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19/07/21

Ducks class having Fun Forest Friday time for the last visit this academic year. https://t.co/JaZGHiXhUy

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19/07/21

This Summer's Reading Challenge has a nature theme to inspire children to engage with environmental issues. Do you accept this exciting 2021 challenge? Please do let us know how you get on. We would love to see your certificates. https://t.co/kMqlswz7vA

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19/07/21

Ladybirds 🐞 have been busy this half-term with their homework projects. We have had hot air balloons, visits to air fields, songs written and new modes of transport created. Thank you for your effort! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/BkV8KNOhsJ

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15/07/21

Frogs and Otters out in the forest area of school today. https://t.co/GGWlJp2qn3

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15/07/21

Squirrels Class thoroughly enjoyed making AND tasting a fruit salad this week. They were all adventurous and tried lots of new ones. Mango was definitely a favourite! Looks delicious Squirrels 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍓🍉🍇🍌 https://t.co/8PIbGUvQCH

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15/07/21

We had a fantastic day of sunshine for the year 4 belated sports day on Tuesday. Students were split into teams of 10 with 6 stations of various activities. Every child received a medal🏅 for their efforts! More photos of this event can be viewed at: https://t.co/N0ZuHdN6Lo https://t.co/8Kt9gcXHx6

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15/07/21

Year 5 having great fun erupting their volcanos. A great way to finish off their topic of ‘Violent Planet’! https://t.co/gG3NZpS5CQ

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12/07/21

There’s nothing like a supercar to inspire children to focus on their studies. 🚗 Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy have been learning about car design and building their own models. As part of their work, they were visited by a Lamborghini. https://t.co/yeWfGcQJH2 https://t.co/KopUFZK1nG

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08/07/21

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
BMAT

We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
BMAT

Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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08/07/21

Today pupils are taking part in 'Green Day' & raising awareness of how we can recycle, help reduce litter & use alternatives to single-use plastic. The Yr 3 podcast grp spent some time litter picking the school field & Yr 2 helped clean up the nature area. https://t.co/HiGGra4q4p https://t.co/3OkSFPlk2D

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08/07/21

Year 6, we couldn't let you go without saying how very proud we are of all of you. The articulate speeches, fantastic singing and spectacular dance moves were an absolute joy. Thank you for joining us for this morning's Leavers' Assembly. More pics at: https://t.co/VWUQLbX9vh https://t.co/is7UTB0D9f

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07/07/21

Lost Words 2 day Art and Creativity project Year 6 are so proud of their Kingfishers and justly so – inspired by the kingfisher illustration by in the Lost Words. Created using watercolours and pastels and their very own individual creative sparks. https://t.co/uVB1TcSqtH

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07/07/21

Lost Words Art & Creativity Days – Last week, children focused on their creative side during Art & Creativity days all centred around the beautiful book Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris. Ladybirds wrote a poem & used water paints to create these wonderful Magpies https://t.co/RT1OWBDCb5

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05/07/21

Sports Day 2021! The weather was glorious & the children had a fabulous time competing in last week's Sports Day. Congratulations to our winners, Squirrels(KS1) & Foxes(KS2) & well done to everyone for your efforts. For more photos: https://t.co/hiRiuIA8Hx https://t.co/bcifrSxWwZ https://t.co/tyariszjZO

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02/07/21

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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02/07/21

Today was the day that Pixie Class released their butterflies into the wild. Bye bye little butterflies from all of our Pixies! 🦋 https://t.co/3gYNqVYU2c

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28/06/21

This week it's crunch time for carrots! Has your child joined the campaign yet? Please keep sharing your pics of the children tucking into their vegetables for our website https://t.co/8PTCk3M3e3 https://t.co/yVFxY502u7

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23/06/21

We are very excited to announce that the 1st episode of Cooks Spinney Podcast is now available on our website at https://t.co/ZSjVALNjAn. Some of our yr 5 pupils got together to research 'litter'& were fortunate enough to interview the Harlow Wombles. We hope you enjoy episode1! https://t.co/xiMwIs2sq4

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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 SUPPORT AND ONLINE RESOURCES

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:

The World Health Organisation have released a children’s story book to help children and young people cope with COVID-19 (available as a download and in other languages).

This story has been adapted by UNICEF for YouTube:

My Hero is You               Top Ten Tips for Parents

 

Ways to cope with the second lockdown

 

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

 

Mentally Healthy Schools  Coronavirus: resources for managing anxiety and improving wellbeing toolkit.

 

Mentally Healthy Schools  Coronavirus: dealing with the effects of lockdown toolkit.

 

World Health Organisation  Tips for parents during the Covid outbreak.

 

Educational Endowment Foundation  Resources for parents (including ideas to support home learning routines).

 

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS)  Support for you and your family.

 

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

 

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

 

WELLBEING VIDEO MESSAGES FROM STAFF

Ms Jordan    Mr Kirk         

 

ESSEX CHILD AND FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICES NEWSLETTERS

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