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23/10/20

How fantastic! Some are on display on the art board for all to admire! https://t.co/TXzk1xTEFt

23/10/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Thank you to our students, staff and families for working hard to create a safe and productive learning environment during our first half term back at school. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 2 November 2020. https://t.co/2nFLpNO0EB

23/10/20

A busy spooky week at Ace Club. The children have had lots of fun!  Have a great half term. https://t.co/Yx7E0VyqD9

23/10/20

What a brilliant afternoon we had in Imperial class this afternoon. We completed our ‘Egg Drop Challenge’ putting the design and creation of our egg structures to the test! 🤩🥚🍳 https://t.co/7otIRvt7BY

23/10/20

Year 1 have had a fantastic day- they have had a pyjama party and been making autumn wreaths 🍂🍁 https://t.co/Qpgjc4XItl

23/10/20

Taking in feedback and improving all the time. https://t.co/tgv7BF78RV

23/10/20

Year 6 took inspiration from Martin Luther King and created their own poems after listening to his ‘I Have Dream’. Miss Leat and Miss Bacon were blown away and inspired by the words and feelings shared. Have a listen to some of those we heard...

22/10/20

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

King of penalty shootout during Football club this morning! Well done Jack! https://t.co/Vt6YaE5IeQ

20/10/20

In Year 5 this morning we have been working on our inference skills, exploring who we think the shoes may belong to and why. A brilliant effort from all of the children. 👠🥿👢👞👟🥾 https://t.co/BQeyNGiwKm

16/10/20

The children are always eager for these every week! Some solve them before the staff!!! https://t.co/YL8L14HXuR

09/10/20

Year 3 are having a brilliant morning exploring shadows. It is definitely a perfect morning for it☀️👣 https://t.co/nwBasnFvBS

07/10/20

Amazing collaborative learning in Year 4 this morning- they have been focusing on the Anglo Saxons and what life was like at this time 🗡🛡 https://t.co/xSIEYcwuKP

06/10/20

‘Year 6 dancers have had great fun in Dance Club! Well done girls on your progress and commitment over the last few weeks! More members welcome!’ - Mrs Battersby

06/10/20

The Year 6 Dance Club run by Mrs Battersby has been a great success. The numbers of members is growing and the smiles are clear every week. https://t.co/v9cBXaBXt9

05/10/20

ACE club fun! https://t.co/xmNifZWVTh

02/10/20

Year 4 have been on a quest with Beowulf to destroy Grendel. https://t.co/7Nh9OawwgA

01/10/20

Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed this book and have used it to inspire art and history lessons. https://t.co/ahVVDN6zsm

01/10/20

Year 6 have been using Letters From The Lighthouse in English as well as linking it to history and geography learning https://t.co/CskTh8Wkue

01/10/20

Take a peek at some of the great texts that the children have been reading and using for their learning... https://t.co/1pSmexQn99

01/10/20

Year 1 have been taking a practical approach to their science learning by drawing and labelling body parts. They really enjoyed it! https://t.co/u8SnDNZKOh

29/09/20

St Andrews had a fantastic science lesson today experimenting with separating mixtures. 🧫🧪 https://t.co/zspZAUnjP5

28/09/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

In order to celebrate National Poetry Day this Thursday, we are holding a competition for all students at Samuel Ryder Academy. More information will be displayed in form classrooms and sent via EduLink. Closing date 19 October. Good Luck to all! https://t.co/Wh2LVMCvgk

28/09/20

Retweeted From SRA Art

We are super proud of our year 5 students and their fabulous Greek tile designs, such much detail, well done! https://t.co/zCLygYUhtv

23/09/20

In Year 5 we have been looking at the internet and networks. Today we had to model how it works, here is an amazing interpretation using drama! 📧💻🎭 https://t.co/avxmlITgUb

23/09/20

Some Wartime tunes to accompany our learning this afternoon. The children enjoyed listening to Dame Vera Lynn, The Andrew’s Sisters and many more. https://t.co/9JAKDBO0Cf

23/09/20

Year 6 have been learning about WW2 across their subjects. Today in History in Oxford Class, we have been designing our own evacuation leaflets. Such wonderful discussions and great questioning shown to further understanding. https://t.co/VyAcizD8B5

18/09/20

Year 6 Film Club began today and linked to our WW2 topic and English learning, we have been watching Carrie’s War based on the book by Nina Bawden https://t.co/N2RJidLXte

16/09/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are thrilled to announce that our Headteacher, Matt Gauthier has been announced as a Silver Winner in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School award category. https://t.co/cpiLy9yajS

16/09/20

Fantastic news. Congratulations Mr Gauthier! https://t.co/S3VOK5zD5E

16/09/20

Retweeted From Herts Advertiser

St Albans headteacher wins national award https://t.co/AAXociWvDt

14/09/20

Year 5 enjoying our class text outside today. ‘Who Let The Gods Out’ is a definite hit! ☄️🌟💫💥📚 https://t.co/dCeLJ8OHJe

11/09/20

What a way to end the week! The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl Day. What a fantastic end to our full first week back. Thanks to Miss Leat for organising and to parents and carers for the wonderfully inventive costumes.

11/09/20

Smiles all round in Cambridge Class. https://t.co/p8sgKbF4wj

11/09/20

We wonder if this Wonka Bar has the GOLDEN TICKET?? https://t.co/sFf2ov5NYI

11/09/20

This afternoon Year 5 made their very own lava lamps inspired by ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’! It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone🤩 🧪💊🌋#RoaldDahlDay https://t.co/RN61rUFDBU

11/09/20

Year 5 having been creating their very own marvellous medicine 🧪🧫 https://t.co/DLOWp0GoJd

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Holocaust Memorial trip to Elstree and Borehamwood United Synagogue

Posted on 06/02/2020

On Monday 3rd February, we were extremely privileged to be invited to Elstree and Borehamwood United Synagogue to take part in a Holocaust Memorial event. Each year, on 27th January, we remember the 6 million Jews murdered as part of the Holocaust. On that day in 1945, Russian soldiers liberated those survivors from Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of all the Nazi death camps. It is also an opportunity however, to take time to remember the millions of other groups and people persecuted and killed by the Nazis as well as subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 

We began with a short speech by Rabbi Alan Plancey, which drew upon the theme of learning to live together, even more poignant after the terrorist attack in Streatham on Sunday. Students then had the opportunity to work in small groups investigating the origins and course of Nazi persecution of the Jews which culminated in the attempt to destroy an entire race of people. The undoubted highlight of the day was listening to the daughter of Harry Spiro talk about his experiences. At 91, he is not able to give speeches like he used to but his daughter spoke with great clarity and emotion about his life after the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. His childhood was immediately shattered; within months he had to face the loss of his entire family, being forced into a series of work camps before the infamous death march west in 1945, as Russian soldiers approached and the Nazis tried to cover their horrendous war crimes.

Of the 3,000 forced to march in the ice and snow, Harry was one of less than 300 who survived. What he had witnessed before he was even 15 is something we can only imagine, yet his story had a happy ending. Chosen as on of 1,000 orphan Holocaust survivors, he was brought to Britain and supported to build a new life. We saw pictures of him with four generations of family and his message, 'Don't give in to hate,' is incredibly inspirational and apt in these troubled times. It was a real privilege to hear his story and have the opportunity to ask him questions afterwards. Year 8 were magnificent representatives of the school and got a huge amount from the event. We won't have the opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivors for much longer but as long as keep their stories alive, then what they went through will never be forgotten.

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