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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

Trips

Students in all year groups have the opportunity to take part in a variety of trips from science exploration, to theatres and places of historical interest; alongside residential trips throughout Europe and the world including annual Languages and skiing trips.

In the primary phase in the last year Reception students have visited Shepreth Wildlife Park to attend mini-beast workshops and observe the animals, giving them an opportunity to consolidate their topic learning.  Year 2 became Pond Detectives for the day where they were able to pond dip, identify the species caught and determine the pollution levels of the pond.  Pollution Patrol included learning how to be scientists and use identification keys, as well as learning about some of the causes of pollution in our rivers and how to protect the local environment.  Year 5 have visited Ingestre Hall, a two night residential Arts based trip consisting of courses on music, drama, visual art, radio, photography, animation and film making.  All year groups within the primary phase have enjoyed their school trips which have supplemented their classroom learning, encouraged team building activities and seen the children rise to the challenges presented to them.

In the secondary phase there has also been a wealth of opportunities for both day and residential trips.  In the last 12 months these have included a Year 7 day trip to Verulam Park to complete Geography field work and attend a workshop in the Cathedral.  Enriching their understanding of topics covered in Geography, History and RE.  Successful Netball and Rugby sports tours, two night residential trips, which were attended by Years 8 & Year 9 and Year 10 & Year 11.  Languages trips have included Year 9 to Barcelona where they enjoyed a varied programme of activities during the day and the evening; as well as Year 10 who enjoyed a 7 night residential exchange, spending time in a Spanish school, visiting the local area and a trip to Madrid.  Years 10/11 have enjoyed Duke of Edinburgh’s trips – even the walking and the camping!  Years 8 to Year 11 are looking forward to the seven night ski trip planned for April 2020, this will give students the opportunity to enjoy winter sports during February half term.

These are purely samples of the vast array of extra curricular trips offered at Samuel Ryder Academy.

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