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13/04/21

Congratulations to the winners of the March Maths Challenge-Lewis in Owls & Lainey in Eagles. Here are the April challenges that can also be viewed at: https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k Children can enter 1 or all 3 of these optional challenges to be in with a chance of winning a prize! https://t.co/dnmMbmhkKo

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06/04/21

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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26/03/21

Here we have the very first winners of the new ‘Mathematicians of the Month’ award proudly showing off their new badges. Well done to you both! https://t.co/ru6Q4pfqys

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26/03/21

Some fantastic Easter baking going on in the school kitchen today. We think that the children will be looking forward to their lunch today and a little excited to maybe win an Easter egg or bunny! https://t.co/04dM4mclpF

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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23/03/21

Spring is sprung, Easter is nearly here and pupils have been busy bringing these beautiful daffodils to life with Ms Clausen. https://t.co/TzSu4euwU6

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22/03/21

Would any year 6 pupils be interested in free taster netball sessions at Mark Hall Sports Centre? Please see details below for how to pre-register. https://t.co/GUULZWzimo

18/03/21

A reminder that tomorrow is Red Nose Day and non-uniform for pupils! Let's have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. https://t.co/GL2a6KY0Sf

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17/03/21

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We are looking forward to reopening Mark Hall Sports Centre in line with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. For our full announcement and information on an online public meeting chaired by please visit: https://t.co/SJXzvhi9ci https://t.co/uKAStczrEh

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17/03/21

eSafety workshop with for parents this evening. https://t.co/tkJR9Fzurr

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17/03/21

Young scientists met after school yesterday for their first club of the term. They looked at the centre of gravity and solved the problem of how to get their clowns to balance on a tightrope or finger. Great work year 2! https://t.co/OWFDSYvmYw

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15/03/21

We are so excited to share these pictures of our fancy new posts and our very own sets! We can't wait to see the children putting the new equipment to good use. Our future sporting champions need to practise their skills! 🏹#FutureChampions https://t.co/m8lVubfgIU

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12/03/21

Year 5 have made some hope leaves to go on our tree of hope this week. The class were asked to write down their hopes for the future. The children really enjoyed thinking of the exciting things to look forward to after the pandemic. https://t.co/aPVR4q2USe

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12/03/21

A huge thank you to Mr W-P, a science teacher from Birchwood High School in Bishop's Stortford, for his donation of brand new lab coats. We think our year 6s look super cool in them 😎! https://t.co/vYZe8hv1wB

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11/03/21

Children are being shown how to make their bed, to hoover, set the dinner table and sort the recycling – by their school teachers. Teachers at Cooks Spinney have released a series of video tutorials to help their pupils to develop life skills. https://t.co/HPsDV9sDMF https://t.co/h336QaARRp

11/03/21

We still have spaces left for our September 2021 Nursery. If your child was born between 1/9/17&31/8/18 then they are eligible for a place. Please email nurseryadmin.org.uk to contact us. Click below to see what our Pixies get up to! https://t.co/L8IzVof6Tu

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10/03/21

Year 6 managed to successfully escape from the forest by using their mathematical skills to crack the code. Super six sleuths!🕵️‍♀️ https://t.co/26NLCckTVV

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10/03/21

Monthly challenges are helping children to build a love and talent for reading, writing and maths. Pupils in all year groups at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy are set monthly challenges to give them alternative ways to indulge in the key skills. https://t.co/Op7aa2xKrF https://t.co/f4aaAWTBQe

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09/03/21

Year 6 pupils from Wolves class enjoyed the lovely weather this afternoon whilst reading and colouring in our nature area. https://t.co/Wb2o7yCS2V

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09/03/21

Teachers took part in a classic party game to inspire children to read. As part of , 23 teachers at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy played Pass the Story to capture pupils’ attention. https://t.co/00gqUjNstK https://t.co/WniZmsu7QL

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Nursery - Pixies

Summer Term 2021

Hello and Welcome to Pixie Class!

We have places available for our September intake for children born between 01.09.17-31.08.18. Please email us on nurseryadmin@bmatcooksspinney.org.uk or call  01279 437590 for more information.

Our sessions are as followed:

AM: 8:30-11:30

PM: 12:30-3:30

This half term in Pixie class our new topic is ‘On the Farm.’ We have many new exciting learning opportunities based around this topic including learning all about farm animals and what they give us. We have many lovely texts to read including ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and ‘Farmyard Hullabaloo’ by Giles Andreae.

We will also be looking at growing and the children will be helping to plant vegetables in our garden area.

P.E

This term we will begin our P.E lessons with Miss Jordan and Mr Kirk. Our sessions will be as followed:

AM Nursery- Every Thursday

PM Nursery- Every Tuesday

Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their P.E kit on these days.

Read, Write, Inc

This term we will begin to formally teach Read, Write, Inc phonics during our daily sessions. Here are some videos that will give you some more information about RWI and how you can support your child’s learning at home: What is Read, Write, Inc: 

How to say the sounds: 

Library Books

Once a week your child will have the opportunity to select a library book to take home and read. These books will be collected every Tuesday and a new book given every Friday.

Clothing

Please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather. Nursery use the outdoor area in all weathers, therefore please ensure your child has a waterproof coat. We have welly boots available for the children to wear in the wet weather.

Please ensure that your child has a spare change of clothes at nursery, including underwear and socks. All items of clothing should be named.

Tapestry

At Cooks Spinney we use an online learning journal called Tapestry, through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). On it, we record observations, comments and photos to show your child’s progress throughout their time in our EYFS, this complements the other forms of observing and assessing that take place.

With Tapestry, you are able to access your child’s learning journal from a computer or mobile device at any time. Email notifications are sent out to inform you when new observations have been added. This will allow you to keep up to date with your child’s progress, and see what they are doing at school. We also encourage you to share evidence from home to contribute to your child’s journal.

You can view your child’s learning journal via https://tapestryjournal.com  or by downloading the ‘Tapestry’ App on mobile devices.

If you have any questions, please come and speak to a member of the nursery team.

Miss Mead

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