Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

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

PTA Christmas Fayre (Village Hall)27Nov2019

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Christmas Presentation, 2.00pm and 6.00pm12Dec2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Village Hall

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Latest News

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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: Get lots of rest after a busy half term.  Do lots of reading - try and read something a little different to your usual favourites. Read the kit list, label your clothing and pack your bag ready for Skern Lodge

Otters: Choose something you know well and write an explanation about how it works. You could choose physical things (e.g how a toy works or how a snowman works) or choose more abstract things (e.g. how the Brownies works/ how a football league works).

Hedgehogs: Write about something you do over the half term. Keep reading and recording in your book tracks too. 

Ladybirds: Sounds: v w j y.  Tricky words: I, to, the, no, go.

Learning this week


  • Planned and wrote newspaper reports about a Nick Toczek poem
  • Used known multiplication facts to multiply and divide larger numbers mentally
  • Prepared a piece about the charity Send a Cow for a Harvest sharing assembly


  • Used learning of explanations, nutrition and digestion to write an explanation of the digestive system.
  • Worked in groups to decide healthy ingredients and methods of cooking for a vegan samosa
  • Explored multiplication problems involving correspondence and scaling and used understanding of times tables to solve division problems


  • Wrote a set of instructions based on the circus skills workshop
  • Understood how to solve problems linked to multiplication
  • Created algorithms to program the Beebots


  • Investigated numbers 9 and 10
  • Developed coordination and core strength in PE through climbing and balancing