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23/09/20

Who needs Wimbledon when we have our very own socially distanced, marked out tennis courts for the children to learn on? We are also extremely lucky to have 2 rounders pitches marked out ready to use. All we need now are the ! https://t.co/7JxKA1HSNG

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23/09/20

Year 5 and year 6 pupils proudly showing off their brand new Pupil Organisers that they are filling in daily with their parents. https://t.co/b2JEni0KDA

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21/09/20

There are still a few 15-hour funded spaces left in both our morning AND our afternoon Nursery for three-year-old children. Please call the school office for more information and an application form. https://t.co/yvCBJUrUEx

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21/09/20

Year 2 pupils learning to be Scientific Illustrators https://t.co/WskpUxcSDr

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18/09/20

Amazing artwork being produced by the pupils of Cooks Spinney in the outdoor art classroom with the inspirational Ms Clausen https://t.co/aqI5GkiHnP

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16/09/20

Year 5 pupils enjoying their art lesson in the Nature Area. https://t.co/Nel8Gmj7ei

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15/09/20

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Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

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12/08/20

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Schools within BMAT take part in National Skipping Day each year, with sports leaders touring schools encouraging various activities. With the event falling just as lockdown hit earlier this year, the schools revamped the initiative with Skipping Week. https://t.co/sRhlu8KCOU https://t.co/80Fbw2HpXI

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22/07/20

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Children from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. The BMAT Rainbow Games challenged pupils at to take on eight tasks over a week. https://t.co/emZ9gwxj60 https://t.co/jv98S1I9HD

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17/07/20

Children created their own structures in junk modelling today and then used natural materials in the Nature Area to make initials. A wonderfully creative way to end the academic year! https://t.co/W37M0NNSqr

17/07/20

Mr Cody challenges you to write a song about your lockdown experiences. A series of short videos will assist you step by step in writing your song with prizes for the best entries! Good luck! https://t.co/Atg1sQn6LD

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17/07/20

We are super proud to see these children enjoying themselves and keeping fit whilst taking part in the Rainbow Sports Day Games at home. Fantastic group effort. Well done to you all! https://t.co/qcagfGrSSZ

16/07/20

A video from Miss Jordan and the PE Team in celebration of the sporting achievements of year 6. What a fantastic year group! https://t.co/S4GHL9C19F

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16/07/20

Ed, our Caretaker, has built some garden feeders on behalf of our key worker children for our incredible kitchen team to say thank you for the delicious meals lovingly prepared during the lockdown. Thank you Ed and thank you to our kitchen team. https://t.co/Rxhdgg5tLV

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15/07/20

Staff have been hard at work clearing the Nature Area ready for September. https://t.co/70HVkBd6eC

14/07/20

For you Year 6, from us. We will miss you all. Enjoy ♥ https://t.co/Hzpxdg5THT

13/07/20

Join us on a Summer Reading Adventure! Looking for a fun-filled celebration of reading that takes young readers on a journey that promises to broaden their reading horizons? Then look no further... https://t.co/zNw1tG1RxL

13/07/20

We couldn't end the school year without holding a virtual sports day! All of the activities are explained and demonstrated in the video. Have a go and let us know how you get on! https://t.co/iSfztj88vH

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13/07/20

These boys were set a challenge by Ms Harris and they exceeded it by running 18 miles over last week. Well done! We are super proud! Their holiday challenge is to run 70 miles. https://t.co/RmIMRkiQGB

13/07/20

If you're feeling brave click the play button. WARNING: this video is very emotional. Please make sure that you are sitting comfortably and have tissues ready. Here is 'Goodbye from Year 6' https://t.co/VDbubpjbrl

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Caterpillars and sunflowers help with lessons

Caterpillars and sunflowers help with lessons

Posted: 16th July 2019

Caterpillars, beans and sunflowers are helping nursery children to understand growth.

Pupils in the Nursery at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy have been growing plants and vegetables in the garden and watching caterpillars develop into butterflies in the classroom.

The lesson on growth has been coming to life all around them as they have taken responsibility for caring for the plants and creatures.

Chloe Mead, Nursery manager, said: “The project started when we were reading Jack and the Beanstalk and planted broad beans and runner beans. We have been watching them grow ever since. Children have been able to explore them, popping the beans open to see what is inside, and made observations about their colour and what made them grow.

“One of our curriculum goals is to show an understanding of growth. This has shown the children that water and sunlight encouraged the plants to grow, but has also opened their eyes to things like pests as they have noticed holes appear in some of the leaves.

“The caterpillars arrived as tiny dots and the children have been able to watch them get bigger and bigger each day using magnifying glasses. They were able to watch as they spun their cocoons, then drew pictures of them and learnt facts about them. We have been reading The Hungry Caterpillar and are looking forward to releasing the butterflies when the time is right.

“This is all helping them to understand life cycles, growth and the world around them. They have loved it.”

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