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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


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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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


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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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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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


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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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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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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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


500 Words, the world’s largest story-writing comp for kids is back! We want to bring YOUR voice onto the issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Submissions close tomorrow at 23:59. For more info and online entry form, please visit: https://t.co/75bDJgaFOX

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pupils having fun and keeping fit whilst taking part in fitness tests at home. We are hugely impressed by their effort and results. https://t.co/jKTv9u69ly


They've saved the best till last on the final day of challenges for National School Sports Week. Who will win the parents vs kids 30 second challenges? Come on kids you can do it! https://t.co/H6MyzjuitE

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/vQykuMBGEI

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Thanks to our super-talented pupils and wonderful PE Team we have something to celebrate. We have achieved the School Sports Gold Award in Autumn and Winter along with the Gold award for the PE Virtual learning during Covid-19. Excellent news! https://t.co/XhdrcUJBrs


Year 6, don't forget to order your leavers hoody by Friday 26th June.

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It's National School Sport Week at Home 2020 next week! The UK-wide campaign will challenge people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges. Click on the link https://t.co/B8BUPOd68K to be directed to a week of fun resources and challenges https://t.co/a0CBz09kf1

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Would any Cooks Spinney Year 6 parents like to order a leavers hoody? https://t.co/UWBeatJwc9


Remember that you can find your home learning English texts read by your teachers at https://t.co/95flXxDxMX.

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Beyond Curriculum

From Nursery through to Year 6, opportunities will be taken to extend the curriculum beyond the statutory requirements and to develop our school values of adventure, articulacy, ambition, adaptability and altruism.

Some examples of extending our curriculum beyond the statutory requirements include:

Free after-school clubs - Every part of our school day is a learning opportunity, so we are lucky that we have extra learning through fun clubs after school everyday! Our clubs change every term and are completely free for all children. Sports such as hockey, rugby, cross-country, judo, cricket and tennis to name a few.

The Daily Mile - The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children. There is no extra workload for teachers and it helps to raise attainment. At Cooks Spinney Primary we begin our day with a brisk walk/run together in key stages. This ensures that children have their full break / play time. The Daily Mile is not Sport or PE, but rather health and wellbeing through physical activity.

Free breakfast for all pupils - Recognising the importance of breakfast, Cooks Spinney now offers all children free breakfast in class at the start of each school day. Children choose from a variety of nutritious cereals including Shreddies, Cheerios and Corn Flakes. There are dairy and non-dairy milk options available for all. 

Breakfast Club - Our Breakfast Club is open every school morning from 7.45-8:45am.  As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Breakfast Clubs have been proven to have a positive impact on punctuality, academic results, concentration, behaviour and attainment. We believe that a good productive start to a child’s day begins with a nutritious breakfast. Our breakfast club links healthy eating with fun and interactive games. We have a great choice of quiet activities such as puzzles, reading, drawing, lego, or colouring.

Kingswood - Our Year 6 children have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to Kingswood. Sweeping cliff top views, beautiful sandy beaches and pine-fringed grounds surround the centre, located in a region boasting wildlife sanctuaries, famous fossils and the biggest skies in the country. With a wide range of challenging, high-adrenaline and skill-based indoor and outdoor activity sessions, our pupils are kept active throughout their stay. Their experiences are tailored to be as impactful as possible. 

Spinney Speaks Assemblies - In Spring term each year, our pupils get the chance to take over assemblies! Pupils complete an application form outlining their chosen subject and why they think it will be important for their peers. Once selected, pupils deliver their assembly to over 400 people during our whole-school assembly!

Friday Achievement Assembly - Our Friday achievement assemblies are a celebration of students’ personal achievements. Children’s hard work is acknowledged for Golden Rules, Individual achievement in class (Gold Book), Readers of the week, Artist of the week, Pen licences, Apples (our school’s unique incremental achievement scheme), Sports Awards, Class of the Week and Attendance Class of the week. Parents and families of award winners are invited to join us. 

Spinney's Friday Quiz - Each Friday, pupils are set a quiz of 4 puzzling general knowledge questions. There's a quiz for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Pupils who achieve 4 correct answers are entered into our prize draw to win book prizes. 

Extra-curricular Trips - We provide the opportunity to go on trips to our local area and beyond to enhance life skills, learning opportunities and become active citizens. These have included: Harlow Playhouse, Colchester Zoo, Kew Gardens and the Houses of Parliament. 

Safe, responsible pupils - We welcome guest speakers and host specialist workshops for all of our pupils to promote safety in and out of school. These include: Bike-a-bilty training for Yr5, first aid training for Yr6, home safety workshops for Yr3, fire safety workshops for Yr1 and road safety workshops for Yr2.  



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