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Pixies have been busy today making gingerbread men https://t.co/xHMtmnxeBM


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James Shone

Was ⁦⁩ yesterday. A great primary school: lovely head, delightful staff and charming kids. https://t.co/WQpfwBg4PA


Foxes taking over Math lessons! https://t.co/D3jphiow1H


⁩ inspiring confidence in our Year 5 and Year 6 children today https://t.co/G1hsRYjEtk


Year 6 have had fun learning about how chromosomes are inherited https://t.co/uz9K3eCaSa


Look we've found Nemo! https://t.co/fCGxvpzIMT


Year 2 on their Sealife trip today. https://t.co/OQhEpmRaYI


Student Council in full swing this morning discussing the topics that matter to them https://t.co/FGmtDUZYg5


Maddi and Layla taking assembly this morning in the first Spinney Speaks. Well done girls https://t.co/0cbBoJO1O7


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Robert Halfon MP #WorkingHard4Harlow

Incredible newspaper from some wonderful and extraordinary pupils . Congratulations and thank you for all you are doing to https://t.co/YbLdsiXCBX


Our newspaper group went to Chelmsford County Council today to hand deliver a petition with over 400 signatures in an effort to save our local library! ⁦ https://t.co/i4Ck8hi3JR


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BBC Essex

May, aged 10, says she and her friends would be very upset if Mark Hall library closed and explains why she prefers books to smart phones, TV and films 📖 📚 https://t.co/dj9HfrFchf


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BBC Essex

Meanwhile, a student newspaper team from in Harlow have launched a petition - to save their local library - which they’ll present to with . https://t.co/ZK6aX9HS4S


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Michael Rosen

This evening I saw at Cooks Spinney School a fantastic school newspaper entirely written by the children. I thought, yes! That's just what we mean when we say schools can spend a %ge of their time being publishing and performing houses.


Please come and help yourselves to a free dictionary from our school reception. First come, first served. https://t.co/R4xKBrzYef


A fascinating interactive assembly delivered by ⁦⁩ covering 100,000 years of the history of Harlow https://t.co/IWBHcxgg9i


Year 6 at Academy looking at fragments of the moon. https://t.co/GVvvA3nnUK


On Tuesday evening at the BMAT under-11s & under-9s both won their respective finals of the LZ evening super-league. What a fabulous way to end the year https://t.co/kLNWJOJ1jc


Squirrels class are ready for their Christmas class party https://t.co/oPVFwzgROl


Year 5 Adders class have enjoyed making fairy angels this morning https://t.co/2y48J8QDNS


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Year 2 - Butterflies and Ladybirds

Dear Parents/Carers,

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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