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Follow the art tutorial below to draw Ray the Pilot Snail! And then tomorrow morning at 9am Ms Pearce will be sharing the story of Ray with you during assembly. We would love to see your finished snails! https://t.co/1iEgrrZr3Q https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3 https://t.co/N639eOhlJT

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We always have to make the most of the snow when it comes and build the obligatory ! ☃️ https://t.co/ijxeHLKOKe


- Tuesday 26th January Mr. Stirrat is bird watching today. Can you spot some of the birds he's mentioned? All of our assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/BjZuh9s1zh


Good morning Year 3. You can now listen to Charlotte's Web at https://t.co/95flXxDxMX. Find it in the Home Learning area. Get warm and comfortable and enjoy! 🤓😀

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Who knew that musical could be so much fun! https://t.co/oUVi7Jcxfa

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It's challenge time again! You can use some or all of the numbers below. You can divide, add, subtract or multiply. The only rule is that you must reach the sum of 24. Let us know how you get on by posting your answers below. Good luck! https://t.co/oRAuV34lzv


Year 6, enjoy listening to your new set text Fire, Bed and Bone as read by the fantastic Mrs Povey at https://t.co/95flXxDxMX. You can find all the chapters in the Home Learning area. Enjoy!


Assembly with Mr Beaumont - Monday 25th January https://t.co/4pDfJ67Mx0

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A sweet way to the end of the week with marshmallow ! They look good enough to eat! 👏👍#sweettreats https://t.co/z8CJhivVqO

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🌟CALLING ALL TEACHERS AND HOME-SCHOOLING PARENTS🌟 Next Friday 29th January at 11am, we'll be presenting our SECOND 'school from the zoo' short lesson! The lesson will explore ADAPTATIONS. Please see our website to find the full info and how to join in: https://t.co/1aSMjmEjU9 https://t.co/3KFwQROAnh


Hello Year 4. Mrs Brennan has recorded the first four chapters of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for you to listen to. Go to https://t.co/95flXxDxMX!

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Could this be our Mr Carr putting on his best book face? https://t.co/NJz9FX8Sjx


Assembly - Friday 22nd January Mr. Stirrat is feeling adventurous today and he thinks you'll be amazed to hear about some of the places your teachers have visited! https://t.co/TLJe3qp6nW

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Our challenge of the day! How many different ways can you get to the total of 24 using the numbers below & any or all of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division? Post your answers below if you're feeling brave! https://t.co/bPLTTq75n3


- Thursday 21st December Miss Wade takes us back in time to when she and some other people you may know were much younger! https://t.co/rq8KWNB24k

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It's not always easy to get out in the fresh air especially on a day like today but, If you're looking for ways to keep active, why not try some of these free resources for some stay at home P.E. fun! https://t.co/FYGafl3wLf


Ms Clausen has added 2 language tutorials to the school website https://t.co/HsKTO5FTj7 You can remind yourselves how to say in French what pets you have and you can practise your Spanish vocabulary for parts of the body whilst doing some fun moves at the same time. Have fun!


Assembly - Wednesday 20th January Ms Pearce tells the endearing story of little Gertie that teaches us all to celebrate our own unique talents! https://t.co/c3h83DPb0N

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Our sibling group had so much fun today learning about the mummification process as part of this weeks Ancient Egypt topic. https://t.co/LpNpPWcfAL

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Cooks Spinney takes the mental health of pupils, families and staff seriously. See below for lots of useful resources but remember - if you ever need to talk, we are here for you.  

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as follows:

"Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community."

The charity Mind (www.mind.org.uk) also says that:

“In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.”

At Cooks Spinney, our children learn about how to look after their mental health through lessons such as PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education), RSE (Relationships and sex education), assemblies, in their classroom, on the playground and around the school.  Good mental health and wellbeing is embedded within our classroom practice and within our school ethos.  Our pupils are able to discuss any issues or worries that they face with their teachers or with our Learning Mentor and can also voice their ideas and concerns by posting a note in our school worry box outside the staff room.  Children are seen as valued members of our school community who have rights, responsibilities and the potential within to become adaptable, altruistic, articulate, ambitious and adventurous individuals who know how to ask for support for themselves and how to give others support when needed.

We have a dedicated team of adults who are here to support you and your child at school and if you wish to speak to one of us about mental health and wellbeing, please call our school office on 01279 437590 or contact us via email:  admin@bmatcooksspinney.org.uk

Lockdown 2021

During this current time of change and uncertainty, we have put together a bank of useful resources and online links to help you and your child:

Support explaining coronavirus to children:

World Health Organisation book for children (available as a download)


This book is available in other languages:


The story has been adapted and UNICEF have uploaded it to YouTube:


Ways to cope with the second lockdown:

Advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren's mental health and promote their wellbeing.  


Save the Children.  Lots of tips and advice (including a downloadable comic):


Mentally Healthy Schools leaflets (lots of useful links):

Anxiety toolkit:


CORONAVIRUS: dealing with the effects of lockdown toolkit:


The World Health Organisation’s tips for parents during the Covid outbreak:


The Educational Endowment Foundation’s resources for parents (including ideas to support home learning routines):


The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) support for you and your family



The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) newsletters:     Please see the page documents below to download and view the monthly newsletters.

There are many more useful resources on the Magna Carta Primary Academy website (Burnt Mill Academy Trust):


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