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14/06/21

Thanks to the outstanding effort by children, parents and staff in the Big Pedal 2021 this year, we have received this poster to celebrate our success. We hope that you & your children continue to enjoy the benefits of active travel. Thank you & well done 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ypNQFs09lr

11/06/21

The British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week will take place from 14-18 June, taking all of the UK on its ‘Find your healthier you’ journey! There are lots of tips, recipes, healthy choices tracker sheets and activities to try on their website at https://t.co/LyLTLALNEJ

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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11/06/21

Tomatoes🍅were being defeated in the dinner hall today as pupils got involved with the campaign. Look out sweetcorn it's your turn next week! 🌽#EatMoreVeg https://t.co/Z2u2a8vVKp

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09/06/21

Pixies are very excited with our new arrival of class caterpillars! We can’t wait to watch them grow and become butterflies. 🐛🦋 https://t.co/KZHfn4ZcGe

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08/06/21

Well done to all who entered the May Challenges & huge congratulations to our maths winners: Maci – Ladybirds Violet – Kestrels Jessica-Rose - Otters Olivija – Owls Here we have the June challenges which can also be downloaded from our website https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k Good luck! https://t.co/FyYF7PcePI

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08/06/21

Here is an example from Ms. Clausen followed by one from each class. 2of3 https://t.co/VDQcHMfxMe

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08/06/21

Our last art assembly before half term was the (male) kingfisher from .15 minutes of intent focus across the school, all drawing at the same time. 350plus kingfishers in all their guises. Each one unique and each one a credit to the budding artist who drew it. 1of3.. https://t.co/F5JbwXYphv

07/06/21

We are supporting the https://t.co/cb5yMoE9hp campaign to encourage children to eat more veg. It's proven to make eating vegetables more fun. Do look out for reward charts & sticker packs in school bags. We'll be asking for pupils to send in photos for our website.

28/05/21

Owls and Foxes have been working so hard on their performance and are now ready to invite you to grab the popcorn, make yourselves comfy and click 'play'. Year 5 proudly present "We'll Meet Again". https://t.co/pr2z7PtrQp

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28/05/21

Year 2 WOW Day for Butterflies! Pupils had a fun-packed day participating in activities relating to their topic of Ancient Greece. They learnt to write their names in Ancient Greek, made a head wreath, created a temple for the gods and goddesses and took part in a mini Olympics. https://t.co/I9nMPTSoOT

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27/05/21

Year 2 WOW Day! Today, Ladybirds tested their memory when learning the Greek Alphabet, created their Olympic wreaths and took part in their own mini Olympics. We even had an Olympic torchbearer. A jolly good time was had by all! https://t.co/69aUIL0pzM

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27/05/21

KS2 pupils used a range of materials to add all the elements required in their unique bridge designs. We have been astounded by the models they have produced - a true display of creative solutions and approaches! https://t.co/zXqpKGtHZY

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26/05/21

Year 1 pupils were very excited to experience a scaled down version of The Great Fire of London today! Thank you to the parents for supplying the buildings (boxes) to burn and thumbs up to Ed for keeping the children safe during the display 🔥 https://t.co/zzr7QRnzRy

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25/05/21

Sprites and Unicorns have loved reading the story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. They each made a special shiny scale to add to the giant Rainbow fish on display to remind the children to always be kind and share with others. https://t.co/zB2vFQ4lua

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25/05/21

Once a week pupils have a whole school art assembly whereby Ms. Clausen guides the children step by step through the stages of drawing a new subject. Below is one example from each class of Daisy the Gecko as drawn by the different year groups from Yr1 up to Yr 6. https://t.co/tEqnANsDHV

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19/05/21

Year 2 Science Club members with their lava lamps that they so carefully made yesterday. What skillful young scientists we have at Cooks Spinney! https://t.co/nTuq5Uybhk

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Reception - Sprites and Unicorns

Summer Term 2021

Welcome back Unicorns and Sprites, we hope you have had an egg-cellent Easter break! We have some exciting topics and learning ready for your final term and cannot wait to share it with you all.

Maths

In Maths we will be continuing with our Maths Mastery approach, focusing on consolidating numbers and number bonds to 10. We will encourage the children to build and identify numbers to 20 and beyond using a range of resources.  We will start with the number 11 and demonstrating that 11 is made up of 1 group of 10 and 1 more.  We will then look at the patterns the numbers 11 and beyond follow, this will also include spatial reasoning, so the children can discover how to match numbers and arrangements of shapes.

We will be exploring more 2 and 3D shapes using patterns and asking the children to copy a pattern or shape picture, using positional language. 

Read Write Inc Phonics

As we return to school this term, we will be continuing the super work the children have been doing. The children are already working in groups according to their level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress.

We will send home Book Bag Books or Sounds activities matched to the storybooks children read in school and will be used for extra practice at home. They include many of the same reading activities that we use in class and include parent guidance.

Please view the videos below for more information:

      

Topic

Our theme for this half term is Amazing Animals! We can’t wait to get started on this topic and learn about the creatures great and small we share our world with. We will start with the biggest and scariest of all- the ones from the Jurassic era! We are sure Dinosaurs will capture the children’s imagination from the outset and get them hooked into their learning. We will then move onto large beasts such as big cats and the children will use non-fiction texts to find out facts and compare different traits and characteristics. We will also explore different habitats and look at how animals move and behave in order to adapt to their environment. After learning about smaller animals, we will move onto minibeasts and go exploring in our school grounds to see what bugs and crazy critters we can find. We will count and compare their legs, look carefully at their tiny wings and look at how these creatures catch their food. 

For our final topic after half term we will observe the changes in the season and learn about how plants make the most of the Summer sun. We will read traditional stories like the Enormous turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk and attempt to act them out as part of a group. To finish we will read ‘Oh the Places You’ll go’ by Dr. Seuss and prepare the children to journey to Year 1. What an adventure this year has been! A massive pat on the back for being adaptable and coping with all the challenges it has thrown our way!

PE lessons

The children will continue to come to school dressed in their PE kit. As the weather improves will be going outside during some lessons so please ensure the children have tracksuit bottoms and tops.

PE day will be Wednesday for both Unicorns and Sprites

Reading at Home 

Reading everyday to and with your children is more important than ever. Please can you continue to read the homework books everyday as this will be based around the work that the children have undertaken during that particular week in school.  Please can you record the reading you do in their Home School Diary as we will be giving out Reader of the week certificates and praising the children that continue to read at home with the book mark stickers.

Thank you for your continued support.

The EYFS Team,

Miss Dempster, Mrs Hooper

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