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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

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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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Forest Hall School

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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17/07/20

We are super proud to see these children enjoying themselves and keeping fit whilst taking part in the Rainbow Sports Day Games at home. Fantastic group effort. Well done to you all! https://t.co/qcagfGrSSZ

16/07/20

A video from Miss Jordan and the PE Team in celebration of the sporting achievements of year 6. What a fantastic year group! https://t.co/S4GHL9C19F

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16/07/20

Ed, our Caretaker, has built some garden feeders on behalf of our key worker children for our incredible kitchen team to say thank you for the delicious meals lovingly prepared during the lockdown. Thank you Ed and thank you to our kitchen team. https://t.co/Rxhdgg5tLV

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15/07/20

Staff have been hard at work clearing the Nature Area ready for September. https://t.co/70HVkBd6eC

14/07/20

For you Year 6, from us. We will miss you all. Enjoy ♥ https://t.co/Hzpxdg5THT

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Reception - Sprites and Unicorns

Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to Reception! We are very excited for the year ahead!

Phonics:

The children will be starting phonics this term and we are excited to launch a new programme at Cooks Spinney for the systematic teaching of letter sounds - Read, Write, Inc! Please view the video below for more information- https://youtu.be/sjlPILhk7bQ

The children in Year 1 and 2 have already started benefiting from this interactive way of learning to read and write and we are sure your child will enjoy these lessons. Please look out for the RWI phonics worksheets that we will be sending home as well as a small practice book. This term we will be learning the Set 1 sounds.

*Please bear in mind that the children will first learn the sound each letter makes rather than the letter names. This will help them to start reading and decoding words more quickly- https://youtu.be/bXOJUPNVnLc

Maths:

When it comes to Maths teaching in the Early Years, it is important that children begin to develop a sense of the underlying concepts and structures of maths.

Some children may come to school already fluently counting to 10 and beyond – but do they really, deeply understand what these numbers mean? At Cooks Spinney we see teaching for Mastery in Maths as allowing the pupils to gain a deep understanding of each number, allowing them to acquire a secure and long-term understanding of maths and helping them to make continual progress to move onto more complex topics.

The children will be introduced to a number a week and will spend time understanding what that number really means and exploring different ways to represent it.

Our topic this term is All About Me. Please see our curriculum map to find more information on all the exciting things we are going to cover this term.

The children will continue their lessons with our BMAT specialist P.E. teachers and will work on their physical skills on Wednesdays.

We will continue to use Tapestry as a platform to document the children’s learning and we are always excited to see things uploaded from home.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Reception team.

 

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