Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Covid-19 School Information

Covid Risk Assessment - Updated April 21

Exceptional Covid-19 home school agreement - to be agreed by all parents before their child returns to school (consent can be given through your parentmail account)

Behaviour for Learning Covid-19 appendix

Attendance Leaflet

Covid-19 Privacy notice

Helping Your Child Understand 

Below is a social story and a therapeutic story to help your child understand about Covid-19. 

The little gnome who had to stay at home

A story about Coronvirus


Newsletter 16th  July 2021

Copies of previous newsletters can be found here

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Latest News

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Making a Healthy Picnic

Children in Hedgehogs made a healthy picnic from seasonal produce. 

New Mud Kitchen

Children have been loving the new mud kitchen in our nursery. A big thank you to Torrington Men's Shed who made this for us. They are a social organisation who help men and women who are retired or otherwise at a loose end to find social contacts.

Olympic Athlete Visit

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to be visited by David Hill, a retired Paralympic triathlete. He ran a sponsored fitness circuit with each class to raise money for sports equipment in school. David shared with us his journey on becoming a triathlete and inspired the children to be resilient and not to give up on your dreams. We had a wonderful time working with David and look forward to using the money raised to buy some new equipment. 

Opal Update

We are continuing to update our play provision and grounds.  

We have invested in waterproof trousers, jackets and some wellies so as many of the children as possible to be able to access all of the site and play in all weathers. The tyres  have already had a lot of use to create social spaces and areas. Next we will be adding some planks and tarpaulins to open up the use of these even further.



CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

Dressing Up Day

Children loved dressing up as Victorians in Hedgehogs and spending day in a Victorian classrroom. 

Home Learning 

Owls: Ask your child to tell you how they make a setting feel real for a reader.

Otters: Design an Otter class survival guide.

Hedgehogs: Have another try at making our own sandwiches - what fillings would you choose from home? You could have a mini picnic of your own!

Ladybirds: Continue to work on spotting digraphs or trigraphs in the words and sentences when reading with your child and discussing the meaning for different words to extend vocabulary. 

    Learning this week


    • Identified and described 2D and 3D shapes
    • Wrote about a setting so that the reader has a clear picture in their head
    • Created powerful art using the zentangle style


    • Learnt how to divide numbers by ten
    • Wrote leaflets about 'Our Otter Olympics' 
    • Made bags and purses in art


    • Explored length and height and used rulers and cubes to measure 
    • Planned our own story together and started to write our own based on Handa's Surprise 
    • Designed our own healthy, balanced packed lunches with seasonal produce and made them for a picnic

    Ladybirds Reception:

    • Looked at shapes identifying them based on their
    • Worked on spelling all the tricky words we know by sight
    • Discussed how to look after babies and care for them by changing their nappies, washing them and clothing them


                                    For all queries or if you would like a paper copy of any of the information on our website please

                                    contact Helen Wright, Business Manager via email on or tel 01805 603263