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14/06/21

Thanks to the outstanding effort by children, parents and staff in the Big Pedal 2021 this year, we have received this poster to celebrate our success. We hope that you & your children continue to enjoy the benefits of active travel. Thank you & well done 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ypNQFs09lr

11/06/21

The British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week will take place from 14-18 June, taking all of the UK on its ‘Find your healthier you’ journey! There are lots of tips, recipes, healthy choices tracker sheets and activities to try on their website at https://t.co/LyLTLALNEJ

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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11/06/21

Tomatoes🍅were being defeated in the dinner hall today as pupils got involved with the campaign. Look out sweetcorn it's your turn next week! 🌽#EatMoreVeg https://t.co/Z2u2a8vVKp

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09/06/21

Pixies are very excited with our new arrival of class caterpillars! We can’t wait to watch them grow and become butterflies. 🐛🦋 https://t.co/KZHfn4ZcGe

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08/06/21

Well done to all who entered the May Challenges & huge congratulations to our maths winners: Maci – Ladybirds Violet – Kestrels Jessica-Rose - Otters Olivija – Owls Here we have the June challenges which can also be downloaded from our website https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k Good luck! https://t.co/FyYF7PcePI

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08/06/21

Here is an example from Ms. Clausen followed by one from each class. 2of3 https://t.co/VDQcHMfxMe

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08/06/21

Our last art assembly before half term was the (male) kingfisher from .15 minutes of intent focus across the school, all drawing at the same time. 350plus kingfishers in all their guises. Each one unique and each one a credit to the budding artist who drew it. 1of3.. https://t.co/F5JbwXYphv

07/06/21

We are supporting the https://t.co/cb5yMoE9hp campaign to encourage children to eat more veg. It's proven to make eating vegetables more fun. Do look out for reward charts & sticker packs in school bags. We'll be asking for pupils to send in photos for our website.

28/05/21

Owls and Foxes have been working so hard on their performance and are now ready to invite you to grab the popcorn, make yourselves comfy and click 'play'. Year 5 proudly present "We'll Meet Again". https://t.co/pr2z7PtrQp

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28/05/21

Year 2 WOW Day for Butterflies! Pupils had a fun-packed day participating in activities relating to their topic of Ancient Greece. They learnt to write their names in Ancient Greek, made a head wreath, created a temple for the gods and goddesses and took part in a mini Olympics. https://t.co/I9nMPTSoOT

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27/05/21

Year 2 WOW Day! Today, Ladybirds tested their memory when learning the Greek Alphabet, created their Olympic wreaths and took part in their own mini Olympics. We even had an Olympic torchbearer. A jolly good time was had by all! https://t.co/69aUIL0pzM

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27/05/21

KS2 pupils used a range of materials to add all the elements required in their unique bridge designs. We have been astounded by the models they have produced - a true display of creative solutions and approaches! https://t.co/zXqpKGtHZY

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26/05/21

Year 1 pupils were very excited to experience a scaled down version of The Great Fire of London today! Thank you to the parents for supplying the buildings (boxes) to burn and thumbs up to Ed for keeping the children safe during the display 🔥 https://t.co/zzr7QRnzRy

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25/05/21

Sprites and Unicorns have loved reading the story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. They each made a special shiny scale to add to the giant Rainbow fish on display to remind the children to always be kind and share with others. https://t.co/zB2vFQ4lua

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25/05/21

Once a week pupils have a whole school art assembly whereby Ms. Clausen guides the children step by step through the stages of drawing a new subject. Below is one example from each class of Daisy the Gecko as drawn by the different year groups from Yr1 up to Yr 6. https://t.co/tEqnANsDHV

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19/05/21

Year 2 Science Club members with their lava lamps that they so carefully made yesterday. What skillful young scientists we have at Cooks Spinney! https://t.co/nTuq5Uybhk

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History

History is taught in 2 annual modules (major and minor) from year 1 - 6 by class teachers. 

Why is the teaching of history important for primary schools?

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? 

Year 1 

Year one are taught about personal history (major module) and about important British individuals (minor module) including Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill. 

Year 2 

Year two are given the opportunity to study the history of Harlow (major module) and the amazing events surrounding the Great Fire of London (minor module). 

Year 3 

In year 3, pupils will explore the history or our hunter gatherer ancestors in their ancient Britain module (major module) and then move on to explore a variety of significant world individuals (minor module). 

Year 4 

The year 4 programme of study takes pupils back in time to the Roman Era (major module). They will also study the fascinating topic of Victorian Leisure (minor module). 

Year 5 

Year 5 pupils are asked to critically analyse the lives and customs of the Anglo-Saxons (major module). The second module, Homefront Britain (minor module), helps pupils understand the struggles of British people during World War Two. 

Year 6   

Year 6 pupils study the drastic change in Britain's politics and culture in the years following the Norman's (major module) successful conquest of 1066. 

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

 

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