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12/08/20

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Schools within BMAT take part in National Skipping Day each year, with sports leaders touring schools encouraging various activities. With the event falling just as lockdown hit earlier this year, the schools revamped the initiative with Skipping Week. https://t.co/sRhlu8KCOU https://t.co/80Fbw2HpXI

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22/07/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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Children from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. The BMAT Rainbow Games challenged pupils at to take on eight tasks over a week. https://t.co/emZ9gwxj60 https://t.co/jv98S1I9HD

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17/07/20

Children created their own structures in junk modelling today and then used natural materials in the Nature Area to make initials. A wonderfully creative way to end the academic year! https://t.co/W37M0NNSqr

17/07/20

Mr Cody challenges you to write a song about your lockdown experiences. A series of short videos will assist you step by step in writing your song with prizes for the best entries! Good luck! https://t.co/Atg1sQn6LD

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17/07/20

We are super proud to see these children enjoying themselves and keeping fit whilst taking part in the Rainbow Sports Day Games at home. Fantastic group effort. Well done to you all! https://t.co/qcagfGrSSZ

16/07/20

A video from Miss Jordan and the PE Team in celebration of the sporting achievements of year 6. What a fantastic year group! https://t.co/S4GHL9C19F

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16/07/20

Ed, our Caretaker, has built some garden feeders on behalf of our key worker children for our incredible kitchen team to say thank you for the delicious meals lovingly prepared during the lockdown. Thank you Ed and thank you to our kitchen team. https://t.co/Rxhdgg5tLV

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15/07/20

Staff have been hard at work clearing the Nature Area ready for September. https://t.co/70HVkBd6eC

14/07/20

For you Year 6, from us. We will miss you all. Enjoy ♥ https://t.co/Hzpxdg5THT

13/07/20

Join us on a Summer Reading Adventure! Looking for a fun-filled celebration of reading that takes young readers on a journey that promises to broaden their reading horizons? Then look no further... https://t.co/zNw1tG1RxL

13/07/20

We couldn't end the school year without holding a virtual sports day! All of the activities are explained and demonstrated in the video. Have a go and let us know how you get on! https://t.co/iSfztj88vH

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13/07/20

These boys were set a challenge by Ms Harris and they exceeded it by running 18 miles over last week. Well done! We are super proud! Their holiday challenge is to run 70 miles. https://t.co/RmIMRkiQGB

13/07/20

If you're feeling brave click the play button. WARNING: this video is very emotional. Please make sure that you are sitting comfortably and have tissues ready. Here is 'Goodbye from Year 6' https://t.co/VDbubpjbrl

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10/07/20

Messy hands at work today creating beautiful clay hedgehogs. Hoping that these clever little artists put in as much effort and concentration into cleaning up! https://t.co/b2l1dVWrXI

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09/07/20

Year 6 have been busy making dream catchers today. Something for them to take away and keep to make all their future dreams come true! Step by step video instructions are available on the school website at https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3 https://t.co/0Q6gnpchPa

07/07/20

Hello year 5! Soon, you will be in year 6 and the leaders of our school. To get you excited for returning to school in September, the year 6 teachers have recorded the first two chapters of your year 6 English text, Skellig. You can find them at https://t.co/95flXxDxMX.

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06/07/20

Please use the link below to find out your child’s new class teacher for September 2020 via a video message! You will be able to watch the videos from 8am on Wednesday 8th July. https://t.co/I50LhI810l https://t.co/rAyOtT6asX

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06/07/20

The wonderful Ms Clausen has made a video on how to make your very own dream catcher. In case you missed it, there is also a video explaining how to draw this dragon. These videos and more are ready to view on the school website. https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3 https://t.co/HgUYXo0qVs

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06/07/20

Great to see that pupils are having fun and keeping fit at home. Amazing effort from these two in these wonderful pictures! https://t.co/7rYDWCPZyS

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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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