About this curriculum

We are passionate about reading at Cockington Primary School. We believe that reading is a passport to the world and therefore every child deserves the chance to become a reader. We want children to love reading as much as we do; reading for pleasure is prioritised and at the heart of our curriculum. Time is organised to support all children to become confident, keen and capable readers so that they are able to access the entire curriculum.

RWInc

We start our early reading at Cockington Primary School with our phonics scheme Read Write Inc. This teaches children to segment and blend words fro reading and writing. More information about this programme can be found on the RWInc. section of our website. Please click on the link below.

Read Write Inc at Cockington Primary School

Reading for pleasure

Almost all books within our school have been carefully selected to ensure children are exposed to a range of high-quality texts that match their age and interests; we encourage children to browse literature and build preferences.

Reading Aloud

Reading aloud to children allows us to widen knowledge of texts and authors, build stamina for listening and explore challenging vocabulary and themes. ‘Story time’ in class is a wonderful chance for the teacher to unlock children’s imaginations and demonstrate all the reading skills that we work so hard to teach throughout the week. Staff at Cockington Primary have access to a teacher library which houses a collection of 80 ‘essential reads’ from Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine. The collection of classic books is shared with children during their time at Cockington and help to create a living library inside the child’s mind.

Writing

At Cockington, our writing curriculum is designed to enable our children to become imaginative, engaging and precise writers who show control as well as adaptability in style when asked to write for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. At the core of our curriculum is the belief that children should be taught using high quality texts that vary in genre, show cultural diversity and are matched to the needs of individual classes of children. By using this structure to shape our writing curriculum, the children are presented with a model which enables them to understand authors’ choices and intentions, demonstrating what an effective piece of writing looks like, as well as providing a solid understanding of grammar; this provides the children with clear end points and outcome pieces to work towards. Through teaching writing skills alongside these high-quality texts, children are shown how the choices that they make as a writer impact on the reader in differing ways. This robust curriculum is taught with a logical progression of texts so that children can build on their prior learning in a systematic way to ensure that intended knowledge and skills are acquired.

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A child from each class was chosen to take part in an art afternoon, to complete a project for the RNLI’s 200-year anniversary. Each child had to paint a small square of an image given to them, using acrylic paint. Once all 200 squares have been completed by various schools and colleagues across the area, they will form a photograph which has been taken by a Torbay lifeboat crew member. The final collage will be displayed for 6 months outside the Torbay Lifeboat station once it has been unveiled at the start of June.
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Our amazing performers featured at last week's Devon County Show 🤩
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They had no trouble answering the question...
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As well as doing a fantastic show, the performing arts club enjoyed many other experiences at Devon County Show. Lambing is not for the squeamish...
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Here is a video of Performing Arts club performing at the Devon County Show today. What complete super stars! We're so proud of them.
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Performing Arts club are having a phenomenal time at the Devon County Show today! Their performance was amazing and their behaviour is perfect.
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Year 5 Boys Football Cockington A 3-2 Warberry A POTM : Freddie Goals: Alfie K, Leon and Marek This week, we welcomed Warberry to the wonderful Torre Valley North. This game was an insight as to what we can expect next year as our team consisted of Year 5 pupils. It started well with Alfie K scoring within the first few minutes. The visitors countered with an equaliser just before half time when they scored the rebounder after a great save from Leo. The boys were very keen to try to get the win at half time. Warberry gained the next goal through a deflected free kick - this only spurred the boys on even more. It was only a matter of time for us to equalise ourselves, and we did through Leon. He picked his head up, saw the keeper off his line and hit a great shot over the keeper into the top corner. Minutes left in the game; we got the winner! Marek continued his fine form in front of goal with a great strike through bodies. Freddie was named player of the match, playing in an unfamiliar role in centre-back. He won every header, looked very comfortable back there and was very commanding. Well Done Boys.
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Year 5/6 Boys Football Cockington B 1 - 1 Warberry B POTM - Dragos Goal: Alfie C Despite the weather, the boys were positive and spirits remained high throughout the whole game. We started off strong and gained an early goal through Alfie C. The boys continued to press on but couldn’t get the breathing space and we were pegged back level just before half time. As rain continued, every boy on the pitch gave their all but were stopped every time by a determined defence and a brilliant goalkeeper. Our player of the match, Dragos, played in defence, worked hard and was key for getting the team forward.
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Year 2 had a visit from Sophie Pierre from Montel Civil Engineering, the company carrying out the works at Torquay harbour. She talked to the classes about constructing bridges, how health and safety has changed and then challenged them to make a bridge using only paper! It was lots of fun and the children have new ideas for their final bridges now.
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Don't forget Parent Café next Wednesday, all welcome!
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This free information guide addresses school avoidance and offers some top tips for helping children and young people to overcome their anxiety.
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Some amazing bravery this afternoon at Berry Head!
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Some brave abseilers in Brixham this morning!
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Year 5/6 Boys Football Cockington A 3-0 Shiphay A Goals: Finley Alfie C Jack POTM: Roman - Made some great saves and deserved his clean sheet, making sure we was still in the game. Last Thursday we hosted Shiphay in the first game of the new season. After defeating them 2-1 previously the boys looked to make it another win. The first half was very slow and the boys struggled, thanks to Roman making some great saves and some good blocks from Leo, we went into half time 0-0. We woke up second half and Finley grabbed another goal, coolly slotting between the keepers legs. Alfie grabbed the second in pretty much identical fashion. Finally Captain Jack scored a lovely solo goal. Good start to the season. Well done boys.
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