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
In Class 3 we have been looking at the history of space and famous astronauts. Today we found out about the great ‘Space Race’ between Russia and America, who were racing to be the first country to get a man on the moon.
This week the children in Class 3 have been exploring light and dark. We have been looking at different types of light sources and talking about natural and artificial light. This lead to some super discussions about the moon and whether it produces its own light, and if windows are a light source.
We are completely absorbed in our Space topic, and today we had fun looking at, and making, our own constellations.
We had a talk about what a constellation is and learnt the names of some constellations that can be seen in the sky. We were very impressed as some children already knew the names of some, like the Big Dipper!
This term children in Class 3 are going to have the opportunity to read aloud with Beeble the dog.
Beeble is from Pets as Therapy, and is a super companion for quiet readers or those who may lack confidence. Beeble will hear all the children from the class throughout the year, and can’t wait to listen to lots of stories!
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.
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.