Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263



Return to School September 20 Information

Letter to parents providing details about the return to school in September

Return to School Risk Assessment

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 11th September 2020

Latest School Events

Hedgehogs Class Meeting - must be pre-booked22Sep2020

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Reception Class Meeting - must be pre-booked23Sep2020

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Owls Class Meeting - must be pre-booked29Sep2020

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Otters Class Meeting - must be pre-booked30Sep2020

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Flu Vaccinations - Year R - 621Oct2020

half term26Oct2020

Non Pupil Day02Nov2020

Tempest Photographs - Individual05Nov2020

Calendars page(s): School >>

Latest News

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

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. 

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'. 


Year 5 & 6 took part in a morning of orienteering at Great Potheridge House in Merton.  Thank you to Encompass training for providing this.

Home Learning 

Owls:  Ask your child to show you the "nice or nasty" game and play it with them!

Otters:  Have a conversation with your child about the rocks they see in their environment.  Are they human made or natural?  Can they name any of their uses?

Hedgehogs: Talk to your child about the different ways of writing the 'ai' sound we have learned this week (ai, ay, a-e)

Ladybirds Reception: Talk to your child about who is taller/shorter or tallest/shortest in your household or out of a selection of toys.

Learning this week


  • Explored how to develop characters in our writing
  • Solved problems using our understanding of place value
  • Investigated electric circuits and their components


  • Wrote a new ending to Goldilocks and the Three Bears recounting her journey home from the Bears' House
  • Learned how to used craft knives safely when creating a slider showing Goldilocks' journey home
  • Identified properties of regular and irregular polygons and explored the properties of 3d shape


  • Discussed shapes using mathematical vocabulary and explored pattern
  • Wrote a letter from a character's point of view linked to 'The day the crayons quit'
  • Independently made junk models and wrote a set of instructions for how to re-create them

Ladybirds Reception:

  • Learned sewing skills to make very long scarf for a giraffe (from the story The Smartest Giant In Town)
  • Investigated the length and height of things with a focus on vocabulary ‘taller/ shorter/longer’
  • Wrote a letter to the giraffe and posted him our scarf so that George the Giant can have his tie back