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01/12/20

Here we have Owls class enjoying a little audience participation to from the amazing company. Looks like Owls are having an absolute hoot! https://t.co/4xECTkSinM

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01/12/20

They couldn't go to Panto so brought the Panto to Cooks Spinney! Pupils from Foxes class got involved with and laughed their way through the whole performance......oh yes they did! What a fantastic way to kick off December! https://t.co/5dsSk7bxoc

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01/12/20

Time to celebrate! Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has been recognised by for keeping the children active during lockdown 2020. Here is a reminder of some of the activities that children took part in from home https://t.co/4X9mZ1E38F

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30/11/20

Ducks pupils came in to their very own class postbox this morning! It's a bit empty though so it's just waiting for some Christmas cards to be posted to fill it up! https://t.co/ci8eFwrstV

27/11/20

Here comes Panto! We are so excited that Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be showing in classrooms at Cooks Spinney next week! 🤩 https://t.co/pMOgwOqKvO

23/11/20

Pupils have had so much fun this month rocking out with trying to beat their own scores as well as those of other pupils. The winners are: Whole class: 1st:Owls, 2nd:Foxes, 3rd:Eagles Individual: 1st:Oscar in Foxes, 2nd:Ted in Owls, 3rd:Lewis in Owls🏆#WellDoneAll

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20/11/20

Ladybirds class showing off their odd socks in celebration of what makes us all unique in ! https://t.co/wNOF93AptE

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx

19/11/20

Getting lost in a good book is one of life’s great pleasures and a fantastic way to learn. have some wonderful tips and ideas to help your child fall in love with reading. https://t.co/5yFjZn9YFL

19/11/20

Don't forget to wear your odd socks to school tomorrow as a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique in Anti-Bullying Week!

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16/11/20

Year 2 learning how to use to draw . Well done year 2, we love them!👏👏👏 https://t.co/KRO4mVKISf

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13/11/20

Butterflies class pupils looked bright and colourful today as they combined with the end of . https://t.co/PMpwc7fiZE

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13/11/20

Ladybirds tested out their maths skills by playing Pudsey's Board Game. Who says you can't have fun in maths? https://t.co/mrPgTAikkB

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13/11/20

We set challenges for the children throughout the week with a winner randomly selected during the virtual assemblies. And the lucky winners of the miniature Rubik’s Cubes during are: https://t.co/8eESDb43R5

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13/11/20

Once again the children of would like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to Mrs Hughes and for their generosity in donating these fabulous tablets to our school. We are all very grateful for your kindness on this ! https://t.co/q0Q2OvdOCm

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13/11/20

Decisions, decisions, decisions! The children are in for an absolute treat at lunch time today. Thank you Catering Team! https://t.co/Ue6ABBfHTv

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12/11/20

Thank you to this very thoughtful pupil for bringing in this wonderful book to share with the class. Fab poppy too! https://t.co/wiN4wyITA9

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12/11/20

Frogs Class had fun creating these rocket pictures using 2D shapes. https://t.co/zb8Mhd9K1O

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12/11/20

Foxes class concentrating hard and loving their weekly virtual art assemblies with Mrs Clausen. Today, pupils were drawing Math characters to link in with https://t.co/OUZ9oAz3Jj

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Teachers launch storytime website

Teachers launch storytime website

Posted: 23rd April 2020

Children are getting to enjoy daily story time sessions with their teachers from the comfort of their own homes.

While schools are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, teachers are finding new ways to keep in touch with their classes and to continue to teach and inspire them.

At Cooks Spinney Primary Academy teachers have launched the Spinney Stories website, featuring stories read by the school’s teachers.

Jen Pearce, deputy head, set up the site and said: “My idea was to provide access to free audio stories for children to listen to if they do not have access to books, cannot read or have no one to read a bedtime story to them. It also gives parents a bit of respite during these uncertain times. They could put on a story and have a few minutes to themselves while their children listen.

“Those who have already recorded a story have said how therapeutic and fun they have found it and even that it has taken them back to their own childhood. So, it has many purposes: stories for children, therapy and nostalgia for adults and a bit of a laugh. All for free!”

Teachers have recorded stories, poems, rhymes, novel chapters and extracts suitable for children of all ages.

Pupils are being challenged to guess which teacher is reading the story of the day.

Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “We want our children to still feel they are in contact with their school and for them to hear from their teachers as they read their favourite stories. Teachers are using it as an opportunity to say hello to the children and to tell them they are missing them. It has been really nice for everyone.

“We are, of course, encouraging everyone to read at home during the school closure. We have launched the site now because of Coronavirus, but it is something we will build on when we are all back at school and invite children to get involved by recording their own stories to share.”

Teachers are also posting videos of themselves reading on the school’s Facebook page.

Visit spinneystories.com

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