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Eagles enjoyed making their own pizza at Pizza Express this morning. Looks delicious! https://t.co/dbuKUceTiA


The Great British Picnic this afternoon at Cooks Spinney. A beautiful day for the children to have their lunch outside https://t.co/7KJQX6Ko5g


Year 4 entered the magical world of Harry Potter yesterday. An amazing day out was had by all https://t.co/DJg8CtLuBW


More photos from Pixie's farm visit today https://t.co/YKAtH0KUMi


Pixie class had a visit from some very special friends today. The farm came to Cooks Spinney today! https://t.co/tfTNOcPr9s


Pupils having fun on the first day of Cooks Spinney's after-school child care Star Club yesterday. https://t.co/M9RZOuhu5l


Our excellent year 6 Netball team worked tirelessly till the final whistle and only lost out narrowly by a 1-0 defeat in our last game of the day. Their team spirit and never say die attitude was amazing. So proud of them. https://t.co/sGJOlESydb


Baguette Day today at Cooks Spinney. Delicious! https://t.co/u7dKN1SAJ8


EYFS and year 1 were treated to a fantastic drama workshop today provided by . The children had a great time using their imagination to be mermaids and pirates https://t.co/nhCCWdv8RV


Unicorns Class went outside to make bug/wildlife houses and dens as part of their British Wildlife topic this week. https://t.co/H3bK0NHKhE


Pixie class enjoying their music experience this afternoon. The children had an amazing time https://t.co/SzHPS6zWwk


This week Sprites class are learning about British wildlife. Yesterday they made bird feeders using pine cones and wrote down a list of instructions for how to make one https://t.co/z5hgRZx3GQ


The future generation of mathematicians from frogs class learning how to double up https://t.co/WzWbgPR4YE


Pixie class were very lucky to have a visit from Lottie’s hamster, Princess. They loved holding her and were very gentle! https://t.co/sKzO2kaq6s


Year 6 privilege card holders, plus friends, enjoying eating their lunch outside today https://t.co/QLb7mE0tvc


Ducks class have created this amazing Spring poem, each class member responsible for one line of the poem. Well done Ducks https://t.co/z6mOHZixno


The children learning some new moves in Wednesday's after-school judo club. There are still spaces available for year 3-6 pupils if anybody would like to join https://t.co/6CyoCYlpfi


Year 5 cycling their way through their bikeability course today https://t.co/AQeSbq8cb2


The Daily Mile scheme in action this morning on the KS2 playground. A positive way to start the day https://t.co/uLljpm62ts


The Able Writers working with one of the UK’s leading performance poets, Neal Zetter today https://t.co/TogNs1BxOy


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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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