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26/02/21

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We had some great maths on display to solve this one! the solution for the primary puzzle is... https://t.co/c61elIqvKh

26/02/21

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Here is the solution to this week’s puzzle. A big thank you to Sumayyah Nasar from Y12 for setting this for us! https://t.co/SXlZEPqQG7

26/02/21

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Can our primary mathematicians solve the Primary Puzzle of the Week? We would love to see your working out! . Tweet your answers to https://t.co/zg5rPayDKq

26/02/21

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Good morning Samuel Ryder Community. Please see our Maths Puzzle of the Week and Maths Puzzle of the Week. We look forward to seeing your answers (don't forget to show how you worked it out!) Tweet your answers to https://t.co/4e887sAyS0

25/02/21

We want to share this amazing piece of art work completed by Leyla in Year 5. we are sure you would love to see this! 👩‍🎨🎨 https://t.co/51AKVHlCV1

25/02/21

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A dance challenge set by Mrs Battersby this week- Can you name the different dance styles and famous dance films? Tweet us your answers‼️ https://t.co/GeYnSNYa3A

24/02/21

Year 1 children enjoyed acting out ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’. They read the story, made their own masks and then performed the story. https://t.co/d3qKcDYfBX

20/02/21

This looks like great fun! What an amazing structure you have made 🤩 https://t.co/TpJix0rA8O

13/02/21

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We are so proud of how the Samuel Ryder community has pulled together to make the start of this year a positive one despite the challenges we have faced together. Have a safe and restful half term break. https://t.co/vJ7kLNj56E

12/02/21

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Some fantastic responses from our primary mathematicians for our first ever ‘Primary Maths Puzzle of the Week’ https://t.co/gmbtXJQmLK

12/02/21

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Thank you to Mrs McGleish for sending this. It seems a wonderful ending to Maths Week! https://t.co/OsQKNmEYQ2

12/02/21

Year 6 key worker group concluded their Harry Potter Maths Week by making their own potions. Lots of cross-curricular links were made. Take a look. It would be great to see if the children working remotely chose to make their own potion. https://t.co/k8H47TLKrB

12/02/21

The Year 4 key worker group have shown excellent effort in their art learning this week. They have been displayed in the window for the children to admire and be proud of. https://t.co/Bco3SxHS3n

12/02/21

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** NEW PRIMARY PUZZLE OF THE WEEK ** To all our younger mathematicians . Can you solve this maths puzzle? Remember to tweet your answers to . We can't wait to see your solutions. Dojos are available for entries. https://t.co/eifZlACLBk

11/02/21

Great work Sophie! ⭐️

11/02/21

Year 6 applied their artistic skills in their RE lesson today. They created their own interpretations of paradise inspired by descriptions of Jannah. https://t.co/dFDlXGyPiE

11/02/21

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Year 6 have linked their maths and English learning. ‘Harry Potter Magical Maths’ has been taking place all week. One of the activities was to convert wizard currency to money used by ‘muggles’. Have a go at pricing a Nimbus 2000. https://t.co/KmxPfqlDjb

11/02/21

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Year 2 continued their maths during their playtime by working in teams to score the most points. Thank you to Mrs Downes for organising. https://t.co/q20LHcMS7C

11/02/21

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Year 5 put their measuring and timing into action to make Chocolate Mug Cake. What a delicious use of your maths learning! https://t.co/8Uh6SZ4wFj

11/02/21

Take a look at this fantastic simile poems from Year 1 https://t.co/cj0Cz6UtsS

10/02/21

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Take a look at the fantastic learning from those working remotely in Year 5. https://t.co/0a24ofSuEl

09/02/21

Can you complete 100 repetitions of any of the activities? 🎖🏃‍♂️🕺🤸⚽️ We would love to see pictures! https://t.co/h7WRiXuVU6

09/02/21

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MATHS WEEK FUN FACT 📐📏📘 Did you know that without maths the pyramids would never have been built? According to archaeologists, Egyptians had to use complex geometry and algebra to build the massive structures. https://t.co/0e2RkcMNpX

08/02/21

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EYFS were using different methods to measure their footprints. https://t.co/DBiQW8OZdH

08/02/21

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This Friday, we are introducing a ‘Primary Puzzle of the Week’. Keep your eyes peeled . You can earn dojo’s for entering and giving it a go! https://t.co/QZfAsSi0aG

08/02/21

Year 6 began their Harry Potter themed Maths Week by converting wizard money to ‘muggle’ money (pounds and pence). Who knew how expensive an owl could be! 🦉 https://t.co/VH3Hy2mV0K

08/02/21

Year 4 displayed excellent teamwork in their maths lesson today. There was lots of discussion to find answers to solve the puzzles. https://t.co/GYNAdgxAPk

08/02/21

Year 1 also took their investigation skills even further and made a visit to Noah’s Ark. Using their knowledge of number, they found different combinations of numbers that totalled 12. https://t.co/X2CaiGvZ98

08/02/21

Fantastic job Bryn. https://t.co/Ybmkbthm4S

08/02/21

Year 1 began their Maths Week with a triangle investigation. They had to make a big triangle from a collection of small triangles and had to use their number bond learning to ensure that when two sides touched they made a total of 10. https://t.co/D18KEVucr0

05/02/21

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The solution to today’s Puzzle of the Week is 10 squares and 44 triangles. Take a look at the explanation below. Well done to all those who shared their answers. https://t.co/daYfZA5yO4

05/02/21

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Have you submitted your logo design for Maths Week yet? We're looking forward to celebrating our love of maths all next week with lots of activities planned for each year group. Take a look at what we have planned here: https://t.co/lA9pEmdJcL https://t.co/u3pT3VYsq5

