Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Non School uniform - in return for Christmas fayre donations22Nov2019

Nursery Open Week25Nov2019

12:00 am - 29 nov, 1:00 am

PTA Meeting in school25Nov2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PTA Christmas Fayre (Village Hall)27Nov2019

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Community and Parent Christmas Lunch05Dec2019

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Christmas Presentation, 2.00pm and 6.00pm11Dec2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Village Hall

Children's Christmas Dinner18Dec2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Latest News

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 Samosa Making

Children have made very tasty samosas. They developed their own fillings and had lots of fun making and tasting them!

Water Sports

Children in Otters thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Meeth Reservoir to take part in various water sports including kayaking, raft building and paddle boarding. Thank you to Encompass Training who led this. 

Voting for Children's Council

A polling station was set up to enable pupils to vote for the new School Council members. 

Stay and Play

Children in stay and play this week enjoyed a Teddy Bear's Picnic in the school grounds. 
Stay and play is open to children not yet old enough to come to Nursery. From September sessions will be held on Wednesday from 9.00am - 10.30am (first session is on the 11th September). No need to book. There is a small suggested donation of £1 per family to cover snacks.

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.

Space Odyssey 

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

Home Learning 

Owls: This week, we have been learning about Jesus and how he was (and still is) a leader for Christians. Think about how Jesus behaved and what he did for Christian people. Write a list of 10 things that you think are essential for anyone wanting to be a great leader.

Otters: Look at the use of time in your home. Record any clocks, watches, appliances and electronics that show the time or can be used to measure or set time in your home. Can you find analogue and digital, and 12 and 24 hour representations of time?

Hedgehogs: Draw Pudsey Bear and design a new bandana for him. 

Ladybirds: New sounds this week sh, ng, th

Learning this week


  • Explored different ideas for traditional Christmas stories
  • Ordered, compared and rounded numbers to 3 decimal points
  • Explored the New Testament to find out about Jesus as the hoped for Messiah


  • Used the Chromebooks to type rules a person should live by
  • Wrote stories inspired by Gregory Cool about a character from Tobago coming to visit Devon
  • Developed understanding of fractions and their relationship with decimals


  • Continued to understand halves and quarters
  • Used adjectives to improve sentences
  • Worked in groups to compose a piece of music 


  • Learnt about parties and made paper chains
  • Counted candles on a cake
  • Printed wrapping paper