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19/01/23

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‼️TENDER OPPORTUNITY‼️ BMAT Education are inviting tenders for out of school hours hire of (Harlow) swimming pool 🏊 April '23 - Aug '26. For full details and tender pack please visit https://t.co/Qw7TwEWwjQ https://t.co/Bo3ZNoHrbp

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12/01/23

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🕑 The deadline to apply for a primary school place in Essex is Sunday 15th January. 💻You can apply online at https://t.co/mSPxT0TdTV 🌟 Harlow 🌐 Harlow 🌳 Harlow 🏰 Stansted Mountfitchet 🌳 Roydon https://t.co/TkDxQXa1Ue

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10/01/23

Dear parents/carers, This half term we are running an exciting competition that we hope all the children in the school will get involved in. Please see the attached poster for full details. We look forward to seeing your photos! Good luck! https://t.co/bXwsasRdAk

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05/01/23

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Happy New Year 🎉 and welcome back to our students across Essex and Newham! Starting 2023 with big smiles 😀 https://t.co/zqoPaQsRbe

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04/01/23

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Happy New Year 🎉 This morning we welcomed back our teaching and support staff to our schools. 😀 Smiles all round as they prepare in anticipation of our students returning tomorrow. https://t.co/UbV199lNn9

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16/12/22

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Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. We hope you enjoy the festive break. 🎅🎄❄️☃️ https://t.co/9nrG8Eb1dN

16/12/22

Children’s knowledge of famous works of art was commended during a gallery tour, as Year 3 pupils visited the National Gallery. https://t.co/zuMGJHMdjr

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30/11/22

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Our friends at are hosting a Santa's Grotto 🎅 at the GPCA in Harlow on 10th December. Full info and booking on https://t.co/RAbXDxVPwx https://t.co/RgZ6IsZ1CO

24/11/22

Year 3 artists had an amazing time at the National Gallery seeing Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Rousseau (the tiger painting) Stubb's horse and much more. Their behaviour was exemplary and were a credit to the school. Please click on the link for a short video. https://t.co/xWAyTEoSKe

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17/11/22

England Rocks at Cooks Spinney! https://t.co/WqyMn4JwEV

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04/11/22

Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Science Horizon today. They had great fun learning about the Space race, meteorites, exploring the Solar System and astronaut training. https://t.co/mDwjSOAwJo

01/11/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an SEMH Manager 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/kWD1Wh2hYq

21/10/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Class Teacher 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/zLlOvy9g62

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21/10/22

Today we are celebrating the hard work that Squirrels Class have put into their first half term of Year 1. Here are some pictures of their fantastic homework projects. Well done Squirrels! https://t.co/eY2CBP3vgG

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20/10/22

In Science Year 1s are learning all about the 5 senses. Last Friday they investigated taste. They tried a selection of different foods and decided whether they thought they were sweet, salty, umami or sour. https://t.co/Vc1PK8GDJL

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19/10/22

Year 4 had a fantastic time at Colchester Castle on Friday, building a Roman villa and roundhouse. More pictures are on the school website - Image Galleries - Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery (https://t.co/QQNuaAKICX) https://t.co/aq4Q44ODcH

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14/10/22

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👋 Are you ready for BMAT? ✅ View our current vacancies on our website - https://t.co/GJjumrvddf https://t.co/CoBUsn4lkF

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14/10/22

📢 Sign up now to the Multi-Activity Holiday Camp held at this half-term to be entered into a prize draw! 🥇 Family Trip to Legoland Windsor 🥈Family adventure to Go Ape 🥉Family tickets to Vue Cinema Book here: https://t.co/VBjNvaSiqU https://t.co/exEHSZTtJQ

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30/09/22

Hello all, Futsal one of the teams came 3rd and our other team got through to the finals & played amazingly. Table tennis students learnt to play a new competitive sport. One team came in 4th place and received certificates. Our other team came 3rd and receive bronze medals. https://t.co/pnQnlqpCIF

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

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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

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and Nursery pupils took part in a World Mental Health Day assembly on Monday 10th October.  Here are some ideas we shared to support your child’s mental health and wellbeing.

Please visit the Young Minds website for more ideas and support.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Information for children about mental health:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrjevx3-Js

 

DIYs for mental health

Sensory bottles for mindfulness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF61_2t46pE

Worry balls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz5iEBdJM84

Self-soothe boxes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyfgodSSdV4

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENTS

World Mental Health Day 11th October 2022

Year 4 took part in a mental health and wellbeing workshop run by MIND on World Mental Health Day.  They learnt about the 5 ways to good mental health:  Connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.  For more information, follow the link:

https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/

Other support and activities can be found here:

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/professional/resources/

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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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