About this curriculum

We value the learning that takes place in the outdoors and the enrichment it can bring. 

At Cockington Primary School, we believe that science is fundamental in supporting children’s growing knowledge and understanding of the world around them.  From the EYFS Early Learning Goals, all the way through to the end of KS2, we work closely with our pupils to develop their excitement and curiosity of scientific concepts, steeped in the three main strands of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.​

Children are encouraged to question, hypothesise, predict, test and analyse cause and effect involving living and non-living things.  Teaching staff facilitate this by embedding disciplinary practice into the teaching and learning of all lessons.  In this way, children can formulate methods of working that enable them to make sense of their experiences in practical and exciting ways, drawing their own conclusions.  In doing so, children can make sense of and confidently apply substantive knowledge when sharing results, discussing and explaining scientific phenomena.​

​As a coastal school, we maximise learning opportunities by teaching both inside and out of the classroom, providing extended enrichment opportunities for our children and making links with other aspects of our wider school curriculum, including our Wild for Learning and Ocean Schemes of Work.

Sequential Curriculum

Science strands with declarative and procedural knowledge that deepens and broadens progressively each year:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific understanding

The understanding of these is deepened every time they are re-visited, through links to prior learning.

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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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