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Captain James Cook 

Captain James Cook was a skilled navigator and map maker. He set sail from England and mapped many areas and recorded several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He is known for finding the east coast of Australia, the Hawaiian Islands and the first mapping of New Zealand.

Head of House Cook  - Mr Jorge Boddy

Cook House Captains

Hayder and Ariana 



This week’s shining stars

w/c Monday 13th July 2020 
4 Giraffe – Mrs Dane says ‘This week my shining star goes to the whole of 4G. I was so so lucky and blessed to have them for nearly 2 years. They have been a such a joy to teach and I have been so overwhelmed with their hard work to learning and making progress throughout the year. Each one of you is a special star for me. Hope to see you and spend some time with you all in September! I will miss you 4 Giraffe!’
Aazil - R Eagle - Fantastic maths especially finding more and one less, Ms Symes and Mrs Smith are very proud of you  - 20 house points.
Zehra – R Badger – A shining star for working hard at home on her home pack…24 house points for Cook!
Elizabeth – 6 Kiwi – Mrs Martin has awarded you with a shining star for your excellent portrait of a best friend. Well done!
Isla – 4 Rhino – Miss Morgan’s shining star for this week is Isla who received 20 house points for helping and supporting her peers.
Harleen – 6 Kiwi – Mrs Martin would like to award you a shining star for your excellent Maths work on spirals J
1 Tiger - Shining stars for Mrs Sandhu and Miss Lamba is EVERYONE in 1 Tiger class. We have been very impressed with the way all the children have worked so hard and we are looking forward to seeing them all in September. 10 house points each!
Dhiya – 2 Yak - A shining star for Dhiya for working hard through the learning packs - 50 house points Dhiya. Can’t wait to see you in September. Mrs Dane 🙂
Sadhana – 2 Yak - A shining star for Sadhana for working hard through the learning packs - 50 house points Sadhana. Can’t wait to see you in September. Mrs Dane 🙂
Kerys – 3 Cheetah – Miss Taylor would like to award Kerys with a shining star! Miss Taylor says ‘Kerys has been amazing throughout this whole lock down - her confidence and being a role model to the younger students.’
w/c Monday 6th July 2020 
 Karan 3E - is my shining star because he has come back to school, made me smile and so keen and enthusiastic! Keep it up Karan smiley
Gian – 4 Rhino – Miss Morgan’s shining star is Gian for his incredible attitude to being back in school. Well done Gian!
Kye – 2 Panda – Mrs Sondh would like to award Kye a Shining Star! He has made a great impression, he is well behaved, focussed and caring towards others. Super start to Year 3!
Shayan – 2 Loris - Shayan has sent home learning activities in consistently throughout the weeks. Fantastic! Ms Symes and Mrs Lawrence are always pleased to see your work, you are 2 Loris' Star of the week.  20 Extra House Points 😊.

Julia - R Eagle - Great maths and super model making of the Taj Mahal today, Ms Symes and Mrs Smith are really impressed - 20 house points and a shining star.

Abhi - 1 Tiger – Mrs Sandhu would like to award you a shining star and 10 house points for super maths work in your new class 🔢

Adhana - 2 Yak – Mrs Sandhu would like to award you a shining star and 30 house points for putting in lots of effort and completing work at home 👍

w/c Monday 29th June 2020 

R Badger – To all of Badger class, Miss Hart says… ‘Shining stars are what you are, illuminate the sky. And after all you’ve ever learned this year, it’s not surprising why. Reading, writing, science, math and social studies too, spelling, sharing and so much more will always follow you. Let laughter, love and friendship and happy memories made, find a way onto your face on any rainy day. And if you ever lose your way, just cast your eyes above because SHINING STARS are what you are, and forever you will stay.’

4 Rhino – Ms Keila says ‘My star or should I say stars of the week for 4 Rhino are…… everybody in the class. You have been an entertaining class to teach – full of amazing individuals. I will miss each and everyone one of you.’
3 Elephant – Mrs Sondh says ‘This week my goes to the whole of 3E. They have been a delight to teach and I have been so impressed with their commitment to learning and making progress throughout the year, and especially at this very unusual time. Continue to reach for the stars! We will miss you 3 Elephant!’

Morhum - R Badger - 100 house points for completing Miss Taylor’s Sports Day!

Kushagra – 1 Tiger - 100 house points from Miss Taylor for Sports Day!

