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02/04/20

Retweeted From Narelle Elliott

Team Elliott starting the day with a bit of PE https://t.co/TZdg6xN5Wj

02/04/20

It has been so lovely seeing what all of you have been up to during your time at home. I love the tie-dye T-shirt’s that Jayden (Year 6) and his little sisters made! Keep sending all your lovely photos to your teachers! 🎨📚 https://t.co/MO4Hh0n6AI

02/04/20

Retweeted From Mrs Lister

Art and maths project from visual maths https://t.co/PynYqaOQDP

02/04/20

Retweeted From Miss Hewerdine

Your daily creative idea. Great for building finger strength too! https://t.co/NT55t8O45Y

01/04/20

Glad to help. What’s not to love about a bit of rivalry.

01/04/20

A bit of clay modelling with the children that are still coming to school! Everyone definitely enjoyed this activity! https://t.co/63kuMphGkI

01/04/20

Obviously if anyone else likes the look of the book. This is the first in the series. Give it a go. Let us know your opinions of it. Imperial Class were giggling a lot!

01/04/20

Calling Year 5 Imperial class. I know we didn’t get to finish our class book but luckily it is available for loan in the BorrowBox app from Hertfordshire libraries. You can borrow and listen for free if you are a member or sign up for free. Miss Bacon https://t.co/LtNM1KsiiL

01/04/20

Retweeted From The Body Coach

If you missed the announcement today, I shared an update on how much money we've raised so far from advertising on YouTube 😀 Thanks to you and everyone that has taken part and watched the workouts... we've together raised just over £80,000 for the NHS 🙏🏻

01/04/20

Retweeted From SRA Music

Here’s today’s recommendation especially for our primary singers, Young Voices are doing some exciting online workshops/singing sessions, both live during the day and available on demand on YouTube- take a look for yourselves: https://t.co/xi6jVnmT5x

01/04/20

An update for the TT rock stars battle. The children just simply need to complete their times tables as they would normally any points that they accrue will then be added to their class as all children are allocated to their class. This will continue for two weeks

01/04/20

The students have already been allocated a battle so the more points they score the more it contributes to their class total. Good luck!

01/04/20

And the KS2 TTRS challenge has begun! Who will come out top in the battle of the year groups? Log in to your account and take part in the battle! https://t.co/lApCvlTObS

01/04/20

Retweeted From SRA - English

Reading lists for all key stages. Might be helpful for anyone in need of reading inspiration! 📚 https://t.co/LOVtIFTlkx

01/04/20

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

A fun Maths challenge to get your mind working. It is not as simple as it seems! https://t.co/EejZYSTPkq

01/04/20

Retweeted From SRA - English

Wise words from Michael Morpurgo ❤️ https://t.co/rEI0qK3HOY

01/04/20

Great news...if you are a member of Hertfordshire Liraries, you can borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks just by downloading the Borrow Box app. You are still able to join online with a unlimited temporary account. https://t.co/xX39sPFF5I

31/03/20

Look at this Sister Act! Well done Arabella showing your french learning of the body parts. Great to see Lottie joint in too! https://t.co/uT5rCGVrfi

31/03/20

Retweeted From SRA - English

Jolly hockey sticks! A bit of nostalgia for the whole family as a new series of Malory Towers is now available on iplayer. Perfect comfort tv and a great reminder to pick up those books again! https://t.co/4GbBlcl4Po

31/03/20

Well done to all the children who showed great mathematical understanding in our fun lesson this morning! https://t.co/OXl1eihpDw

31/03/20

PE this morning with what a great start to a Tuesday morning! https://t.co/RjsgnDn0YV

31/03/20

A great resource! News articles designed for younger readers. https://t.co/0Mjm30lMx3

31/03/20

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for new books to read over the coming weeks? Don't miss our list of the nation’s TOP 100 STORIES TO SHARE as voted for by you. This is the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages, to give children & teens ideas of what to discover next. https://t.co/2obqQVfnSU https://t.co/2jFYF9QpE7

30/03/20

Retweeted From David Carter

Let’s all take a moment to thank our wonderful who are dealing with more than we can imagine. Show we appreciate the wonderful job they are doing & the vital role they continue to play in our society by sending a FREE card here https://t.co/r30e9MyxHw

30/03/20

All set up and ready to go on Wednesday! https://t.co/Dur7RoOkDQ

30/03/20

Well done. Hope there was a ‘spring in your step’ after that activity in the fresh air! https://t.co/9nHKyI8CDX

30/03/20

Spread the word! https://t.co/iiKtqljbN3

30/03/20

Calling all mathematicians from Years 3 to 6... A challenge has been set for you. Times Table battles have been set up between classes and will begin on Weds 1st April for TWO WEEKS!! Winners will be announced for each Year group on 16th April. Good luck. Rock on!!! Miss Bacon

30/03/20

So proud of our pupils!!! Teamwork has put us at the top of all the primary schools! Keep working hard! https://t.co/3uUdKGIQCk

