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03/03/21

- Wednesday 3rd March To celebrate this week's , we have a mystery reader sharing the story of 'Grumpycorn' . But do you recognise the voice of that super talented teacher behind the mask? https://t.co/6WZOdibhZJ

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02/03/21

It's monthly challenge time again! Which one do you want to have a go at or do you want to enter all three? Huge congrats to Ailie (writing) and Rosie & Joe (maths) for winning last month's challenges. All challenges available for download from https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k. https://t.co/FmP4ng1k6w

02/03/21

Tune in to for a free digital live event to celebrate . Hear your favourite authors & illustrators answer questions from children at 10:30am on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday this week! Each event will last approx. 30 minutes. https://t.co/tbO74kFyMZ

02/03/21

- Tuesday 2nd March To celebrate , Mr. Stirrat takes a look at the life and work of Nikola Tesla. All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/JO0WpzoPtv

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01/03/21

Keeping active, eating well and taking care of mental health was the focus of a special week for children. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy held Healthy Schools Week to remind pupils to look after themselves in lockdown. https://t.co/D0I6mCUCEV https://t.co/8t5HhXDh0q

01/03/21

Assembly - Monday 1st March Ms. Dackombe kicks off the week by sharing the story of 'The First Hippo on the Moon' with a little help from her friends. You can draw your own Sheila Hippo by following the tutorial at https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3. https://t.co/aD5nGrmYmU

26/02/21

- Friday 26th February Join us today to watch this delightful short film starring the little bird who faces her fears to show us all that perseverance pays off in the end! All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/plBmwGKo4A https://t.co/dhCubvy3g3

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25/02/21

Today the sibling bubble enjoyed multi-skills outside on the playground for over an hour. The activities were completed in a circuit which included skills to improve agility, speed, co-ordination & power. It was great to see the children outside enjoying themselves https://t.co/Or7NU5Jobq

25/02/21

- Thursday 25th February Today's assembly is all about and Miss Wade explains why it is so important. All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/PXG8H0kJm8

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24/02/21

Our ICT room’s Grand Makeover – A ‘Wall of Code’ With huge thanks to for creating the design in his spare time & to for turning our design into reality. With the new décor and fab pink chairs, we can’t wait for the children to start bringing it to life! https://t.co/j5MF2RsdT5

24/02/21

Assembly - Wednesday 24th February Ms Pearce shares Peep’s story of how he learnt to find his true self. All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/spbwlepnXh https://t.co/YPJFCEPC1q

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23/02/21

Read all about it! The Book Fair is coming our way. if you want to get ahead, please click on the link where you will be able to scroll through all of the amazing books that are available to order. https://t.co/0NH8ZMZpWQ https://t.co/fWQ4r6pXCc

23/02/21

This week’s art video guides you on how to draw Peep, the little nightingale from the story ‘Dawn Chorus’. Look out for Ms. Pearce’s virtual assembly tomorrow, to hear little Peep’s story of how he learnt to find his true self. https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3 https://t.co/tQgwppxavP

23/02/21

- Tuesday 23rd February Mr. Stirrat shares some very happy news this morning! On Monday 8th March Cooks Spinney can reopen! All assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/WoosTjI7hj

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22/02/21

Following Mr Beaumont's assembly today, children are invited to enter a BMAT competition to come up with an exciting invention to celebrate . Please see video below for full details. There will be prizes for the overall ! Come on Spinney we've got this! https://t.co/dhULEERmJh

22/02/21

New & exciting physical activities for each individual year group have been added to our website: https://t.co/9c0QsIizbN. These games can be enjoyed daily by the whole family. Have a look at the activities for your year group and give it a go!

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22/02/21

On the last day before half term, the children didn’t lose their focus learning about our Moon and her phases and the Apollo 11 Moon landing. They showed some great engineering and design skills when designing and building rovers for the next moon or Mars missions. https://t.co/u7HvJCBSoM

22/02/21

- Monday 22nd February Celebrate amazing inventions and the upcoming British Science Week with Mr Beaumont. All assemblies can be viewed on our website at https://t.co/plBmwGKo4A https://t.co/M4tVkRkvig

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Physical Activity

We all know that keeping active is a vital part of every child’s education, as well as being important for their mental and physical health. Exercise when combined with a healthy balanced diet is the perfect recipe to stay fit and healthy both physically and mentally and have fun too.

Physical Education and daily physical activity in supporting young people’s wellbeing has never been more important.

Ms Jordan and Mr Kirk will be setting fun activities and challenges on this page for pupils (and their families) to take part in.

Home Learning PE Activities - Spring 2021

The activities below (split by year group)  have been compiled by the Essex School Games Organisers, a combination of our own ideas and those researched. 

Some activities have video links to help explain the games.  

The activities are intended for your children to use daily and we hope they can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Keeping physically active, improves our health, wellbeing, and mood, so we hope your children can have a go.

The games can all be done inside, but if the weather allows, you can always go outside.

We have kept the diagrams to a minimum, so if you need to print them off, your coloured ink will not deplete. 

Please note that once the children have mastered the basic activity, they can play the game many times over, in many ways, as you will find the differentiated ideas at the end of each activity, under the STEP model. 

EYFS                                                                                                                         Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 Year 4

Year 5 Year 6 

In addition, here is a list of websites you could use to keep your children physically active at home. 

Useful Resources

Here is a list of websites you could use to keep your children active at home. 

Keep Essex Active

https://www.activeessex.org/keep-essex-active/

Get Set 4 PE

https://www.getset4pe.co.uk/resourcebank/awesomestuff

Youth Sport Trust

youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning

Change 4 Life

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

WEEKLY CHALLENGES

w/c 8th February - Home-made obstacle course                                                                                                           

This week's challenge: make your own Obstacle course in your home or garden; start with a course of simple activities such as star jumps, hopping, crawling, skipping and balancing. Can you make it more difficult using sports equipment or objects at home to bounce, throw, catch, kick & balance?

Challenge other people in your family, race against them or time yourself to beat your time. 

We'd love to see your courses. If you can, please record yourself doing the course and email it to:

dawesp@bmatrust.org.uk 

There will be prizes for the best ones! 

                PE1                                          

Or perhaps KS1 could try out some yoga poses if they prefer in this week's challenge! All of These can all be done indoors with little space, especially now that the snowy weather is here. (Click on the images below to enlarge)

Superman Yoga Yoga Strength yoga flow

 

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