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During their lesson today, year 6 pupils learned about how characteristics are inherited. Then they carried out a breeding programme and created . https://t.co/9QkirD0b3o

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A few more Still Life compositions showing developing shading techniques from today’s year 6 classes. https://t.co/glTeumo55U

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Developing shading technique and skills was in full force in the Art room today. Here is a small selection of Still Life compositions year 6 produced in their Art time today. https://t.co/VsIzkVgPbs


Reminder - the tuck shop and raffle ticket sales will be held this Thursday (25th November) after school until 4.15pm in the dining hall rather than Friday due to our inset day.

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Plenty of spots here on our Pudsey fans! Cooks Spinney Primary Academy's non-uniform day is raising money for BBC Children in Need https://t.co/eUvqreabSH


Pumpkin News Year 1 Exciting news - Pumpkin Debbie is now a majestic 12cm tall!

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Rabbits class won skittles the monkey for having the tidiest classroom last week. He is cuddled up with Mr Rabbit overseeing the children’s learning. Well done Rabbits https://t.co/fiyTYuSGFh

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Well done to our amazing football team who came 3rd out of 37 teams, they narrowly missed out on the win on point difference. So proud of the attitude & work rate of our students. https://t.co/TCge1M0VI7

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Rabbits (Year 4) love their Art Assemblies. Just look at some of their fabulous drawings from some of the two most recent assemblies – Peter Rabbit and the Poppies for Remembrance Day. https://t.co/7VUDSLxb19

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It's all about Still Life in Art for KS2 with G O’Keefe & P Cezanne inspiring pupils – flowers, skulls & vases etc are on hand for our budding artists to use as a focus. Drawing objects is challenging but the pupils are rising to the challenge and should be proud of themselves. https://t.co/jbaFSRIcFJ

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Year 5 dropped everything and read together as a whole year group. Everyone enjoyed the session. https://t.co/iGlJaglw69

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In Thursday’s Assembly we honoured Remembrance Day with the focus on drawing poppies in 15 mins. Pupils from years 1 to 6 once again showed incredible focus & resilience, drawing some fabulous poppies. See below for a selection of truly astounding efforts. https://t.co/7yzo17Kh0Q

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Our Boccia and Kurling teams played fantastic games at the tournament at the this week and are looking forward to playing again soon. Well done to everyone that took part! https://t.co/0q4EPkZ5mC

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The Girls Football Team played 6 games last Friday and played brilliantly, only defeated by the winning team that had a pupil who plays with Arsenal! That just goes to show how high a standard our girls played. https://t.co/pOPcnRfn7D

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Look at these fantastic homework projects in Owls class ranging from Viking/Saxon Shields, Researching Sutton Hoo and Fact Files on David Attenborough. Well done Owls! https://t.co/OJecYe9QAc

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Christmas Soccer School! 🎅⚽️ are running a programme on 20/21 Dec for children aged 4 - 13. For more details and to book: https://t.co/UEouKfDD03 https://t.co/ozQCaUV0ut

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Our boys years 5 & 6 football team is playing in the finals today against seven other schools at Mark Hall. They played amazingly well last week to qualify for today's finals and we wish them all the luck in the world. https://t.co/StmT2CTsF5

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Year 1 Pumpkin Update. Exciting times in Year 1. The pumpkin seed had a growth spurt overnight. It now measures 5cm in height and has been re-potted! Today the children will vote on a name for the pumpkin. More news to follow! https://t.co/WXETsqqsS7

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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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