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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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History

History is taught in 2 annual modules (major and minor) from year 1 - 6 by class teachers. 

Why is the teaching of history important for primary schools?

Studying history is important because it allows our pupils to understand the past, which in turn allows them to understand our present. If we want to know how and why our world is the way it is today, we have to look to history for answers. If pupils study the successes and failures of the past, they may, ideally, be able to learn from these mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future.

Studying history also provides our pupils with insight into our culture as well as cultures with which they might be less familiar, thereby increasing cross-cultural awareness, tolerance and understanding.

What is taught? 

Year 1 

Year one are taught about personal history (major module) and about important British individuals (minor module) including Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill. 

Year 2 

Year two are given the opportunity to study the history of Harlow (major module) and the amazing events surrounding the Great Fire of London (minor module). 

Year 3 

In year 3, pupils will explore the history or our hunter gatherer ancestors in their ancient Britain module (major module) and then move on to explore a variety of significant world individuals (minor module). 

Year 4 

The year 4 programme of study takes pupils back in time to the Roman Era (major module). They will also study the fascinating topic of Victorian Leisure (minor module). 

Year 5 

Year 5 pupils are asked to critically analyse the lives and customs of the Anglo-Saxons (major module). The second module, Homefront Britain (minor module), helps pupils understand the struggles of British people during World War Two. 

Year 6   

Year 6 pupils study the drastic change in Britain's politics and culture in the years following the Norman's (major module) successful conquest of 1066. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HISTORY CURRICULUM PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON 01279 437590 

 

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