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13/11/18

Some of the winners of our Stay Safe Online Posters competition. Well done to all https://t.co/mCEMXbq4fe

12/11/18

Sprites and Unicorns enjoyed making and decorating some poppies for Remembrance Day. Both classes made a giant poppy and the children also made one of their own to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. https://t.co/mR0jDZ0cId

12/11/18

Made by the children to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 https://t.co/UJQE0RA2eH

09/11/18

Students really enjoyed the dodgeball tournament at Mark Hall School today. Unfortunately we didn't win on this occasion but we will be a force to be reckoned with in next year's competition. https://t.co/qkbBls8dOQ

09/11/18

More group pictures from Duxford https://t.co/mruUPdJ3tI

09/11/18

Remembering the Battle of Britain 🇬🇧 https://t.co/Bp109LwFcG

09/11/18

Duxford Wolves! https://t.co/fFlXf7XZ6t

09/11/18

Robin Hood performing for Yrs 1-5 today https://t.co/RJuU1hEHER

09/11/18

Our Year 6 students at Duxford War Museum in Cambridge. https://t.co/Fanvk8xqDl

07/11/18

Today Pixie class have been learning all about Diwali! We created rangoli patterns with rice and have also made our own Diva pots from clay. https://t.co/EWKUKzZ2rx

06/11/18

Year 5 and 6 writers worked with poet and author, Neal Zetter, during a workshop at Freshwater's School. They wrote some fantastic poems, discussed writing techniques and made some new friends across the trust. https://t.co/jg8uCjey9a

06/11/18

Ladybirds have been investigating local habitats. We found living, dead and never been alive creatures. https://t.co/JgghyIAbZM

06/11/18

Well done to our Year 5 students who took part in the Table Tennis tournament on Friday. All students won at least one or two games each which was brilliant and all the students really enjoyed the event.

02/11/18

Sadly, we are leaving Kingswood now and are on our way back to Harlow. ETA 4pm.

02/11/18

We’ve had the best time ever! https://t.co/MyXIk0SgY5

02/11/18

Sparrow hawks drivers https://t.co/HrlUWgGYGq

01/11/18

Fun and games https://t.co/cvd162LzJX

01/11/18

Challenging ourselves https://t.co/Bw9EJH4T8E

01/11/18

Zipwire https://t.co/VRwLce67SD

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Children take over lessons

Children take over lessons

Posted: 9th July 2018

Children took charge of lessons as the role of teacher was handed over to pupils.

Maths mentors have been appointed at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy with responsibility for supporting the learning of their peers, supporting their teachers, building a positive ethos towards maths and acting as role models.

Two children from each class in Year 1 to 6 given the role stepped into the position of teacher when they were tasked with running a whole lesson to the year group below them.

The mentors were presented with badges during assembly.

Assistant headteacher Luke Wildig said the idea came from a conversation among staff on how to challenge more able children further.

He said: “We believe that if children are able to explain a concept – to teach it - they need to have a very deep, clear understanding on that subject area. We are doing this to encourage peer to peer learning, to build confidence among our pupils, to challenge our more able students and it will allow us, the teachers, to assess the children’s in-depth understanding of mathematics.

“Children did an amazing job, they explained the learning very clearly and supported the children to achieve their targets in the lesson.”

Every lesson was taught by pupils at the same time, with teachers acting as their co-educators.

The lessons were so successful, they are going take place every half-term.

Reading mentors may be appointed in future to support the progress of reading across the school.

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