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22/03/19

Year 3 took part today in The Great British Spring Clean organised through and collected rubbish from just outside the school. The children were amazed at the amount of rubbish that they collected in such a small area. https://t.co/C20gsH7jON

22/03/19

Year two’s best Wow Day ever https://t.co/RTpSsh1diY

22/03/19

Spinney pupils twisting and shouting! https://t.co/27ZRfxIBCC

22/03/19

Beatlemania hits Spinney! https://t.co/zZ5ZsvriVB

22/03/19

Spinney pupils rocking along with their very special guests today https://t.co/QPfqRaX3fm

22/03/19

An excited buzz around school this morning. Not long now.......#CooksSpinney https://t.co/oJuSYXL9Om

22/03/19

Some excited mini rockstars waiting for their concert to begin https://t.co/zlf1CY8p0r

21/03/19

Odd sock day today to raise awareness of Down Syndrome https://t.co/84IT23Z7KI

20/03/19

The Book Fair has arrived at Cooks Spinney today and will be here until 26th March. It is set up in the dining hall so please come and have a browse. https://t.co/aP79Unc9du

20/03/19

Last Friday, our tag rugby teams were given coaching at Harlow Rugby Grounds at the being of the session and then played against other schools in the area. The students really enjoyed it even though it was cold and windy https://t.co/euhDNVqGpQ

20/03/19

The pirates have arrived at Cooks Spinney searching for treasure https://t.co/PaGT2JRF8M

19/03/19

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We really enjoyed visiting today. The Junior Leadership Team were a pleasure to talk to.

19/03/19

We were treated today to two Spinney Speak assemblies. Lexi & Grace spoke about two of their favourite artists & then Joe assisted Riley who told us all about his cute pet hamster. Fantastic to see the children speaking so confidently in front of the school https://t.co/agnPkrVFBo

18/03/19

Demi and Jasmine kicked off the Spinney Speak round of assemblies for this week. They chose to talk to the school about self-esteem and believing in yourself. Good job girls https://t.co/esAZiWzz9k

15/03/19

Year 4’s acting out a compression wave in science https://t.co/E8A1N0gYnN

15/03/19

A special treat at lunchtime today for Red Nose Day. Delicious! https://t.co/7hsv93Hsdm

15/03/19

Red Nose Day at Cooks Spinney. The children have made a huge effort to dress brightly to raise awareness for Comic Relief https://t.co/GfoKyhuBzz

14/03/19

Today’s assembly topics were dogs and sharks. Well done Olivia, Dawson and Eloise for doing all of their research and being the brave pupils this morning https://t.co/q7YzzRSMlP

14/03/19

To celebrate Science week, we had two scientists who helped the children investigate acids and alkalines https://t.co/420fagevsP

14/03/19

Thank you to our parents and carers for their generous donations to Save the Children. We raised £257 for this very worthy cause https://t.co/KUZl4PubOL

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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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