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11/10/21

Year 2 enjoyed the 10 minute drop everything and read on Friday alongside some of the pupils from reception. https://t.co/dmym948CYd

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11/10/21

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the 'Come and Try' sports tournament! They had an excellent time and came back very excited indeed! https://t.co/iFZWb9Y1gN

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08/10/21

Year 4 Rabbits taking part in take 10 reading today and also with Kimba. https://t.co/RQ8pPisGzS

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08/10/21

More photographs from today's visit from Kimba, Authors Abroad poet, along with year 4 and 5 pupils participating in the Take 10 Challenge. They watched a virtual event with Tom Percival and then read for 10 minutes. https://t.co/VjbcMB1trP

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08/10/21

Cooks Spinney supporting YoungMinds' Day! Donations can still be made at https://t.co/9dXI66xMGq https://t.co/cndK8kP2Lz

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08/10/21

Kimba, the Authors Abroad poet, performing with years 5 and 6. https://t.co/9xSThjQkEp

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08/10/21

To celebrate National Poetry Day, our pupils took part in a poetry workshop with a poet Kimba. They had a chance to read their poems, talk about poetry, listen to Kimba's poems and enjoy his freestyle performance. https://t.co/eqT2Vnaonv

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08/10/21

On Thursday 7th October, pupils at Cooks Spinney celebrated National Poetry Day. They took part in various activities and had a chance to write their own poems. https://t.co/TILFR6Zo8A

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08/10/21

Year 4 supporting YoungMinds' Day! Donate Here - https://t.co/9dXI66xMGq https://t.co/cY5mtluFnO

08/10/21

PHONE LINE UPDATE - Our phone system is now back up and running. Apologies for the inconvenience

08/10/21

Dear Parents and Families, our phone lines are currently down. We are working quickly to resolve this issue. In the meantime, if you need to contact the school please email admin.org.uk

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07/10/21

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Today we took delivery of our brand new Harlow based mini bus. 🚐 Keep an eye out for it as it transports our students to sports fixtures, trips, visits and more! https://t.co/AVpMlJJzfp

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06/10/21

On Friday 8th Oct, we will be taking part in 'Take 10 Challenge' when schools & families will be encouraged to read together for 10 minutes. Pupils will be treated to a virtual event with author & illustrator Tom Percival before taking part in the Take 10 moment. https://t.co/R7X2PSaOqj

01/10/21

It's World Mental Health Day on 10th Oct. have organised fund raising day to show young people that they're not alone with their mental health. Pupils can wear something yellow on 8th Oct & donations can be made on the link below! https://t.co/9dXI66xMGq

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01/10/21

Taste buds are tingling in Year 1! During lessons this week Year 1 have been investigating how good their tongues are at tasting the 5 basic tastes. There were some interesting expressions when we tasted the lemons! 🍋 https://t.co/hfoq65Wlz6

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30/09/21

On 7 October 2021, we will be celebrating National Poetry Day. And on 12 October 2021, we will be hosting a Poetry Slam Competition - our pupils will have a chance to read/perform their own or favourite poems. https://t.co/6oXxzXlWwJ

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30/09/21

Skittles enjoying his time with Wolves. https://t.co/x4Ly96YrFN

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24/09/21

Here are our fabulous Futsal finalists and amazing runners up. Good luck today in the final, the whole of Cooks Spinney is behind you! https://t.co/3n6GJXwvYi

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24/09/21

Reading Buddies - Year 6 pupils paired up with year 3 pupils (Ducks) and enjoyed the lovely weather while listening to some amazing stories. https://t.co/yUhqsQuA4b

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22/09/21

Last Friday we took 24 students to the Change4life event. The students had an amazing time taking part in a variety of activities with all participants receiving a medal. A quote from one pupil was, “This is the best event ever!” https://t.co/qAMcMwIay1

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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 Gaudi, Henri Matisse, Beatrix Potter, David Hockney, Henry Moore, Fernando Botero and Paul Klee.

KS2 are studying Paul Cezanne, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Henry Moore, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster. 

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

 

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