Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Reception Open Classroom02Mar2020

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Owls Parent Meetings09Mar2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tempest Class Photos10Mar2020

Nursery Open Week16Mar2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Otters Parent Evenings16Mar2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hedgehogs Parent Meetings23Mar2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

KS 1 & KS2 Dance Festival at GTS24Mar2020

Sharing Assembly27Mar2020

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Bank Holiday (replaces Monday 4th May)08May2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

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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. 

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: After half term, we will put all the learning we have done about diary writing into action and write our own! In preparation for this, please write a diary entry for a day that stands out for you during half term.

Otters:   Read a newspaper article you are interested in or watch a report on Newsround. Summarise the report or article in 5 bullet points.

Hedgehogs: Write a diary about part of your half term.

Learning this week


  • Explored grammatical aspects of diaries, including adverbials and sentence types
  • Solved problems involving the mean (average) and prime numbers
  • Researched Anglo-Saxon weapons and how they were used by warriors 


  • Explored a recount of an event and brought it to life through drama
  • Practised division and learnt how to use a number line to support division with larger numbers
  • Planned a non-chronological report to inform the reader about different aspects of Stone Age life.


  • Understood what mass and capacity are and explored how we use these measures
  • Thought about how we can add extra information to sentences
  • Planted bean plants out
  • Learnt London's Burning in French


  • Counted, ordered and matched numbers up to 15
  • Explored movements to represent smoke and created a whole class dance
  • Practised reading and writing simple common words