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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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Year 1 - Squirrels and Frogs

Spring Term 2020

Welcome back! We trust you all had lots of festive fun and are looking forward to a new term together.

 

Maths

In Maths, we are partitioning numbers using the part, part whole model.  We will also be consolidating our understanding of subtraction and addition.  We will be looking at measures; length, weight, height and volume.

 

English

We will be consolidating our phonetic knowledge especially split digraphs and sound families. We will also be focusing on extending our sentences by using conjunctions, (and, because, so) and other punctuation marks. We will be reading Pirate Girl.

 

Foundation Subjects

This term we will be focusing on Geography and Music. In Geography, we will be learning about where we live and our surrounding areas. We will also be looking at maps of our local area and even go on a learning walk! In Music, we will follow and offer simple musical instructions.

 

Science

This term we will be learning about Everyday Materials and Seasonal Changes. We will be linking both of these to our topic work.

 

PE lessons

As the weather improves will be going outside during some lessons so please ensure the children have tracksuit bottoms and tops.

 

Frogs: Monday and Thursday

Squirrels: Wednesday and Thursday

Homework

Literacy and Maths homework will now be online.  The homework will be an appropriate level to their learning and will need to be completed.  Specific Maths homework linked to their learning will be released each Wednesday and the children will have one week to complete it. We will still be using the Reading Journals and sending the children home with reading books each week. Children will continue to read with an adult in a guided reading group four times a week.

 

We look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Mrs Blanking, Mrs Monkhouse and Miss Wade

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