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13/12/18

Learning about co-ordinates doesn’t have to be boring, let the battle commence https://t.co/2AnCI2Zevk

13/12/18

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talking to our Year 6 about a career in journalism followed by a grilling from the Newspaper Group https://t.co/bEDm02hBlf

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Fantastic morning talking to Year 6 and the very impressive Newspaper Club. Best of luck with the launch of your first edition! https://t.co/B0d4zUlcqy

13/12/18

talking to our Year 6 about a career in journalism followed by a grilling from the Newspaper Group https://t.co/bEDm02hBlf

13/12/18

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Fantastic training session tonight with our primary family Advanced training coming soon!

12/12/18

Year 2 Wow Day preparing to slay the dragon and celebrating the United Kingdom https://t.co/s7BGqjWlyJ

12/12/18

Having fun on Christmas dinner day https://t.co/HutBdL41pB

12/12/18

The kitchen team doing an amazing job of serving Christmas dinner to the hungry children https://t.co/ZHMVSGcBI6

12/12/18

Erin with her cherished letter from JK Rowling ⁦ https://t.co/y9tvncwHJk

12/12/18

Ed has been cheeky in Ladybirds and eaten some of the sweets https://t.co/OKUyuyn0KE

11/12/18

Ed has been showing of his elf Christmas skills https://t.co/QkFNsWjmn6

11/12/18

Our Carol Concert is now underway. Don’t forget to buy your your tickets for the hamper raffle https://t.co/I4SmnUvIL9

11/12/18

Fred from Canine Concern, listened to some of our students read today. Students were able to practice the skill of reading, whilst building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant. https://t.co/V5yAf9WSv5

11/12/18

Our Choir had an amazing day today singing Christmas Carols at Harlow Rugby Club https://t.co/xA2S3imo0l

11/12/18

Wolves’ class elf has left the shelf! https://t.co/B7SICPpGLC

10/12/18

Luckily there were no icebergs in our way! Titanic WOW day. https://t.co/Ka1MhB0ZM2

10/12/18

Year 6 WOW activity 3: testing our boats. Will they float? Which boat will float the longest? What design works best? https://t.co/LdeH6ypvo1

10/12/18

Year 6 WOW activity 2: making our boats from recyclable materials. https://t.co/4ulefQMuwI

10/12/18

Year 6 WOW activity 1: designing our boats. https://t.co/k25afSCuEc

07/12/18

Year 6 have taken over the maths lesson! https://t.co/DJdoMr9O5X

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New Library

New Library

Posted: 13th November 2018

Transforming a library with floor to ceiling book characters has heralded the start of a literacy push at a primary school.

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy is pulling out all the stops to ensure children have a love of books and read as much as possible.

A graffiti artist has given the library a more exciting feel by covering the walls with giant Jungle Book characters and a new library system is encouraging children to read more.

The school has signed up to the Junior Librarian scheme which gives pupils more ownership of their reading.

Whereas the old paper system meant pupils could only borrow one book from the library at a time, a new digital scanner enables them to take far more books home.

The system, which sees children scan their book and a bar code next to their name to log what they are borrowing, can also recommend books to pupils based on what they are reading.

Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “Junior Librarian means the pupils can run the library themselves during their lunch breaks. Older pupils can scan the books, whereas before they could only borrow books if they had an adult to help them with the process.

“The whole school is having a big push on vocabulary and reading this year, both inside and outside school. We can make sure children are reading when in school, but we want them to also be stuck into books when at home.”

A recent book fair raised more than £1,100 which converts into new books for the school and a book swap is being set up to give families free access to more reading books for their children.

Luke Wildig, assistant headteacher, said: “We have a number of disadvantaged families and so are always keen to find ways of providing them with books free of charge. It is another way of encouraging our pupils to read at home.

“Once it is set up and loaded with books, the book swap will run itself as pupils will be free to donate and select books themselves.”

The school is appealing for donations of children’s books to be taken into the school reception to be added to the swap.

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