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11/10/21

Year 2 enjoyed the 10 minute drop everything and read on Friday alongside some of the pupils from reception. https://t.co/dmym948CYd

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11/10/21

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the 'Come and Try' sports tournament! They had an excellent time and came back very excited indeed! https://t.co/iFZWb9Y1gN

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08/10/21

Year 4 Rabbits taking part in take 10 reading today and also with Kimba. https://t.co/RQ8pPisGzS

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08/10/21

More photographs from today's visit from Kimba, Authors Abroad poet, along with year 4 and 5 pupils participating in the Take 10 Challenge. They watched a virtual event with Tom Percival and then read for 10 minutes. https://t.co/VjbcMB1trP

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08/10/21

Cooks Spinney supporting YoungMinds' Day! Donations can still be made at https://t.co/9dXI66xMGq https://t.co/cndK8kP2Lz

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08/10/21

Kimba, the Authors Abroad poet, performing with years 5 and 6. https://t.co/9xSThjQkEp

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08/10/21

To celebrate National Poetry Day, our pupils took part in a poetry workshop with a poet Kimba. They had a chance to read their poems, talk about poetry, listen to Kimba's poems and enjoy his freestyle performance. https://t.co/eqT2Vnaonv

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08/10/21

On Thursday 7th October, pupils at Cooks Spinney celebrated National Poetry Day. They took part in various activities and had a chance to write their own poems. https://t.co/TILFR6Zo8A

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08/10/21

Year 4 supporting YoungMinds' Day! Donate Here - https://t.co/9dXI66xMGq https://t.co/cY5mtluFnO

08/10/21

PHONE LINE UPDATE - Our phone system is now back up and running. Apologies for the inconvenience

08/10/21

Dear Parents and Families, our phone lines are currently down. We are working quickly to resolve this issue. In the meantime, if you need to contact the school please email admin.org.uk

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07/10/21

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Today we took delivery of our brand new Harlow based mini bus. 🚐 Keep an eye out for it as it transports our students to sports fixtures, trips, visits and more! https://t.co/AVpMlJJzfp

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06/10/21

On Friday 8th Oct, we will be taking part in 'Take 10 Challenge' when schools & families will be encouraged to read together for 10 minutes. Pupils will be treated to a virtual event with author & illustrator Tom Percival before taking part in the Take 10 moment. https://t.co/R7X2PSaOqj

01/10/21

It's World Mental Health Day on 10th Oct. have organised fund raising day to show young people that they're not alone with their mental health. Pupils can wear something yellow on 8th Oct & donations can be made on the link below! https://t.co/9dXI66xMGq

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01/10/21

Taste buds are tingling in Year 1! During lessons this week Year 1 have been investigating how good their tongues are at tasting the 5 basic tastes. There were some interesting expressions when we tasted the lemons! 🍋 https://t.co/hfoq65Wlz6

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30/09/21

On 7 October 2021, we will be celebrating National Poetry Day. And on 12 October 2021, we will be hosting a Poetry Slam Competition - our pupils will have a chance to read/perform their own or favourite poems. https://t.co/6oXxzXlWwJ

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30/09/21

Skittles enjoying his time with Wolves. https://t.co/x4Ly96YrFN

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24/09/21

Here are our fabulous Futsal finalists and amazing runners up. Good luck today in the final, the whole of Cooks Spinney is behind you! https://t.co/3n6GJXwvYi

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24/09/21

Reading Buddies - Year 6 pupils paired up with year 3 pupils (Ducks) and enjoyed the lovely weather while listening to some amazing stories. https://t.co/yUhqsQuA4b

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22/09/21

Last Friday we took 24 students to the Change4life event. The students had an amazing time taking part in a variety of activities with all participants receiving a medal. A quote from one pupil was, “This is the best event ever!” https://t.co/qAMcMwIay1

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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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