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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


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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☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work!Have a lovely long weekend 💚 pic.twitter.com/OajCnQwm54

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☔️The rain couldn’t stop our wonderful Year 2 pupils enjoying a range of sporting activities at the Harlow Cricket Ground this morning! They were all given a cricket wrist band to wear for their brilliant effort! 🏏 pic.twitter.com/GVxlKcJiTt

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☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work! pic.twitter.com/Uv6SmXw2sj

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🌍 Thank you to Harlow Rocks for supplying some beautifully-painted rocks to support our Reception children, who are currently learning all about space! 🪐 pic.twitter.com/lRNdbjiLQK

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☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work!💚 pic.twitter.com/xe2WYigMPz

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🐥 What a wonderful way to end the term! The children took part in an Easter parade and looked fantastic in their Easter bonnets. Thank you for all your hard work! 👒 pic.twitter.com/CGS9ZFBr1L

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🐣We celebrated our Young Carers by holding an Easter egg hunt in the forest area followed by a VIP dining experience at lunch. Huge thanks to the PTA for providing the Easter eggs and to the catering team for their VIP treatment of our wonderful little humans!💚 pic.twitter.com/5LSSNxXGaL

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🔥Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London learning all about the Great Fire of London! They represented the school incredibly and had a wonderful day! pic.twitter.com/06nFh5Nd9e

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☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work!Have a lovely weekend 💚 pic.twitter.com/WJBwI51fx4

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🎶 What an inspiring way to start the day! 🥁 Our Rocksteady pupils put on a fantastic performance and showed the school what they’ve been working on this term! 🎸 pic.twitter.com/7gfy3hLZnL

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🏃 Well done to our Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Cross Country teams today! You represented the school so well and showed great teamwork! 💚 pic.twitter.com/GcXEryXCT7

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Year 6 - Eagles and Wolves

Summer Term, 2024

Welcome back! 

We hope you had a lovely and restful Easter 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 studying Speeches that Changed the World. Momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. These speeches have all inspired people to act. Some have changed the way people think, other have changed the course of events across the globe. 

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 - In mathematics this term, pupils will be looking at:

  • revision
  • statisctics
  • shape

Key skills (using and applying the four operations for example) will be revised during additional sessions (after school tuition, in class support and afternoon revision activities). 

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

Science - Electricity

Students will build on what they learned about electricity previously, this time building their own circuits, using different components and being able to recognise different circuit symbols. Students will continue to build on this topic in year 8.

Religious Education - Theological debate

  • Do you need faith to be good?
  • Should people be allowed to express religion in public or should it be kept private?
  • What are the similarities between faith and non-faith perspectives?

Computing - Spreadsheets

  • What is a spreadsheet?
  • Modifying spreadsheets
  • What's the formula?
  • Calculate and duplicate

PSHE - How can the media influence people?

  • How does the internet target us online?
  • How is my information and data used?
  • How do I know if online content is age appropriate?
  • How do I report inappropriate content?
  • What is gambling?

P.E - Activities will include fitness, athletics, cricket, boccia/kurling. Year 6 P.E days this year will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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. This year our homework will set via Class Dojo. This will involve weekly spelling, grammar, reading comprehension activities and maths, which will be set every Thursday. Children must bring in their homework books every Thursday. If you require a paper copy of the homework, please ask your class teacher for one.

Year 6


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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