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

PTA Halloween Disco19Oct2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Latest News

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

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. 


Well done to the children in owls who took part in a local kwik cricket tournament. 


Children have been working on making the school's scarecrow entry for the Devon County Show.

Home Learning 

Next term’s whole school learning theme is ‘Dragons and Knights’.  Here are some activities you could try ready for next term and bring into school in September:

  • Visit or research a castle and write/publish a tourist brochure
  • Design and make a shield
  • Make a model of a dragon
  • Read stories/legends about dragons and knights
  • Make an animated ‘dragon story’



  • Wrote our tales in the style of Beatrix Potter
  • Investigated prime numbers, multiples and factors in maths
  • Finished our magazine pages reflecting life Beaford in 1891 


  • Understood angles and symmetry in shapes
  • Made predictions, asked questions and wrote character descriptions all based on a video clip in Literacy
  • Evaluated our salads to see how well they fitted the design brief in Design and Technology


  • Explored the vocabulary around measures (heavier, heaviest, longer, longest, full, empty)
  • Wrote information texts about fictional animals
  • Used all our art skills from the year to create an independent art piece


  • Learnt about Christian symbols
  • Counted money