Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

GTS Year 5 & 6 open mornings24Sep2018

9:00 am - 28 sep, 12:00 pm

Year 1 Reading & Phonics Workshop26Sep2018

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Medieval Day05Oct2018

Year 2 Reading & Phonics Workshop10Oct2018

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Big Bang at GTS - Year 5 & 612Oct2018

PTA Halloween Disco19Oct2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tempest Individual and family photographs01Nov2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Christmas Fayre - village hall28Nov2018

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Christmas Presentation13Dec2018

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Latest News

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Immersion Week

Children have been enjoying activities this week linked to the new learning theme 'Dragons and Knights'.

Year 6 Leavers'

We say goodbye to a fantastic year 6 class.  They have been excellent role models and contributed to every aspect of school life.  Everyone here at Beaford wishes all the children all the best for the future.


Congratulations to children in Hedgehogs class who had the highest class attendance of 98.4%.   The schools overall attendance this year was 97.6%.  Well done to the 18 children who received a certificate for 100% this year and the 27 children who had over 98%.

Heritage Schools

This week we received our Heritage Schools Award from Historic England.  This is for the learning children have been doing this term in partnership with Historic England about the history of Beaford.


Marble Run

Well done to everyone who had a go at the ‘Marble Run’ challenge.  We have enjoyed watching the videos and trying out the runs brought in.


School Garden

Our gardens are looking fabulous.  We have had our first crop of beans and lettuce which have been served up for school dinners. 

Netball Rally

Thank you and well done to the children who took part in the Merton Rally netball competition on Sunday.

Sports Day and Summer Fayre

Well done to all the children for their part in this  - great team spirit!  Thank you to the PTA and everyone who helped with the fayre.  A fantastic £420 was raised.

Church Visit

Ladybirds and Hedgehogs enjoyed visiting Beaford Church this week. 


Well done to the children who took part in the Aquathlon.  Great perseverance!

Devon Wildlife Trust Visit

The whole school enjoyed taking part in workshops led by The Devon Wildlife Trust.  They created a wildlife garden and built a bug hotel and a hibernaculum.  Please take a look at their website for information about how to help wildlife and for details about membership. 

Home Learning 

Owls: Plan the 5 stages of your own ‘overcoming the monster story’ for your invent next week.

Otters: Design a rangoli pattern that represents you. It could include your favourite things and favourite colours, or just design and draw a nice pattern. Remember rangoli patterns are always bright!

Hedgehogs: Year 1 sounds oy (ahoy, toy, destroy, boy).  Year 2 spellings old, cold, gold, hold, told.  Can you find out about a real life knight - like ‘Sir Elton John’?

Ladybirds: Sounds of the week – s, a, t,  p, I, n, m, d



  • Practised rounding numbers
  • Learnt 4 new notes on the recorder
  • Represented the topography of a country using salt dough


  • Understood how to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100
  • Planned and wrote our innovate stories based on Arthur and the Golden Rope
  • Understood the main aspects of Hinduism and learning about the religion and how they celebrate festivals such as Diwali


  • Sketched castles and thought about detail
  • Learnt our 10x table
  • Found out how jobs in castles have changed since medieval times
  • Wrote our own story inspired by Frog and Toad



    • Used wax pastels and powder paints to create castle art works
    • Made a collection of things that came in twos