Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Year 6 GTS Transition Week24Jun2019

9:00 am - 28 jun, 2:00 pm

Whole School Trip - Eden Project01Jul2019

Summer Sports Festival (Hedgehogs) at GTS02Jul2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Year 5 Taster day at Chulmleiigh03Jul2019

Year 5 taster day at GTS05Jul2019

Reception parent/teacher meetings08Jul2019

New Reception (Sept 19) full day11Jul2019

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

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Latest News

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

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.

Immersion Week

Children have enjoyed learning about Robots and Rockets this week.

Science Workshop

Thank you to Wonderstruck who provided a science workshop making speakers out of 'junk' and testing how well they worked. 

Home Learning 

Owls: Think about the next stage of your stop motion animations - how might you present this? Write some notes/draw some images to present to your group next week.

Otters: Make a list of the human and physical features where you live 

Hedgehogs: If possible, collect and bring in a 2 litre plastic bottle for our science investigation



  • Created the title page to our stop motion animations about explorers
  • Wrote our persuasive holiday brochures
  • Thought strategically about factors of numbers through playing a 'Factor Track' game


  • Explored perimeters
  • Planned, wrote and published information texts about the Romans
  • Understood the difference between human and physical features


  • Read descriptive clues about rainforest animals and collected vocabulary to use in a clue
  • Planned a science investigation exploring what seeds need to germinate and grow
  • Investigated odd and even numbers and counted in 2s
  • Painted illustrations for animal books


  • Explored floating and sinking
  • Played at booking holidays in the travel agents
  • Explored animations using photographs