As you may already be aware, the governing body of Cockwood Primary School applied to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010 and has now been issued with academy orders by the Secretary of State (agreeing to it becoming part of an academy) and is proposing to join the Teignmouth Learning Trust. Further information about what becoming an academy means, and how to comment on the proposals, is set out below.
Will Cockwood Primary School definitely become an Academy?(more…)
Class 1 experienced virtual reality in Science this week. Children wore ‘virtual t-shirts’ to explore their insides!
The children were fascinated looking for their gallbladder and pancreas hidden underneath their liver and stomach. They were also able to look inside their small intestine and see the journey that our food travels. (more…)
Year 3,4,5 and 6 pupils were lucky enough to experience a virtual reality workshop last week. The workshop included Class 1 visiting mountains and volcanoes around the world and Class 2 children exploring a range of famous landmarks in London and across the UK. This innovative approach to learning took the children on a whistle-stop tour of places around the globe and allowed them to experience total surround viewing of key sites.
Class 1 used the experience to inspire some fabulous short story writing about a volcano erupting.
This week Class 3 performed their annual assembly to showcase their learning from the year.
We decided to base the assembly around the children’s favourite film at the moment- ‘The Greatest Showman’, by creating ‘The Greatest Class 3 Show!’ The children had a super time learning the songs and dances, and we all enjoyed watching them perform with enthusiasm and energy!
The children had a fantastic time exploring on the field, becoming insect detectives on the hunt for creatures!
Equipped with a check list, we all looked very carefully to find as many insects and minibeasts as possible. We found ladybirds, dragonflies and many more. A fun and sunny afternoon for our little explorers! (more…)
Class 2 enjoyed a jam packed couple of days at The Manor House Hotel near Okehampton.
The minute we stepped off the coach we were welcomed by the lovely staff and we were whisked off to our first workshop, Street Dance. The children (and a few staff) learnt a street dance routine to a funked up version of the National Anthem, tying in nicely with the World Cup and there were a few football moves in there to bring it all together. Everyone agreed that they were exhausted so a welcome spot of lunch went down very well.
Next up was the climbing wall and laser archery, Mr Fenton and Miss Chalk were not at all competitive at the laser archery and everyone gave it their best shot to stay on the climbing wall for as long as possible which was no mean feat!