Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Reception and Year 6 - weighing and measuring03Feb2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Half Term17Feb2020

12:00 am - 21 feb, 1:00 am

Reception Open Classroom02Mar2020

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Owls Parent Meetings02Mar2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Otters Parent Evenings09Mar2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tempest Class Photos10Mar2020

Nursery Open Week16Mar2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Hedgehogs Parent Meetings16Mar2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharing Assembly20Mar2020

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

KS 1 & KS2 Dance Festival at GTS25Mar2020

Sharing Assembly27Mar2020

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

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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: Read the information sheet about Robert Burns and then answer these questions in full sentences:

  1. What is Robert Burns famous for?
  2. Name three things Robert Burns wrote about.
  3. What happened on the day of Robert’s funeral?
  4. Put the Burns supper events in order: Auld Lang Syne, Address to a Haggis, The Selkirk Grace, eating haggis, neeps and tatties,
  5. Find and copy the word that means ‘to say aloud’.
  6. Why do you think Robert’s friends organised a meal after he died?

Otters: Children are preparing to give an assembly on healthy use of screen time. Create a poster identifying things good for children's mental and physical health.

Hedgehogs: Write a story with some of the 'ar' words from phonics (market, farm, cart, park, barn, start)

 Ladybirds: New sounds – aw, oi.  Tricky words all, they

Learning this week


  • Investigated the impact of semi-colons, hyphens and the power of three in story writing
  • Expressed equations algebraically
  • Considered the materials in Anglo Saxon buildings and why these were used


  • Practised using alliteration, fronted adverbials and direct speech
  • Explored mental subtraction strategies and the use of column method
  • Created timelines of the Stone Age and created cave drawings


  • Understood number bonds and the related addition and subtraction facts
  • Explored a character through drama
  • Used instruments to create sounds to match different parts of the Great Fire of London story


  • Explored ‘whole’ and ‘part’ with numbers
  • Created Chinese dragons with brusho and pastel