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Year 6 getting creative and enjoying their Japanese Wow Day https://t.co/RkupB91ZT9


Sparrowhawks celebrating Japanese WOW Day. https://t.co/PzEt7P3MWQ


The Foxes have been shading in grapes to help them learn about the phases of the moon https://t.co/9elQuAV0Xr


Staff and children having fun at the school disco last night! https://t.co/ZbY1pgkdeC


Notice to parents - Cooks Spinney phone lines are now all back up and running.


Notice to all parents and carers- phone lines at school are down at the moment. Engineer is on the way. If you need to contact the school urgently please email admin.org.uk or tweet us. Thanks


Sprites celebrating Chinese New Year https://t.co/vJNXJUUCOY


Ladybirds exploring 3D shapes by making their own https://t.co/WG6BWebAJ0


Year 1 learning about fire and safety in the home today https://t.co/QmQNPDRxZj


Congratulations to Squirrels as winners of the "Best Snowman" competition. Squirrels received 21 likes, Sprites took second place on 17 likes with third place going to morning Pixies with 11 likes. Well done to all snowman builders and a big thank you to the likers! https://t.co/isSml6rN81


Ladybirds had fun constructing a stable space tower. The winners were the orange plate! https://t.co/8kflFFXzYg


Year one re-enacting The Great Fire of London! https://t.co/TqVXgCPWaK


Thank you to 2020 Dreams/2020 Effect for their thought provoking workshop delivered to our year 5 and 6 pupils today https://t.co/hAolIOZCZa


Here is the winner of the ⁦ voucher with all of her goodies. Well done Angel! https://t.co/kPpqAhpC4W


Pixies were joined by Butterflies for P.E. https://t.co/t7EPXCCvre


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Proving students do their research before meeting Harlow MP https://t.co/GF5oakq5fy


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⁩ pupil Millie has arrived to interview ⁦https://t.co/0SLIOjY8W9


First day of breakfast at Cooks Spinney https://t.co/fwyYKGJ8Gl


The Spinney Choir having an amazing time at the O2 yesterday ⁦ https://t.co/suQ2L74BLw


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Year 1 - Squirrels and Frogs

Spring 2019

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



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.



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 Samuel Pepys’  Diary and Treasure Island.



This term will be finding out about The Great Fire of London and exploring the theme of ‘Pirates!’



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 Wednesday

Squirrels: Wednesday and Thursdays.



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 would like the children to read one level on Reading Eggs each week and complete the spelling tasks.

In Year 1, we will still be using the Reading Journals and sending the children home with reading books.


We look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Mrs Blanking, Mrs Monkhouse and Miss Wade

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