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19/07/19

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
Burnt Mill Academy

Secondary school students have received praise for their work to enrich the experiences of their primary peers. Students from Burnt Mill Academy have been working closely with fellow school https://t.co/QR1QNYeIqv https://t.co/wt6XnLF3fx

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16/07/19

Year 1 students took part in a multi-skills event last week at Burnt Mill Academy. All students were excellent and we came away with a 2nd placed medal. https://t.co/P6KiLmFSdx

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16/07/19

Caterpillars, beans and sunflowers are helping nursery children to understand growth. Pupils in the Nursery at Cooks Spinney have been growing plants and vegetables in the garden and watching caterpillars develop into butterflies in the classroom. https://t.co/aVJW2VhLGv https://t.co/uxkurQKDjK

16/07/19

Usual time - 3.10pm for Reception and KS1. 3.15pm for KS2

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16/07/19

What a wonderful group of young people. We wish our year 6 well for their transition to secondary school. https://t.co/87WHY4k6jp

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16/07/19

Year 6 Leavers’ assembly https://t.co/aXsIIN1p4v

16/07/19

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
Sandringham School

Some of our Reception children visited today to explore their forest. Thank-you so much for providing the opportunity and welcoming our children. We hope we can arrange more visits next year.

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15/07/19

Another super book donation from a generous parent. Thank you https://t.co/GCFf2VOypU

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15/07/19

Last but not least the final year 6 awards were handed out. Well done to all for your efforts and achievements through the year https://t.co/eCuAZyY9Lc

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15/07/19

Year 6 achievement awards were next, celebrating the academic and sporting achievements throughout the year https://t.co/5yYPUvpaTF

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15/07/19

Attendance awards followed with one child actually achieving 4 consecutive years with 100% attendance https://t.co/0cejDNneiM

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15/07/19

Sporting awards recognising achievements in a variety of team sports ranging from Judo to Tag Rugby https://t.co/PpvH3sKeXi

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15/07/19

The Junior Leadership Group receiving their certificates for their work throughout the year representing their peers in school matters https://t.co/Qww8iptqZD

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15/07/19

Children receiving the literacy kits kindly donated by The Book People through the charity United Way UK and packed by volunteers at Pitney Bowes https://t.co/gmuGA8CCfz

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12/07/19

Today Pixie class were able to release their butterflies https://t.co/zE9F7QC2yF

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12/07/19

The final fantastic performance of the year 6 Leavers’ Play https://t.co/6RZNXRvpF5

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10/07/19

We would love to see photos of you reading with your children. Please tweet your pictures to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic reading handbook and storybook with CD that you can share with your child. The first six photos tweeted will win so get tweeting https://t.co/q7b4Z9C0Mj

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10/07/19

The moment that Pixie class have been waiting for - the butterflies have emerged! https://t.co/f2kYFqlI9k

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10/07/19

Cooks Spinney Judo team finished 2nd in the annual judo competition held today at Kingsmoor Primary School. Fantastic effort by all https://t.co/VvNrYM2CoK

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09/07/19

The Reception children had a great time making ice cream from scratch last week. The flavours of choice were strawberry, chocolate chip or blueberry... they even shared some with Mr Stirrat! https://t.co/aoRjiD0RRM

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EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that all early years settings must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well.  In school this refers to both the Nursery (Pixie class) and Reception (Gala and Pippin class).  It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The revised framework for the EYFS has been implemented from 1 September 2012.

The framework can be found here Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Schools.  We teach this framework through topics that excite the children; we gather their ideas through mind-mapping and plan according to their needs and interests. 

Cooks Spinney Primary offers a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society. Our curriculum prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in the 21st century. Our curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum. In addition to the national curriculum, we make provision for a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) to pupils at every key stage.

THE EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

The Early Years curriculum comprises seven areas of learning covering each Early Learning Goal (ELG). To reach a Good Level of Development (GLD), pupils must achieve at least expected levels in the prime areas and in literacy and mathematics by the end of the Reception year.

The prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language     
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

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The specific areas of learning:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

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Characteristics of effective learning:       

  • playing and exploring
  • active learning
  • creating and thinking critically

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Assessments are based primarily on observation of daily activities and events. Teachers and EYFS co-educators note in particular the learning which a pupil demonstrates spontaneously, independently and consistently in a range of contexts. Accurate assessment takes account of a range of perspectives including those of the pupil, parents and other adults who have significant interactions with the pupil.

For each ELG, teachers and EYFS co-educators judge whether a pupil is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging).

 

INCLUSION

At Cooks Spinney, we set high expectations for every pupil. We plan challenging work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard. We carefully plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We use a range of assessments to set targets which are deliberately ambitious.

All pupils are valued and are entitled to equality of educational opportunity. We take account of our duties under equal opportunities legislation that covers race, disability, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment.

We work with families and specialists to identify pupils who may have special educational needs, some of whom also have disabilities. Lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. The SEN Code of Practice includes advice on approaches to identification of need and outlines what needs to be done for them.

With the right teaching that recognises their individual needs, many disabled pupils may have little need for additional resources beyond the aids which they use as part of their daily life. We plan lessons so that these pupils can study every national curriculum subject.

We take account of the needs of pupils whose first language is not English. Monitoring of progress takes account of the pupil’s age, length of time in this country, previous educational experience and ability in other languages.

 

For more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum please make an appointment with our Head of Early Years - Francesca Harris on 01279 437590

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