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30/11/22

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Our friends at are hosting a Santa's Grotto 🎅 at the GPCA in Harlow on 10th December. Full info and booking on https://t.co/RAbXDxVPwx https://t.co/RgZ6IsZ1CO

24/11/22

Year 3 artists had an amazing time at the National Gallery seeing Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Rousseau (the tiger painting) Stubb's horse and much more. Their behaviour was exemplary and were a credit to the school. Please click on the link for a short video. https://t.co/xWAyTEoSKe

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17/11/22

England Rocks at Cooks Spinney! https://t.co/WqyMn4JwEV

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04/11/22

Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Science Horizon today. They had great fun learning about the Space race, meteorites, exploring the Solar System and astronaut training. https://t.co/mDwjSOAwJo

01/11/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an SEMH Manager 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/kWD1Wh2hYq

21/10/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Class Teacher 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/zLlOvy9g62

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21/10/22

Today we are celebrating the hard work that Squirrels Class have put into their first half term of Year 1. Here are some pictures of their fantastic homework projects. Well done Squirrels! https://t.co/eY2CBP3vgG

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20/10/22

In Science Year 1s are learning all about the 5 senses. Last Friday they investigated taste. They tried a selection of different foods and decided whether they thought they were sweet, salty, umami or sour. https://t.co/Vc1PK8GDJL

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19/10/22

Year 4 had a fantastic time at Colchester Castle on Friday, building a Roman villa and roundhouse. More pictures are on the school website - Image Galleries - Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery (https://t.co/QQNuaAKICX) https://t.co/aq4Q44ODcH

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14/10/22

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👋 Are you ready for BMAT? ✅ View our current vacancies on our website - https://t.co/GJjumrvddf https://t.co/CoBUsn4lkF

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14/10/22

📢 Sign up now to the Multi-Activity Holiday Camp held at this half-term to be entered into a prize draw! 🥇 Family Trip to Legoland Windsor 🥈Family adventure to Go Ape 🥉Family tickets to Vue Cinema Book here: https://t.co/VBjNvaSiqU https://t.co/exEHSZTtJQ

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30/09/22

Hello all, Futsal one of the teams came 3rd and our other team got through to the finals & played amazingly. Table tennis students learnt to play a new competitive sport. One team came in 4th place and received certificates. Our other team came 3rd and receive bronze medals. https://t.co/pnQnlqpCIF

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

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08/09/22

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06/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Burnt Mill Academy 🗓️Thursday 8th September ⏰5pm - 8:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/QBX1sGVY36

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02/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENTS FOR OUR ESSEX SECONDARY SCHOOLS 🗓️For Sept 2023 Year 7 intake 🔴 8 Sept pm 🟢 15 Sept pm 🟡 17 Sept am 🔵 20 Sept pm 🟠 22 Sept pm We're looking forward to meeting our prospective students and families👋 https://t.co/WR3pw6wwHE

13/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Office Assistant (37 hours per week) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/5m0Pf33uWb

13/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Office Assistant (20 hours per week) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/vhCVUlQHsW

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Year 6 - Eagles and Wolves

Autumn 2, 2022 

Welcome back! 

We hope you had a lovely half term break and are ready to start the new half term at Cooks Spinney.

This page is designed to provide you with the information needed to make the year as successful as possible. 

Topics this half term:

English - This half term we are reading Skellig by David AlmondA modern classic, Skellig is a life-affirming story about friendship and the power of kindness. Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

This year, writing will be taught through The Write Stuff approach by Jane Considine. This method allows pupils to improve their oracy and widen their vocabulary in every lesson, whilst deepening their understanding of writerly choices. 

Mathematics - This half term, pupils will be looking at fractions. As well as identifying fractions, pupils will simplify and find equivalent fractions, find fractions of an amount and calculate with fractions both with the same and different numerators and denominators. 

Through Rapid Recall activities, pupils will continue to apply their understanding of the four operations in a range of contexts and will be reminded of the importance of using the inverse operation and estimation to check answers.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to try monthly challenges and take part in a variety of TTRS events and competitions. 

Geography - Europe: Eastern Europe

Can I recall the countries and cities of eastern Europe?

How has eastern Europe changed over time?

Can I compare the physical features of eastern Europe with the UK?

Can I compare the climate of eastern European regions with that of my own area?

Can I describe the human characteristics of eastern European regions?

Social Studies - Civil rights: refugees and migrants 

Who are refugees and migrants?

What rights do refugees and migrants have?

How do refugees and migrants travel?

What discrimination do refugees and migrants encounter?

What is culture and how do we share it?

Science - Animals including humans

Pupils will study the circulatory system, and go into more detail on diet and nutrition. 

Knowledge objectives:

  • Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
  • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
  • Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

PSHE - How can we keep healthy as we grow? Health and wellbeing: Looking after ourselves; growing up; becoming independent; taking more responsibility. 

  • What can I do to keep active?
  • How can I make healthy food choices?
  • How can I look after my teeth?
  • Why is sleep important?
  • What influences my healthy choices?
  • How can drugs affect my health?
  • P.E - Activities will include fitness testing, athletics, tennis and basketball. Year 6 P.E days this year will on Mondays (Eagles), Tuesdays (Wolves) and Thursdays (Eagles and Wolves). Your child must wear their P.E. kit on these days to and from school. 

Failure to have it is likely to result in them not being able to participate in the lesson. In addition, children will not be able to participate if they do not have the correct P.E. kit. Please see the school website for more information on the P.E. kit requirements. If your child has their ears pierced, they will be required to either take out the earrings or cover them with tape for the lesson. Please remember Cooks Spinney only allows small stud earrings in school. 

Homework and Spellings 

Homework is an essential part of pupils' learning. It will be set every Friday and it will involve: spelling and grammar practice (Spelling Shed) and maths (Mathletics). It will also involve completing one or more of our Homework Projects. All children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support their work in class.

Reading 

Reading is an integral part of Year 6.This year we are having a big push to promote a love of reading across the school. It is very important that you ensure your children are reading on a daily basis, and, where possible, ask them questions about what they have read to support their comprehension. 

If you have any questions or concerns at any point throughout the year, please speak to either your child’s class teacher or another member of the Year 6 Team. 

 

Yours faithfully, 

Mrs Dackombe, Mr Carr and Miss Whitbread

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