Primary News and Year Group Information
17th September 2021
We have had a wonderful week in Primary and it was especially lovely to be able to have a whole school assembly in the hall after such a long time. Miss Leat did an assembly all about kindness and how being kind to others can make the world a very colourful place. Miss Schenk also spoke about the opportunity to be a language ambassador and would like to thank everyone for their applications. We were also visited by our local church, who spoke about the importance of caring for each other.
We love to promote reading in school and each week we celebrate children who have read at least 3 times at home by moving them up on the reading ladder. If by the end of the half-term, your child has reached the top of the ladder, they will receive a certificate. If your child then continues to read every week for the whole term, they will receive another certificate and be entered into a raffle, where they can win a book of their choice!
In order to promote the world of reading and practise their reading at home, we would appreciate your support. Reading with your child aloud and listening to them read for 5-10 minutes a day would enhance their reading ability and love of reading. All bug club logins will be handed out shortly and children will be allocated books for them to read, as well as guided reading books. Children will also be taking books home to suit their reading level from our Primary library.
We greatly appreciate your co-operation, help and ongoing support in promoting reading.
As part of our new way of teaching spelling, each week your child will come home with a spelling bank of up to 18-20 words. These words will all follow the spelling rule being explored that week and allows children to practise how to apply that specific rule to a bank of vocabulary. Lots of different ways and examples of practising spellings will be uploaded onto class blogs/seesaw for children to access. All classes will have one dedicated spelling lesson a week, exploring the spelling rule and doing fun activities to learn the rule. On a Friday the children will have a spelling test on a selection of these words - up to 10 words.
Allergy Awareness and Snacks
A gentle reminder that all packed lunches and snacks brought into school must be ‘Nut and Sesame Safe’. ‘Safe’ means it is not within the main ingredients.
Break time snacks need to be fruit or vegetables in order to promote health eating.
Football Trials Year 5 and 6
Trials for the year 5 and 6 boys and girls football teams will take place on Thursday 16th and 23rd September on the astro pitch after school 3:30 – 4:30pm
To take part in the trials they will need: Football boots, shin pads, football kit, water bottle.
Please pick up your child by the astro turf at 4:30pm. If they require to go to after school club, please let Mr Crockford or Mr Mead know.
It is expected that a squad of approximately 20 will be selected for the boys and approximately 10 for the girls. Announcement of selections will be made at a lunch time, the week beginning Monday 27th September.
We wish the best of luck to all.
Mr Crockford and Mr Mead
Year 6 children will be having their swimming lessons for Autumn term 1, followed by Year 5 in Autumn term 2. Class teachers will provide the date and time of swimming lessons.
Extra -Curricular Achievements
Jenson in Year 5 Imperial class, is a goalkeeper for St Albans City Rangers, as well as being captain for the team. Last weekend won players player and supporters’ player (voted by the parents) for the season before last and then players player again for the season just gone! This was his first football presentation and I know all of his friends and family are so proud of him, as are we!
Eddie in Year 5, Imperial Class, has been selected for the U10s St Albans Primary Schools Representative Football Squad for the District! Well done Eddie, we are all very proud of you and we look forward to hearing about more of your achievements.
Sebastian T in Year 2 Green Class, was made Player of the Day on Sunday at his Mega Kickers Football class for his hard work during the class and brilliant team work during the match. In the last few seconds of the game, he scored the winning goal for his team. Well done Sebastian, we are all so proud of you at Samuel Ryder!
We would love to celebrate any extra-curricular achievements that happen outside of school. If you would like to share an achievement please e-mail a picture and description to Miss Leat (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will ensure these are shared in assemblies and celebrated throughout primary.
Children are not permitted to play on any apparatus within the school grounds before or after the school day. It is essential that parents arrive and leave the school premises promptly at the start and end of the school day to ensure social distancing is maintained. We would like to thank you for your support with this.Have a lovely weekend,
Dates for the diary
Tuesday 21st September – Primary Individual School Photographs and Sibling Photos
Thursday 23rd September – Whole school photograph
Have a lovely weekend,