Hide Search Bar

Twitter Wall

@CooksSpinneyclose

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

close

Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

Visit BMAT

EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that all early years settings must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well.  In school this refers to both the Nursery (Pixie class) and Reception (Gala and Pippin class).  It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The revised framework for the EYFS has been implemented from 1 September 2012.

The framework can be found here Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Schools.  We teach this framework through topics that excite the children; we gather their ideas through mind-mapping and plan according to their needs and interests. 

Cooks Spinney Primary offers a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society. Our curriculum prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in the 21st century. Our curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum. In addition to the national curriculum, we make provision for a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) to pupils at every key stage.

THE EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

The Early Years curriculum comprises seven areas of learning covering each Early Learning Goal (ELG). To reach a Good Level of Development (GLD), pupils must achieve at least expected levels in the prime areas and in literacy and mathematics by the end of the Reception year.

The prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language     
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

DSCF6599

The specific areas of learning:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

DSCF6564

Characteristics of effective learning:       

  • playing and exploring
  • active learning
  • creating and thinking critically

DSCF6581

Assessments are based primarily on observation of daily activities and events. Teachers and EYFS co-educators note in particular the learning which a pupil demonstrates spontaneously, independently and consistently in a range of contexts. Accurate assessment takes account of a range of perspectives including those of the pupil, parents and other adults who have significant interactions with the pupil.

For each ELG, teachers and EYFS co-educators judge whether a pupil is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging).

 

INCLUSION

At Cooks Spinney, we set high expectations for every pupil. We plan challenging work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard. We carefully plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We use a range of assessments to set targets which are deliberately ambitious.

All pupils are valued and are entitled to equality of educational opportunity. We take account of our duties under equal opportunities legislation that covers race, disability, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment.

We work with families and specialists to identify pupils who may have special educational needs, some of whom also have disabilities. Lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. The SEN Code of Practice includes advice on approaches to identification of need and outlines what needs to be done for them.

With the right teaching that recognises their individual needs, many disabled pupils may have little need for additional resources beyond the aids which they use as part of their daily life. We plan lessons so that these pupils can study every national curriculum subject.

We take account of the needs of pupils whose first language is not English. Monitoring of progress takes account of the pupil’s age, length of time in this country, previous educational experience and ability in other languages.

 

For more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum please make an appointment with our Head of Early Years - Francesca Harris on 01279 437590

Website Design By Cleverbox