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Year 6 getting creative and enjoying their Japanese Wow Day https://t.co/RkupB91ZT9

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Sparrowhawks celebrating Japanese WOW Day. https://t.co/PzEt7P3MWQ

14/02/19

The Foxes have been shading in grapes to help them learn about the phases of the moon https://t.co/9elQuAV0Xr

14/02/19

Staff and children having fun at the school disco last night! https://t.co/ZbY1pgkdeC

13/02/19

Notice to parents - Cooks Spinney phone lines are now all back up and running.

13/02/19

Notice to all parents and carers- phone lines at school are down at the moment. Engineer is on the way. If you need to contact the school urgently please email admin.org.uk or tweet us. Thanks

12/02/19

Sprites celebrating Chinese New Year https://t.co/vJNXJUUCOY

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Ladybirds exploring 3D shapes by making their own https://t.co/WG6BWebAJ0

12/02/19

Year 1 learning about fire and safety in the home today https://t.co/QmQNPDRxZj

07/02/19

Congratulations to Squirrels as winners of the "Best Snowman" competition. Squirrels received 21 likes, Sprites took second place on 17 likes with third place going to morning Pixies with 11 likes. Well done to all snowman builders and a big thank you to the likers! https://t.co/isSml6rN81

06/02/19

Ladybirds had fun constructing a stable space tower. The winners were the orange plate! https://t.co/8kflFFXzYg

06/02/19

Year one re-enacting The Great Fire of London! https://t.co/TqVXgCPWaK

06/02/19

Thank you to 2020 Dreams/2020 Effect for their thought provoking workshop delivered to our year 5 and 6 pupils today https://t.co/hAolIOZCZa

06/02/19

Here is the winner of the ⁦ voucher with all of her goodies. Well done Angel! https://t.co/kPpqAhpC4W

05/02/19

Pixies were joined by Butterflies for P.E. https://t.co/t7EPXCCvre

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First day of breakfast at Cooks Spinney https://t.co/fwyYKGJ8Gl

01/02/19

The Spinney Choir having an amazing time at the O2 yesterday ⁦ https://t.co/suQ2L74BLw

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New Library

New Library

Posted: 13th November 2018

Transforming a library with floor to ceiling book characters has heralded the start of a literacy push at a primary school.

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy is pulling out all the stops to ensure children have a love of books and read as much as possible.

A graffiti artist has given the library a more exciting feel by covering the walls with giant Jungle Book characters and a new library system is encouraging children to read more.

The school has signed up to the Junior Librarian scheme which gives pupils more ownership of their reading.

Whereas the old paper system meant pupils could only borrow one book from the library at a time, a new digital scanner enables them to take far more books home.

The system, which sees children scan their book and a bar code next to their name to log what they are borrowing, can also recommend books to pupils based on what they are reading.

Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “Junior Librarian means the pupils can run the library themselves during their lunch breaks. Older pupils can scan the books, whereas before they could only borrow books if they had an adult to help them with the process.

“The whole school is having a big push on vocabulary and reading this year, both inside and outside school. We can make sure children are reading when in school, but we want them to also be stuck into books when at home.”

A recent book fair raised more than £1,100 which converts into new books for the school and a book swap is being set up to give families free access to more reading books for their children.

Luke Wildig, assistant headteacher, said: “We have a number of disadvantaged families and so are always keen to find ways of providing them with books free of charge. It is another way of encouraging our pupils to read at home.

“Once it is set up and loaded with books, the book swap will run itself as pupils will be free to donate and select books themselves.”

The school is appealing for donations of children’s books to be taken into the school reception to be added to the swap.

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