Siddarth – 3 Cheetah - 3 Cheetah's Shining star this week is Siddarth for his valiant effort with his home learning. He has earned Cook 20 house points for his amazing maths, great reading comprehension and for his lovely art work. Well done!


w/c Monday 22nd June 2020 

Heeya - R Squirrel - Mrs Walls has awarded Heeya with 25 house points for sharing her dinosaur knowledge in her written homework.  She has impressed me with her neat presentation and super use of her phonic knowledge. She has even tried to remember full stops and capital letters! Wonderful!  Heeya, you are a true shining star , a kind and helpful member of Squirrel class who always smiles when trying something  new. You should be very proud of yourself and your commitment towards your learning.

Hashim – R Badger – This week you are Miss Hart’s shining star for Cook. Even though you haven’t been feeling very well, you have been working so hard at home! You always complete challenges with a smile on your face, which makes Miss Hart smile! Miss Hart is so proud of you and is looking forward to the day you can have a long catch up at school! 50 house points!
Myyah - 1 Monkey - Mrs Psyllides is awarding Myyah a shining star for an amazing Video Book Review!
Sam – 5 Platypus – Mrs Psyllides is awarding Sam a shining star for an extremely detailed and insightful review of the entire Wolf Brother series of books.
Isla- 4 Rhino – 25 house points! Ms Keila says “you have sent in a great story and some lovely work. Keep it up. Your new teacher will be looking forward to an amazing piece of writing next week
3 Cheetah’s shining star this week is...All of 3 Cheetah for being fantastic and for always trying their best. We might not get to see you all before September but Ms Lindsay and Mrs West are so proud of you all. We can’t wait to be all back together again as soon as it’s safe
Hassan – 6 Kiwi – Mrs Chaudry would like to give Hassan a SUPER shining star because every single week he has produced a piece of writing reflecting his very best ability and effort!
Mrs Czapla’s Star of The Week goes to her WHOLE CLASS 5 Koala- for being such an amazing and hard working  class. She is going to miss you more than you probably think! You have been a kind, caring, thoughtful, extremely focused and dedicated to your learning …no teacher could ask for more. Good Luck in Year 6. You’ll be Brilliant!!!
w/c Monday 15th June 2020 

Shelby – 4 Rhino - 30 house points! Shelby shocked Ms Keila this week by bringing in a whole, great big pile of work she has been completing at home. She should be super proud of herself and she is my shining star. Keep it up!

Mohib – 1 Monkey – A shining star for showing amazing understanding when talking about rain forests around the world and creating his own forest floor with objects found in his garden.

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Eva - R Squirrel - Mrs Walls has awarded Eva with 65 house points for sharing a wonderful Story time with her class on Tapestry.  She has demonstrated fantastic reading skills and great confidence in her 'Show and Tell' presentation! Eva is a very creative and imaginative little girl. She has impressed me this week with her beautiful butterfly collage and her maths homework that she has worked out and completed without any help of her parents! Keep up the good work! Mrs Walls is very proud of you! 🙂


Devesh - R Squirrel - Mrs Walls has awarded Devesh with 105 house points for completing all of the 'Ryvers Reception Olympics' disciplines with enormous enthusiasm. He was showing great perseverance, super balancing, throwing and catching skills. I was especially impressed and touched by his wonderful letter he had written to Sam, the Squirrel and myself. Fantastic use of your phonic knowledge, Devesh! Keep up the good work! Mrs Walls is very proud of you! We all miss your infectious smile! 🙂


Roop – 2 Panda - 20 house points for Roop. Roop always completes his MyMaths and Timetable Rockstars work and also he is working really hard on his handwriting at home.

Myyah – 1 Monkey – A shining star for working with Rehmat together on video call to complete their home learning activity.  great team work with home learning!

Khushi – 2 Panda - 40 house points for Khushi for working very hard at home and always sends her work in.

Adam – Octopus – Miss Morton has awarded Adam with 50 house points for sharing some super work!

Well done to Yusuf in 3L you are now 6th place in the Times Tables Rock Stars leader board 5 House points 😊

Excellent work Zakaria and Ayesha in 2 Loris you have completed your Statistics work on My Maths - 20 house points each.

w/c Monday 8th June 2020 

Mohib – 1 Monkey – A shining star for planning and setting up an amazing obstacle course in his garden. Mohib also received 100 house points from Miss Taylor for  sending in his photos and videos!

