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Netball Final on 10th May 2019 at Mark Hall Academy

Posted 13th May 2019

Our excellent year 6 Netball team worked tirelessly till the final whistle and only lost out narrowly by a 1-0 against defeat to the winners Nazeing in our last game of the day. Their team spirit and never say die attitude was amazing. So proud of the them. The team was Alfie, Antonis, Suraj, Leon, Carmen, Habibah and Corina

Daily Mile started after Easter holidays 2019

Posted 30th April 2019

I am excited to say we have started the Daily mile, it occurs every morning for 15 minutes from 8.55am to 9.10am. All students are participating to the best of their ability on our newly laid track on both the Key stage 1 and key stage 2 playgrounds and they look amazing. See pictures of our students in action on our Twitter page.

Swimming Gala at Harlow Leisure Zone April 26th 2019

Posted 30th April 2019

We brought 15 students to the year 3 & 4 Swimming events from 12 to 1.30pm and 16 students to the year 5 & 6 events. All these students were very hyper and excited to participate in the Swimming gala. Some had individual races and some had team events but most importantly they all tried their best and enjoyed themselves. We are so proud of each and every students on the day for giving their all and for being so well behaved.

Cross Country Running BMAT @ Burntmill 29th of March 2019

Posted 2nd April 2019

All the students we brought gave their best and the PE team are so proud of them. This was a BMAT competition so students were running against Little Pardon =LP and Freshwaters= FW and of course ourselves Cooks Spinney=CS. Points were scored by the best 4 top finishers in the race within their school. The results as shown below along with pictures.

Football Cup 29th March 2019 @Harlow Stadium

Posted 2nd April 2019

Excellent effort from out year 5/6 Boys Football team against St Luke's, unfortunately we lost 5-0, they had a player who played with Colchester. St Luke's only managed to score one goal in the second half and we nearly scored too. We played Little Pardon next and beat the 8-0, it was only a friendly as Little Pardon were missing some players. Charlie scored a hat trick with some brilliant shots. Leon and Alfie scored two and Archery score one. Brilliant team performance and Suraj kept a clean slate which was amazing. See results of all the games below. Round 3: Friday 29th March @ Harlow Stadium 1.10 Little Parndon v St Albans 0 - 4 St Lukes v Cooks Spinney 5 -0 1.35 St Albans v Freshwaters 4 - 0 Little Parndon v St Lukes 0 - 7 Kingsmoor v Roydon 1 - 1 2.00 St Albans v Roydon 5 - 0 St Lukes v Kingsmoor 5 - 0 (Cooks Spinney v Little Parndon- BMAT 9-a-side League) 2.25 Kingsmoor v St Albans 0 - 4 St Lukes v Roydon 5 – 0 Final Table pos P W D L Pts GD 1st St Lukes 6 5 1 0 17 2nd St Albans 6 4 1 1 15 3rd Cooks Spinney 6 3 1 2 13 +2 4th Little Parndon 6 3 1 2 13 -5 5th Roydon 6 2 1 3 11 6th Freshwaters 6 1 0 5 8 7th Kingsmoor 6 0 1 5 7

Cross Country Running 22nd of March 2019

Posted 26th March 2019

All the students did amazing well at the cross country running where they were competing against at least 100 other competitors in tough cold windy conditions In particularly Charlie gave a huge effort and came 4th in the year 6 Boys race. The year 6 Girls race was highly competitive, Habibah came 7th and Violet came 9th which was a target for both of them to come in the top 10 which a massive improvement from last year. We also had Joseph coming 11th in the year 3 Boys race and Ivy who came 15th even though she was tripped up early on in the race, she never gave up, giving her best till the finish line. I was so proud of all the students and they all really enjoyed the day. Miss Jordan

Tag Rugby Festival year 3 & 4 event @ Harlow Rugby Grounds 15th March, 2019

Posted 20th March 2019

We had 2 teams in the morning event and 2 in the afternoon event at Harlow Rugby grounds last Friday 15th of March. All the teams were given coaching at the being of the session and then played at least 4 games against other schools in the area. The students really enjoyed it eventhough it was cold and windy.