30/03/20

Retweeted From SRA Art

More Maria Riven inspired masterpieces created by our Primary students this afternoon... 🌸 https://t.co/3nPlIie2Q9

30/03/20

Bertie looks tired out from all that learning!! https://t.co/xWW1V2VOZy

30/03/20

Retweeted From SRA Art

Mrs Wilkinson had great fun teaching Primary students this afternoon, a class of children ranging from reception to year 6. They learned about British collage artist Maria Rivan and created some real masterpieces! Well done Primary! https://t.co/7dc3soGozz

28/03/20

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for ideas to inspire young minds? Our fabulous Author & Illustrator Masterclass films are READY TO WATCH and are the perfect thing to enjoy at home and keep everyone busy learning. WATCH NOW: https://t.co/1coDYfUVo8 https://t.co/OxxIfvvh4B

28/03/20

Retweeted From Michelle Miles

Alf challenges Mr Pett to beat 88 toe taps in 30 seconds! https://t.co/k2cM39nMqv

27/03/20

To infinity and beyond!! https://t.co/6wab3PBeTR

26/03/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Would you like a daily art class from an illustrator to learn how to draw cartoons? This page is updated every day! https://t.co/MmzjbZYA0z https://t.co/GDlpy3VQu0

26/03/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

More ideas for home learning https://t.co/0Jq6j5fi05 https://t.co/EdgbKMNVoY

26/03/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Make sure you don't miss the Puzzle of the Week on Friday! https://t.co/JvlIXiEDc6 https://t.co/ZMpPFC2vwc

26/03/20

A beautifully written self esteem smoothie by Summer in Year 6. Very fitting for this moment in time! https://t.co/s4ddpbZGoF

26/03/20

Retweeted From SRATweeting&Learning

This bears saying again. MORE THAN EVER https://t.co/FKmwgiHMl2 https://t.co/iLX043bDvH

Sport

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Regular physical activity can help students improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions in later life.  At Samuel Ryder Academy, the school ethos has health and active lifestyles at its very heart. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is integral to us providing an education for life for all our students.

The extra-curricular timetable at SRA aims to offer both breadth of choice and also to have a competitive edge to raise the standards of sport at the school.

For example, our Rugby clubs have had a hugely positive impact upon student engagement, seeing an increased number of pupils attending clubs this year. The club not only develops  students' physical fitness but has also had a positive impact upon their social health as well. Rugby has also helped break down gender stereotypes with the introduction of girls teams this year. The impact of this has seen girls from Year 7-10 training and competing against other schools in the district. Our Netball and Rugby sports tour has also helped to promote gender equality and to develop excellent relationships between male and female students within the Academy.

Our Going for Gold leadership programme is another example of how sport has developed student resilience and promotes independence. Students from Year 7 upwards are provided with opportunities to develop their leadership, officiating or reporting skills, through structured activities delivered by the PE department.

Our extra-curricular programme also focuses on developing the core values of SRA.

All our clubs are fully inclusive, with the aim of raising student achievements, whether that is a complete beginner, learning the sport for the first time, or stretching our most able students to perform successfully against the best schools in the county and nationally.

The PE staff are all passionate practitioners who care hugely about offering as many opportunities as possible to the pupils at the academy, from EYFS through to Key Stage 5.  The students are taught through all activities the importance of respect, safety and fair play. Students regularly work with other year groups to share their knowledge and to help create role models for the younger community of the school to aspire towards.

Underpinning everything that is offered through the extra-curricular programme are the  school's high expectations for excellent standards. This could be in relation to  ensuring students' appearance is of the highest standards, punctuality, training and matches.  Staff discuss with pupils the core values of sport and expect them to demonstrate these not only in PE lessons but across all aspects of their life at the academy. Our clubs are not only about producing excellent sportsmen and women, but also about developing outstanding individuals who will be able to contribute effectively to the local community.

We have representative sides who compete during both the school week and on Saturday mornings in the following sports: Rugby Union, Football, Basketball, Netball, Rounders, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket, Swimming and Cross Country.

Clubs and Recognition across the Academy

Here at Samuel Ryder Academy, every student has the opportunity to be recognised for their dedication, teamwork, passion and creativity by attending clubs regularly. Whatever their passion, there is a club for each student. These clubs normally run during their “typical” season and the timetable changes each term to reflect this.  Please click here to see the most up to date version (whole academy).

Students who demonstrate at least a year’s commitment will qualify to receive their “Recognition badge” for each club. If a student continues to contribute to a range of clubs, over a number years, then they can be nominated towards receiving “Half colours” and then “Full colours” towards the end of their time at SRA. The following categories are used for nomination:

  • Aesthetic/Creative Achievement (Art, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Sporting Achievement
  • Service to the School
  • School Service in the Community
  • Wider Achievement (Awards, Qualifications, Representation)         

 

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