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06/12/19

Year 5 had an incredible day out today at . There was so much for them to see and do https://t.co/7nqKjddHCz

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06/12/19

Our children are constantly amazing us with their work in school. Just look at a small selection of the fabulous art masterpieces they created over the first half term. All . https://t.co/FGSsYtEObH

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06/12/19

Art Club children have taken inspiration from watercolour illustrations by in the wonderful book 'The Lost Words' by and herself. These budding artists have truly risen to the challenge and produced some inspiring pieces of work. https://t.co/vHU6yQQJyL

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06/12/19

Year 6 pupils reading with KS1 pupils in the Cooks Spinney library, organising books and operating the Reading Cloud system. https://t.co/ZmXN8NQAFP

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04/12/19

has been swinging around in Ladybirds class and leaving magical notes https://t.co/FPnvLu5p7l

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04/12/19

The Harlow Progress in Education awards were held on Monday 2nd December . Our year 6 teachers are very of the hard work, progress and dedication to learning that these three past pupils showed during their time at . https://t.co/mjX3qOEUMd

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04/12/19

Miss Brooks and some of her Butterflies in disguise at the Harlow Museum yesterday https://t.co/Sdyy9ogguJ

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03/12/19

Year 2 went to Harlow Museum today and stepped back in time dressing up as Romans and Victorians https://t.co/70HuRgQ3Jg

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03/12/19

Pupils from ducks class getting into the https://t.co/OntBR3yolP

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02/12/19

How about this for a super project? Such a lot of hard work put in to create such a wonderful model. https://t.co/DngDbtJLtK

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02/12/19

The Elf is here and Christmas has arrived in Sprites and Unicorns! https://t.co/26Yxf2ieyz

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02/12/19

Look who's back! Ed the Elf has returned to cause mischief in Ladybirds' class. https://t.co/5rMKWvJzJD

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02/12/19

Year 2 excitedly decorating the tree today. It's beginning to look a lot like https://t.co/5OlFSaHNln

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29/11/19

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed sharing their stories with different members of staff https://t.co/WQ81gIIHHu

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28/11/19

A selected group of students enjoyed an inclusive event of Vertigo, Kurling, Spinning & Sitting volleyball at today. Some students initially didn't want to put on the harness but they faced their fears and then didn't want to leave! https://t.co/jMONjkLNIC

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28/11/19

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27/11/19

Roy from Essex Fire and Safety delivering a powerful workshop to Wolves pupils today teaching them the importance of staying safe online. https://t.co/sdDwkW20QW

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27/11/19

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Children needing extra support with their social skills or emotional health are starting to benefit from a new alternative education provision. BMAT is working closely with to offer primary aged pupils in Harlow a lifeline. https://t.co/JMAHPdmPWi https://t.co/Kkl0yeykvb

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27/11/19

Sprites class have been making angels in class and are getting to play the angels on the big stage for the Nativity https://t.co/o1lQAbROI7

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27/11/19

Year 6 pupils presenting their fantastic projects inspired by Kensuke’s Kingdom novel. https://t.co/5Wiiw5wwqd

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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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