christmas readings telling the story of the birth of Jesus and The Reverend Alan Smith and his friend Thomas the dog reminded everyone about the true meaning of the word Christmas.