A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Class 3

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.


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.


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.


Halloween in Class 3!

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The children in Class 3 celebrated Halloween in style; designing pumpkins and reading the Julia Donaldson book ‘Room on the Broom’ to get in the Halloween mood!

All the children helped to hollow out the pumpkins, and see what the inside of a pumpkin looks like. Then they created their own pumpkin designs, which were put together to make the ultimate pumpkin! The adults carved the designs, and at the end of the day candles were lit inside them so we could see them lit up. The children were so proud of them they asked for them to be presented to the parents on our windowsill! 

Alongside this, the children had a wonderful time making their own wands, cat and dog masks and brooms from the book ‘Room on the Broom’. The children really engaged with this book, and it is a super addition to our Julia Donaldson collection.  (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’!


Minibeast Hunting on the Field!

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Class 3 had a wonderful time on Thursday going minibeast hunting on the field. The children were equipped with magnifying glasses and checklists to try and find as many insects as possible.

Throughout our learning on ‘Creatures Great and Small’, the children have been looking at different types of animals and their habitats.It was super to see the children explore a local habitat, and use their investigative skills to search the area.

All the children found lots of different minibeasts, including ones that weren’t on the list! (more…)