Primary School Links

Primary School Links


The Cooper School recognises the importance of building and maintaining close and effective links with all of our feeder primary schools. As a Specialist Science College we actively share resources on a regular basis including designated Science Weeks where our teachers work closely with primary colleagues in the planning, preparation and delivery of a quality and enjoyable educational experience for youngsters. Primary children visit our site to use facilities in our new science laboratories; we purchase equipment for our primary schools and share existing resources.

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YEAR 6 TRANSISTION AND INDUCTION INFORMATION

‘Find out about the process of Transition and Induction to The Cooper School by reading through the following information. Any further questions can be addressed to Gill Merritt, Assistant Headteacher, or one of the Welfare Managers. Please phone or email gmerritt@thecooperschool.co.uk

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BICESTER FILM FESTIVAL – Report by Amber Brookes, year 10


The Bicester Film Festival, sponsored by Tesco, Bicester Village and The Thythe Barn, allows primary schools to have free reign in producing any genre of short movie that they like. These movies are then sent away, professionally viewed and the winners given a trophy. The event saw pupils from Bure Park, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Five Acres, Fritwell, Glory Farm, King’s Meadow, Launton, Longfields, St. Edburgs, St, Mary’s School gathering to be judged in the categories of best drama and documentary from each year group. The winners used techniques such as stop animation, movie effects, scores and soundtracks and modern day interpretations on Shakespearean plays to gain their first place trophy.

Altogether, Mr. Ducker, from Glory Farm, awarded the movie ‘Strange Things’ from Longfields Primary the award of best overall movie. This film incorporated stop animation with acting to create a dramatic tension, keeping the audience in constant suspense.

The students explained the day to be “fun and amusing”, finding other school’s short films to be “different and interesting”. On top of this, with more Primary Schools attending the Bicester Film Festival each year the event is growing evermore larger and hoping for bigger venues for future years to come.


Maths and Science Training for local Primary Teachers at Cooper School

A twilight training session was organised by Mrs. Colville and held in Café Scientifique on Thursday 10 th March. The event was attended by more than 20 local primary teachers who came from 4 of our feeder schools. The aim was to give them new ideas for teaching maths and science investigations in a fun way. Staff got messy with magic blue goo (made from cornflour and water), made ‘flying fish’, tried to crack codes, work out optical illusions and even learnt to make highly explosive mini film canister rockets during the session. All the staff said they enjoyed the event and one primary colleague wrote the following on his evaluation sheet: ‘A great session with some wonderful ideas and great resources to take away. Thank you!’ Hopefully more of these events will take place in future following the success of this event.


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