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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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Spring Term 2021

Happy New Year to all our families.

To access the Reception home learning page please click here

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

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.

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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