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.
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.
Well done to Powderham House for winning the house trophy for this term.
Congratulations must also go to our Platinum Award Winners for outstanding levels of progress.
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…)
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…)
On Thursday 9th March teams from across the Dawlish Learning Partnership met at the astro courts in Dawlish to take part in the 2017 DLP High 5 Netball Tournament.
Teams from Kenton & Cockwood Primary Schools along with Westcliff Primary Academy and Gatehouse ACE Academy all demonstrated excellent netball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship as they played a round robin of matches, all hoping to become the overall winners of the afternoon.
We were delighted to receive the letter below from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards.
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…)
Schools from across the Dawlish Learning Partnership met on Thursday 23rd February to compete in the annual DLP Cross country run.
Runners were split into teams of children from years 3 & 4, who completed one lap of the course and teams of children from years 5 & 6 ran an extended route.
Following the unanimous agreement of the governing board, Cockwood Primary School is now actively pursuing their conversion to academy status.
An academy is a state school, funded directly by the Department of Education, rather than the Local Authority. (more…)