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17/09/21

We are delighted to resume Hot Chocolate Fridays whereby children are selected from each class to enjoy hot chocolate and biscuits in celebration of a successful week. Mr Beaumont hosted today's event. Look out for next week's post. Have a great weekend https://t.co/C8iI4pAWkG

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17/09/21

This week, year 4 had an experience day and learnt all about South Africa to help them with their writing in English, they are currently reading - Journey to Jo’ Burg. They took part in various activities including dancing and playing musical instruments. Super effort year 4! https://t.co/zSpAKM3FTq

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15/09/21

Pupils are in for a treat when our school library reopens tomorrow-100 Books To Read Before You Leave Primary School. Fantastic books for children of all ages, old&new, classics&recently published. These books are sure to inspire more reading & a love of books for years to come. https://t.co/AUODugZx8V

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13/09/21

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Just over a week to go! We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/Zs9dLplOug

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10/09/21

Last week at Cooks Spinney we celebrated International Literacy Day and our reception pupils made their own bookmarks and practised writing their own name. https://t.co/cT7Lm3ivhx

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10/09/21

Please meet the two recipients of achievement certificates this week from our new Reception classes! Certificates are issued during Friday assemblies in recognition of the children's efforts in following the 5A school values. What an excellent start to the school year!👏👏👏 https://t.co/LiCw6bgk13

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07/09/21

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We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/c08kLdHnLt

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07/09/21

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We're looking forward to welcoming families into our school for our Open Evening this Thursday 5pm - 8:30pm. https://t.co/4sI7lKofC5

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19/07/21

Ducks class having Fun Forest Friday time for the last visit this academic year. https://t.co/JaZGHiXhUy

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19/07/21

This Summer's Reading Challenge has a nature theme to inspire children to engage with environmental issues. Do you accept this exciting 2021 challenge? Please do let us know how you get on. We would love to see your certificates. https://t.co/kMqlswz7vA

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19/07/21

Ladybirds 🐞 have been busy this half-term with their homework projects. We have had hot air balloons, visits to air fields, songs written and new modes of transport created. Thank you for your effort! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/BkV8KNOhsJ

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15/07/21

Frogs and Otters out in the forest area of school today. https://t.co/GGWlJp2qn3

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15/07/21

Squirrels Class thoroughly enjoyed making AND tasting a fruit salad this week. They were all adventurous and tried lots of new ones. Mango was definitely a favourite! Looks delicious Squirrels 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍓🍉🍇🍌 https://t.co/8PIbGUvQCH

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15/07/21

We had a fantastic day of sunshine for the year 4 belated sports day on Tuesday. Students were split into teams of 10 with 6 stations of various activities. Every child received a medal🏅 for their efforts! More photos of this event can be viewed at: https://t.co/N0ZuHdN6Lo https://t.co/8Kt9gcXHx6

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15/07/21

Year 5 having great fun erupting their volcanos. A great way to finish off their topic of ‘Violent Planet’! https://t.co/gG3NZpS5CQ

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12/07/21

There’s nothing like a supercar to inspire children to focus on their studies. 🚗 Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy have been learning about car design and building their own models. As part of their work, they were visited by a Lamborghini. https://t.co/yeWfGcQJH2 https://t.co/KopUFZK1nG

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08/07/21

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08/07/21

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Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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08/07/21

Today pupils are taking part in 'Green Day' & raising awareness of how we can recycle, help reduce litter & use alternatives to single-use plastic. The Yr 3 podcast grp spent some time litter picking the school field & Yr 2 helped clean up the nature area. https://t.co/HiGGra4q4p https://t.co/3OkSFPlk2D

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World Book Day

World Book Day

Posted: 9th March 2021

Teachers took part in a classic party game to inspire children to read.

As part of World Book Day, 23 teachers at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy played Pass the Story to capture pupils’ attention.

Each member of staff recorded themselves reading part of The First Hippo on the Moon by David Walliams and then passed the story on to their colleague to continue.

Pupils were then able to watch the whole story read out by the familiar faces.

A separate video – produced by art teacher Ann Clausen – gave pupils a step-by-step guide to drawing the main character, Sheila the Hippo.

Magdalena Dackombe, literacy co-ordinator and English curriculum lead, said: “I wanted our pupils to take one message away from it - whoever you are, you should always dream big, and if you work as a team, you can achieve so much more.

“We hope to encourage our pupils to discover the pleasure of reading and to show them that reading can be fun, stimulating and has the power to transform lives.

“Every day throughout the week, our teachers held World Book Day activities with their pupils on Teams, including book recommendations, World Book Day masterclass, writing prequels to stories they enjoyed, writing about their favourite characters, drawing a Gregasaurus with author/illustrator Rob Biddulph, reading a short story and getting the class to draw a picture of what they imagined as we were reading, and poster creations based on stories they love.

“World Book Day is important every year, but during lockdown we have tried our best to inspire our pupils and to encourage reading at home, as reading for pleasure is the very heart and essence of what reading is about.”

Pupils attending the Nursery on the day were able to wear their favourite book character costumes.

The school also held a virtual book fair and attended online Share a Story Live events hosted by World Book Day and celebrity partners to encourage children to read for pleasure.

The Reading Stars competition – where pupils tick off a reading star each time they complete a reading task – was launched during the special week.

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