Dylan – 4 Zebra – Dylan is a shining star this week for continued effort with work throughout lockdown :) A massive 50 house points for all of your amazing work!

Afan - 5 Koala- Mrs Czapla has chosen Afan to be this week’s Shining Star because of his amazing home learning. Really well done for working so hard, completing so many activities and collecting extra house points for your team. And a very Happy 10th Birthday! Keep it up Afan, Mrs Czapla is so proud of you!

Florian – 3 Lion - 3 Lion's shining star is Florian for the initiative he took to complete his own project on the Solar System, with 30 house points for him to add to Cook house!

Advith – 2 Loris - Advith has consistently completed spelling practice, reading comprehensions, Spag mats and maths sheet from his Home Learning pack each week. Ms Symes and Mrs Lawrence are very proud to see how Avith's handwriting has developed, well done Advith you are 2 Loris' Star of the week. 20 Extra House Points 😊

Dhiya - 2 Yak - 30 House points for always putting in lots of effort when completing the home learning activities and regularly sending in work for us to see 👍😀

Jai – 6 Firefly – Jai has been awarded 100 house points for sending Miss Taylor his photo of him back playing cricket!

Shuja 3 Cheetah, Iman 5 Koala, Yusupha R Badger, Babukumar 1 Tiger, Jackson 1 Monkey, Erin 6 Firefly and Anushka 3 Lion all worked together on Tuesday to won 1000s of house points for their house. They completed a mini sports day and made their own medals. Well done!

w/c Monday 1st June 2020

Mohib - 1 Monkey – Miss Taylor would like to award Mohib a shining star for signing up to Active AMbassador, also doing PE at home. Mohib has been awarded 30 house points.


Myyah- 1 Monkey – 15 house points for writing a lovely story about her family getting for Eid celebration, reading books and practising her times tables at home.

Inayat – 2 Yak - Our shining star this week is Inayat of Cook house. As well as working hard through her home learning pack she has made the time to create a celebration video for all of her friends (see Year 2 gallery) and this beautiful card - 20 house points Inayat!

Maanya – 3 Elephant – 25 house points for working so hard during school closure, submitting lots of lovely work and keeping Mrs Sondh smiling with their emails.


w/c Monday 18th May 2020 

Ayaan – 6K – Miss Taylor has awarded Ayaan with 25 house points for signing up to become an Active Mover Ambassador! Great news!

Mohib – 1 Monkey - You are still top of the Numbots leader board - 10 house points - Excellent work!

Aisha – R Badger – Aisha has been spending a lot of time cooking at home. She has made biscuits, sandwiches, pizza and even a lasagne. Miss Hart asked Aisha to write her a lasagne recipe so she can cook it too! 20 house points to Aisha the Chef!

Ayaad – 2 Yak - Ayaad is a Shining Star as he has been completing a range of activities every week and his cursive handwriting has really improved. He created a healthy shopping list - well done! 10 House points 🙂

Ben – 2 Yak - Ben is our Shining Star as he has been very busy doing a range of activities - as well as completing the home learning pack he has been reading Horrid Henry and having Zoom calls with his grandparents and friends! Here is his painting inspired by Lynn Flavell - Super! 10 house points 🙂


Aarush – 2 Loris - Aarush is this week's shining star. He has been regularly sending in work each week, completing his My Maths homework and using Numbots. This week he has sent in a description of his favourite fruit 'Mango' - have a look on the Y2 Gallery page to see him licking his lips at the thought of eating a mango! Fantastic 20 House Points. Ms Symes and Mrs Lawrence are very pleased - keep up the hard work 😊.

Ayat – 3 Cheetah - 3 Cheetah’s shining star this week is Ayat for sending in lots of work and for working hard at home. It was very nice to talk to you on the phone the other week too. 40 house points.

Kanishka - 5 Platypus – Miss Taylor has awarded Kanishka with 20 house points for doing some yoga sessions and sending in photos.

Hassan - 6 Kiwi – A Shining Star for Hassan for his story Doors - A World of Possibility. He created an intriguing plot which made me really want to keep reading and some great dialogue to convey character and interesting vocabulary choices.

Aishi – 1 Monkey – 20 house points for writing a lovely recipe!

w/c Monday 11th May 2020 

Mohib – 1 Monkey - Mohib did some lovely vegetable printing using bell peppers to create a picture of his lovely poppy field. 10 house points!