Cheerleading 8th March 2019 at Mark Hall School

Posted 20th March 2019

2..4..6..8..Cheerleading was really GREAT! Despite some confusion with the venue, the second Cheerleading event was a resounding success. The sports centre at Mark Hall was packed and there was literally standing room only with parents eager to watch the teams perform. The teams were provided with some warm-up time were they had time to practise and refine their routines. The large curtains added to the mystery during the warm-up sections before all was to be revealed. And the teams certainly didn’t disappoint…. Last year we had 5 schools and this year we had double the number of teams, some of which performed in different categories. All of the routines were excellent and judged by Mikey Smith and Rio from Oblivion Allstars. The kids were awesome; they tumbled, flipped and stunted –with series of motions and transitions which reflected the hard work which had gone on behind the scenes. The result was a morning of pure delight for everyone involved; the audience were so supportive and the kids thrived on their energy. Eventually the scores were counted and were as follows: Upper KS2 (large group +12 participants) Church Langley 69/80 Henry Moore 67/80 St Albans 66/80 St Lukes 62/80 Hatfield Heath 61/80 Pear Tree Mead 55/80 Lower KS2 (small group less than 12 participants) Tanys Dell – 62/80 Upper KS2 (small group less than 12 participants) Tanys Dell 70/80 Cooks Spinney 60/80 All of the children and schools were winners and everyone received a certificate. Our best wishes go to Church Langley and the 2 Tanys Dell teams who are going to perform for Harlow at the County Finals in Chelmsford on the 28thMarch 2019. OUR CHANT: 2 4 6 8 COOKS SPINNEY WE'RE SO GREAT, GREEN AND WHITE TO WIN THE FIGHT, COOKS SPINNEY WE'RE SO BRIGHT So proud of our Cooks Spinney girls who worked so hard in a short space of time to get 2nd place was super. Miss Jordan

Kurling County Final Monday 4th March 2019

Posted 7th March 2019

Our amazing team Kai, Maizie and Maddie in action on Monday 4th of March in Basildon Village in the Essex Kurling final, they came 7th overall out of 16 teams in the final. They also had to win their qualifying games earlier in the year to get to the final. So proud of them. Miss Jordan

Tag Rugby Festival for year 5 & 6 teams @ Harlow Rugby Club 1st March 2019

Posted 7th March 2019

Cooks Spinney tag rugby teams had a great day on Friday despite the weather. We had 4 teams entered in the competition. We had 2 teams playing in the morning and 2 teams in the morning. They were all so excited to participate and their behaviour was exceptional as usual. 2 of our teams came 3rd and 4th out of twenty-four teams. They really enjoyed playing at the beautiful grounds at Harlow Rugby Club! Well done to all involved, we are so proud of you. Miss Jordan

Boccia and New Age Kurling @ Mark Hall 25th January 2019

Posted 7th March 2019

We brought 3 teams, year 3 & 4 students to the morning events and 3 teams, year 5 & 6 students to the afternoon events. All teams did really well but one of our year 5 & 6 team won the Kurling event which was amazing.

Football Cup 15th February @Harlow Stadium

Posted 7th March 2019

Cooks Spinney started off with a great win against Kingsmoor with a 3-0 win. In our second game we didn't play as well as we could in the first half and had hardly any shots on goal but in the 2nd half the team must have had about 20 shots on goal with some hitting the crossbar and the post or saved so it just didn't go our way giving Roydon the win with a 2-1 win. So proud of this bunch of players and looking forward to the next round. Miss Jordan Round 2: Friday 15th February @ Harlow Stadium Score 1.00 Kingsmoor v Cooks Spinney 0 - 3 Roydon v Little Parndon 1 - 3 Freshwaters v Roydon 1 - 2 Kingsmoor v Little Parndon 1 – 3 1.30 Cooks Spinney v Roydon 1 - 2 Kingsmoor v Freshwaters 1 - 2

Dance Festival-Multicultural Theme, 1st February 2019

Posted 7th March 2019

We took part in this Multicultural dance event and we choose Ireland as our country. We did Irish dance and the name of our dance was "The Walls of Limerick". The students had to learn the dance really quick and were amazing with their efforts. the students are keen to learn more Irish dancing so I am hoping to run another Irish dancing club next year. Well done to students involved, I am proud of you. Miss Jordan

Badminton final 23rd of January at William Edwards Academy School, Grays RM16 3NJ

