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Kurling event for year 3,4, 5 & 6 at Mark Hall 6th December 2019

Posted 12th December 2019

Our students had an amazing time at the Kurling event, which is a new sport to most students. We brought 3 teams of 4 people to both the morning and afternoon events. In the morning the event was more fun based for year 3 & 4 and in the afternoon the year 5 & 6 was more competitive and one of our year 5 & 6 team's actually made it through to the finals and came 3rd overall out of about 20 teams from all different schools in the area. We are so proud of all our teams and the students are keen to play again in the future. We hope to get some Kurling equipment so we can then start teaching it within lessons at Cooks Spinney School. Thank you to our amazing one to one teachers Miss Randall, Mrs Molloy and Mrs Mapp who helped with the students activity throughout the day.

Year 5 & 6 Boccia @ Mark Hall, 29th November 2019

Posted 4th December 2019

Our year 5 & 6 students had an amazing time at the Boccia competition and are keen to play the game again. The staff were instrumental in helping players understand the rules and guiding them sensitively throughout play. Having played in the first round of group matches, the teams were re-pooled with the top 8 teams playing out the finals in 2 groups of 4. The winners of the groups were Tanys Dell 1 and Church Langley 5 – who will represent Harlow in the County Finals (Level 3 events) in the New Year. The results of the Years 5/6 Boocia Finals were as follows (these are the final results from re-pooling): Group 1 1st– Tanys Dell 1 – 8 points 2ndChurch Langley 1 – 7 points 3rdSt Albans – 5 points 4thSt Lukes – 4 points Group 2 1st– Church Langley 5 – 8 points =2nd– Milwards 3 – 6 points =2nd– Church Langley 4 – 6 points 4thMilwards 1 – 5 points Group 3 – Church Langley 6, William Martin Jrs, Milwards 2 and Tanys Dell 2 Group 4 - Longwood, Cooks Spinney 1, Cooks Spinney 2 and Jerounds Group 5 – Church Langley 2, Little Parndon, Hatfield Heath and Freshwaters Group 6 – Holy Cross, Latton Green, Church Langley 3 and Cooks Spinney 3

Year 3 & 4 Boccia @ Mark Hall, 29th November 2019

Posted 4th December 2019

The morning’s events ran really well with many children adapting to the new game with confidence; most of the children had never heard of the game 'Boccia' but now they all have great knowledge of the rules and a few tips to play which they can return to school with and introduce the game to their peers.

Power House Games On Thursday 7th November at Felsted School

Posted 29th November 2019

On Thursday 7th November Cooks Spinney SEND students took part in the amazing Power House Event at Felsted School. The students got the chance to experience sitting volleyball, netball, Kurling, Boccia and blind folded football (Goalball). They had a great day and received a water bottle and t-shirt to keep. They were then presented with a certificate and a medal which they brought home. We are so proud of our students, breaking barriers and facing the challenges ahead of them. Showing ambition by trying new games & adapting to new situations, people & environments.

Inclusion event of Vertigo, Kurling, Spinning & Sitting Volleyball @Harlow Leisure Zone 28th November 2019

Posted 28th November 2019

The students enjoyed an inclusion event of Vertigo, Kurling, Spinning & Sitting volleyball at the Harlow Leisure Zone today. Some students initially didn't want to put on the harness but they faced their fears and then they actually didn't want to leave. #proud

Year 3 & 4 Girls Fooball Festival @ Church Langley 22nd November 2019

Posted 27th November 2019

14 Girls from year 3 and 4 were chosen to represent Cooks Spinney in this years girls' football festival. The event is a fun way of engaging more girls into football at a young age and our girls loved it!

Year 5 & 6 Best team football finals @ Church Langley 22nd November 2019

Posted 27th November 2019

After an amazing qualification round one of our teams managed to reach the finals of this years 'Best Team Football 5&6'. The top 10 schools were all involved and were split into two groups of 5 and by the draw we could see it was going to be a tough group.

Year 5 & 6 Best team football @ St Albans 15th November 2019

Posted 20th November 2019

This years best team football qualifiers was hosted at St Albans Primary School on their brand new multi-sports astro facility which the children loved playing football on. We had such a big variety of great-talented football players to choose from so we actually took 2 teams to take part in the event.

Basketball finalist 18th October 2019

Posted 20th November 2019

The 6 teams who have qualified for the finals were: Cooks Spinney A, Milwards A, Cooks Spinney B – from the morning session. Church Langley B, Potter Street A and Church Langley A – from the afternoon session.

Year 3/4 Football Festival @ Passmores School 8th November 2019

Posted 18th November 2019

We had two teams participate in this years football festivals for year 3 and 4 children, Team 1 included 7 boys in year 3: Harry, Stanley, Rio, Oscar, Domas, Gavin, and Bobby. Team 2 included 7 boys from year 4: Oskar, Ronnie, Harry, Joseph, Cordell, Brayden, and TJ.

Girls year 5 & 6 Football Finals @ Passmores School 8th November 2019

Posted 18th November 2019

On Friday 8th November we attended the girls football finals hosted at Passmores, the majority of girls selected were chosen from those who attend the girls football club on a Tuesday after school; those girls were: Lexi, Maija, Holly, Pheobe, Maisy, Bailey, Kylah, Martha, Mayra, and Chelsea.

Year 1 & 2 Football 5-aside Competition @ Passmores 15th November 2019

Posted 18th November 2019

Year 1 & 2 did really well at the competition at Passmores School on Friday 15th Nov, with some excellent teamwork & smashing goals from Leon, Reggie and Patryk, also Charlie pulled off some amazing saves in goal.

