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19/10/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Our primary students had great fun in the tag rugby tournament! Some amazing play✨ https://t.co/lPTSszohmL

18/10/21

A fantastic effort! Well done to our Year 6 girls! 👏🏻🌟🏅 https://t.co/TvXDx0Q7rz

15/10/21

Miss Wallace has created this fabulous book recommendation display in the library in celebration of Black History Month. Why don’t you try some of these suggestions and enjoy some of these amazing stories! https://t.co/gLhUUCgGYH

12/10/21

Year 1 and 2 Eco Club created some fantastic bug hotels today. They wanted to provide a safe environment for the insects they have been learning about. https://t.co/MPjVIyflKf

04/10/21

Some fantastic netball on display from Year 6 in their house games event today. Well done to everyone and thank you to some of our Year 7 students for supporting and umpiring. https://t.co/X1JgCYJD37

03/10/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are looking forward to launching our new lunch menu this month, with lots of exciting new ideas. Our first theme day is next week on Thursday 7th October and primary students will have the lunch option of making their own pizza and ice cream - yum yum! https://t.co/iaWTkbzqDv

24/09/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Our primary X country squad ready for their races this evening✨ https://t.co/FYydqClgXJ

17/09/21

Year 6 took their maths learning outside to solve different reasoning challenges. These were linked to their WW2 learning and were developing their higher order thinking skills as part of their drive to be great scholars. https://t.co/tOZnb6eBsS

16/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder PTA

It’s been 2 years since our last Christmas Fair and we are really excited to bring it back this year !! Let’s make it our best one yet !! https://t.co/RGn77HL4Lj

16/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder PTA

We have a Bags2school collection on 22/9/21 - a letter will be sent out via EduLink with details https://t.co/lI9P34sSAb

10/09/21

KS2 were invited to be Language Ambassadors today. They watched a presentation from Mrs Schenk and we are excited to see the hard work that will be on display in language learning this year and beyond. https://t.co/x5fWqmvHSm

02/09/21

Retweeted From SRA - English

We would love to offer a diverse range of books for students. Can you help us to purchase some and build our library in the dept? Use https://t.co/lCfLxhb3Xa to purchase straight from the fantastic and your donation will help build our collection

18/07/21

Retweeted From Herts Libraries

Children taking part in the can read ANY 6 library books! Fiction, short stories, information books, picture books, comic books, and eBooks & eAudiobooks! https://t.co/eV0OmY6T8g

16/07/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

A very special message from our Year 6 students as they celebrate their last year as primary students. ⛵️🦞🌊 Please click the link to view https://t.co/qNUvb6NCu9

16/07/21

Year 6 had a wonderful celebration today. Thank you to everyone who contributed to a memorable last day in primary school. https://t.co/4mLIfmlbSu

14/07/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

On your marks get set go! Our Primary sports day is underway and we're having a blast...🏅🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️⭐ https://t.co/02PJiQMiXB

14/07/21

Thank you to for providing the children and staff with ice pops after a fantastic sports day. https://t.co/kDJLcuvNve

13/07/21

Oxford Class were also developing their oracy and reasoning skills. They were working together to explain and prove different statements related to fluency facts and geometry. A lot of useful discussion. https://t.co/ke3Nin46Y0

13/07/21

Cambridge Class were reading their oracle bones this morning. Using their history learning, they developed their oracy skills to share their readings to display wonderful cross curricular learning. https://t.co/4QzUa8jeHK

09/07/21

Retweeted From SRA Art

Mrs Rudd's Year 5 art class have been creating some stylish product designs based on their Grand Canyon project https://t.co/9v4WpRwU0c

09/07/21

These are just a handful of our dragons. . https://t.co/GXKz4FnCpr

09/07/21

Year 6 have had a D&T filled morning. They have been using their Shang Dynasty inspired designs to create their own dragon puppets. We can’t wait to share these with you. https://t.co/QojoFYU1od

07/07/21

A few more highlights from last weeks Egyptian Day in Y4! As you can see some incredible costumes! 🇪🇹⚱️🐈‍⬛ https://t.co/K3WcXnjkXC

07/07/21

Year 1 are very excited to tell us about the match tonight! https://t.co/LG51HoVYVK

06/07/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our primary year group bubbles are enjoying a magical performance of Beauty and the Beast today, performed by our Year 6 students 🌹 📔 https://t.co/y5t0mGzqXe

03/07/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our Year 4 students have loved dressing up as Egyptians today and enjoyed bartering at the busy market stalls - don't you sphinx they look amazing? https://t.co/eJhFP2HiWT

29/06/21

You can’t ‘beetle’ this! https://t.co/sl2trhFQMl

22/06/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Our year 7 pupils coaching our year 3’s in athletics club this morning✨ Great work girls! https://t.co/vI1KFBlEjO

18/06/21

Thank you to and for all your hard work with the children. They are having a great time! https://t.co/AkYsbbKvmy

