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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
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/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
BMAT

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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Home Learning

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

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, Reading Eggs and Letterjoin. 

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

readingeggs.co.uk

letterjoin.co.uk

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/

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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