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20/05/22

Mr Stirrat was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/t4Y5yUZLdW

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19/05/22

Today we celebrated the jubilee by having a picnic on the field. The children had a wonderful time. https://t.co/f8sjZN9F13

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16/05/22

Our lovely year 4 students had a great time at the Tri-golf festival on Friday at Church Langley School. The students demonstrated some really good putting and chipping skills whilst competing against other schools in the area. https://t.co/lfXZ52IQdU

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13/05/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/3cxYm3Jk9g

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13/05/22

Some year 1&2 children had the opportunity to learn and play some fun and challenging activities based around cricket at Harlow Town Cricket Club! https://t.co/0QmFvKuX1s

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13/05/22

Today we're opening our Outdoor Library to give you and your children a great opportunity to explore a range of books from different genres. Your children can choose and borrow new books for two weeks, then they must be returned. Open every Friday from 3-3:30pm. See you there. https://t.co/k9HJcVOPHo

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10/05/22

A delicious ‘fuel’ for year 6 pupils prepared by our amazing kitchen staff to give them energy for their SATs week. Good luck, you’ve got this! https://t.co/6m4BsBRuOP

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06/05/22

Mr Stirrat was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/mssI6zj1wV

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06/05/22

Our amazing year 6 students created sports activities for the year 1 students, both year 1 students & year 6 students really enjoyed the experience & they both said some lovely comments at the end about each other. https://t.co/8hpg7nwtjC

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06/05/22

Our amazing year 4 Netball teams played to a high standard last Friday and played all the different positions on the pitch. Well done, we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PkTwo7vkZS

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05/05/22

Congratulations to our Readers of the Month. https://t.co/SGIwUOGueh

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05/05/22

Fantastic homework projects from Year One on their topic of The Great Fire of London. A fire safety poster and posters about a visit to the Monument in London. https://t.co/qMHErtcYOR

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29/04/22

Here are our poster competition entries for British Science Week, they each produced superb posters demonstrating growth in nature, animals, plants and stars. https://t.co/VbiU4P6cpA

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29/04/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/IhW5nhswRd

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26/04/22

On Tues, Yr 5 Reading Champions took part in a meeting with Magic Breakfast Reading Champions volunteer & Mrs Dackombe. They talked about how to choose the best book to read. Book vouchers worth £250, which will be spent on new books for the library and classroom reading corners. https://t.co/rY4Ij87yFA

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26/04/22

Another successful Spinney Speaks assembly presented by year 6 pupils/librarians. Olivija, Ivy, Joe and Blake talked about our school library: how to return books, when to visit and how to treat books. Well done! https://t.co/2fII6NXNeT

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22/04/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/IvRdOw3NGY

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22/04/22

Yesterday, year 3 pupils took part in Authors Abroad writing workshop with award-winning author & performance poet Neal Zetter at Freshwaters Primary Academy. The aim of the workshop was to develop their literacy self-expression and confidence & unlock their writing potential. https://t.co/KP3l8iipjr

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21/04/22

Congratulations to our March Writing Challenge winners! Keep up the great work! https://t.co/9qB2VK4hf9

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04/04/22

A massive well done to all year 4 pupils for an amazing performance of Alice the Musical on Friday. https://t.co/L2EA5G4Dcu

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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

 

ESSEX CHILD AND FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICES NEWSLETTERS

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENTS

Children’s Mental Health Week February 2022

During the week starting on 7th February, Cooks Spinney pupils took part activities to promote children’s mental health on the theme of ‘growing together.’

Year 6 children also participated in workshops provided by the charity MIND this term.

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World Mental Health Day Sunday 10th October 2021

YoungMinds, the children’s mental health charity, organised a #HelloYellow fund raising day to show young people that they're not alone with their mental health.
Pupils wore something yellow on Friday 8th October, made donations to YoungMinds https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cooks-spinney1 and said #HelloYellow in support of children and young people’s mental health. 

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TALKING TO CHILDREN WHO FEEL ANXIOUS ABOUT THE WAR IN UKRAINE

Many children have been affected by world events highlighted recently in the media.  Not all are able to express their worries and need help to make sense of some of the scary images they see or reports that they hear from others.  Here are links to help you to talk about what is happening in the Ukraine:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/tips-look-after-your-mental-health-during-scary-world-events?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin

https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/morearticles/helping-your-child-cope-with-media-coverage-of-traumatic-events

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/honesty-reassurance-talk-kids-ukraine-83109979

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news

Place2Be's Parenting Smart site have many useful articles relating to anxiety and sadness:

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/my-child-is-anxious

WAYS THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT FAMILIES IN THE UKRAINE

Harlow council have listed ways in which locals can help support Ukrainian families.  Please see the link below:

https://www.harlow.gov.uk/news/ukrainian-flag-raised-town-unites-its-support-ukraine

‘Your Harlow’ has published information about local collections for the Ukraine:

https://www.yourharlow.com/2022/03/01/kind-hearted-polish-deli-in-harlow-collecting-vital-supplies-for-ukraine/ 

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