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03/03/21

- Wednesday 3rd March To celebrate this week's , we have a mystery reader sharing the story of 'Grumpycorn' . But do you recognise the voice of that super talented teacher behind the mask? https://t.co/6WZOdibhZJ

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02/03/21

It's monthly challenge time again! Which one do you want to have a go at or do you want to enter all three? Huge congrats to Ailie (writing) and Rosie & Joe (maths) for winning last month's challenges. All challenges available for download from https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k. https://t.co/FmP4ng1k6w

02/03/21

Tune in to for a free digital live event to celebrate . Hear your favourite authors & illustrators answer questions from children at 10:30am on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday this week! Each event will last approx. 30 minutes. https://t.co/tbO74kFyMZ

02/03/21

- Tuesday 2nd March To celebrate , Mr. Stirrat takes a look at the life and work of Nikola Tesla. All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/JO0WpzoPtv

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01/03/21

Keeping active, eating well and taking care of mental health was the focus of a special week for children. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy held Healthy Schools Week to remind pupils to look after themselves in lockdown. https://t.co/D0I6mCUCEV https://t.co/8t5HhXDh0q

01/03/21

Assembly - Monday 1st March Ms. Dackombe kicks off the week by sharing the story of 'The First Hippo on the Moon' with a little help from her friends. You can draw your own Sheila Hippo by following the tutorial at https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3. https://t.co/aD5nGrmYmU

26/02/21

- Friday 26th February Join us today to watch this delightful short film starring the little bird who faces her fears to show us all that perseverance pays off in the end! All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/plBmwGKo4A https://t.co/dhCubvy3g3

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25/02/21

Today the sibling bubble enjoyed multi-skills outside on the playground for over an hour. The activities were completed in a circuit which included skills to improve agility, speed, co-ordination & power. It was great to see the children outside enjoying themselves https://t.co/Or7NU5Jobq

25/02/21

- Thursday 25th February Today's assembly is all about and Miss Wade explains why it is so important. All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/PXG8H0kJm8

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24/02/21

Our ICT room’s Grand Makeover – A ‘Wall of Code’ With huge thanks to for creating the design in his spare time & to for turning our design into reality. With the new décor and fab pink chairs, we can’t wait for the children to start bringing it to life! https://t.co/j5MF2RsdT5

24/02/21

Assembly - Wednesday 24th February Ms Pearce shares Peep’s story of how he learnt to find his true self. All lockdown assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/spbwlepnXh https://t.co/YPJFCEPC1q

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23/02/21

Read all about it! The Book Fair is coming our way. if you want to get ahead, please click on the link where you will be able to scroll through all of the amazing books that are available to order. https://t.co/0NH8ZMZpWQ https://t.co/fWQ4r6pXCc

23/02/21

This week’s art video guides you on how to draw Peep, the little nightingale from the story ‘Dawn Chorus’. Look out for Ms. Pearce’s virtual assembly tomorrow, to hear little Peep’s story of how he learnt to find his true self. https://t.co/lBGpXp9NH3 https://t.co/tQgwppxavP

23/02/21

- Tuesday 23rd February Mr. Stirrat shares some very happy news this morning! On Monday 8th March Cooks Spinney can reopen! All assemblies can be viewed at https://t.co/N639eOhlJT https://t.co/WoosTjI7hj

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22/02/21

Following Mr Beaumont's assembly today, children are invited to enter a BMAT competition to come up with an exciting invention to celebrate . Please see video below for full details. There will be prizes for the overall ! Come on Spinney we've got this! https://t.co/dhULEERmJh

22/02/21

New & exciting physical activities for each individual year group have been added to our website: https://t.co/9c0QsIizbN. These games can be enjoyed daily by the whole family. Have a look at the activities for your year group and give it a go!

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22/02/21

On the last day before half term, the children didn’t lose their focus learning about our Moon and her phases and the Apollo 11 Moon landing. They showed some great engineering and design skills when designing and building rovers for the next moon or Mars missions. https://t.co/u7HvJCBSoM

22/02/21

- Monday 22nd February Celebrate amazing inventions and the upcoming British Science Week with Mr Beaumont. All assemblies can be viewed on our website at https://t.co/plBmwGKo4A https://t.co/M4tVkRkvig

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Home Learning

At Cooks Spinney we encourage all children to extend their learning at home 

School closure Spring 2021

Please click on these links to navigate to your child's home learning page 

Nursery Home Learning Page

Reception Home Learning Page 

Year 1 Home Learning Page

Year 2 Home Learning Page

Year 3 Home Learning Page

Year 4 Home Learning Page 

Year 5 Home Learning Page

Year 6 Home Learning Page

Daily Assemblies with Mr. Stirrat, Ms. Pearce, Miss Wade and Mr. Beaumont

Online Art Lessons with Ms Clausen 

Online Spanish and French Lessons With Ms Clausen 

Online PE Activities with the BMAT PE Team

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Please download the attached document at the bottom of this page for lots of links to free learning resources. 