18/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

The school hall is ahum with the most glorious sounds as our Year 6 students rehearse for a very special production. We can't wait for you to 'be our guest!' In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of them hard at work... 🌹📖🎭🕯️ https://t.co/qymVvajGUz

11/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

It's puzzle of the week! This week we are releasing only the primary puzzle - our secondary students are working hard and keeping focused with end of year exams. https://t.co/Ki8kDrPDd6

11/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's our Year 1 students looking absolutely fabulous on superhero dress up day - but are they ready to take on the challenge of exploring fantasy stories? You bet they are! 🌟🦸🦹‍♀️💫 https://t.co/FvH6T7oUvf

11/06/21

We also took this opportunity to focus on oracy. The children could explain their games, listen carefully and communicate effectively. They showed a great collaboration of ideas and enjoyed this project a lot! https://t.co/VOoaUVszfI

11/06/21

More games from Year 6. Aren’t they brilliant? https://t.co/MYQvEKb9nL

11/06/21

Take a look at some of the fantastic games created by Year 6. In groups, they designed, constructed and evaluated their games. In addition to this, they produced rules so others can play them. https://t.co/vpLvMg8zaE

08/06/21

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

you can now book a place at our next EVENT - Connecting creativity and technology in the classroom. 🗓️ 21st June 2021, 3:45pm-5:45pm Sign up for free: https://t.co/Q4zKuYqzNt https://t.co/0llqf69nPw

28/05/21

To end the half term, three members of Y6 organised a year group Zumba session. It was carefully planned and everyone had a great time! https://t.co/Zm3yIekqpt

28/05/21

More entries from Year 5 showing off their extreme reading! 📖📚👍🏻 https://t.co/78KjWvB6j7

27/05/21

Y6 took on the challenge of performing ‘The cat in the hat’ by Dr. Seuss. They collaborated to learn parts of the story off by heart and created their own actions to accompany these. With the sun shining,they took their performances outside. https://t.co/QOAjIYmaOO

27/05/21

Year 4 have had a wonderful morning playing their own version of snakes and ladders 🐍🪜 https://t.co/Hmo9PK0Bet

Sport

Regular physical activity can help students improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions in later life.  At Samuel Ryder Academy, the school ethos has health and active lifestyles at its very heart. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is integral to us providing an education for life for all our students.

The extracurricular timetable at SRA aims to offer both breadth of choice and also to have a competitive edge to raise the standards of sport at the school.

For example, our Rugby clubs have had a hugely positive impact upon student engagement, seeing an increased number of pupils attending clubs this year. The club not only develops  students' physical fitness but has also had a positive impact upon their social health as well. Rugby has also helped break down gender stereotypes with the introduction of girls teams this year. The impact of this has seen girls from Year 7-10 training and competing against other schools in the district. Our Netball and Rugby sports tour has also helped to promote gender equality and to develop excellent relationships between male and female students within the Academy.

Our Going for Gold leadership programme is another example of how sport has developed student resilience and promotes independence. Students from Year 7 upwards are provided with opportunities to develop their leadership, officiating or reporting skills, through structured activities delivered by the PE department.

Our extracurricular programme also focuses on developing the core values of SRA.

All our clubs are fully inclusive, with the aim of raising student achievements, whether that is a complete beginner, learning the sport for the first time, or stretching our most able students to perform successfully against the best schools in the county and nationally.

The PE staff are all passionate practitioners who care hugely about offering as many opportunities as possible to the pupils at the academy, from EYFS through to Key Stage 5.  The students are taught through all activities the importance of respect, safety and fair play. Students regularly work with other year groups to share their knowledge and to help create role models for the younger community of the school to aspire towards.

Underpinning everything that is offered through the extra-curricular programme are the  school's high expectations for excellent standards. This could be in relation to  ensuring students' appearance is of the highest standards, punctuality, training and matches.  Staff discuss with pupils the core values of sport and expect them to demonstrate these not only in PE lessons but across all aspects of their life at the academy. Our clubs are not only about producing excellent sportsmen and women, but also about developing outstanding individuals who will be able to contribute effectively to the local community.

We have representative sides who compete during both the school week and on Saturday mornings in the following sports: Rugby Union, Football, Basketball, Netball, Rounders, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket, Swimming and Cross Country.

Clubs and Recognition across the Academy

Here at Samuel Ryder Academy, every student has the opportunity to be recognised for their dedication, teamwork, passion and creativity by attending clubs regularly. Whatever their passion, there is a club for each student. These clubs normally run during their “typical” season and the timetable changes each term to reflect this. 

Students who demonstrate at least a year’s commitment will qualify to receive their “Recognition badge” for each club. If a student continues to contribute to a range of clubs, over a number years, then they can be nominated towards receiving “Half colours” and then “Full colours” towards the end of their time at SRA. The following categories are used for nomination:

  • Aesthetic/Creative Achievement (Art, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Sporting Achievement
  • Service to the School
  • School Service in the Community
  • Wider Achievement (Awards, Qualifications, Representation)         

 

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