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☀️ Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fete on Friday! We were treated to range of stalls, a performance from our Dance Fusion pupils and some delicious ice cream! 🍦 pic.twitter.com/kz0KLryjhy

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🎸 We were treated to a wonderful musical performance last week from our Rocksteady pupils! 🥁 pic.twitter.com/xBruUqEj3j

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🏏 We had a fantastic day hosting our annual Sports Day! The children showed incredible sportsmanship and enjoyed testing out their skills on a variety of activities!Thank you to all the families who came to support and who joined us for a picnic afterwards! 🧺 pic.twitter.com/WAFy9Znozc

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📰 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed a visit by a journalist!Some pupils also took part in a workshop where they interviewed staff, wrote an article and created a front page about an upcoming community project. What a fantastic end to Careers Week at Cooks Spinney! pic.twitter.com/rusuGA8xsB

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👮🏽‍♂️ Thank you to the fantastic police officers from who came in this week to talk about their careers. Our pupils were truly inspired!👮 pic.twitter.com/6o2072qUKm

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✏️ To continue our Careers Week celebrations, we had a host of wonderful visitors deliver Q&A sessions to our pupils. 🍕From a mobile pizza company owner and train driver to a nursery practitioner and freelance artist. Our pupils learnt so much! 🚂 🎨 pic.twitter.com/htvVTpmqly

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💇‍♀️ 👨🏾‍🍳To kick-start Cooks Spinney’s Careers Week, we asked some of our pupils what they would like to be when they grow up… We are very much looking forward to welcoming our visitors this week: police officers, journalists, artists & many more 👮🏽‍♂️👩🏻‍🍳 pic.twitter.com/WuwwCBYORt

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🍦 Well done to the children who got chosen for ice lolly Friday today! Keep up the hard work! 💚 pic.twitter.com/H6cNswYZP0

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🍦 Well done to the fantastic children chosen for Ice Lolly Friday! Keep up the great work! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/EsRivH0bvP

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🧗‍♀️ Our 6 pupils are having a fantastic time on their residential trip at Carroty Wood! So far, they’ve been rock climbing, pedal karting and mountain biking!🚵 pic.twitter.com/Q01fkkvvOf

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🔥 Our Year 1 pupils had a fantastic time recreating the Great Fire of London this week! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a5gLXvw8Jq

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🎶 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed singing their favourite song in singing assembly this week! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/Tp49sqzScD

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🎭 🎨 Earlier this week, we had an exciting curriculum day that focused on celebrating the arts! Pupils enjoyed participating in a range of activities from dancing to Footloose to singing along to the Beatles! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/kcvJP5WEHx

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🐑 🐐 To end ‘Our Furry Friends’ topic, Nursery pupils had a fantastic visit from Ark Farm!🌾 Tam and Arron from the farm taught as all about the animals, what they give us, the food they eat and how we look after them. pic.twitter.com/WQbZZr6GtW

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🥳 Well done to our fantastic Year 6 pupils for all their hard work during SATS week! We are all so proud of you!Thank you to our wonderful catering team who prepared a delicious breakfast each morning for our pupils💚 pic.twitter.com/JdNjGF6emp

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✈️ Today, Year 2 had amazing time seeing all of the different types of planes at Duxford. We learnt about how the planes have been used throughout history. They even got a chance to take a look inside a Concord. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/gd8GBoHJ13

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☀️ What’s better than hot chocolate Friday? The sun shining and ice lolly Friday instead! 🍦 Congratulations to our wonderful winners in Years 1-6💚 pic.twitter.com/ikupS2vSmf

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☀️ ⚽️ Our pupils had a fantastic time representing the school at the Fun Festival event this morning! They participated in a range of activities from basketball and hockey to Boccia and football. 🏑 🏀 pic.twitter.com/jrbM2YiRhR

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🪄 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time visiting the Harry Potter Studios yesterday! After reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in their English lessons, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing it all come to life! ✨ pic.twitter.com/CCeuwLffwE

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We had some exciting visitors join us for assembly!🦉 All pupils had the opportunity to take a photo with one of the friendly owls too!🦉 pic.twitter.com/lkNrFl2zHq

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Year 2 - Butterflies and Ladybirds

Summer Term 2024

We would like to give you are warm welcome back after the Winter Break. This term we will be learning the following:


Year 2 will be continuing to follow the Read, Write, Inc. programme. During this term, your child will be placed into similar reading attainment groups, where they will be able to read a story fluently and complete writing tasks based on what they have read. Your child will be bringing home 3 books each week (storybook, book bag book and a library book). Please ensure your child reads these books with you and returns them by the date written in their reading records. Additionally, our English class text will be The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton in Summer 1 and Greek Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean in Summer 2.


The initial focus for Maths this half term will be fractions. The children will be identifying parts and wholes, equal and unequal parts. They will then learn to recognise and find a half, quarter, third and three-quarters. From here, they will move onto time. They will learn how to read the time including, o’clock, half past, quarter past and half past. We will work up to telling the time to five-minute intervals. After this, we will focus on statistics. This topic allows us to find different ways to read and show data. We will learn about tally charts, tables, block diagrams and pictograms. Our final topic will be position and direction.  The children will learn language of position and using this be able to precisely describe movement including the different types of turns.

Throughout the year, in tandem with their core Maths lessons, the children will be following the Mastering Number programme. The aim of this programme is to cement the children’s deep knowledge and understanding of numbers and how they are linked.  


We will be focusing on plants as our first science topic this term. The will learnt to identify the different parts of a plant and its function. We will discover where plants come from and how they are transformed into the food on our plates. We will be planting our own seeds; observing and recording the changes of time to explain the life cycle.

Our second topic will be animals, including humans. We will learn what animals need to survive, how the offspring of animals are different to one another and classify them into their different groups. We will learn the importance of staying healthy and good hygiene.

Religious Education

RE gives our pupils valuable insights into the diverse beliefs and opinions held by people today and in the past. It helps with their personal development and supports an understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural questions that will surface again and again in their lives.

In Summer 2 we will be looking at Buddhism.


Studying history is important because it allows our pupils to understand the past, which in turn allows them to understand our present. If we want to know how and why our world is the way it is today, we have to look to history for answers.

In Summer 1, we will be studying the ancient civilisation of The Aztecs. We will locate the empire and understand what daily life was like. We will taker a deeper look at how the Aztecs worshipped and their way of communicating with other tribes.


Studying geography creates global citizens. Pupils better understand the inter-dependence of our world and how we are connected through location, place, movement, region, and human-environment. All of these aspects are things pupils need to understand in our global society.

In Summer 2, our topic is Extreme Earth.  This topic focusses on natural disasters. We will look at earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods and droughts. How and why do they occur and what we can do to help to keep ourselves safe.


In music, we are learning to sing and perform Zootime in Summer 1 and Friendship Song in Summer 2.


PE will be on occur on a Monday and Wednesday. This term they will be working on fitness, athletics, ball games and cricket in Summer 1 games in Summer 2.


Art will be taught by Miss Clark on a Monday for Butterflies and Tuesday Ladybirds. The Summer 1 theme is Transformation, looking at the artist Chris Kenny. For Summer 2, the theme is Music and Art, looking at the artists Kadinsky, Alice Coltrane and John Cage.


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