Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Sharing Learning19Oct2018

8:45 am - 9:45 am

PTA Halloween Disco19Oct2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Half Term22Oct2018

Non Pupil Day29Oct2018

Tempest Individual and family photographs01Nov2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am

PTA Big Breakfast - parents and community09Nov2018

8:30 am - 10:30 am @ The Globe Inn

Children in Need16Nov2018

Reception and Year 6 - weight and height measurement20Nov2018

Flu Immunisation - Reception to Year 522Nov2018

Christmas Fayre - village hall28Nov2018

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Christmas Presentation13Dec2018

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Latest News

For the latest photographs please look at our Picture Gallery page.

Drawing Castles

Children in Hedgehogs have been drawing castles using pen and water wash techniques. 

Medieval Day

Children enjoyed a medieval day which included a special banquet, medieval games and dancing, jewellery making and a talk about falconry.

Clay Dragon Eyes

Owls have been creating dragon eyes out of clay.

Immersion Week

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


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. 

Church Visit

Ladybirds and Hedgehogs enjoyed visiting Beaford Church this week. 

Home Learning 

Owls:  Plan your dragon recount which you will need next week.

Otters: Complete the Owls word search in your home learning book

Hedgehogs: Year 1 sound of the week – ‘ew’ – blew, stew, crew, new.  Year 2 spellings – move, prove, improve.

Reception: New sounds this week- f, h, b, ff, ll, l, ss. Tricky words this week - I no go the



  • Learnt about the Shang dynasty
  • Solved multistep problems in maths
  • Created watercolour paintings of Chinese dragons


  • Thought about mental methods for multiplication and division
  • Planned our diary entries from a dragon's perspective
  • Explored owl pellets and identified the bones we found
  • Hedgehogs:
  • Planned a non-fiction text asking questions about medieval life
  • Year 1 counted in 5s
  • Year 2 made arrays to represent multiplication problems
  • Used pen and water wash techniques to draw castles


    • Went for an Autumn walk and talked about the things we could see and hear
    • Made Autumn jelly with the items we found, talked about how it would change when cooled