Posted 23rd January 2019

Our Cooks Spinney team made it through to the County finals today and competed against 8 other schools with a total of 33 participants in William Edwards Academy School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, RM16 3NJ. They played both single and doubles games. They came back to school this afternoon quite happy with coming 5th overall. They beat Little Pardon School who are in the same BMAT trust schools, they came 7th out of the 8 schools. They played extremely well and we are so proud of them. Our team was:- SURAJ OLIVER MOSHI CADENCE

BASKETBALL COUNTY FINAL 11th January at Mark Hall

Posted 23rd January 2019

Our team was: CARMEN, EMILIJIA, LUCIE, SURAJ, ANTONIS, ALFIE, KEALAN, KATIE. Our brilliant Basketball team worked tirelessly to beat 5 other schools in our group. "We made it to the final"the students shouted and were jumping with excitement. The game was played with great skill and tactics with Cooks Spinney leading by one basket at half time. Unfortunately Nazeing School came back with great force in the second half to take the win and beating us by 3 baskets. All students received a medal and were presented with their Certificates in Assembly in front of the whole school. We are proud of team at the hard training, dedication and positive attitude they showed throughout the whole tournament. Well done everyone. Miss Jordan See more details below.

Football Cup 7aside competition, 30th November @ Harlow FA Studium

Posted 5th December 2018

Round one of the Football Cup 7-aside competition was held on the 30th of November at Harlow FA Stadium. Cooks Spinney played three games. We won 2 and drew one and went away feeling positive from an all round great team performance. The team was made up of a mix of year 5 & 6 boys. Goalkeeper Suraj, full backs Alfie and Joel, centre midfield Seth, Joey and the strikers were Alfie.N , Leon. Substituted on were Charlie, Archie and Alfie

Basketball Qualifier 23rd November 2018

Posted 30th November 2018

Cooks Spinney enter 2 basketball teams. Team A was Lucie, Carmen, Moshi, Antonis, Saraj, Joel, Harry, Afie and Max Team B was Robbie, Kealan, May, Tyler, Lilly, Spencer, Seth, Katie and Violet Both teams really enjoy the day playing against various schools as 18 teams entered the competition. Morning qualifiers Group 1 St Albans - 12 points Hare Street 9 points Church Langley C - 8 points Church Langley B - 7 points Little Parndon A - 4 points Group 2 St Lukes A - 9 points Church Langlry A - 7 points Roydon B - 5 points Church Langley D - 3 points Group 3 Roydon A - 8 points (through on baskets scored) St Albans B - 8 points Cooks Spinney B - 5 points Freshwaters - 3 points Group 4 Cooks Spinney A - 9 points St Nicholas - 7 points St Lukes B - 5 points Little Parndon B - 3 points The teams were divide into 4 groups.

Badminton Tournament @ Mark Hall 16th November, 2018

Posted 16th November 2018

COOKS SPINNEY were winners of their group and went onto win the tournament.  They are through to the county final after Christmas. The team was : Suraj, Tyler, Cadence and Moshi who is omitted from the photo. Our B team came runner's up in their group narrowly missing out on getting into the finals. The team was: Oliver, Spencer & Jasmine. Omitted from the photo was Chloe. They really enjoyed the tournament and were getting better with each game they played.  They cant wait to play in the finals. Note: (not allowed to take Moshi or Chloe's photo unfortunately)

Dodgeball tournament 9th November, 2018 at Mark Hall School

Posted 9th November 2018

We brought 2 teams to dodgeball tournament today. The teams were picked around the performance of the students during dodgeball lessons and dodgeball club after school on a Monday. There were 13 teams entered overall in the competition and then they were divided up into 3 groups. Teams for Cooks Spinney was made up of year 5 students as all our year 6 students were at the War museum :- Team1: Chelsey, Spenser, Tyler, Archie, James, Samai and Maija Team 2 :Lucie, Thomas, Joey, Ollie, Liam, Callister, Mason, Archie.B All students played amazingly well against the other schools considering all the teams were a year older than them so we have a very promising team for next year.

Table Tennis Tournament @ Batts in Old Harlow on 2nd November 2018

Posted 6th November 2018

The team was Moshi, Chelsey, Calista, Mario, Liam, Guilherme, Nicholas. The students really enjoyed the competition on the day. We entered 2 teams and both teams were in 2 different groups. Team A played against 3 others school Fawbert and Barnard, Downs B and Tanys Dell B. Team B played against Pemberley B, Harlowbury and Downs A.

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