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25/09/20

Today, a group of year 6s participated in Forest Friday learning about the environment, survival skills & practicing their communication & social skills. The group reflected on the mornings learning around a campfire (with toasted marshmallows). https://t.co/54UuHTSWtM

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25/09/20

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BMAT

BMAT have a vacancy for an Educational Welfare Officer based at designated academies across Essex. For more information visit -https://t.co/OdgRtVIcYA https://t.co/4PXjm8Pc3P

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23/09/20

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Burnt Mill Academy

ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/cStT8yK1Yq

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23/09/20

In celebration of today, pupils in Ducks and Kestrels classes skipped their way through their PE lessons! https://t.co/7LrZeX6IPO

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23/09/20

Who needs Wimbledon when we have our very own socially distanced, marked out tennis courts for the children to learn on? We are also extremely lucky to have 2 rounders pitches marked out ready to use. All we need now are the ! https://t.co/7JxKA1HSNG

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23/09/20

Year 5 and year 6 pupils proudly showing off their brand new Pupil Organisers that they are filling in daily with their parents. https://t.co/b2JEni0KDA

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21/09/20

There are still a few 15-hour funded spaces left in both our morning AND our afternoon Nursery for three-year-old children. Please call the school office for more information and an application form. https://t.co/yvCBJUrUEx

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21/09/20

Year 2 pupils learning to be Scientific Illustrators https://t.co/WskpUxcSDr

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18/09/20

Amazing artwork being produced by the pupils of Cooks Spinney in the outdoor art classroom with the inspirational Ms Clausen https://t.co/aqI5GkiHnP

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16/09/20

Year 5 pupils enjoying their art lesson in the Nature Area. https://t.co/Nel8Gmj7ei

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15/09/20

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Forest Hall School

Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

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12/08/20

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Schools within BMAT take part in National Skipping Day each year, with sports leaders touring schools encouraging various activities. With the event falling just as lockdown hit earlier this year, the schools revamped the initiative with Skipping Week. https://t.co/sRhlu8KCOU https://t.co/80Fbw2HpXI

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22/07/20

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Children from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. The BMAT Rainbow Games challenged pupils at to take on eight tasks over a week. https://t.co/emZ9gwxj60 https://t.co/jv98S1I9HD

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17/07/20

Children created their own structures in junk modelling today and then used natural materials in the Nature Area to make initials. A wonderfully creative way to end the academic year! https://t.co/W37M0NNSqr

17/07/20

Mr Cody challenges you to write a song about your lockdown experiences. A series of short videos will assist you step by step in writing your song with prizes for the best entries! Good luck! https://t.co/Atg1sQn6LD

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17/07/20

We are super proud to see these children enjoying themselves and keeping fit whilst taking part in the Rainbow Sports Day Games at home. Fantastic group effort. Well done to you all! https://t.co/qcagfGrSSZ

16/07/20

A video from Miss Jordan and the PE Team in celebration of the sporting achievements of year 6. What a fantastic year group! https://t.co/S4GHL9C19F

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16/07/20

Ed, our Caretaker, has built some garden feeders on behalf of our key worker children for our incredible kitchen team to say thank you for the delicious meals lovingly prepared during the lockdown. Thank you Ed and thank you to our kitchen team. https://t.co/Rxhdgg5tLV

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15/07/20

Staff have been hard at work clearing the Nature Area ready for September. https://t.co/70HVkBd6eC

14/07/20

For you Year 6, from us. We will miss you all. Enjoy ♥ https://t.co/Hzpxdg5THT

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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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