Basketball Qualifiers 18th October @ Mark Hall

Posted 22nd October 2019

So excited to announce that both our Cooks Spinney teams won their groups this year and are through to the finals on the 25th October at Mark Hall School. The 2 teams were made up of:- SAMIA COCO MAIJA LUCIE LAYLA JASMINE CHELSEA OLIVER TYLER SPENCER ARCHIE B JAMES MASON LIAM ARCHIE H

Table Tennis Festival Friday @ Batts, Old Harlow 27th September 2019 Years 5/6

Posted 14th October 2019

We bought two Year 6 teams to the Table Tennis Festival on Friday 27th September. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to build on their knowledge about Table Tennis and it was a chance for the children to have fun. At the Table Tennis event there was 4 other Schools, this was only a small event but it was a great afternoon. Both of our teams were a little nervous before competing against the other schools as this was not a familiar sport to them and we had only done some practice for it on our outdoor tables in windy conditions which is not ideal, but when the time came they all done very well and exceeded our expectations. If anyone who has an indoor table tennis they would like to donate to the school we would love to have it at Cooks Spinney School.

Dodgeball Finals @ MHA Friday 11th Ocotber 2019

Posted 14th October 2019

We had 3 teams that qualified for the Dodgeball finals, we played 7 games in the final including our own teams. Each game lasted for 2 minutes and we played three games against each team. You got 3 points for a win 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss.The team which went around with me were the yellow team, they won 5 out of their 7 games, we lost 2-1 against Little Parndon and Church Langley. We ended up with 15 points overall. The scores from the finals were as follows , The other two teams from Cooks spinney (the blue and green team) came 5th & 7th respectively out of 8 teams, they will all received certificates in assembly Tuesday morning. We are so proud of every single student how well they played & behaved, they are all little legends. The students got their medals & certificates presented in assembly.

Badminton Festival @ MHA Friday 11th October 2019

Posted 14th October 2019

We bought two teams to the Badminton event at Mark hall and the 2 teams are through to the finals in January. All of the children learnt how to keep score of a badminton game and how to serve the correct way at school before we brought them to the competition. Our children done fantastically well & are now through to the Essex finals in January. We are so proud of the students and there will be a BADMINTON club at BURNT MILL SCHOOL EVERY MONDAY from 3.30-4.30 to practice with the big high ceilings so the shuttlecock does not hit the roof. If anyone is interested in going to start or improve their badminton skill, please come & get a letter off Miss Jordan, Mr Kirk or Miss Harris.

Dodgeball Festival @ MHA 4th Ocotber 2019

Posted 13th October 2019

We had 4 teams that attended the Dodgeball event. The 8 teams who qualified from today’s event, will meet in the finals on Friday 11thOctober at Mark Hall Academy for the chance to represent Harlow in the County Finals. The results were as follows: Morning event – 16 teams competed in 4 groups Group 1 Cooks Spinney – 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) Milwards – 7 points Henry Moore 2 – 5 points Freshwaters - 3 points Group 2 Henry Moore 1 – 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) St Albans – 7 points Little Parndon 1 – 5 points Purford Green 2 – 3 points Group 3 Cooks Spinney 2– 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) Katherines – 7 points Latton Green – 5 points Longwood – 3 points Group 4 Purford Green 1– 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) St Lukes – 7 points Little Parndon 2 – 5 points Hatfield Heath – 3 points Afternoon event – 16 teams in 4 groups Group 1 Church Langley 1 - 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) Little Parndon 2 – 7 points Fawbert and Barnard 2 – 5points Tanys Dell – 3 points Group 2 Little Parndon 1 – 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) Church Langley 2 – 5 points Holy Cross 2 – 5 points Potter Street 2 – 5 points Group 3 Freshwaters – 7 points (Qualified for next week’s finals on games won) Tanys Dell 2 – 7 points Holy Cross 1 – 7 points Cooks Spinney 2 – 3 points Group 4 Cooks Spinney 1 – 9 points (Qualified for next week’s finals) Fawbert and Barnard 3 – 7 points Fawbert and Barnard 1 – 5 points Potter Street 1 – 3 points

Futsal Festival year 5/6 @ Mark Hall School, 20th September 2019

Posted 25th September 2019

Teams from: Church Langley, Tanys Dell (A and B), St Lukes, The Downs (A and B), Purford Green, Cooks Spinney (A and B), St Nicholas, Freshwaters, Longwood, Katherines, Abbotsweld, Holy Cross (A and B) and St Albans came together to play in 4 groups. There was plenty of goal-mouth action in the fast-paced format; the children adapted to the new rules with confidence and certainly benefitted from being able to watch other teams in action. We brought 2 teams to this event and both teams did brilliantly, we were so unfortunate not to go through to the final. We ended up on the same points as Millward so it then went to goals scored and Millward managed to score more goals in the competition in total. Most of the boys managed to get on the score board, Joey was the best scorer for his team. Mason was keeper and pulled off some amazing saves. We also had Lexi in year 5 the only girl on the team who played really well and showed huge potential. Overall everyone put in a solid perform to be proud of. #PROUD. Miss Jordan

Change4life Festival @ Church Langley 13th September 2019

Posted 19th September 2019

On Friday the 13th September we brought 4 teams to the Change4life Festival at Church Langley Primary School. The students really enjoyed playing against other primary school and getting to know other children from the schools.

Judo at Kingsmoor Academy on the 10th July 2019

Posted 16th July 2019

Overall we came 2nd as a team in the competition. Individual medals were won as well with the following results:- The team was:- TJ came 1st, HOLLY came 2nd, DANIELA came 3rd, ZAIN came 1st, SPENCER came 3rd, JAMES came 2nd, CIARAN came 3rd, AMBER came 3rd, JOE came 2nd, OLIVER came 2nd, BOBBY came 1st, CHRISTIAN came 3rd, SCOTT came 2nd

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