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20/05/22

Mr Stirrat was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/t4Y5yUZLdW

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19/05/22

Today we celebrated the jubilee by having a picnic on the field. The children had a wonderful time. https://t.co/f8sjZN9F13

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16/05/22

Our lovely year 4 students had a great time at the Tri-golf festival on Friday at Church Langley School. The students demonstrated some really good putting and chipping skills whilst competing against other schools in the area. https://t.co/lfXZ52IQdU

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13/05/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/3cxYm3Jk9g

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13/05/22

Some year 1&2 children had the opportunity to learn and play some fun and challenging activities based around cricket at Harlow Town Cricket Club! https://t.co/0QmFvKuX1s

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13/05/22

Today we're opening our Outdoor Library to give you and your children a great opportunity to explore a range of books from different genres. Your children can choose and borrow new books for two weeks, then they must be returned. Open every Friday from 3-3:30pm. See you there. https://t.co/k9HJcVOPHo

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10/05/22

A delicious ‘fuel’ for year 6 pupils prepared by our amazing kitchen staff to give them energy for their SATs week. Good luck, you’ve got this! https://t.co/6m4BsBRuOP

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06/05/22

Mr Stirrat was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/mssI6zj1wV

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06/05/22

Our amazing year 6 students created sports activities for the year 1 students, both year 1 students & year 6 students really enjoyed the experience & they both said some lovely comments at the end about each other. https://t.co/8hpg7nwtjC

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06/05/22

Our amazing year 4 Netball teams played to a high standard last Friday and played all the different positions on the pitch. Well done, we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PkTwo7vkZS

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05/05/22

Congratulations to our Readers of the Month. https://t.co/SGIwUOGueh

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05/05/22

Fantastic homework projects from Year One on their topic of The Great Fire of London. A fire safety poster and posters about a visit to the Monument in London. https://t.co/qMHErtcYOR

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29/04/22

Here are our poster competition entries for British Science Week, they each produced superb posters demonstrating growth in nature, animals, plants and stars. https://t.co/VbiU4P6cpA

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29/04/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/IhW5nhswRd

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26/04/22

On Tues, Yr 5 Reading Champions took part in a meeting with Magic Breakfast Reading Champions volunteer & Mrs Dackombe. They talked about how to choose the best book to read. Book vouchers worth £250, which will be spent on new books for the library and classroom reading corners. https://t.co/rY4Ij87yFA

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26/04/22

Another successful Spinney Speaks assembly presented by year 6 pupils/librarians. Olivija, Ivy, Joe and Blake talked about our school library: how to return books, when to visit and how to treat books. Well done! https://t.co/2fII6NXNeT

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22/04/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/IvRdOw3NGY

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22/04/22

Yesterday, year 3 pupils took part in Authors Abroad writing workshop with award-winning author & performance poet Neal Zetter at Freshwaters Primary Academy. The aim of the workshop was to develop their literacy self-expression and confidence & unlock their writing potential. https://t.co/KP3l8iipjr

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21/04/22

Congratulations to our March Writing Challenge winners! Keep up the great work! https://t.co/9qB2VK4hf9

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04/04/22

A massive well done to all year 4 pupils for an amazing performance of Alice the Musical on Friday. https://t.co/L2EA5G4Dcu

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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. 

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 

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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