Today we had the very special experience of releasing our own butterflies into the big wide world!
Class 3 were delivered a pot of tiny baby caterpillars from The Hungry Caterpillar a few weeks ago, and we have since been looking after them through their life cycle. We have watched them grow in size, eat food, shed their skin and build their chrysalides in their journey to becoming butterflies, and finally they all hatched from their pods and were able to be released into the wild.
We decided to release them on the field where there are lots of lovely flowers for them to fly around, and other butterfly friends for them to meet. One of our chrysalid pods wasn’t quite ready, so Mr Partridge put the pod in a big plant on the field, ready for when it hatches so it can join it’s friends. (more…)
Class 3 had a fantastic day exploring Paignton Zoo last week. We spent a whole day looking at the animals, and even had a workshop about habitats and how they adapt to their surroundings.
We were very lucky as the animals all wanted to come out to play due to the cool weather. The lions came up close to the window and paraded around in front so we could see all of their wonderful features, and we also saw rhinos, giraffes, crocodiles and many more! (more…)
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
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.