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06/07/22

Earlier this term, the chair of governors, senior BMAT leaders and pupils interviewed candidates for the new Head of School role. https://t.co/fmlm8TpVu6

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05/07/22

It was great to see Amelia and Lily from Year 4 take the stage to deliver a fantastic Spinney Speaks assembly all about the human body. https://t.co/VBsHh03kvv

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24/06/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for our Ice Lolly Friday event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/6i7eZrv545

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20/06/22

Butterflies had an amazing time using the BeeBots. They were learning about creating an algorithm to get the robots to move. https://t.co/XsA9DVPtb0

20/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for an Office Manager, PA and HR Lead 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/AXGMGO8j3H

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17/06/22

Mr Stirrat was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/pQkKsX1mqF

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16/06/22

Rabbits class had great fun today investigating how sound can travel. https://t.co/BtmBZxfBq4

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10/06/22

A number of Matisse ‘cut-outs’ work in Art from earlier this year is now on display in the Assembly Hall – they should all be very proud of their awesome creativity when crafting these masterpieces. https://t.co/FWHdVt7tyV

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10/06/22

It is Matisse Month at Cooks Spinney! Year 4 and 6 have started it off in impressive style with their amazing sketchbook around his Open windows paintings and portrait work. https://t.co/PloZAcNGUb

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10/06/22

Year 5 have had a fantastic day at the Science Museum. They even got to see Buzz Aldrin's Spacesuit! https://t.co/HfdFT4AyaK

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09/06/22

Rabbits Class had a fantastic time at Pizza Express yesterday making their own pizza and learning about different ingredients. Thank you to the amazing staff at https://t.co/NJGlTbXEKl

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07/06/22

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And they’ve finished! Fantastic effort from students & staff of riding the cycle routes of Harlow to celebrate in Harlow today https://t.co/xngwqz3sft

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07/06/22

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We’ve now got and on the cycle tracks of Harlow celebrating today 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️ https://t.co/9m1ZQFpl5E

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07/06/22

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Now joined by pupils from , BMAT schools out celebrating in Harlow. https://t.co/zlc4aA319R

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27/05/22

Year 5 have worked tirelessly over these past six weeks and today they presented the Pied Piper to their families. We could not be any more prouder of them. Well done!!! https://t.co/fqKasWiXNn

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27/05/22

Please see the flier below regarding non uniform day when we return on Monday 6th June. https://t.co/3VbrRhtHZ5

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27/05/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/NAQ2FcxejE

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26/05/22

Our Outdoor Library will be opened again on Friday from 3-3:30 to give you and your children a great opportunity to explore a range of books from different genres. Your children can choose and borrow new books for two weeks, then they must be returned. Hope to see you there. https://t.co/6LOXhJClET

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25/05/22

Year 1 went back to 1666 today to experience the Great Fire of London first hand as eye witnesses. https://t.co/SyF89WVOIA

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23/05/22

The Henry Moore mask we studied and some of our hard at work sculptors https://t.co/LIqLNnnPCs

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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 work.

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, Gaudi, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Fernando Botero, Henry Moore, Zaha Hadid, Gehry, I.M Pei, Neimayer, Corbusier, and Norman Foster. 

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

 

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