Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

PTA AGM16Sep2019

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Orienteering Day16Sep2019

Open Classrooms16Sep2019

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

stay and play17Sep2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Chulmleigh Open Evening - Year 5/617Sep2019

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Skern Lodge Presentation for Years 5 & 618Sep2019

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GTS Open Evening - Year 5/619Sep2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception (and KS1 Refresher) Reading and Phonics Workshop24Sep2019

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Nick Toczek (poet) visit10Oct2019

Flu Vaccinations - Year R - 614Oct2019

PTA Halloween Disco - time TBC18Oct2019

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Half term21Oct2019

12:00 am - 25 oct, 1:00 am

Year 5 & 6 Skern Lodge28Oct2019

12:00 am - 01 nov, 1:00 am

Non Pupil Day28Oct2019

Tempest Photographs - Individual05Nov2019

9:00 am - 11:00 am

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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.

Rosemoor Visit

The Foundation Stage Unit visited Rosemoor and enjoyed taking part in a workshop about the 5 senses.

Space Odyssey 

All children in the school enjoyed the visiting   planetarium where they explored our solar system. 

Devon Air Ambulance

Thank you to Devon Air Ambulance volunteers Marilyn and Alan who led a very informative assembly for the school today. One year 4 said afterwards 'I learnt lots! I learnt that in an emergency like breaking a leg near a cliff the air ambulance would get there much quicker than a land ambulance'.

Home Learning 

Owls: This week in maths we have been saying, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1,000,000. Find and write down 5 facts that contain large numbers about our topic Feasts and Festivals (or about any other subject you are interested in). For example: In 2019, 203,500 people attended Glastonbury festival, which is held at Worthy Farm.

Otters: Explore the ideas in The Beasties further. Create a beastie and note down: what does the beastie's voice sound like, what job does it have, who the beastie could save and what reward would they receive. You can draw as well as write your ideas. 

Hedgehogs: Y1 practise - 'ea' sound - heat, beat, beach, meat, Y2 practise  - cold, gold, hold, told, old

Ladybirds: New sounds this week n,I,p,t

Learning this week


  • Made predictions about a story based on a picture and discussed the atmosphere and style that the author has created
  • Ordered and compared numbers up to 1,000,000 and counted on and back in powers of 10
  • Became a circus performer by learning skills such as juggling, plate spinning, hoop acrobatics, and slack lining.


  • Developed skills of teamwork and problem solving through constructing rafts and testing them on the water
  • Worked in teams to memorise and act out the text, The Beasties
  • Developed understanding of the number system by exploring place value


  • Counted in different jumps (Y1 - ones, Y2 - tens and fives)
  • Read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and put the story in order
  • Found out about the different countries that form the UK


  • Investigated the number one and found examples of one
  • Wrote labels for the classroom
  • Painted pictures of circus activities