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The Book Fair has arrived at Cooks Spinney today and will be here until 26th March. It is set up in the dining hall so please come and have a browse. https://t.co/aP79Unc9du


Last Friday, our tag rugby teams were given coaching at Harlow Rugby Grounds at the being of the session and then played against other schools in the area. The students really enjoyed it even though it was cold and windy https://t.co/euhDNVqGpQ


The pirates have arrived at Cooks Spinney searching for treasure https://t.co/PaGT2JRF8M


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We really enjoyed visiting today. The Junior Leadership Team were a pleasure to talk to.


We were treated today to two Spinney Speak assemblies. Lexi & Grace spoke about two of their favourite artists & then Joe assisted Riley who told us all about his cute pet hamster. Fantastic to see the children speaking so confidently in front of the school https://t.co/agnPkrVFBo


Demi and Jasmine kicked off the Spinney Speak round of assemblies for this week. They chose to talk to the school about self-esteem and believing in yourself. Good job girls https://t.co/esAZiWzz9k


Year 4’s acting out a compression wave in science https://t.co/E8A1N0gYnN


A special treat at lunchtime today for Red Nose Day. Delicious! https://t.co/7hsv93Hsdm


Red Nose Day at Cooks Spinney. The children have made a huge effort to dress brightly to raise awareness for Comic Relief https://t.co/GfoKyhuBzz


Today’s assembly topics were dogs and sharks. Well done Olivia, Dawson and Eloise for doing all of their research and being the brave pupils this morning https://t.co/q7YzzRSMlP


To celebrate Science week, we had two scientists who helped the children investigate acids and alkalines https://t.co/420fagevsP


Thank you to our parents and carers for their generous donations to Save the Children. We raised £257 for this very worthy cause https://t.co/KUZl4PubOL


Thank you to ⁦⁦⁩ for these free copies of “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” to celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of this iconic story. Our children will enjoy reading these super-size editions ⁦ https://t.co/LJJ7v4HcsX


Prizes today for the creative efforts of these children on World Book Day last week. A difficult decision as there were so many good ones to choose from https://t.co/mFYyDe2CQu


Well done to Medina and Amber this morning for taking Spinney Speaks assembly sharing their passion for art with the school https://t.co/AXIJSKTTpv


Staff across The Trust receiving their paediatric first aid training today https://t.co/mD0fU9ukiM


The Foxes have 4 new teachers today! The children are taking over helping others understand decimal place value https://t.co/rBCOvRPgMj


Year 6 librarians helping KS1 pupils, https://t.co/tYE9yoykwt


The cheerleading team made up of pupils from years 3-6 were amazing with their performance on Friday and came 2nd overall. https://t.co/KZAGGIEi3W


Inspiring assembly this morning for Cooks Spinney pupils by Paralympian, Richard Chiassaro https://t.co/5qpe0xcDYo


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Year 2 - Butterflies and Ladybirds

Spring 2019

Thank you for an amazing first term. Here in Year 2, we are excited to carry the momentum from Autumn into the Spring, where there are a few changes, and some exciting events.

Specialist Teachers

This year, pupils will be fortunate enough to receive lessons led by specialist teachers. These lessons include Physical Education, which will happen twice a week, and Art and Design, which take place once a week. We will expect children to have the correct P.E kits in school at all times. Information about our new P.E kit can be found on the school website. (www.cooksspinneyprimary.com)

Butterflies P.E – Tuesday and Wednesday

Ladybirds P.E – Tuesday and Thursday


In the spring term, students will be focusing on money, statistics, 2D and 3D shapes, and fractions. Students are also expected to build on their knowledge of methods and facts used for simple arithmetic.

Enriched Curriculum

As part of this term’s enriched curriculum studies, students will be learning all about the Solar System (Spring Term 1) and then how to play and read music through an examination of the Beatles (Spring Term 2).

Reading Books

Reading books will be sent home every day. We encourage that you read with your child for at least 20 minutes a day. Students should notify the teacher when they are ready for a new reading book.

Spellings and Homework

Unlike last term, homework and spellings will now be set online via Mathletics and ReadingEggs. Homework will be set every Monday and will be due the following Monday. If you are having trouble accessing the homework online, please speak to the Year 2 teachers or a member of staff from the office.

Students also have the option of completing one of the special homework projects that have been assigned. These projects are to be handed in on Monday February 11th, 2019.



Homework Projects






Draw a diagram/poster showing your understanding of the Solar System.

Create a spacesuit out of recyclable materials. Be prepared to discuss what materials you used, why you used them, and which planet your suit was designed for.

Write your own, 5 paragraph, science-fiction story. Be sure to include proper spellings and punctuation.

Science Alive Planetarium (Leisure Zone, Harlow)

The National Space Centre (Leicester)



Create a fact file showing your learning about a famous astronaut of your choosing.



Here at Cooks Spinney we encourage all students to make healthy choices, and promote healthy learning and education. As such, students are provided a free healthy school snack every day for play time (10:15 a.m to 10:30 a.m). Students may bring in their own snacks, so long as it is a healthy substitute (e.g fruit, vegetables, fruit-based granola bars etc.)

This also means that fizzy drinks or sugary juices are not permitted. Only water should be brought to school in your child’s bottle.


As part of our Year 2 Enriched Curriculum students will be going on a trip to Sea Life Adventure in Southend. The trip will take place on Wednesday January 16th, 2019. Children will be leaving school at 9:00 am and will return at approximately 3:15 p.m.

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