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24/02/20

Owls have been testing materials to discover which were either soluble or insoluble. This was done after careful planning and working collaboratively on the investigation. https://t.co/zSdxUKy3kX

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24/02/20

An interactive assembly this morning by Phoenix Theatre Company encouraged our children to be Active, Brave and Creative. What a fantastic way to start this half term. https://t.co/E3CLmH2KaS

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14/02/20

Foxes have been showcasing their projects for their topic about Asia. Today was volcanoes https://t.co/fcZ5NT2gtp

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14/02/20

Impeccable behaviour was rewarded on the last day of half term with an invitation to hot chocolate and biscuits by the Headteacher, Mr Stirrat. https://t.co/WDz1k3roj5

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13/02/20

Some photos from the Spinney Party this evening. A jolly good time was had by all. Thank you to the PTA for their hard work in putting this event together. https://t.co/Jf5AerRlJ5

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13/02/20

Pixie class have been learning Row Your Boat this week and made some boats of their own. They were then tested on the water in a very exciting boat race. https://t.co/0Dhs27xJPr

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12/02/20

Volunteers from held an assembly and then ran workshops explaining the life-saving work provided by Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. https://t.co/4zE3QJ8sua

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11/02/20

Pupils were encouraged during assembly today to keep their environment clean and tidy by two inspirational speakers. A very thought provoking assembly including a wonderful Question and Answer session at the end https://t.co/vYzRPMBDQR

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11/02/20

Young scientists proudly modelling the new lab coats bought with money raised by our wonderful PTA. Don't they look amazing? https://t.co/RQVJWP1SNf

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10/02/20

Our school hall was turned into a theatre when a travelling show came to visit. brought their Jack and the Beanstalk show to Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. https://t.co/yJ2uXBAc4F https://t.co/nYy71zxTiZ

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07/02/20

It must be Friday again! Time for Mr Stirrat to reward some more impeccably behaved pupils with hot chocolate and biscuits. https://t.co/RbUb8rOZg9

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06/02/20

This afternoon Butterflies class had a wonderful time investigating habitats and exploring the school's nature area. https://t.co/QvowIfbfvj

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06/02/20

Thank you to for hosting a fantastic morning full of fun-filled events. All children participated in archery, scooting, kurling and boccia. They will all be receiving a well-deserved certificate in tomorrow's assembly. https://t.co/afrJZI7LD3

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06/02/20

Today's Spinney Speaks Assembly kicked off on the subject of football. It was confidently delivered with lots of audience participation. https://t.co/84FusEgXcn

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05/02/20

It's decision time again for the Pen Factor Judges. Who will get their pen licence this week? https://t.co/5lnxSaykJa

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05/02/20

Fabulous hats made by these creative year 4 pupils for their homework projects. It’s wonderful to see all the effort being put in https://t.co/omCWecOFHp

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05/02/20

Ahoy, me hearties! Year one crew members have been busy today designing pirate hats, singing sea shanties and hunting for hidden treasure. Fortunately no students were made to walk the plank! https://t.co/VzrNt3yH6G

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04/02/20

Sprites class planted an Amaryllis at Christmas and they have enjoyed watching it grow on our window sill. Yesterday they were excited to see that a big beautiful red flower had emerged. Lots of the children had a go at painting it, producing some lovely artwork https://t.co/Iu2uYtDtpy

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04/02/20

In class today the children made houses for the three little pigs. Unfortunately while they were in the playground we had a visit from the big bad wolf who blew them to pieces! https://t.co/27xczo74nl

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04/02/20

Assemblies are back! Pupils have the opportunity to deliver an assembly of their choice. Today was all about the current Australian bushfires. The girls had clearly done their research and confidently shared their knowledge with the rest of the school https://t.co/ePeY70NfyU

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Year 1 - Squirrels and Frogs

Spring Term 2020

Welcome back! We trust you all had lots of festive fun and are looking forward to a new term together.

 

Maths

In Maths, we are partitioning numbers using the part, part whole model.  We will also be consolidating our understanding of subtraction and addition.  We will be looking at measures; length, weight, height and volume.

 

English

We will be consolidating our phonetic knowledge especially split digraphs and sound families. We will also be focusing on extending our sentences by using conjunctions, (and, because, so) and other punctuation marks. We will be reading Pirate Girl.

 

Foundation Subjects

This term we will be focusing on Geography and Music. In Geography, we will be learning about where we live and our surrounding areas. We will also be looking at maps of our local area and even go on a learning walk! In Music, we will follow and offer simple musical instructions.

 

Science

This term we will be learning about Everyday Materials and Seasonal Changes. We will be linking both of these to our topic work.

 

PE lessons

As the weather improves will be going outside during some lessons so please ensure the children have tracksuit bottoms and tops.

 

Frogs: Monday and Thursday

Squirrels: Wednesday and Thursday

Homework

Literacy and Maths homework will now be online.  The homework will be an appropriate level to their learning and will need to be completed.  Specific Maths homework linked to their learning will be released each Wednesday and the children will have one week to complete it. We will still be using the Reading Journals and sending the children home with reading books each week. Children will continue to read with an adult in a guided reading group four times a week.

 

We look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Mrs Blanking, Mrs Monkhouse and Miss Wade

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