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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

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

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

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Our little Pixies enjoying their Christmas party https://t.co/9X54JSHpqD

14/12/18

After 26 years we say a fond farewell to Mrs Farrow. Thank you for feeding us and we will all miss you you https://t.co/qUcQXMUEol

13/12/18

Year 6 and their Titanic projects. https://t.co/v86QBRSwrf

13/12/18

Such hard work has gone into decorating the classroom doors but which one will be judged the best? https://t.co/BZzSZGp8Ms

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Learning about co-ordinates doesn’t have to be boring, let the battle commence https://t.co/2AnCI2Zevk

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talking to our Year 6 about a career in journalism followed by a grilling from the Newspaper Group https://t.co/bEDm02hBlf

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Fantastic morning talking to Year 6 and the very impressive Newspaper Club. Best of luck with the launch of your first edition! https://t.co/B0d4zUlcqy

13/12/18

talking to our Year 6 about a career in journalism followed by a grilling from the Newspaper Group https://t.co/bEDm02hBlf

13/12/18

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Fantastic training session tonight with our primary family Advanced training coming soon!

12/12/18

Year 2 Wow Day preparing to slay the dragon and celebrating the United Kingdom https://t.co/s7BGqjWlyJ

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Having fun on Christmas dinner day https://t.co/HutBdL41pB

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The kitchen team doing an amazing job of serving Christmas dinner to the hungry children https://t.co/ZHMVSGcBI6

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Erin with her cherished letter from JK Rowling ⁦ https://t.co/y9tvncwHJk

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Ed has been cheeky in Ladybirds and eaten some of the sweets https://t.co/OKUyuyn0KE

11/12/18

Ed has been showing of his elf Christmas skills https://t.co/QkFNsWjmn6

11/12/18

Our Carol Concert is now underway. Don’t forget to buy your your tickets for the hamper raffle https://t.co/I4SmnUvIL9

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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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