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16/07/24

☀️ Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fete on Friday! We were treated to range of stalls, a performance from our Dance Fusion pupils and some delicious ice cream! 🍦 pic.twitter.com/kz0KLryjhy

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15/07/24

🎸 We were treated to a wonderful musical performance last week from our Rocksteady pupils! 🥁 pic.twitter.com/xBruUqEj3j

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28/06/24

🏏 We had a fantastic day hosting our annual Sports Day! The children showed incredible sportsmanship and enjoyed testing out their skills on a variety of activities!Thank you to all the families who came to support and who joined us for a picnic afterwards! 🧺 pic.twitter.com/WAFy9Znozc

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21/06/24

📰 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed a visit by a journalist!Some pupils also took part in a workshop where they interviewed staff, wrote an article and created a front page about an upcoming community project. What a fantastic end to Careers Week at Cooks Spinney! pic.twitter.com/rusuGA8xsB

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21/06/24

👮🏽‍♂️ Thank you to the fantastic police officers from who came in this week to talk about their careers. Our pupils were truly inspired!👮 pic.twitter.com/6o2072qUKm

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19/06/24

✏️ To continue our Careers Week celebrations, we had a host of wonderful visitors deliver Q&A sessions to our pupils. 🍕From a mobile pizza company owner and train driver to a nursery practitioner and freelance artist. Our pupils learnt so much! 🚂 🎨 pic.twitter.com/htvVTpmqly

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17/06/24

💇‍♀️ 👨🏾‍🍳To kick-start Cooks Spinney’s Careers Week, we asked some of our pupils what they would like to be when they grow up… We are very much looking forward to welcoming our visitors this week: police officers, journalists, artists & many more 👮🏽‍♂️👩🏻‍🍳 pic.twitter.com/WuwwCBYORt

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14/06/24

🍦 Well done to the children who got chosen for ice lolly Friday today! Keep up the hard work! 💚 pic.twitter.com/H6cNswYZP0

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10/06/24

🍦 Well done to the fantastic children chosen for Ice Lolly Friday! Keep up the great work! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/EsRivH0bvP

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06/06/24

🧗‍♀️ Our 6 pupils are having a fantastic time on their residential trip at Carroty Wood! So far, they’ve been rock climbing, pedal karting and mountain biking!🚵 pic.twitter.com/Q01fkkvvOf

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06/06/24

🔥 Our Year 1 pupils had a fantastic time recreating the Great Fire of London this week! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a5gLXvw8Jq

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24/05/24

🎶 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed singing their favourite song in singing assembly this week! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/Tp49sqzScD

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23/05/24

🎭 🎨 Earlier this week, we had an exciting curriculum day that focused on celebrating the arts! Pupils enjoyed participating in a range of activities from dancing to Footloose to singing along to the Beatles! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/kcvJP5WEHx

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17/05/24

🐑 🐐 To end ‘Our Furry Friends’ topic, Nursery pupils had a fantastic visit from Ark Farm!🌾 Tam and Arron from the farm taught as all about the animals, what they give us, the food they eat and how we look after them. pic.twitter.com/WQbZZr6GtW

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17/05/24

🥳 Well done to our fantastic Year 6 pupils for all their hard work during SATS week! We are all so proud of you!Thank you to our wonderful catering team who prepared a delicious breakfast each morning for our pupils💚 pic.twitter.com/JdNjGF6emp

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16/05/24

✈️ Today, Year 2 had amazing time seeing all of the different types of planes at Duxford. We learnt about how the planes have been used throughout history. They even got a chance to take a look inside a Concord. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/gd8GBoHJ13

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10/05/24

☀️ What’s better than hot chocolate Friday? The sun shining and ice lolly Friday instead! 🍦 Congratulations to our wonderful winners in Years 1-6💚 pic.twitter.com/ikupS2vSmf

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10/05/24

☀️ ⚽️ Our pupils had a fantastic time representing the school at the Fun Festival event this morning! They participated in a range of activities from basketball and hockey to Boccia and football. 🏑 🏀 pic.twitter.com/jrbM2YiRhR

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09/05/24

🪄 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time visiting the Harry Potter Studios yesterday! After reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in their English lessons, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing it all come to life! ✨ pic.twitter.com/CCeuwLffwE

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08/05/24

We had some exciting visitors join us for assembly!🦉 All pupils had the opportunity to take a photo with one of the friendly owls too!🦉 pic.twitter.com/lkNrFl2zHq

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History

History is taught by class teachers in three annual modules from years 1 to 4 and two modules in years 5 and 6. In EYFS, history is taught through story-telling, carpet time, and immersive play. 

Why is the teaching of history important for Cooks Spinney pupils?

Studying history is important because it allows our pupils to understand the past, which in turn allows them to understand our present. If we want to know how and why our world is the way it is today, we have to look to history for answers. If pupils study the successes and failures of the past, they may, ideally, be able to learn from these mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future.

Studying history also provides our pupils with insight into our culture as well as cultures with which they might be less familiar, thereby increasing cross-cultural awareness, tolerance and understanding.

What is taught? 

Nursery 

Nursery pupils begin by learning about their Family History, which is followed up by two further topics - Our History and My History. They finish the year learning more about the concept of Past and Present to prepare them for Reception.

Reception

Reception pupils begin the term recapping their Family History before their exciting history topics Space Adventure and History of Transport later in the year.  

Year 1 

Year one begin their historical journey by learning about their Personal History. They also learn about Important British individuals by comparing Isambard Kingdom Brunel with Zaha Hadid in a module we call Amazing Architects.  They then move on to study the amazing events in 1666 surrounding The Great Fire of London. 

Year 2 

Year two are given the opportunity to study the evolution of human flight in - Race to the Sky: The History of Human Flight. During the year they also cover the amazing Ancient Greeks. They also compare historical kings and queens in their module - Marvellous Monarchs. 

Year 3 

In year 3, pupils will explore the history of our hunter gatherer ancestors in their Ancient Britain module and then move on to learning about the amazing world of Ancient Egypt. Year 3 finish the year learning about the impact that Important Individuals have had on the world.

Year 4 

The year 4 programme of study takes pupils back in time to the fascinating Roman Era. They will also study what life was like during the Victorian EraTheir third module focusses on the customs and traditions of The Tudors. 

Year 5 

Year 5 pupils are asked to critically analyse the many changes to Britain as a result of its many Invaders and Settlers. The second module, Britain on the Homefront, helps pupils understand the struggles of British people, including children, during World War Two. 

Year 6   

Year 6 look at the political, economic and human upheaval caused by the First World War.  They also study the drastic change in Britain's political and cultural landscape in the years following the Norman's successful conquest of 1066.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HISTORY CURRICULUM PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON 01279 437590 

 

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