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…)
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!
Class 1 have just returned from an amazing three day fun-packed residential to London. They visited: Harry Potter World, the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Legoland and also went to see Aladdin in the West End.
Class 1 have been studying ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ so everyone really enjoyed walking through 4, Privet Drive and seeing the flying motorbike. All the children wore a cloak and took a ride on a broomstick, they also had a lesson in how to use a magic wand! (more…)
Today we had the very special experience of releasing our own butterflies into the big wide world!
Class 3 were delivered a pot of tiny baby caterpillars from The Hungry Caterpillar a few weeks ago, and we have since been looking after them through their life cycle. We have watched them grow in size, eat food, shed their skin and build their chrysalides in their journey to becoming butterflies, and finally they all hatched from their pods and were able to be released into the wild.
We decided to release them on the field where there are lots of lovely flowers for them to fly around, and other butterfly friends for them to meet. One of our chrysalid pods wasn’t quite ready, so Mr Partridge put the pod in a big plant on the field, ready for when it hatches so it can join it’s friends. (more…)