A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 3

Harvest Festival 2017

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The whole school enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival celebration at St. Mary’s Church, Cofton.

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. We also welcomed the Reverend Alan Smith and his dog puppet- Thomas. The theme this year was Trees  and links were made to our value this half term which is self -belief.

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Paralympian Dan James visits Cockwood

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Great Britain’s Paralympic goalkeeper Dan James visited Cockwood School last week and led the children through a circuit of exercise, teaching them the importance of fitness and persevering to achieve goals.

A great afternoon and a fantastic way to exercise! It was amazing to learn about Dan’s achievements at the Paralympics – a real inspiration. (more…)

A visit from Sally for Class 3

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On Thursday the children in Class 3 were visited by an old friend… Sally! She came in to talk to the children about her childhood toys, her time at school and the games she used to play.

In Class 3 we are looking at toys from the past, starting with toys from within living memory. Sally brought in fantastic toys such as ‘cat’s cradle’ ‘french skipping’ and a wonderful ‘spirograph’ for the children to have a look at. She then helped us to make our own snap dragons and spinning wheels!

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Sports Day

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The school enjoyed a super Sports Day on the village green. As always, the event was well attended and the children competed against each other with huge levels of enthusiasm.

Well done to Powderham House for winning on the day.

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Whole School visit to the Bear Trail

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Pupils at Cockwood School took part in a fundraising house event at the Bear Trail.

The task was to get around the course in the quickest time, with house points being awarded at the end. A brilliant day was had by all and we look forward to seeing how much the children have raised for the PFA.
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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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Weather Reporting

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Throughout our topic learning this year, the children in Class 3 have been learning about seasonal changes and the weather. We have had a fantastic time being rain collectors, making weather dials and most recently becoming weather reporters! 

To prepare for our performances, we looked at weather reports from the news and discussed what the different symbols mean, whilst improving our knowledge of compass directions and parts of the UK. From this, we were able to create our own weather reports using weather words and directional language.  (more…)

Christmas at Pennywell 

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Before Christmas, the children in Class 3 were treated to a trip to Pennywell Farm. The whole class enjoyed a special day of festivities including watching and taking part in a nativity with real animals, making cards, petting the animals and being able to have a chat with Santa! 

The children absolutely loved this day, and we couldn’t have been more proud of their behaviour throughout. A real highlight was meeting Santa, where every child received a present and spoke to him about their Christmas wish lists. 

This really was a special day for both the children and adults. A big thank you to the PFA for their contributions towards this fantastic trip. Have a look at our pictures from the day to see a glimpse of our Pennywell activities.   (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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