Primary and Nursery School
Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ
We will do everything we can to support parents, carers and pupils through this time. If you need any support or advice please use the school admin email address as we cannot guarantee the phone will be answered.
The children may begin to realise over the next few days the severity of the isolation they are going to live within for a while. It is normal for them to feel angry, sad, frustrated or disappointed about this. Below is a social story and a therapeutic story to help them understand.
Our provision will be open for you if you need it, including through Easter, if you are an identified critical worker and your child cannot be kept safe at home. However we do not wish to make any unnecessary journeys or contacts between staff so we do require some notice. We ask that you email us on firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm if you require this for the following day. If you are working set shifts and you know these in advance, more notice allows us to plan effectively. We hope that this will allow you to be flexible and us to keep staff and our community safer.
Guidance from the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson states, “You should only send your child to school if you have to because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. Stay home, save lives.”
Teachers will provide a weekly outline of activities your child could undertake. These will be personalised for each class and may include reading, counting, times tables, phonics, topic projects, suggested websites, writing or maths activities.
We will aim to send an update email from your child’s class teacher via parent mail each day. You can provide feedback to your child’s teacher via a generic email address. These are:
12:00 am - 1:00 am
For the latest photographs please look at our Picture Gallery page.
Otters class walked in the footsteps of James Ravilious to find spots he took photos of in Beaford and compare them to today.
Children have made very tasty samosas. They developed their own fillings and had lots of fun making and tasting them!
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.
A polling station was set up to enable pupils to vote for the new School Council members.
Hedgehogs class visited GTS to take part in a Summer Sports Festival with children from across the learning community.
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.