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DLP Cross Country Autumn 2017

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On Friday 1st December 157 children from the seven DLP primary schools braved the fresh cold but sunny morning to take part in the first Cross Country races organised by the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership.

The event took place on the fields and grass banks around Dawlish Leisure Centre. The race course was set out to make an interesting and challenging course suitable for each age group.

Leaders from Dawlish Community College marshalled the event ensuring all pupils were motivated and stayed on track. A group of the leaders took it in turns to run at the back of each race and helped those who needed that extra bit of encouragement.

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Young Play Leader Conference

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A fresh autumn day at Dawlish Leisure Centre was a great start to a wonderful morning of enthusiastic pupils and staff. Five primary schools attended the first of Dartmoor School Sport Partnership’s series of three young Play Leader conferences of this academic year.

On arrival, the children were asked to create a small game with minimal equipment and space. Pupils then shared their ideas bravely in front of each other. Already we could see their creativity and leadership skills on display! (more…)

Mindfulness at Cockwood

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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…)

Phonics Workshop, October 2017

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Thank you to all the parents who attended the Phonics Workshop. We hope you found it useful, and would love to receive any feedback from you about how we could make it even better!

As promised, here is the sounds pronunciation video. (more…)

Harvest Festival 2017

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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.

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Class 1 visit Montacute House

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Pupils in Class 1 had a brilliant day learning about life in Elizabethan times when they visited Montacute House.

The children enjoyed discussing the portraits, how the architecture taught us about the past and how life was very different for rich and poor.

The gardens were beautiful and inspired the children to produce some quality artwork. (more…)

Paralympian Dan James visits Cockwood

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Great Britain’s Paralympic goalkeeper Dan James visited Cockwood School last week and led the children through a circuit of exercise, teaching them the importance of fitness and persevering to achieve goals.

A great afternoon and a fantastic way to exercise! It was amazing to learn about Dan’s achievements at the Paralympics – a real inspiration. (more…)

A visit from Sally for Class 3

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On Thursday the children in Class 3 were visited by an old friend… Sally! She came in to talk to the children about her childhood toys, her time at school and the games she used to play.

In Class 3 we are looking at toys from the past, starting with toys from within living memory. Sally brought in fantastic toys such as ‘cat’s cradle’ ‘french skipping’ and a wonderful ‘spirograph’ for the children to have a look at. She then helped us to make our own snap dragons and spinning wheels!

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Cockwood’s Got Talent 2017

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We held our annual show this week.

Once again the acts were varied and very entertaining, enjoyed by the judges and the audience alike!
The talent was outstanding and the comments from our judges Aisha Flewin and Simon Cruel were very encouraging!

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Music Showcase 2017

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This week the young musicians of Cockwood School displayed their wonderful talents in our annual Music Showcase. Children from across the school came together to perform to a crowd in the Village Hall for both parents and friends, wowing the audience with some super musical pieces.

Our current music teachers specialise in keyboard, drums and guitar. We were able to see an array of performances across these instruments from pupils of all levels. It was truly fantastic to see even beginner performers take to the stage with such confidence. A big well done to all those children involved, and a big thank you to our music teachers for their continued hard work.

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