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01/04/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

01/04/20

The winner of the lucky draw from yesterday's competition is the Hemes family!👏 Today's challenge: can you identify who is joyfully sharing "Tiny Turtle" on https://t.co/95flXxDxMX? Post your answers to win.

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01/04/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
Lucia Glynn

We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

31/03/20

Can you guess the reader? Go to https://t.co/95flXxDxMX Listen to the poem, “The Particular Way of the Odd Ms McKay” to identify our special guest reader and you could win a book prize! Post your answer and all entries will go into a lucky draw for the prize.

30/03/20

Hi everyone! Take a look at our new online story website at https://t.co/95flXxDxMX There are lots of stories, poems and rhymes for you to enjoy. You can even add your own book reviews in the book club area. Have fun and enjoy the stories. 😊

30/03/20

You can't visit the theatre right now but the theatre can visit you! With West End Shows closing their doors to the public 'The Wind In The Willows' is now streaming online for free. They are just asking for a small donation to charity. https://t.co/82QGGX7KP0

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27/03/20

Incredible illusions and the magic of chromatography made for an exciting . Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy got hands-on during the week dedicated to science. https://t.co/Zziu0Icx94 https://t.co/9ATtW4wY7H

25/03/20

Boost your English, maths and general knowledge skills while helping to end world hunger! Visit https://t.co/XOJMUU2Rry and for every question you get correct, the website will donate 10 grains of rice to people in need around the world!

24/03/20

Please can we remind you to visit https://t.co/imGkZdJio7 where you can find lots of links to free learning resources.

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23/03/20

We have set up a community bookswap outside the school gates. If you need to stock up on books for your home please come and help yourselves. All we ask is that you follow the Government’s advice on social distancing when using it. Thank you https://t.co/jRCuLtoWjs

23/03/20

https://t.co/OUs6e761pC are offering free audiobooks to all children during the enforced school closures - please visit https://t.co/pMFAjHXLj5 to start listening!

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19/03/20

Some of our year 6s sent some cheer to the residents of Ashlyn Care Home today. Pupils made some cards as they are no longer allowed to have visitors. https://t.co/8GfD6xRMeg

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19/03/20

Cooks Spinney pupils pulled up their odd socks today to raise awareness of World Down Syndrome Day that falls on 21st March. https://t.co/hDSog2yyLv

19/03/20

PE lessons with - a great way to keep active while we are closed! https://t.co/wqyyoTWKRQ

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19/03/20

Ladybirds put their maths skills to the test to solve the Easter Egg Hunt! https://t.co/VZnsJLEzFx

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18/03/20

Young people learnt the importance of fundraising to keep the county’s air ambulance operating. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance held workshops to explain to pupils at Cooks Spinney what the medical service does and how it can be supported. https://t.co/RDXDZAp06E https://t.co/vWzGyBOcu7

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18/03/20

Year 6 joining forces in the hall to create coronavirus posters. ! https://t.co/T8dFqA5Xgw

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17/03/20

Instead of building dens in Hatfield Forest today, Ladybirds made dens for Winnie-the-Pooh and friends in our nature area! https://t.co/fUGOGT1ykG

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17/03/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
Lucia Glynn

Today at and we’d like to give a big shout-out to who made up 200 of these fantastic lunch boxes in less than 2 hours , ensuring our children had a healthy meal, when staff shortages got the better of us! https://t.co/VAqLvwVP9n

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16/03/20

They've arrived!Two bags full of PE equipment have been received from in exchange for the two posters that we managed to fill with stickers brought in by our children. Thank you to everyone that helped to fill the posters. https://t.co/aA3sFDcl6D

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Reception - Sprites and Unicorns

Spring Term 2020

Our project for this term is ‘Once upon a time’. We will be covering traditional stories such as ‘The Gingerbread Man’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We will be learning to sequence and retell events and act out them out, as well as developing our writing skills. We have lots of exciting activities planned such as cooking gingerbread, mixing porridge oats and building houses out of different materials.

In Literacy, we will be supporting the children to develop their knowledge of sounds during phonic lessons to enable the children to read words and short sentences independently. The adults will read to the class on a daily basis as well as sharing the children’s reading books with them once a week which they have practiced at home.

We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year, Easter and World book day this term and exploring traditional family customs and routines. We will be looking at the changes that take place as we move into Spring and venture outside as much as possible to take advantage of the learning on offer in the great outdoors.

In Maths, we are going to continue working on mastering numbers to 10 and begin to count amounts accurately beyond ten. We will be finding one more and less than a given number and will begin to add and take away practically. The children will be asked to explain their thinking and make comparisons about the shape and size of objects. 

The children will continue their lessons with our BMAT specialist P.E. teachers and will work on their physical skills twice a week-

Sprites P.E sessions- Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Unicorns P.E sessions- Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Please ensure you are checking our school weekly newsletter for any upcoming dates and information.

We will continue to use Tapestry as a platform to document the children’s learning and we are always excited to see things uploaded from home.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception team.

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