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04/12/20

The joy on their faces as the children decorate the trees around the school. Priceless!🎅🎄 https://t.co/meUK2FYIIx

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03/12/20

2-4-6-8 who do we appreciate? Otters Class! These year 3 pupils had the opportunity to try something new and polish their skills! https://t.co/WOnTBEk9Bb

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03/12/20

Young people are getting outside to learn life skills, to improve their mental health and to feel empathy for nature. Each week, pupils at Cooks Spinney take part in Forest Friday to learn outdoors, while building their independence and confidence. https://t.co/6uYTV8uY01 https://t.co/J93Jzymkv3

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03/12/20

Ed, our ever hard-working caretaker, has been busy turning Cooks Spinney into a magical winter wonderland for the children. Thank you Ed! https://t.co/eDagfXZ3JZ

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03/12/20

Kestrels enjoyed a mini competition in their archery lesson. Year groups 3-6 will all have the opportunity to learn this term as this is brilliant way to allow children that may not excel in the usual team sports, to shine. Fantastic shooting Kestrels! https://t.co/o8kBg7mF4B

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02/12/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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02/12/20

Spreading the Christmas cheer! We had a special visit from Santa and Frosty to help turn on our Christmas lights today! Huge thanks to for donating the beautiful tree and thanks to our amazing Caretaker, Ed, for putting up the lovely decorations. https://t.co/EgVEEB5XZi

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02/12/20

Keen young historians shared their love of the subject with their peers. Two Year 6 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy enjoy the subject so much, they were invited to teach a lesson to their classmates. https://t.co/jF1XR9fYtP https://t.co/SxNUU2ArFc

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01/12/20

Here we have Owls class enjoying a little audience participation to from the amazing company. Looks like Owls are having an absolute hoot! https://t.co/4xECTkSinM

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01/12/20

They couldn't go to Panto so brought the Panto to Cooks Spinney! Pupils from Foxes class got involved with and laughed their way through the whole performance......oh yes they did! What a fantastic way to kick off December! https://t.co/5dsSk7bxoc

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01/12/20

Time to celebrate! Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has been recognised by for keeping the children active during lockdown 2020. Here is a reminder of some of the activities that children took part in from home https://t.co/4X9mZ1E38F

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30/11/20

Ducks pupils came in to their very own class postbox this morning! It's a bit empty though so it's just waiting for some Christmas cards to be posted to fill it up! https://t.co/ci8eFwrstV

27/11/20

Here comes Panto! We are so excited that Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be showing in classrooms at Cooks Spinney next week! 🤩 https://t.co/pMOgwOqKvO

23/11/20

Pupils have had so much fun this month rocking out with trying to beat their own scores as well as those of other pupils. The winners are: Whole class: 1st:Owls, 2nd:Foxes, 3rd:Eagles Individual: 1st:Oscar in Foxes, 2nd:Ted in Owls, 3rd:Lewis in Owls🏆#WellDoneAll

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20/11/20

Ladybirds class showing off their odd socks in celebration of what makes us all unique in ! https://t.co/wNOF93AptE

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20/11/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
BMAT

BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx

19/11/20

Getting lost in a good book is one of life’s great pleasures and a fantastic way to learn. have some wonderful tips and ideas to help your child fall in love with reading. https://t.co/5yFjZn9YFL

19/11/20

Don't forget to wear your odd socks to school tomorrow as a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique in Anti-Bullying Week!

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16/11/20

Year 2 learning how to use to draw . Well done year 2, we love them!👏👏👏 https://t.co/KRO4mVKISf

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Art and Design

Art and design lessons are delivered weekly by our specialist art teacher. 

Cooks Spinney are in the fortunate position to have a custom-made art studio on site where all art and design lessons are delivered. This is a stimulating space where pupils are free to express themselves artistically and make a mess! 

As a result of our art and design curriculum, pupils will:

• Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, design, collage and textiles.

• Evaluate and analyse creative work using the language of art and design.

• Know about great artists and designers, and understand the historical and cultural importance of their art forms.

Why is the teaching of art important for primary schools?

Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development. Art lends itself to physical development and the enhancement of fine and gross motor skills. For instance, when pupils work with clay, they fine-tune their muscle control in their fingers. All manipulative movements involved in art help develop hand and finger muscles that are needed to properly hold and use a pencil.

Art activities also help our pupils’ social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves and others through art activities. It really helps them build self-esteem. It’s an opportunity for pupils to make a personal statement about their uniqueness through art while allowing them to express emotions. 

Art also enhances our pupils’ cognitive development; Pupils who have studied a wide range of artists and artwork will have an array of ideas to choose from when creating. Art reflects what pupils know about the world and enables them to choose how to translate those ideas and experiences.

Finally, art is important because it allows our pupils to be creative. Each piece of clay manipulated or each painting is individual to each child and should be treated with awe. 

Who will pupils learn about?

Pupils will get to study a wide range of artists from different backgrounds, cultures and epochs. 

This year, KS1 are studying the work of Bridget Riley, Quentin Blake, Brice Marden, LS Lowry, Julian Opie and Harlow's own Henry Moore. 

KS2 are studying Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Roy Lichtenstien, Anish Kapoor and Vivienne Westwood.   

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ART AND DESIGN CURRICULUM PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON 01279 437590

 

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