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School provision from June 1st

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The school has remained open for the children of key worker parents and for vulnerable pupils.

From Tuesday June 2nd we are looking to provide limited provision for additional pupils in Reception and Year 1.

These year groups will be split with half attending on Monday and Tuesdays and half attending on Thursday and Fridays to begin with.

Parents, please refer to email correspondence sent earlier this week, which highlights specific details around school procedures and groupings.  The staggered drop off and pick up times are as follows:

Drop offs – morning

Collection – afternoon

Key worker families 8:40am – 9:00am

Reception   3:00pm

Year 1  9:00am – 9:15am

Year 1         3:15pm

Reception 9:15am – 9:30am

Key worker families  3:30pm

 

African Drumming with Shumba Arts

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The children at Cockwood experienced a drumming masterclass this week from Allan Kerr at Shumba Arts!

Each class spent a session at the village hall, learning how to play the African ‘djembe’ drum through call and response activities and lots of playing! Allan talked to the children about the origin of the African drum, how they are made and how they are used in African culture. Every child had the opportunity to play this great instrument, and everyone made super progress within their sessions.

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Open day sessions for prospective parents

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We are holding Open Day sessions for parents looking for a school place for their child to start in September 2020.

You are very welcome to come and see the school at work during the times below.

  • Wednesday 9th October – 9.30am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 3.00pm
  • Monday 18th November  – 9.30am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Please telephone the school office on 01626 890471 to book an appointment.

 

Class 3 Assembly 

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Class 3 performed their annual assembly this week, called ‘Under The Sea’. 

Children dressed up as sea animals and story characters for the show, and impressed the crowd with their confident speaking and super dance moves! It was wonderful to see the children perform in front of their peers and parents, and we are very proud of all they have achieved.
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Supporting Cofton in Bloom

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Pupils in Year 6 helped local residents Nigel and Sally Stoneman to decorate the village recently with new flowers.

The children chose the flowers and then planted them on the bridge near the village green. They will now water them for the remainder of the term and hope that all local residents will enjoy them.
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FizzPop Science Assembly

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The children were excited and amazed by the hands-on experiments of ‘Tectonic Tim’ from FizzPop Science today.

He produced giant bubbles and soapsuds towers, before setting fire to the soapsuds; someone had to be very sensible and brave! He finally produced ‘elephant toothpaste’ to the wonder of the children, and explained the science behind it.
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Harbour Defence Scheme Opening Performance

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The children from the Choir were invited to sing at the official opening of the new harbour wall, as part of the latest work completed in the Harbour Defence Scheme.

The event took place on the Village Green, where the children sang a special sea related song; ‘Drop in the Ocean’ and completed many fun activities provided by the Environment Agency. We also watched the plaque unveiling, and one pupil helped cut the ribbon for the official opening!

The children’s performance was filmed for ITV Westcountry News, with some children taking part in an interview about local flooding which may be broadcast at the weekend- all very exciting! The children were also able to find out more about how tides work, have a look inside an Environment Agency van and use a remote controlled grass mower.

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Rewards Assembly

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Well done to our prize winners for super effort, attainment and attitude.

Well done to Powderham House, who have won the house trophy this term with 720 housepoints.

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