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29/09/20

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OUR ONLINE OPEN EVENT IS TOMORROW! We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/FeyTXc87Zq

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29/09/20

Year 6 pupils making the most of the outdoor classroom and exploring painting willow trees with watercolours. Such beautiful pieces of work! https://t.co/t4RVQmZV45

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29/09/20

Ducks class raising their hands and pledging to put an end to bullying during and Nationwide Building Society’s first ever Big . https://t.co/RcXeefUlP8

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29/09/20

Our school is watching The Big with primary schools across the UK. Join us, and as we collectively put our hands up to end bullying. https://t.co/djBLxA4UKF

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28/09/20

Cooks Spinney Pen Factor Judges taking their new role very seriously and working incredibly hard to decide who will receive the this week. https://t.co/bh6y1X6J3N

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25/09/20

Today, a group of year 6s participated in Forest Friday learning about the environment, survival skills & practicing their communication & social skills. The group reflected on the mornings learning around a campfire (with toasted marshmallows). https://t.co/54UuHTSWtM

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25/09/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Educational Welfare Officer based at designated academies across Essex. For more information visit -https://t.co/OdgRtVIcYA https://t.co/4PXjm8Pc3P

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23/09/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
Burnt Mill Academy

ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/cStT8yK1Yq

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23/09/20

In celebration of today, pupils in Ducks and Kestrels classes skipped their way through their PE lessons! https://t.co/7LrZeX6IPO

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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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Rapper inspires poetry writing

Rapper inspires poetry writing

Posted: 25th November 2019

A loud and energetic performance from a rapper got children excited about poetry.

Hip hop artist, poet and award-winning author Karl Nova made pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy look at poetry in a fresh new way during a visit to the school.

He spent the day inspiring young people to see the connection between the music they love and the art of poetry.

The author of Rhythm and Poetry told pupils: “Poetry makes me feel good. When I write it, I feel good; I feel like a superhero. When I share it with people like you, it makes you feel good and then we feel good together.”

The poet held workshops with Year 4, 5 and 6 to encourage them to write creatively and to know how to tackle poetry.

Karl said: “I hope children take away from today a love for poetry and see that it is not just something they learn about in school, but something they take home and attempt themselves.

“Children have secret writing habits we don’t even know about. We want to encourage and nurture that.

“I never had a poetry lesson in school. I had a cousin who played rap music to me and wrote with me. It became a bonding thing between me and my cousin. I want to take that love of writing and give it to children today.

“Rap stands for rhythm and poetry – they are being influenced by rap and do not even realise it is poetry. I have now made that connection for them.”

Magdalena Dackombe, Year 6 teacher and literacy co-ordinator, said: “In young people’s minds, poetry can appear really boring; they associate it with Shakespeare and things they do not necessarily understand.

“The whole message from today was fun and inspired children to have a go at writing their own poetry.

“Karl presents his poems as rap songs and the children absolutely loved that. He has been such an inspiration.”

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