Don't forget - Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and Nursery provide free pupil accounts for Mathletics, Letterjoin, Spelling Shed and Timetable Rockstars. 

Please use the links below to access your account. If you have forgotten your username and/or password please speak to your child's class teacher or the school office. 

mathletics.com/uk

letterjoin.co.uk

ttrockstars.com (Years 2-6)

spellingshed.com (Years 3-6)

We also recommend signing up to Khan Academy online learning community. Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. www.khanacademy.org/

 

ADDITIONAL FREE RESOURCES DURING ENFORCED SCHOOL CLOSURE

Oak National Academy 

Additional support for home-learning has been launched by the government in the form of Oak National Academy. Cooks Spinney recommend that this website is used to help support home learning in addition to the curriculum overviews at the bottom of this page. Oak National Academy will provide 3 high-quality online lessons per day for pupils studying at home (reception to Yr6).  

We understand this may be a confusing time for parents and carers and we appreciate your patience. Our message is that any home learning will be beneficial so do not worry. Although Oak National Academy resources may not match our curriculum exactly, we recommend it is used daily in addition to any other home learning you have planned.  

What is Oak National Academy?

  • Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources.
  • Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
  • Their online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects.
  • All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan and the academy will provide new lessons and resources each week.

How does it work?

  • Each Oak National Academy lesson will be an hour long, with elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher and a worksheet.
  • Each lesson has been created by a subject expert in a careful plan.
  • Pupils can use all the lessons and resources in their entirety, following along the set plan of content for each subject. Click the Schedule button when inside the online classroom to follow along.
  • You do not need to create an account or sign in.
  • Follow the link below to get started today.
  • www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule

 

Multi-Subject Resources

 - Twinkl Learning are offering free pupil accounts to all during enforced school closure. This is open to every parent and carer so pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of closure. Setting this up is really easy - go to twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

- Classroom Secrets are also offering free access to support pupils during school closure. Visit classroomsecrets.co.uk to sign up for a free account.  

- Teachit Primary are offering free, umlimited access to all thier learning resources. No code, no payment details, no tie-ins. Visit www.teachitprimary.co.uk/coronavirus to benefit.

English Resources

- Audible.co.uk are offering free audiobooks to all children during the enforced school closures - please visit stories.audible.com/start-listen to start listening

- Sir Linkalot (award-winning spelling app) are offering free 12-week subscriptions to their app. Visit www.sirlinkalot.org/ to sign up. 

- World Reader has a link for children to keep reading during this time. All books are free. They can be accessed on many devices using a web browser or google play. worldreader.org/keep-children-reading/

- Free Rice - Boost your vocabulary and end world hunger! For every correct answer, freerice.com will donate 10 grains of rice to people in need around the world. 

- Sooper Books is a trusted online library for 4-12 year olds bringing award-winning children's stories to schools and families across the UK at the touch of a button. Parents can gain unlimited access to all of the stories via this link: sooperbooks.com/bedtime-stories/

- Authorfy Club - Almost 100 bestselling authors and illustrators have recorded ’10 minute Challenges’ for a daily dose of creativity and fun at https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

Maths Resources

- White Rose Hub Maths are offering free daily video maths lessons plus matching resources for all age groups. Visit whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ to take part - This is the scheme Cooks Spinney uses to teach mathematics so we throughly recommend this website!

- Free Rice - Boost your maths skills and end world hunger! For every correct answer, freerice.com will donate 10 grains of rice to people in need around the world. 

 

PE Resources

- Youth Sport Trust - For PE home learning sessions click this free link youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning

- The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) - Don't forget to log on to Joe's Youtube channel at 9am each weekday morning for a live PE lesson! www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Computing and Coding Resources 

- Hour of Code - Get your coding fix with these free activities. hourofcode.com/uk

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