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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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Beyond Curriculum

From Nursery through to Year 6, opportunities will be taken to extend the curriculum beyond the statutory requirements and to develop our school values of adventure, articulacy, ambition, adaptability and altruism.

Some examples of extending our curriculum beyond the statutory requirements include:

Free after-school clubs - Every part of our school day is a learning opportunity, so we are lucky that we have extra learning through fun clubs after school everyday! Our clubs change every term and are completely free for all children. Sports such as hockey, rugby, cross-country, judo, cricket and tennis to name a few.

The Daily Mile - The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children. There is no extra workload for teachers and it helps to raise attainment. At Cooks Spinney Primary we begin our day with a brisk walk/run together in key stages. This ensures that children have their full break / play time. The Daily Mile is not Sport or PE, but rather health and wellbeing through physical activity.

Free breakfast for all pupils - Recognising the importance of breakfast, Cooks Spinney now offers all children free breakfast in class at the start of each school day. Children choose from a variety of nutritious cereals including Shreddies, Cheerios and Corn Flakes. There are dairy and non-dairy milk options available for all. 

Breakfast Club - Our Breakfast Club is open every school morning from 7.45-8:45am.  As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Breakfast Clubs have been proven to have a positive impact on punctuality, academic results, concentration, behaviour and attainment. We believe that a good productive start to a child’s day begins with a nutritious breakfast. Our breakfast club links healthy eating with fun and interactive games. We have a great choice of quiet activities such as puzzles, reading, drawing, lego, or colouring.

Kingswood - Our Year 6 children have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to Kingswood. Sweeping cliff top views, beautiful sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds surround the centre, located in a region boasting wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country. With a wide range of challenging, high-adrenaline and skill-based indoor and outdoor activity sessions, our pupils are kept active throughout their stay. Their experiences are tailored to be as impactful as possible. 

Spinney Speaks Assemblies - In Spring term each year, our pupils get the chance to take over assemblies! Pupils complete an application form outlining their chosen subject and why they think it will be important for their peers. Once selected, pupils deliver their assembly to over 400 people during our whole-school assembly!

Friday Achievement Assembly - Our Friday achievement assemblies are a celebration of students’ personal achievements. Children’s hard work is acknowledged for Golden Rules, Individual achievement in class (Gold Book), Readers of the week, Artist of the week, Pen licences, Apples (our school’s unique incremental achievement scheme), Sports Awards, Class of the Week and Attendance Class of the week. Parents and families of award winners are invited to join us. 

Spinney's Friday Quiz - Each Friday, pupils are set a quiz of 4 puzzling general knowledge questions. There's a quiz for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Pupils who achieve 4 correct answers are entered into our prize draw to win book prizes. 

Extra-curricular Trips - We provide the opportunity to go on trips to our local area and beyond to enhance life skills, learning opportunities and become active citizens. These have included: Harlow Playhouse, Colchester Zoo, Kew Gardens and the Houses of Parliament. 

Safe, responsible pupils - We welcome guest speakers and host specialist workshops for all of our pupils to promote safety in and out of school. These include: Bike-a-bilty training for Yr5, first aid training for Yr6, home safety workshops for Yr3, fire safety workshops for Yr1 and road safety workshops for Yr2.  

 

 

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