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18/01/19

Pixies have been busy today making gingerbread men https://t.co/xHMtmnxeBM

17/01/19

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James Shone

Was ⁦⁩ yesterday. A great primary school: lovely head, delightful staff and charming kids. https://t.co/WQpfwBg4PA

17/01/19

Foxes taking over Math lessons! https://t.co/D3jphiow1H

16/01/19

⁩ inspiring confidence in our Year 5 and Year 6 children today https://t.co/G1hsRYjEtk

16/01/19

Year 6 have had fun learning about how chromosomes are inherited https://t.co/uz9K3eCaSa

16/01/19

Look we've found Nemo! https://t.co/fCGxvpzIMT

16/01/19

Year 2 on their Sealife trip today. https://t.co/OQhEpmRaYI

15/01/19

Student Council in full swing this morning discussing the topics that matter to them https://t.co/FGmtDUZYg5

15/01/19

Maddi and Layla taking assembly this morning in the first Spinney Speaks. Well done girls https://t.co/0cbBoJO1O7

11/01/19

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Robert Halfon MP #WorkingHard4Harlow

Incredible newspaper from some wonderful and extraordinary pupils . Congratulations and thank you for all you are doing to https://t.co/YbLdsiXCBX

11/01/19

Our newspaper group went to Chelmsford County Council today to hand deliver a petition with over 400 signatures in an effort to save our local library! ⁦ https://t.co/i4Ck8hi3JR

11/01/19

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BBC Essex

May, aged 10, says she and her friends would be very upset if Mark Hall library closed and explains why she prefers books to smart phones, TV and films 📖 📚 https://t.co/dj9HfrFchf

11/01/19

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BBC Essex

Meanwhile, a student newspaper team from in Harlow have launched a petition - to save their local library - which they’ll present to with . https://t.co/ZK6aX9HS4S

11/01/19

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Michael Rosen

This evening I saw at Cooks Spinney School a fantastic school newspaper entirely written by the children. I thought, yes! That's just what we mean when we say schools can spend a %ge of their time being publishing and performing houses.

09/01/19

Please come and help yourselves to a free dictionary from our school reception. First come, first served. https://t.co/R4xKBrzYef

04/01/19

A fascinating interactive assembly delivered by ⁦⁩ covering 100,000 years of the history of Harlow https://t.co/IWBHcxgg9i

14/12/18

Year 6 at Academy looking at fragments of the moon. https://t.co/GVvvA3nnUK

14/12/18

On Tuesday evening at the BMAT under-11s & under-9s both won their respective finals of the LZ evening super-league. What a fabulous way to end the year https://t.co/kLNWJOJ1jc

14/12/18

Squirrels class are ready for their Christmas class party https://t.co/oPVFwzgROl

14/12/18

Year 5 Adders class have enjoyed making fairy angels this morning https://t.co/2y48J8QDNS

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Overseas trip a first for primary schools

Overseas trip a first for primary schools

Posted: 9th July 2018

A family of primary schools undertook their first combined trip abroad.

A group of 100 Year 5 and 6 pupils and 20 staff from BMAT primary schools Cooks Spinney, Freshwaters, Little Parndon and Roydon each spent a day in Bologne-sur-Mer.

With a 4.30am start, the group visited the old town where they bought croissants, had lunch on the beach and visited Nausicaa aquarium where they saw the new shark tanks.

It was the first time the BMAT group of primary schools had organised a combined trip taking young pupils overseas.

The Trust has employed a team of subject directors to work across the Trust’s primary and secondary schools to ensure children of all ages and backgrounds have access to experiences and opportunities to become experts in all subjects.

Flora Christofi, BMAT director of languages, said: “The trip enabled children to experience language learning in an authentic environment.”

Children were able to give communicating in France a go during a shopping trip to a French supermarket to buy gifts.

Stuart Pope, executive head for Cooks Spinney and Roydon, said: “It was the first time many of the children had been abroad and for most of them the first time on a ferry.

“The children were fantastic and really made us proud; they were impeccable on the ferry and very calm and respectful in the village. We enjoyed walking around the village and taking in some French culture before heading to the beach in Boulogne-sur-mer for lunch. This gave everyone some free time to enjoy the weather and chill out on the sand. We then went into the Nausicaa Aquarium and saw some amazing sea life, including sharks and sea lions. And the children thought the Cayman crocodiles were pretty cool, too!

“The children brought back lots of memories and stories to share. It was great for them to experience a different country, different culture, using different currency and to learn new language and understand a different way of life.

“It was a great experience and something we will definitely be doing again.”

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