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Thanks to the outstanding effort by children, parents and staff in the Big Pedal 2021 this year, we have received this poster to celebrate our success. We hope that you & your children continue to enjoy the benefits of active travel. Thank you & well done 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ypNQFs09lr


The British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week will take place from 14-18 June, taking all of the UK on its ‘Find your healthier you’ journey! There are lots of tips, recipes, healthy choices tracker sheets and activities to try on their website at https://t.co/LyLTLALNEJ

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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Tomatoes🍅were being defeated in the dinner hall today as pupils got involved with the campaign. Look out sweetcorn it's your turn next week! 🌽#EatMoreVeg https://t.co/Z2u2a8vVKp

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Pixies are very excited with our new arrival of class caterpillars! We can’t wait to watch them grow and become butterflies. 🐛🦋 https://t.co/KZHfn4ZcGe

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Well done to all who entered the May Challenges & huge congratulations to our maths winners: Maci – Ladybirds Violet – Kestrels Jessica-Rose - Otters Olivija – Owls Here we have the June challenges which can also be downloaded from our website https://t.co/KP0QYbrT2k Good luck! https://t.co/FyYF7PcePI

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Here is an example from Ms. Clausen followed by one from each class. 2of3 https://t.co/VDQcHMfxMe

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Our last art assembly before half term was the (male) kingfisher from .15 minutes of intent focus across the school, all drawing at the same time. 350plus kingfishers in all their guises. Each one unique and each one a credit to the budding artist who drew it. 1of3.. https://t.co/F5JbwXYphv


We are supporting the https://t.co/cb5yMoE9hp campaign to encourage children to eat more veg. It's proven to make eating vegetables more fun. Do look out for reward charts & sticker packs in school bags. We'll be asking for pupils to send in photos for our website.


Owls and Foxes have been working so hard on their performance and are now ready to invite you to grab the popcorn, make yourselves comfy and click 'play'. Year 5 proudly present "We'll Meet Again". https://t.co/pr2z7PtrQp

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Year 2 WOW Day for Butterflies! Pupils had a fun-packed day participating in activities relating to their topic of Ancient Greece. They learnt to write their names in Ancient Greek, made a head wreath, created a temple for the gods and goddesses and took part in a mini Olympics. https://t.co/I9nMPTSoOT

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Year 2 WOW Day! Today, Ladybirds tested their memory when learning the Greek Alphabet, created their Olympic wreaths and took part in their own mini Olympics. We even had an Olympic torchbearer. A jolly good time was had by all! https://t.co/69aUIL0pzM

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KS2 pupils used a range of materials to add all the elements required in their unique bridge designs. We have been astounded by the models they have produced - a true display of creative solutions and approaches! https://t.co/zXqpKGtHZY

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Year 1 pupils were very excited to experience a scaled down version of The Great Fire of London today! Thank you to the parents for supplying the buildings (boxes) to burn and thumbs up to Ed for keeping the children safe during the display 🔥 https://t.co/zzr7QRnzRy

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Sprites and Unicorns have loved reading the story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. They each made a special shiny scale to add to the giant Rainbow fish on display to remind the children to always be kind and share with others. https://t.co/zB2vFQ4lua

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Once a week pupils have a whole school art assembly whereby Ms. Clausen guides the children step by step through the stages of drawing a new subject. Below is one example from each class of Daisy the Gecko as drawn by the different year groups from Yr1 up to Yr 6. https://t.co/tEqnANsDHV

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Year 2 Science Club members with their lava lamps that they so carefully made yesterday. What skillful young scientists we have at Cooks Spinney! https://t.co/nTuq5Uybhk

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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, 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. 



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/


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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