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25/11/21

During their lesson today, year 6 pupils learned about how characteristics are inherited. Then they carried out a breeding programme and created . https://t.co/9QkirD0b3o

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23/11/21

A few more Still Life compositions showing developing shading techniques from today’s year 6 classes. https://t.co/glTeumo55U

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23/11/21

Developing shading technique and skills was in full force in the Art room today. Here is a small selection of Still Life compositions year 6 produced in their Art time today. https://t.co/VsIzkVgPbs

23/11/21

Reminder - the tuck shop and raffle ticket sales will be held this Thursday (25th November) after school until 4.15pm in the dining hall rather than Friday due to our inset day.

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19/11/21

Plenty of spots here on our Pudsey fans! Cooks Spinney Primary Academy's non-uniform day is raising money for BBC Children in Need https://t.co/eUvqreabSH

18/11/21

Pumpkin News Year 1 Exciting news - Pumpkin Debbie is now a majestic 12cm tall!

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17/11/21

Rabbits class won skittles the monkey for having the tidiest classroom last week. He is cuddled up with Mr Rabbit overseeing the children’s learning. Well done Rabbits https://t.co/fiyTYuSGFh

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17/11/21

Well done to our amazing football team who came 3rd out of 37 teams, they narrowly missed out on the win on point difference. So proud of the attitude & work rate of our students. https://t.co/TCge1M0VI7

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16/11/21

Rabbits (Year 4) love their Art Assemblies. Just look at some of their fabulous drawings from some of the two most recent assemblies – Peter Rabbit and the Poppies for Remembrance Day. https://t.co/7VUDSLxb19

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16/11/21

It's all about Still Life in Art for KS2 with G O’Keefe & P Cezanne inspiring pupils – flowers, skulls & vases etc are on hand for our budding artists to use as a focus. Drawing objects is challenging but the pupils are rising to the challenge and should be proud of themselves. https://t.co/jbaFSRIcFJ

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16/11/21

Year 5 dropped everything and read together as a whole year group. Everyone enjoyed the session. https://t.co/iGlJaglw69

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15/11/21

In Thursday’s Assembly we honoured Remembrance Day with the focus on drawing poppies in 15 mins. Pupils from years 1 to 6 once again showed incredible focus & resilience, drawing some fabulous poppies. See below for a selection of truly astounding efforts. https://t.co/7yzo17Kh0Q

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12/11/21

Our Boccia and Kurling teams played fantastic games at the tournament at the this week and are looking forward to playing again soon. Well done to everyone that took part! https://t.co/0q4EPkZ5mC

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12/11/21

The Girls Football Team played 6 games last Friday and played brilliantly, only defeated by the winning team that had a pupil who plays with Arsenal! That just goes to show how high a standard our girls played. https://t.co/pOPcnRfn7D

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12/11/21

Look at these fantastic homework projects in Owls class ranging from Viking/Saxon Shields, Researching Sutton Hoo and Fact Files on David Attenborough. Well done Owls! https://t.co/OJecYe9QAc

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12/11/21

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Christmas Soccer School! 🎅⚽️ are running a programme on 20/21 Dec for children aged 4 - 13. For more details and to book: https://t.co/UEouKfDD03 https://t.co/ozQCaUV0ut

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12/11/21

Our boys years 5 & 6 football team is playing in the finals today against seven other schools at Mark Hall. They played amazingly well last week to qualify for today's finals and we wish them all the luck in the world. https://t.co/StmT2CTsF5

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11/11/21

Year 1 Pumpkin Update. Exciting times in Year 1. The pumpkin seed had a growth spurt overnight. It now measures 5cm in height and has been re-potted! Today the children will vote on a name for the pumpkin. More news to follow! https://t.co/WXETsqqsS7

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Year 6 - Eagles and Wolves

Autumn Term 2021 

Welcome back! 

We hope you had a lovely 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 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It is a novel that does not shy away from the harsh realities that we all have to face from time to time. As such, it is sometimes uncomfortable, often heart-breaking and always true. A Monster Calls teaches us about the importance of confronting the truth - no matter how unpleasant or monstrous it may seem.

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 will focus on fractions. Pupils will be calculating with fractions, converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions and ordering them. 

History - World War One. This half term, we will be looking at World War One, focusing on the causes of the war, how Britain recruited soldiers for the war, weaponry and advancements in technology used, as well as the role of animals in the war. 

Science - Evolution and inheritance. This topic helps students start answering the big questions of who we are and where we came from. They build on previous work on fossils, this time looking at how fossils can be used as evidence for evolution. This topic is important in not just exploring evolution, but encouraging pupils to start looking at what evidence is and how it can be used to generate theories.  

PSHE - How can we keep healthy as we grow: health and well being.

In this unit of work, pupils learn:

  • how mental and physical health are linked
  • about strategies and behaviours that support mental health
  • how positive friendships and being involved in activities support wellbeing
  • how to recognise early signs of physical or mental ill-health and what to do about this
  • that health problems, including mental health problems, can build up if they are not recognised, managed, or if help is not sought early on
  • that anyone can experience mental ill-health and to discuss concerns with a trusted adult
  • that mental health difficulties can usually be resolved or managed with the right strategies and support
     

P.E - Activities will include fitness testing, swimming and football. Year 6 P.E days this year will on Mondays 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. It will be set every Friday and it will involve: spelling practice (Spelling Shed), grammar (CGP book) and maths (CGP book). 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 Goodge

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