Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Nursery Open Week15Jul2019

Year 6 Transition Chulmleigh16Jul2019

9:00 am - 17 jul, 3:00 pm

New Reception (Sept 19) full day16Jul2019

Open Classroom - sharing learning outcomes16Jul2019

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Last Day of Summer Term23Jul2019

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Year 6 Leavers' Assembly23Jul2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Day of Autumn Term04Sep2019

Watersports Taster at Meeth Quarry - year 3 & 409Sep2019

Orienteering Day16Sep2019

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Latest News

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Sports Festival

Hedgehogs class visited GTS to take part in a Summer Sports Festival with children from across the learning community. 

Eden Project

The whole school enjoyed a visit to The Eden Project to support learning around this terms theme of 'Around The World in 80 Days'. 

Sports Day and Summer Fayre

Thank you to everyone who came along to sports day last week to support the childrenDespite the weather, the children enjoyed the day and the opportunity to showcase their sporting prowess.  The summer fayre was also a great success raising a fantastic £553.  This was made possible by parent donations and the hard work of the PTA, to whom we also offer our thanks. 


Year 5 & 6 took part in a morning of orienteering at Great Potheridge House in Merton.  Thank you to Encompass training for providing this.


Children have enjoyed activities in the church to explore the meaning of Pentacost.


Across the school children have been focusing on different textile techniques. Thank you to Jane Moore who spent a day assembling the children's pieces which will be made into a wall hanging.


A Walk Around Beaford

Hedgehogs have been using their geography field skills to identify human and physical features in Beaford village.

Rosemoor Visit

The Foundation Stage Unit visited Rosemoor and enjoyed taking part in a workshop about the 5 senses.

Hot Air Balloons

Children have painted hot air balloons and made the baskets by weaving paper. 

Space Odyssey 

All children in the school enjoyed the visiting   planetarium where they explored our solar system. 

Devon Air Ambulance

Thank you to Devon Air Ambulance volunteers Marilyn and Alan who led a very informative assembly for the school today. One year 4 said afterwards 'I learnt lots! I learnt that in an emergency like breaking a leg near a cliff the air ambulance would get there much quicker than a land ambulance'.

Day and Night

Otters have made models to represent day and night.  They used motors to make the Earth rotate.

Chinese New Year

Children have been learning about Chinese New Year including making masks and tasting noodles.

Home Learning 

Owls: Write an adverbial poem with a few verses about your weekend. Remember you need to include when, where, how and why you did the verb. I.e. As soon as school was over, I sprinted. In the park, I sprinted. Free as a bird, I sprinted. Because I was excited for the weekend, I sprinted.

Otters:  Create your own classification keys based on plants you can find around where you live

Hedgehogs: What is the most popular pudding in your house? Make a pictogram and bar graph to show this.



  • Wrote an adverbial poem based on the story, 'The Village that Vanished' by Ann Grifalconi
  • Solved problems in the context of money
  • Wrote conversations in French about buying tickets for different wonders of the world


  • Understood how to calculate fractions of amounts
  • Wrote introductions for persuasive arguments
  • Planted and observed plants in Science for investigations


  • Monitored the seeds that were planted a few weeks ago and discussed how we could improve their growth
  • Looked at bar graphs and pictograms to answer questions about data
  • Collected data about the favourite puddings in Hedgehogs and used this to create bar graphs and pictograms


  • Wrote stories about a journey
  • Built houses for the three little pigs
  • Used coins to pay for items