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19/07/21

Ducks class having Fun Forest Friday time for the last visit this academic year. https://t.co/JaZGHiXhUy

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19/07/21

This Summer's Reading Challenge has a nature theme to inspire children to engage with environmental issues. Do you accept this exciting 2021 challenge? Please do let us know how you get on. We would love to see your certificates. https://t.co/kMqlswz7vA

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19/07/21

Ladybirds 🐞 have been busy this half-term with their homework projects. We have had hot air balloons, visits to air fields, songs written and new modes of transport created. Thank you for your effort! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/BkV8KNOhsJ

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15/07/21

Frogs and Otters out in the forest area of school today. https://t.co/GGWlJp2qn3

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15/07/21

Squirrels Class thoroughly enjoyed making AND tasting a fruit salad this week. They were all adventurous and tried lots of new ones. Mango was definitely a favourite! Looks delicious Squirrels 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍓🍉🍇🍌 https://t.co/8PIbGUvQCH

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15/07/21

We had a fantastic day of sunshine for the year 4 belated sports day on Tuesday. Students were split into teams of 10 with 6 stations of various activities. Every child received a medal🏅 for their efforts! More photos of this event can be viewed at: https://t.co/N0ZuHdN6Lo https://t.co/8Kt9gcXHx6

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15/07/21

Year 5 having great fun erupting their volcanos. A great way to finish off their topic of ‘Violent Planet’! https://t.co/gG3NZpS5CQ

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12/07/21

There’s nothing like a supercar to inspire children to focus on their studies. 🚗 Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy have been learning about car design and building their own models. As part of their work, they were visited by a Lamborghini. https://t.co/yeWfGcQJH2 https://t.co/KopUFZK1nG

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08/07/21

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We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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08/07/21

Today pupils are taking part in 'Green Day' & raising awareness of how we can recycle, help reduce litter & use alternatives to single-use plastic. The Yr 3 podcast grp spent some time litter picking the school field & Yr 2 helped clean up the nature area. https://t.co/HiGGra4q4p https://t.co/3OkSFPlk2D

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08/07/21

Year 6, we couldn't let you go without saying how very proud we are of all of you. The articulate speeches, fantastic singing and spectacular dance moves were an absolute joy. Thank you for joining us for this morning's Leavers' Assembly. More pics at: https://t.co/VWUQLbX9vh https://t.co/is7UTB0D9f

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07/07/21

Lost Words 2 day Art and Creativity project Year 6 are so proud of their Kingfishers and justly so – inspired by the kingfisher illustration by in the Lost Words. Created using watercolours and pastels and their very own individual creative sparks. https://t.co/uVB1TcSqtH

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07/07/21

Lost Words Art & Creativity Days – Last week, children focused on their creative side during Art & Creativity days all centred around the beautiful book Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris. Ladybirds wrote a poem & used water paints to create these wonderful Magpies https://t.co/RT1OWBDCb5

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05/07/21

Sports Day 2021! The weather was glorious & the children had a fabulous time competing in last week's Sports Day. Congratulations to our winners, Squirrels(KS1) & Foxes(KS2) & well done to everyone for your efforts. For more photos: https://t.co/hiRiuIA8Hx https://t.co/bcifrSxWwZ https://t.co/tyariszjZO

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02/07/21

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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02/07/21

Today was the day that Pixie Class released their butterflies into the wild. Bye bye little butterflies from all of our Pixies! 🦋 https://t.co/3gYNqVYU2c

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28/06/21

This week it's crunch time for carrots! Has your child joined the campaign yet? Please keep sharing your pics of the children tucking into their vegetables for our website https://t.co/8PTCk3M3e3 https://t.co/yVFxY502u7

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23/06/21

We are very excited to announce that the 1st episode of Cooks Spinney Podcast is now available on our website at https://t.co/ZSjVALNjAn. Some of our yr 5 pupils got together to research 'litter'& were fortunate enough to interview the Harlow Wombles. We hope you enjoy episode1! https://t.co/xiMwIs2sq4

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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 our pupils?

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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