Olly – 5 Dingo – Olly is Miss Morgan shining star for Cook, he received 50 house points this week, because of the amazing effort he has been putting into all of his work at home. Miss Morgan says ‘I have been especially impressed with his artwork’

Kenit – 3 Cheetah – 45 house points for sending in all of his work from the last 6 weeks! What a fantastic effort and hard work. Well done J

Zehra – Reception Badger – Miss Taylor would like to award Zehra with 15 house points. Zehra has been staying active with her cosmic yoga and regular Joe Wicks videos!

Gian – 4 Rhino – Ms Keila’s shining star this week is GIAN, he had 30 house points! He has been a star because he is making sure that he is completing his home learning (super neat handwriting and great answers for his science work) and he has regularly logged onto MyMaths. Keep it up. Ms Keila is very pleased with you. JJJ

Sadik – 3 Elephant – Sadik is a shining star for demonstrating superb commitment to his learning and completing tasks set with great enthusiasm. He has also demonstrated how to make a delicious chicken dish this week. 35 house points!

Sophie - 2Panda- Sophie has been awarded 20 house points as she has been working really hard this week. She has made this amazing owl at home!

Arjun – 1 Monkey- Miss Taylor would like to award Arjun with 15 house points. He has been doing Martial Arts, hockey and PE with Joe at home he’s sent some videos and pictures in.

Mohib – 1 Monkey - Well done you are still top of the Numbots leader board - 10 House points  - Super work Mohib!

w/c Monday 4th May 2020 
Bilal – 3 Cheetah - 22 house points for his amazing effort with his home learning and producing a super PowerPoint presentation and VE Day!

Ariyana – 3 Lion – This week, Miss Sian’s shining star for 3 Lion is Ariyana. She sent a short video clip about VE day, which was clear and concise with the information she gave. Her fluency and confidence in reading has improved significantly which I am super proud of! 25 house points well done!smiley


Roop – 2 Panda – 10 house points for making a lovely ornament for the NHS at beavers club!


Alfie – R Badger Miss Hart has awarded Alfie with 50 house points! Alfie has recently started uploading his wonderful work onto Tapestry. Alfie has been working really hard at home so Miss Hart set him a challenge to add his toys together…He did it! Keep up the great work Alfie!

Mohib H, 1 Monkey, in Cook is currently top of the Numbots leader board - 10 House points - Great work Mohib!

w/c Monday 27th April 2020

Morhum – R Badger is a maths magical mastermind! Miss Hart is so proud! This deserves a shining star and 30 house points! Morhum has been counting in 2s, 5s, 10s…AND 3s AND 4s! 



Kye – 2 Panda - This week Kye has been busy learning about the Solar System. He has built a Solar System of his own. Looks amazing Kye!! 20 Cook House points awarded for this fantastic work!

Toby – 3 Lion - You are a shining star for wonderful work and keeping motivated to complete your home learning tasks.

Adam – Octopus – Miss Taylor has awarded Adam with 100 house points for his fantastic work! Adam completed an obstacle course at home for PE and sent in a video.

w/c Monday 20th April 2020 

Roop (2P) A special mention for Roop who has been awarded 20 house points for working really hard with all his work and for completing all of his My Maths tasks.

Dhevan (4R) Dhevan is 4R’s shining star this week. He has been busy supporting the NHS by creating some beautiful window art, making his Tudor house and completing written tasks set in English, Maths and Science.

Adam - Octopus 10 house points for being the first pupil in Ryvers School to use Numbots and Adam is Top of the leader board -  congratulations to Adam.




w/c Monday 13th April 2020 

  Isla – 4 Rhino – 10 House points for being the first one to send Ms Keila her wonderful work. Ms Keila says well done!



  Zehra – R Badger – 10 house points for this beautiful artwork called ‘Rainbow of Hope’. Zehra and her family had a discussion about the word ‘hope’ and what it means. This most definitely put a smile on Miss Hart’s face.

  Ayan R – 6 Kiwi - 10 house points and a special shout out for doing some extra MyMaths.0

  Isha P – 6 Ruru – 50 house points and an extra special shout out for Isha who wrote a fantastic persuasive letter to Mr Rowe persuading him not to cancel break for UKS2. She made some strong arguments and used a great range of higher level punctuation. Well done!
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