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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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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 - Thoughout the 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!

Spinney's Thought for the Week - Each Friday, pupils are set a question to ponder via video such as 'Is it better to be a child or a grown-up?' Pupils are invited to discuss, debate and diliberate their answers then justify their thinking. 

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.

Gilwell Park - Our Year 6 children have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to Gilwell Park. Set in 100 acres of woodland, Gilwell Park is the home to the global scouting movement. 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. 

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 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. 

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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