Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Covid-19 School Information

School Reopening Risk Assessment - March 2021

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 26th March 2021

Copies of previous newsletters can be found here

Latest School Events

Easter Holiday02Apr2021

12:00 am - 18 apr, 1:00 am

Tempest Photographs08Jun2021

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Calendars page(s): School >>

Latest News

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

We are continuing to update our play provision and grounds.  

We have invested in waterproof trousers, jackets and some wellies so as many of the children as possible to be able to access all of the site and play in all weathers. The tyres  have already had a lot of use to create social spaces and areas. Next we will be adding some planks and tarpaulins to open up the use of these even further.



CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

Dressing Up Day

Children loved dressing up as Victorians in Hedgehogs and spending day in a Victorian classrroom. 

Halloween Fun!

Well done to all the children that entered the PTA pumpkin carving competition.  They looked fantastic around the school grounds.

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. 

Home Learning 

Our theme next term is Going for Gold. Children will be learning about the history and spectacle of the Olympic Games and locating places around the world where they have taken place. We are hoping to be able to proceed with a visit from a Paralympian and for good weather so we can make the most of our grounds for physical activity and games. The subjects driving final outcomes this term will be Computing, Science and Geography.

Optional home learning over Easter

  • Watch some videos of the opening ceremony for Olympic games in the past
  • Find out about the history of the games
  • Create a map showing the places which have hosted the games over the last few years

Research an Olympian, find out about how they became an elite sports person and the practice they have to put in to achieve excellence

Learning this week


  • Made number problems to challenge our classmates
  • Designed and produced a decorative stained-glass window 
  • Used a range of sentence types to make writing more interesting


  • Performed a drama retelling of The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Edited our twisted fairytale stories
  • Played mini basketball games in PE using all the skills learnt this term


  • Explored hundred squares, thinking about 1 more/less and 10 more/less
  • Wrote Spring poems and performed them to the class
  • Created rhythms on the djembe drums 

Ladybirds Reception:

  • Chose and used items to help solve addition problems
  • Practised throwing and catching bean bags



                      For all queries or if you would like a paper copy of any of the information on our website please

                      contact Helen Wright, Business Manager via email on or tel 01805 603263