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DLP Athletics Festival 2017

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Six primary schools from across the Dawlish Learning Partnership competed in an Athletics festival on the morning of 21st June 2017.

The event was organised by the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership and held at the beautiful grounds of Stover School.

The weather was wall to wall sunshine with temperatures reaching twenty nine degrees! However, despite the heat, KS1 pupils participated enthusiastically in the 6 events laid on for them, which included Speed Bounce, Vortex throwing event, team hurdles relay, team standing broad jump, team sprint relay and target throwing. To finish a great morning, all pupils then took part in the grand finale of a Parlauff type relay.

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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.

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Class 1 Cornwall Residential

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Pupils in Class 1 enjoyed a super Cornwall experience.

The children started the visit with a trip to Bodmin Jail, which linked nicely to their topic of Crime and Punishment. This was followed by a Flambards and a cinema visit, a trip to an escape room – where the children needed to think strategically to solve the clues and then on to an art gallery showing works linked to light.

On Thursday the children also had the opportunity to take part in a Barbara Hepworth sculpture workshop and we spent some time enjoying group activities on the beach.

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Class 1 Music Afternoon

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This week the children in Class 1 had an afternoon of music, focusing on the composer Anna Meredith and her piece ‘Connect It’ from the BBC Ten Pieces collection.

The piece of music is made entirely from body percussion and sounds made by the children performing it, using movements and travel to make it exciting.
The children watched Anna Meredith and her group perform this piece, then had a go at learning it themselves. From this, they used her ideas and paired them with their own to create their own body percussion compositions.

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Class 2 Music Afternoon

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The children in Class 2 enjoyed a music afternoon this week, exploring different types of rhythms and composing time travel music. 

The children experimented with different rhythm patterns and styles, and listened to some famous classical pieces of music. We talked about how they made us feel and what they reminded us of.

The children’s time travel compositions were super, with some children even considering sound effects to add to the tension!

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DLP Football Tournament 2017

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Last night, children from across the Dawlish Learning Partnership took part in the annual DLP Football Tournament.

Teams of children from Starcross, Kenn, Kenton, Cockwood and Westcliff Primary Schools took part in a pool of matches with Westcliff claiming the most wins.

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DLP Boccia Tournament 2017

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On Friday 21st April 2017, Ratcliffe School hosted the third annual Boccia Tournament to be held within the Dawlish Learning Partnership. Children from schools across the  Partnership came together to play Boccia in a friendly competition.

Boccia is an inclusive seated bowling game and involves two teams playing against each other to bowl their balls as close to the ‘jack’ as possible.

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Hindu Workshop

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Ravi Nathwani kindly came and shared some lovely Hindu artefacts with  Class 2 this week.

He told us some stories about Hindu gods and shared Hindu customs and traditions with us.
The workshop helped us to reflect upon and consolidate our learning about Hinduism.  (more…)

World Book Day 2017

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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…)