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Year 4 and 5 had a great time experiencing stories in French 🇫🇷👸🏼🐻🐻🐻


Today we launched our Primary MFL week, there are many amazing things planned for the week. Here is Year 2 enjoying the flag hunt this afternoon! 🇫🇷🇳🇱🇪🇸🌎


Primary are really looking forward to MFL Week next week, we will be sharing lots of pictures of what we get up to throughout the week! 🇫🇷🇰🇷🇹🇷🇪🇸🇵🇹🇳🇱🇲🇨


Year 6 visited Diagon Alley with Ms Toms-Mann in the library.


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Yr.6 hard at work independently investigating how to calculate the total interior angles of a polygon!


Year 6 have had the pleasure of listening to the next chapter of Harry Potter read to them by Mrs Toms-Mann! They are captivated by the story 🪄📖⚡️


Just a sneak peek into our magical day. We began with a screen play lesson and then moved on to our tour. The children were fantastic and were fully immersed in the whole experience.


Year 6 are just leaving Warner Bros. Studios. A fantastic day for all!


Year 6 have arrived!! We are all excited for our lesson and tour.


It was great to see all of the primary phase back in school today! It is also lovely to see all of their smiling faces ready for the new term ahead 😁✏️📝


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A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022


It was so lovely to share the Year 2 Christingle service with the whole primary phase on Friday. A big thank you to Chris from St. Luke’s Church for also coming to share this with us. 🍊🕯🍬


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We are extremely proud of what we have all achieved this term! Thank you for your support and generosity!


This afternoon we have been really lucky to have a pantomime from 🎬 it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A big thank you to for funding it 🎄


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Year 5 were taking such pride in their presentation this afternoon when presenting their prints and string relief in their art sketchbooks…


Surprise guests serving the primary Christmas dinner today! 🎄🎅🏼


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* Christmas Music Concert - filming underway * Our students have worked so hard on their performances for the school Christmas Concert. We wanted to share some photos with you - whilst filming has taken place this morning - of our Choirs and Primary Recorders!


This week it was Oxford Class, who took on the WW2 DT cooking project. They were fantastic and throughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you again to Mrs Flavin for helping us and preparing the kitchen for us.


Some of Oxford Class in action.


Next week primary will be taking part in this years Santa Dash, the children need to bring a Christmas jumper/headpiece and trainers. Parents will be notified of the day/times for each year group. 🎅🏼🏃‍♀️


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We are immensely proud of our school community for helping us to raise this amazing amount of money at the Christmas Fair !


Today and yesterday the children performed in the primary showcase! It was so lovely to see the children perform and spread some Christmas cheer and we would like to thank all the parents for coming along to support them. A huge thank you to ! 🎄🎼🎺🥁🎻🎅🏼


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Year 5 really enjoyed printing in their art lesson this afternoon, they did so well! Well done everyone!


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The reading buddy sessions continued today for Year 10 & 1. All pupils are hugely enjoying the opportunity to read and talk about their books. See you on Friday guys!


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Our reading buddies had their first meeting today. Year 10 pupils are assisting Year 1 with their daily reading. Every Tuesday & Friday afternoon they will meet & read together


Year 6 Cambridge had a fantastic day cooking a WWII inspired menu! Definitely some budding chefs in the class! 👩‍🍳🥕🥔🧅🧁👨‍🍳


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Thank you so much to all the Dahl and Christie house students who took park in our charity 5k run for and


The first group from Cambridge have begun their WW2 cooking project. We can’t wait to see the finished products!


Today the Year 4 and 5 corridor were greeted by a naughty little visitor! 🎅🏼🎉


Year 5 had a fabulous day on Monday where they really brought their learning to life, they took part in an Ancient Greek day and explored foods, buildings and the olympics! What a fantastic day! 🫒🍇🏹🤼🏅🏛


Look at this amazing Christmas Card design, well done to Kate! 🎅🏼🎄


Calling all Dahl and Christie house members! It would be lovely to see as many of you taking part in this as possible! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️


What a fantastic week we have all had raising awareness of anti-bullying and the importance of kindness! It is so lovely to hear all of the kind comments students and staff have been sharing with one another, this is definitely something we will continue to do!


