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18/10/19

Here are our year 3 enjoying their wow day. There were some amazing costumes being worn to make their special day more authentic. https://t.co/LY5KcfLU8p

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18/10/19

Year 3 enjoying their Wow Day today. Children had the chance to make their own Christopher Columbus boats. https://t.co/cR8pxp9lYQ

18/10/19

Two Cooks Spinney teams reached the top of their competitive Basketball groups today and are through to the final. Fantastic team effort!

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18/10/19

Another fantastic assembly by Roy Evans, from the Essex Fire and Police Education Team, explaining how to stay safe on Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night https://t.co/QIyhO9oERB

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17/10/19

The has arrived and will be here until 23rd October. Come along to find the best new children's books and help us earn free books for our library! https://t.co/Y0bMxskgaC

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17/10/19

Year 6 are on their way back from their Goodnight Mister Tom Theme Day trip . Children explored many aspects of 1940s life, experienced the Blitz and a 1940s school session. They also met the book’s characters, Mr Tom Oakley, Mrs Brant & Mrs Hartridge. https://t.co/O2ezcuEYFX

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17/10/19

Cooks Spinney are sad to report that yesterday night people trespassed on the school site and damaged our children's play equipment including items in the nursery garden. The police have been informed. If you have any information that may be useful, please contact the school. https://t.co/cnTNzc9Hg7

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17/10/19

Otters class were lucky to see a Quran and head scarf today brought in by a class member. They have been learning about Islam in RE https://t.co/cxoZDnmIfa

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17/10/19

We were delighted to invite in to school yesterday to deliver "The Truth About Drugs" workshop to our Year 6 pupils. https://t.co/PL0Umv9tL4

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16/10/19

The books of came to life as children celebrated his work. Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy turned their attentions to the storyteller’s tales as they marked . https://t.co/AsN5n5uRBI https://t.co/7tCFb8ocF7

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16/10/19

Young leaders got to see how their roles feature in the real world. Members of the Junior Leadership Team at Cooks Spinney were intrigued to see how their work is relevant to the wider world. They were invited to by https://t.co/nZYxKurFC1 https://t.co/OYLVAQTIxC

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16/10/19

Ducks class carrying out a science activity on how shadows are formed and testing different materials to see if they are Opaque, Translucent or Transparent https://t.co/4wpQuybyDr

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16/10/19

Here are our Book Fair Competition winners - these lucky pupils won £5 vouchers by submitting a review of their favourite book. https://t.co/CQfMDoKlmm

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15/10/19

Year 1 were testing out their taste buds in Science. It’s safe to say some weren’t expecting the pickled onion crisps! https://t.co/h3rF7Sn2ub

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14/10/19

Year 6 have become after some digits were removed from a calculation https://t.co/GGNknrmrqU

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14/10/19

Year 6 pupils having fun understanding about the circulatory system https://t.co/SmJ9MdV48A

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11/10/19

Young poets took to the stage to perform in front of a live audience. Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy celebrated by taking part in a poetry slam competition. https://t.co/wQV8JtCXXj https://t.co/NIXHkWf73W

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09/10/19

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in our family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/cAv7z3asSn https://t.co/oakKaUTqRj

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07/10/19

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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Another wonderful photo from our School Speaker Lindsey's visit to - the children were wonderfully spirited and produced some incredibly neat swans. https://t.co/RKiJv4qlWF

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07/10/19

The poster is now complete with 300 stickers! A huge thank you for your support. Please keep the stickers coming in as we have until 18th November to fill the second poster. https://t.co/ffSUkHy4C4

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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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