Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

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

Reception Parent Meetings13Nov2018

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Children in Need16Nov2018

Sports hall Athletics (Children in Owls)20Nov2018

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Reception and Year 6 - weight and height measurement20Nov2018

Flu Immunisation - Reception to Year 522Nov2018

Christmas Fayre - village hall28Nov2018

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Nursery Open Week03Dec2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Parent and Community Christmas Lunch06Dec2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Christmas Presentation13Dec2018

PTA Meeting14Dec2018

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ The Globe

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Latest News

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

Poppy Making

We started making poppies for our community artwork to commemorate the Centenary of WW1.

The Big Bang 

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:  Complete a book review.  Research information about Komodo dragons and create a fact file.

Otters: Complete 2 book reviews in your home learning book.  Find out about George and the Dragon.  Choose how to present what you find out. 

Hedgehogs: Year 1 sounds - dolphin, phonics, trophy, typhoon.  Year 2 – practise your times tables ready for after half term and lots of reading please. 

Reception: No new sounds this week. Tricky words: the, go, no, I



  • Made crafts linked to the Shang Dynasty era
  • Identified multiples and factors of a range of numbers
  • Wrote a recount about a dragon sighting


  • Understood the grid method for multiplication
  • Wrote and published our invent dragon diaries
  • Sketched dragon eyes with different techniques
  • Built volcanoes using sand, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar


  • Published information books about medieval life
  • Counted in 5s in lots of different scenarios e.g 5ps and 5 cookies
  • Matched arrays to multiplication calculations
  • Published books about kindness


    • Explored the inside of pumpkins
    • Performed jumps, log rolls and balances in a sequence in PE
    • Talked about the differences between ice, water and air balloons