Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Covid-19 School Information

Covid Risk Assessment - Updated April 21

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 30th April 2021

Copies of previous newsletters can be found here

Latest School Events

Tempest Photographs08Jun2021

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Olympic Athlete Visit09Jun2021

Owls Parent Meetings01Jul2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sports day and summer fayre02Jul2021

Otters Parent Evenings07Jul2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hedgehogs Parent Meetings08Jul2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PTA event - PJ day and Copper trail09Jul2021

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 

Owls: Ask your child to explain what a polygon is.

Otters: Talk to your child about the dance they created for science

Hedgehogs: Ask your child to explain about Olympic Opening Ceremonies and the features of them. 

Ladybirds: Talk to your child about the weather this weekend.  Watch the clouds – how can you tell if they will drop rain.  Watch the patterns in the puddles – do they last all day and where does the water go. 

Learning this week


  • Used a protractor to measure angles
  • Designed a parachute to investigate the effects of air resistance
  • Learnt how to build tension in our writing


  • Researched a country in the Tropic of Cancer or Tropic of Capricorn on the Chromebooks
  • Solved missing number problems in maths
  • Created a dance to represent solids, liquids and gasses in science


  • Continued to explore addition and subtraction problems in Maths
  • Wrote our own explanation texts about Olympic Opening Ceremonies
  • Planned and carried out our own comparative tests based on changing the shape of objects in Science 

Ladybirds Reception:

  • Learnt to read tricky words – have, one, were, there and little
  • Read and worked out subtraction sentences
  • Made weather mobiles and explored how ice melts




                              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