We are able to offer some pupils the opportunity to work with Helen Wilson from ‘Open Minds’ to explore the technique of Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is an approach available now in many Devon schools, where groups of pupils or even whole classes can learn techniques to help them deal with daily life, school pressures and sometimes those situations outside school which can cause anxiety in children.
The sessions are fun, light and very interactive. Each session will include games, activities and mindfulness practices designed to deepen awareness, relax the mind and body to enhance emotional wellbeing. (more…)
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.
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.
Staff and children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating reading on World Book Day.
Each class spent the day completing a range of reading related activities. During the morning we gathered into our House Teams and shared a range of books with each other. All the children loved reading with someone from a different class.
In our whole school assembly staff read an extract from their favourite children’s book these included ‘Daisy Dawson’ and ‘Green Peas and Ham’ by Doctor Seuss.(more…)
The children in Years 5/6 were treated to an afternoon of Opera at Powderham Castle this afternoon.
12 children attended a ‘Grand Opera’ performance in the prestigious James Wyatt room, where they listened to a range of Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart and more.
There were 5 performers present who performed a variety of solos, duets and ensemble pieces with their pianist. They performed for an hour, and then allowed time for a quick Q&A session where our Head Boy Henry asked a question in front of the room! They told us about their love of music, how they warm up and their favourite songs. (more…)
We sold cakes and tradecraft paraphernalia on Friday 2nd December. We sold Rocky Roads and Rice Crispy Christmas Tree Cake, which we made ourselves the day before. We also sold cupcakes and a giant Malteser cake kindly donated by parents. We made lots of money which was extremely good and all the teaching staff were very proud of us.
Serving the drinks was really fun. It was like being a proper waitress. We had to clean up, take peoples orders, make tea, coffee, hot chocolate and squash. There was so much to do, we never got bored.
On the traidcraft stall we sold lots of different things such as bracelets, purses, little decorated pots and pens, Christmas chocolates and spinning tops. We had so many customers it was hard to keep up with all of it. (more…)
Kevin the Viking came to visit Class 2 today. He told us about everyday Viking life, their beliefs and traditions and showed us some important Viking weapons and battle clothing. He invited us to become Norse men and women by handling and trying on real Viking weapons, helmets and clothing.
Later in the afternoon, we set up a realistic model of a Viking longboat and Kevin explained how they worked, who was responsible for each job onboard and why they were designed in the way they were. We finished the afternoon by playing a traditional Viking game, which was extremely tricky!(more…)