05/02/21

Today in Year 5 we have followed the instructions we have written this week to create ‘The Perfect Hot Chocolate’ 🍫☕️ DELICIOUS! https://t.co/MMRUCIQVzI

05/02/21

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Good morning . This week's maths puzzle has been set by Mrs Pires. Don't forget to tweet with your answer today. Good luck! 🤞#puzzleoftheweek https://t.co/2j30SiZbSw

04/02/21

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Amazing well done Harry!! https://t.co/WiavD6c05u

03/02/21

Here are a few of primary’s efforts! 👏🏻🐨🐢 https://t.co/FS2VFtn3HB

03/02/21

A few highlights from our primary well-being activities 🧘‍♀️💫🧘‍♂️🙏🏼 https://t.co/8CA30xI354

03/02/21

Today we have tried to beat Mr Pett’s plank challenge. Alfie in Y5 managed 5 minutes! Mrs Williams came a close second with 2 minutes 35 seconds https://t.co/aQJk3PBnxz

01/02/21

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There is an additional primary live dance session this week (weds 8.50-9.20am). The link has been sent out to parents. Get your dancing shoes ready‼️

31/01/21

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This weeks challenge: How quickly can you complete 100 sit ups? Tweet us your times and videos‼️ https://t.co/8Em7VB6xyH

Pupil Premium

Background

The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in April 2011 with the aim of narrowing the gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers. They believe that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding will address the current underlying inequalities between these cohort of students and their wealthier peers.

Pupil Premium strategy document 2020-2021

 

Principles at Samuel Ryder Academy

  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully monitored and assessed on a regular interval in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those students who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who the academy has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of students

Pupil Premium Provision

All pupil premium students have access to:

  • High quality teaching in the classroom
  • Support from a Form Tutor, Head of Year, Key Stage Lead and Student Services Manager
  • Support in accessing extra – curricular activities which require extra support and funding
  • A number of targeted intervention programmes

Pupil Premium provision map

We track the provision for each child on the Pupil Premium through a provision map where we record how the students are supported.  These include:

  • LSA support received in class
  • Small intervention group work or 1 to 1 sessions within Inclusion
  • Participation in the social skills group
  • Small classes in core subjects
  • Access arrangements
  • Support from external agencies (counselling, targeted youth services, TAF, Links support and outreach work etc.)
  • Attendance at clubs; sports and music etc.
  • School trips
  • A number of targeted interventions
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Help with transport costs

Provision targeted at year groups or across year groups

The following provision is in place to support the barriers that some of the children and young people face. The type of the intervention is dependent on the primary need of the students that is identified using standardised profiling assessments. The students are baselined at the start of each intervention programme and the impact on the completion is measured through specific assessment tools.

Basic School Equipment / ICT Equipment

  • Pupil Premium students receive IPads at a reduced rate

GCSE English and Maths revision days Year 11

  • The days are staffed and organised by staff at Samuel Ryder Academy

Revision Materials and Equipment

  • All year 9, 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students are given revision materials free of charge or at a reduced rate
  • Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning
  • Mathematics packs provided
  • Relevant pieces of subject specific equipment provided 

Support for End of Year School Events

  • Pupil Premium funds are used to enable these students to take part in the community celebration events at Samuel Ryder Academy, for example attending the school prom and various trips and other events

Support for School Trips

  • Trips at a reduced rate for all disadvantaged students

Music Lessons

  • Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for this group of students who wish to participate
  • One to one music lessons at a reduced rate

Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA’s) in Class

  • Many disadvantaged students benefit from LSA support in the classroom to ensure they participate fully in lessons and supported to access the concepts covered in the lessons
  • Joint planning by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs attached to individual faculties
  • Delivery of targeted intervention by identified LSAs

Mentoring

  • Students have access to a range of mentors in school: the mentor is a member of staff that the CYP has a positive relationship with

Food Ingredients

  • The ingredients are purchased for disadvantaged students who take part in hospitality lessons

Targeted support

Cognitive interventions

  • Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of students
  • One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy
  • Small group lessons in the Learning Zone
  • The impact of all interventions are measured using specific psychometric assessments and further actions are identified

Access to enrichment days for the more able G&T PP students

  • Gifted and talented and more able students in all year groups are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips

Behaviour for learning

  • Like Skills group in year 7and 8 to support the social and emotional aspects of learning
  • Nurture Group in Primary to support social skills

Mastering memory and fine motor skills

  • Students who have difficulties with working memory or fine motor skills are supported using one to one specialised programme

Learning portraits

  • Through setting up the Learning Portraits all members of staff acquire an in depth understanding of the CYP and the strategies to support them- these portraits are child cantered and allows CYP to voice their concerns and how they what they would like the support to look like

Emotional support

  • Counselling
  • Brief Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Roots and Fruits
  • Anxiety Mapping
  • Family worker to support the family

Library materials for the most able and to support struggling readers

  • In year 7 and 8 the library has purchased additional materials to enable those struggling with or reluctant to read, engage more fully
  • Age appropriate books are available for all group of CYP

Transportation costs

  • Transport costs are covered to allow some Disadvantaged students and their parents / guardians to travel to and from school for evening meetings such as Parent’s Evening, Residential Trip ,Options Meeting or to help with visits to Universities etc

Data analysis

  • Regular analysis of data by the Head of Inclusion, all Heads of Faculties and Heads of Years to track, monitor and identify underachievement and implement necessary intervention
  • Regular meetings to discuss provision and support

Attendance

  • In house attendance improvement officer to support the families and the students
  • Regular meetings with both parents and students
  • Home visits

External agencies

  • Utilisation of external professionals to run sessions for students in Key Stage 4
  • Partnership with Links academy
  • Support from EP
  • Close liaison with family support workers
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