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Education: Primary

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CHILDREN stepped into a fairytale world as they were immersed in literature for a day. World Book Day at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, saw pupils drawn into a fairytale storyline which developed throughout the day. The excitement started in assembly when they were…

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LAST week at Pear Tree Mead Academy marked the start of our ‘Aspirational’ half term and to initiate it we have had a successful and motivating careers week! We looked to the local community to help and support us in explaining and showing the children…

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A RECYCLING mission saw primary school children collect 22,380 batteries in just one month. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, were challenged to bring in used batteries for a whole school recycling competition. Each class has its own bin and recycles paper, card,…

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Roydon Primary School is a Good school, Ofsted has confirmed. INSPECTORS paid their first visit to the school in February since it was judged to be Good in July 2015. In a letter to headteacher Michael Clark, Her Majesty’s inspector Wendy Varney confirmed the school…

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HARLOW children are starting their school day by feeding their brains with a free snack. Every pupil at Little Parndon Primary Academy is being given a choice of cereal or bagel each day, thanks to a Sugar Tax grant. The school has also been given…

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THE Pemberley staff band have this week seen their end of half term concert for the children go viral with the video being watched as far away as India and South Africa. The video shows the children and staff performing the song ‘Shotgun’ by George…

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How can reading ever be boring with a library like this? ROYDON Primary Academy prides itself on having a reading culture and doing all it can to encourage children to read for pleasure. Year 6 reading leaders – chosen as ambassadors to encourage peers to…

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PEOPLE who help us have been introducing themselves to nursery children. The youngest pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, were visited by police officers and firefighters as part of their project on people who help us. The police officer explained his role to pupils…

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ONCE again, the choir at Latton Green travelled to the O2 to showcase their hard work and dedication. They have worked tirelessly over the past four months and finally it was the big day. After a delicious lunch at Frankie and Benny’s, they took their…

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HOW to stay safe around dogs was the topic of a workshop given to primary school children. Key Stage 2 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, worked with the Dog’s Trust to understand more about handling their own pets and dogs belonging to others.…

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Stop. Look. Listen. YEAR 5 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, have been learning vital life skills with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The children watched a presentation on road safety before being taken out to put what they had learnt into practise…

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ARTEFACTS and original letters from WWII helped pupils to get to grips with their topic. Year 6 pupils from Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, took a trip to the Imperial War Museum in London. They were given a talk to recap their knowledge of WWII…

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HARLOW children were inspired to face challenges head-on by a former teacher who lost his sight to a brain tumour. James Shone had been a teacher for 16 years when, in 2012, he was preparing to take on his first headship. During a routine eye…

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Internet Legends Assembly IT was a pleasure to welcome the ‘Parent Zone’ team to Church Langley Primary School on Thursday 17th January. They delivered an engaging assembly, ‘Google Be Internet Legends,’ to their Key Stage Two children. This audiovisual assembly featured a series of interactive…

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FAVOURITE children’s author Michael Rosen shared his tips on inspiring a love of reading when he led a training session with teaching staff. The writer of classic children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt worked with teachers from the BMAT family of schools when…