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28/02/24

🏃 After presenting an amazing assembly, Olympic athlete delivered a round of energetic and engaging lessons to our students, instilling hope in their future of possible careers in sport 🏅 pic.twitter.com/va9fIq8xY9

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16/02/24

☕️ Well done to our pupils who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday this afternoon. What a delicious way to end the half term! 🍫 Have a lovely half term all. Thank you for your continued support. 💚 pic.twitter.com/aZTPvXmYez

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16/02/24

🧮 The children enjoyed a STEM-focused day where they got to test out their mathematical and scientific knowledge! 🧪 ✈️ Pupils took part in a range of activities, from designing robotic hands to building parachutes, planes and cars. 🪂 pic.twitter.com/xyVJhEfjaz

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15/02/24

🎶 We started the day yesterday with a fantastic music assembly! Each year group performed the song they’ve been working on this half term! 🎤🎵 pic.twitter.com/tDLZaa0HLm

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13/02/24

🏃‍♀️ After learning all about Shrove Tuesday, Unicorns and Sprites Class took part in the ultimate pancake race!🥞 pic.twitter.com/RdSgqoq90B

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09/02/24

🏅 Today we welcomed European champion to Cooks Spinney. Tommy led a whole school assembly and then provided a fitness lesson for each KS2 class 🏃 pic.twitter.com/44X7cCuyRF

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09/02/24

☕️ Well done to our pupils who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! What a fantastic end to the week! 💚 pic.twitter.com/MoLzi9juN8

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02/02/24

We’re looking for new members to join Cooks Spinney PTA!💚We’ll be holding a coffee morning on Monday 12th February to welcome new members and to also discuss exciting, upcoming events with current members! pic.twitter.com/1fY8y2LtJ0

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02/02/24

☕️ Well done to our fantastic pupils who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the great work! ✏️ pic.twitter.com/9jju0SKtVA

25/01/24

From the end of your street to the ends of the earth. Open a world of possibilities for children in your area.  Join our high-quality teacher training programme, train locally and start making a difference from day one with expert support at every stage.https://t.co/bBuGvnsFlS pic.twitter.com/Z62U8Dap0t

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25/01/24

From the end of your street to the ends of the earth. Open a world of possibilities for children in your area.  Join our high-quality teacher training programme, train locally and start making a difference from day one with expert support at every stage.https://t.co/bBuGvnsFlS pic.twitter.com/Z62U8Dap0t

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19/01/24

What a delicious way to end the week! ☕️ Well done to all pupils who were chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday this week! A very big thank you to our lovely school nurse Hannah for joining us! 💚 pic.twitter.com/QxMthfYqJh

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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16/01/24

🎤 Wow! Our choir are having a fantastic time singing their hearts out at the O2 Arena this evening! 🎵 pic.twitter.com/eX4mS2ssGB

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16/01/24

🎵 The Cooks Spinney Choir have arrived at the O2 Arena and are very much looking forward to their exciting day ahead! 🎵 💚 pic.twitter.com/LfLfR3kr5E

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12/01/24

Hot Chocolate Friday is back! 🍫 💚 Well done to all the children who got chosen to enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate with SLT today! Keep up the fantastic work! pic.twitter.com/V9HOyZvfbC

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant.📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/orFNmaNUGw

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant.📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/orFNmaNUGw

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05/01/24

It has been so lovely welcoming the children back this week! We’re all very much looking forward to another fantastic term! 💚 pic.twitter.com/RQAn2IP6hg

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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 yoga, 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. 

Spinney Speaks Assemblies - In Summer Term, 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!

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.

Residential - Our Year 6 children have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip. Pupils experience 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. 

Bolougne-sur-Mer - Year 5 pupils have the opportunity to visit this delightful French coastal city during the summer term. Pupils can practise thier language skills and soak in the sights and sounds of French culture. The pupils can even try some fresh escargot if they're feeling adventurous!  

Friday Achievement Assembly - Our Friday achievement assemblies are a celebration of students’ personal achievements. Children’s hard work is acknowledged for the 5 A's, Individual achievement in class (Gold Book), Readers of the week, Artist of the week, , 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. 

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, The National Gallery, Colchester Zoo, Kew Gardens and the Houses of Parliament. 

School Dog - Bertie, our cuddly and friendly school dog is always on hand to support our pupils and lend a helping paw! He is a fully-registered Essex Therapy dog and our pupils love taking Bertie for walks in the school grounds or reading to him in the family room. 

LEGO Therapy Sessions - Pupils love getting creative and chatty during our LEGO therapy groups. It's a social development program that uses LEGO activities to support the development of a wide range of social skills within a group setting. 

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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