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Halloween 2020

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Pupils and Staff enjoyed an amazing day dressed up in Halloween costumes this week.

Pupils carved pumpkins, created spooky paintings and enjoyed some amazing science activities.

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Harvest celebration 2020

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Unfortunately due to the current restrictions we held our Harvest celebrations  at school. The Reverend Richard Allen visited each class individually to lead a Harvest celebration with the children

Our theme this year for Harvest was Empathy with a direct focus on our community and nature.

This year we supported the Foodbank set up at St. Paul’s Church in Starcross.

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Welcome Back

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Welcome back to all of the children at Cockwood Primary School. It is wonderful to see everyone back, enjoying their learning and meeting their friends once again. 

For further information related to the new Covid-19 safety priorities, please go to the Covid-19 Information page, which includes updates, useful information and the risk assessment for the school, highlighting the precautions we are taking to support pupils and staff.

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World Book Day 2020

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Everyone enjoyed sharing their love of books for World Book Day last week.

The children took part in a range of book-related tasks from designing book covers, creating quizzes and designing their own book-marks. This year the children had a choice to either dress-up , bring in a prop as a clue to a book character or create a wooden spoon book character.
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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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Class 1 Visit to Sawmills Solar Fam

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To enhance pupils learning on ‘Sustainability’, Class 1 visited a local solar farm and then took part in practical workshops back in school. 

There were two sessions for the children to complete during the morning at the solar farm. The first was the Solar Farm Challenge, led by Mary, Education Officer; children had a challenge sheet to complete and asked questions as they were led around the site.

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Trip to the Recycling Centre and Energy from Waste Centre

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Class 1 are currently looking into ways we can help to save the planet. We are trying to identify the little things we can all do which will have a big impact. As part of our learning, we have been lucky to visit two sites in Exeter working towards a more sustainable future for our community. 

First, we went to the Pinbrook Road Recycling Centre. We did a tour of the facility and looked at the range fo things that can be recycled. We learnt about the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Next, children had the chance to become scientists and test a range of materials according to their properties.

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Gold Award for Cockwood School

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We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Gold Standard for our work on Parliament.

We welcomed our local MP, Anne Marie Morris to an assembly to celebrate this amazing achievement. The children in Class 1 had prepared some questions for her linked to our work on recycling and sustainability.

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Digital Leaders 

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Our Digital Leaders have enjoyed sharing their knowledge of coding with their classmates this week.

They spent the whole afternoon coding using Microbit. They had been previously trained on how to set up the equipment and how to explore its features. It was a really successful session as the children worked collaboratively and learnt from each other.

Well done to our Digital Leaders.
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