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05/04/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Some excellent news in difficult times. Congratulations to Mr Gauthier on his shortlisting for Headteacher of the Year! https://t.co/AUUNn4sIp8

04/04/20

Retweeted From SRA - English

Can you guess these children's stories from the emojis? 📚 📖 https://t.co/KByyykwtSe

04/04/20

Retweeted From The Body Coach

Home work this weekend is to write a poem or letter describing how you feel after exercise. Use the hashtag 😀 so I can find them and share some 🙏🏼 https://t.co/2xBNjyWqt0

04/04/20

Well done! Have a great Easter! https://t.co/nor96Kgl5Y

03/04/20

What a lovely picture of some of the home-learning that went on today. What an end to the term, we hope everyone has a restful Easter break and remember to look after one another! 🌸🐰🐣🐥 https://t.co/RikdnB6Q67

03/04/20

The Nightingale Hospital needs your pictures! 🎨 https://t.co/xwcokUjceu # via

03/04/20

Woah... the battle is well and truly on!! Can we set any records?? Keep it up. https://t.co/wHlpfceS6a

02/04/20

Apologies for children in Y3 and Y4 who weren’t originally able to see the challenges due to heavy site traffic the groups hadn’t synced completely. This is all rectified so go go go with your TTRS challenges. Any issues please feel free to email me. Miss Bacon.

02/04/20

Retweeted From J.K. Rowling

Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB https://t.co/i0ZjTplVoU

02/04/20

Retweeted From Herts Libraries

Stuck at home? Try our daily 5 Minute Creative Challenge: Collect some flat stones from your garden and make a stone tower – how tall can you build it without it falling down? https://t.co/mylvZ8mRDa

02/04/20

Primary children have designed their own rugby kit. Which do you prefer? https://t.co/uebgtASaKl

02/04/20

Everyone is having a great time with for the ‘Greatest Showman’ and that’s just the staff! The children are great at this. https://t.co/4jvDup8K5v

02/04/20

Retweeted From Eleri Salter

Reading time at Team Salter school. 💖📚💖 Text kindly donated by , we will be writing our book reviews once we are done. https://t.co/9quE04HME8

02/04/20

Primary children were introduced to today. Everyone enjoyed creating a bookmark character. https://t.co/BWo633N1fA

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

The House System

Every member of the SRA community, students and staff, as well as being in a tutor group and a year group, belongs to a house. The houses, Austen, Bronte, Christie, Dahl, Hardy, King and Wordsworth reflect our English specialism.

As House members, all students have a wide range of opportunities to work together and 'compete' against other students, the other Houses and even against themselves earning House points in the process.

King House

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He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honours. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."

Dahl House

Roald dahl 1982Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neil. He published the popular book James and the Giant Peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successful work, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children's books. He died on November 23, 1990, in Oxford, England.

Bronte House

Emily Brontë by Patrick Branwell Brontë restoredBorn in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, on July 30, 1818, Emily Jane Brontë lived a quiet life in Yorkshire with her clergyman father; brother, Branwell Brontë; and two sisters, Charlotte and Anne. The sisters enjoyed writing poetry and novels, which they published under pseudonyms. As "Ellis Bell," Emily wrote Wuthering Heights (1847)—her only published novel—which garnered wide critical and commercial acclaim. Emily Brontë died in Haworth, Yorkshire, England, on December 19, 1848—the same year that her brother, Branwell, passed away.

Austen House

484px jane austen coloured versionJane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. While not widely known in her own time, Austen's comic novels of love among the landed gentry gained popularity after 1869, and her reputation skyrocketed in the 20th century. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are considered literary classics, bridging the gap between romance and realism.

Wordsworth House

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Born in England in 1770, poet William Wordsworth worked with Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Lyrical Ballads (1798). The collection, which contained Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," introduced Romanticism to English poetry. Wordsworth also showed his affinity for nature with the famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850.

House competitions

Throughout the year students have many chances to work with members of their form and House, taking part in competitions and events in their quest to earn valuable house points. Some of these take place as part of lessons, some run during lunchtimes and after school and offer extra opportunity to get involved in the life of SRA.

At the start of every school year we kick start the house competition whereby the whole school day is collapsed so that all students can compete in a wide range of sporting events. We run a total of 26 events throughout the year including Poetry, Eggheads, Stop Motion, Debating, G.B.B.O and of course, plenty of sports events including sports day. All of these and other events build towards the awarding of the House Cup during a hugely emotional climax to our final school “House” assembly.

Every year we also gather food donations for one of our local food banks to support those families within our community who are less fortunate. Each house will also select a local or national charity to fundraise for over the year. Last year we raised over £12,500 towards our elected charities. Elected student Form Captains and House Captains help to organise, promote and these run events. Through regular meetings and assemblies they work with both teachers and other students to ensure that the spirit of all the houses is a prominent feature of school life. For example: “I’m a teacher get me out of here”

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