Welcome to the Spinney Children's Page!
Stop Press: we are very excited to announce that the Spinney school's song
'Teaching and Learning together'
has been performed and recorded by children in Years 4, 5 and 6 and will be entered into a county-wide
competition in which 40 other schools are participating.
If selected, we may have the chance to perform it at the Corn Exchange in March. Please help us to do well in the competition by voting and encouraging others to as well.
You can listen to all the songs and vote on the Sing for your school chart here.
As we are a small school, we need all the votes we can get! Look out for more news of this event on the Cambridge News website and in the paper. Our song should be there by the end of the week but we only have until 14th December to vote!
|Be bright, be brilliant and light up your corner of the world|
This year's theme is Be bright, be brilliant and light up your corner of the world. At the start of every academic year we think about our personal learning goals for the year, and we write them onto paper flags which are on display in the front entrance. Please come and have a look at them to see what we are hoping to achieve.
|A happy, friendly, hardworking school|
Ours is a very friendly school. We are encouraged to work hard and to achieve highly.
First of all, we have lots of fun activities throughout the academic school year such
as the Big Count led by the Year 6 teacher and Deputy Head (Mr Mawson). We are organised
into our house teams (Nightingale, Shakespeare, Darwin and Curie) and then into sixteen
house families. Year 6 pupils and House Captains take responsibility for guiding younger
pupils to compete in a challenging but fun maths task in and around the Spinney. Everyone
in the house family that wins gets a very important prize of a Curly Wurly!!!
We also have a Big Write, which is organized by our literacy leader Miss Garrill (Year 3 teacher) in which we are given an interesting writing task and the best piece of top quality writing from each class will get their work put up on our fabulous writing wall by the front entrance.
Finally, at the end of each school year we host a sports day 'stay and play' on our field. In the morning we take part in a number of ten minute cooperative activities ranging from basketball to hoopla and even parachute games and then in the afternoon we have the competitive races, which we also enjoy!
One of the main Spinney mottos is that the school is a "Safe Place to Make Mistakes". This means that no one here is afraid of making a mistake, and we know that when we make mistakes we can take the learning point to improve ourselves as people. In our school we are encouraged to take responsibility for our learning and our school and to be Spinney Standard in everything! To find out more about school expectations for this academic year click here!
In our front entrance we have a Circle of Friends, which looks like this!
This is a very important symbol which reminds us that we are a TEAM where Together Everyone Achieves More! We are very lucky because Spinney children come from all over the world as well as Cherry Hinton so we know how important it is to be very welcoming to anyone who comes to join us. We always have a special Positive Friendship week every year and in our school we say "Be a Buddy not a Bully!".
So to sum up, if you think you would like to come to our school we think you will find it a very welcoming, happy and tremendous place to be!
See you soon, Molly and Matthew.
|Looking after one another|
At The Spinney we want all children to be happy, safe, learning and achieving, so we have different systems to make sure it happens.
These are practical ways we have of helping everybody. See our Buddying system document to find out more.
The 5 Take Care Rules
This is a list of five rules about what we should take care of. You can read about them here.
It's important to get the most out of school, and you can read about ways to participate here.
Each of the classes has its own page where you can find out what activities the children are following this term. To find out more about each class, click on a link on the righthand side of this page, or choose one of the following links: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6.
The school council meets on a weekly basis to discuss important topics that affect the whole school. The pictures on the right are our current councillors. To find out more about the council, visit our School council page.
We have a school library where we can borrow books. There's an easy system for checking books in and out, and lots of space in the library to just sit and read.
Communication is one of the most important things we learn about at school, and communicating online using Starz is one of the ways we do it. To access the Starz website, click here.