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03/12/20

2-4-6-8 who do we appreciate? Otters Class! These year 3 pupils had the opportunity to try something new and polish their skills! https://t.co/WOnTBEk9Bb

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03/12/20

Young people are getting outside to learn life skills, to improve their mental health and to feel empathy for nature. Each week, pupils at Cooks Spinney take part in Forest Friday to learn outdoors, while building their independence and confidence. https://t.co/6uYTV8uY01 https://t.co/J93Jzymkv3

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03/12/20

Ed, our ever hard-working caretaker, has been busy turning Cooks Spinney into a magical winter wonderland for the children. Thank you Ed! https://t.co/eDagfXZ3JZ

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03/12/20

Kestrels enjoyed a mini competition in their archery lesson. Year groups 3-6 will all have the opportunity to learn this term as this is brilliant way to allow children that may not excel in the usual team sports, to shine. Fantastic shooting Kestrels! https://t.co/o8kBg7mF4B

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02/12/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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02/12/20

Spreading the Christmas cheer! We had a special visit from Santa and Frosty to help turn on our Christmas lights today! Huge thanks to for donating the beautiful tree and thanks to our amazing Caretaker, Ed, for putting up the lovely decorations. https://t.co/EgVEEB5XZi

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02/12/20

Keen young historians shared their love of the subject with their peers. Two Year 6 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy enjoy the subject so much, they were invited to teach a lesson to their classmates. https://t.co/jF1XR9fYtP https://t.co/SxNUU2ArFc

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01/12/20

Here we have Owls class enjoying a little audience participation to from the amazing company. Looks like Owls are having an absolute hoot! https://t.co/4xECTkSinM

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01/12/20

They couldn't go to Panto so brought the Panto to Cooks Spinney! Pupils from Foxes class got involved with and laughed their way through the whole performance......oh yes they did! What a fantastic way to kick off December! https://t.co/5dsSk7bxoc

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01/12/20

Time to celebrate! Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has been recognised by for keeping the children active during lockdown 2020. Here is a reminder of some of the activities that children took part in from home https://t.co/4X9mZ1E38F

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30/11/20

Ducks pupils came in to their very own class postbox this morning! It's a bit empty though so it's just waiting for some Christmas cards to be posted to fill it up! https://t.co/ci8eFwrstV

27/11/20

Here comes Panto! We are so excited that Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be showing in classrooms at Cooks Spinney next week! 🤩 https://t.co/pMOgwOqKvO

23/11/20

Pupils have had so much fun this month rocking out with trying to beat their own scores as well as those of other pupils. The winners are: Whole class: 1st:Owls, 2nd:Foxes, 3rd:Eagles Individual: 1st:Oscar in Foxes, 2nd:Ted in Owls, 3rd:Lewis in Owls🏆#WellDoneAll

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20/11/20

Ladybirds class showing off their odd socks in celebration of what makes us all unique in ! https://t.co/wNOF93AptE

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20/11/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted
BMAT

BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx

19/11/20

Getting lost in a good book is one of life’s great pleasures and a fantastic way to learn. have some wonderful tips and ideas to help your child fall in love with reading. https://t.co/5yFjZn9YFL

19/11/20

Don't forget to wear your odd socks to school tomorrow as a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique in Anti-Bullying Week!

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16/11/20

Year 2 learning how to use to draw . Well done year 2, we love them!👏👏👏 https://t.co/KRO4mVKISf

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13/11/20

Butterflies class pupils looked bright and colourful today as they combined with the end of . https://t.co/PMpwc7fiZE

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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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