A great idea for our primary budding artists 👩‍🎨 🎨🖌🖍


Year 2 have been learning the kindness dance as part of anti-bullying week! What a lovely way to promote kindness across the school.


We have been sending each other kind messages in Year 6 today! They were all very well received! 🗣📝💌#AntiBullyingWeek


Odd Socks Day has got off to a fantastic start in Primary!


It is so lovely to see students from across Samuel Ryder representing school this morning in the remembrance parade.


We look forward to seeing the children and staff representing SRA tomorrow to pay their respects for those who have died when fighting for our country


26th Nov 2021

Black History Month at Samuel Ryder Academy

During the month of October students were able to participate in a range of activities as part of Black History Month. As a school we continue to explore ways in which we can be more diverse and inclusive. It was wonderful to see the response from so many of our students and see the different ways in which they interacted with the celebration of black history. Year 3, York class In English the children were writing their own persuasive arguments. We used Martin Luther King as an inspirational figure who used emotive language to support his ideas. The children watched some of his famous speeches. From this the children were able to relate what emotive language was to his famous speech. The impact was that the majority of the children then used emotive language in their persuasive arguments. Miss Frost Year 1, Orange class In Orange class we enjoyed watching a children's story about Ella Fitzgerald. We then listened to her music whilst doing some of our writing work. A few children recognised some of the songs. In class we discussed how every time Ella sang a song, she did it in a different way. Her approach even came up in our Art lessons when discussing the work of famous artists. Miss Picton We read stories about the lives of Simone Biles and Venus and Serena Williams. We talked about why they are special and linked this to Black History Month. Other people we talked about were the four women mathematicians who helped provide the important figures for America's NASA astronauts first trip to space. Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaghan, and Christine Darden. We discussed how it is important to celebrate the contributions of everyone to our society and support the multiculturalism and diversity that helps shape our communities. Afterwards the children discussed why they are special. Mrs Schenk Year 6 Year 6 took inspiration from the wonderful selection of new books that were donated from the school community through the book wish list. The children were able to learn about inspiring people from all parts of the world and what intrigued them to discover the impact these individuals have had. As well as this, they learnt about Ruby Bridges and this led to a wonderful pupil led discussion where the children identified the differences in the experience they have of education and most notably, the importance of educating inside and outside the classroom. In a stand-alone PSHE lesson linked to their focus, the children were introduced to Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. They studied his actions and his words and identified the messages he was delivering to his followers and the world. The children then went on to write their own dreams for themselves, their families, the local community and others in the world. Miss Bacon Music, all of primary A beautiful black history month listening calendar was sent out to all teachers for them and the students to listen to. Both teachers and students had the chance to enjoy the wonder of these artists everyday in their classrooms. This calendar was also part of the musician of the month. Mr Fothergill Secondary students enjoyed a whole-school assembly led by Miss Timpson and participated in the second iteration of Mr Amos’s Black History Month Quiz. Congratulations to 11 Dahl, 11 Wordsworth, 12 King and 12 Wordsworth for achieving a perfect score. Secondary students were also given the opportunity across all subject areas to complete a research homework project on significant individuals of their choice. Some wonderfully creative pieces were produced. A special ‘shout out’ to Design & Technology for their research on black inventors and the impact they have made on our world. All the students and staff within Samuel Ryder Academy also enjoyed the Black History Month book recommendation display in the library. Along with the help of our librarian Miss Hartgrove, books were also displayed all around the library showcasing the wonderful stories by black authors, characters, or people. Nicole Wallace - KS2 Learning Support Officer Sam Amos - Head of History
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