Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Christingle Service at Beaford Church13Dec2019

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Children's Christmas Dinner18Dec2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Latest News

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In The Footsteps of James Ravilious

Otters class walked in the footsteps of James Ravilious to find spots he took photos of in Beaford and compare them to today.

 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.

Home Learning 

Owls:  Learn the song words ready for the Christmas presentation.

Otters: Find out 8 fascinating facts about arctic wolves.

Hedgehogs: Play a game of 'hoses and ladders' from our Fire Service visit with someone at home. 

Ladybirds: Tricky words – she, he, be, me, we.  Letter sounds – ai, oo, ee.

Learning this week


  • Planned and wrote a Christmas story for a younger year group
  • Found the perimeter of rectilinear shapes
  • Considered seasonality and how to plan a seasonal menu


  • Created a drama representing setting up a Christmas dance
  • Wrote reports on an invented animal
  • Explored properties of shape


  • Learnt about position and direction in Maths, thinking about patterns and turns using the beebots
  • Looked at questions and how to ask a question
  • Understood how to keep yourself safe with a visit from the Fire Service 


  • Changed our role play into a hairdressers
  • Read the Cinderella story and made mice with a long tail and a clock to help Cinderella tell the time