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Year 1 enjoyed their popcorn and biscuit picnic interval ready to go back into their pj movie afternoon!!! 🍿🎬


Our board is so cute! Really looking forward to seeing our students in colour tomorrow 🐘🩷❤️🧡💛💚🩵💙💜🤎🖤🩶🤍


What a wonderful evening at our Primary Spring Concert 🎶🎸🎺🎹 a huge thank you to for making this all possible.


Year 5 had a great Geography lesson this week focused on the process of erosion and weathering, linked to their learning on the formation of The Grand Canyon. 🇺🇸🌏They really enjoyed creating a model and seeing what happened when ‘rainfall’ occurred 💧


We’re so proud of the resilience and determination shown by ourYear 6 children this week. They have blown us away with their efforts and positivity.


Year 4 and 5 had a fantastic fencing taster session on Wednesday. They thoroughly enjoyed it and loved trying something new. A big thank you to Miss Demain for organising this opportunity


Year 6 have begun each morning with an opportunity to have breakfast and a chilled start before their SATs papers. It has been wonderful to see so many positive, smiling faces so far. Bring on the Maths papers! 💪🏼🤩


We wish our Year 6 students the best of luck with their SATs this week coming. You have all worked so hard for these and we are very proud of you all! 🤞🤩


Year 6 ended their week positively and are ready for the challenge of SATs next week . They were even happier to end the day with a ‘smart’ cookie for them to enjoy courtesy of the Year 6 teachers.


Archery to finish off their amazing trip to Fellowship Afloat 🏹


A morning of team building for York class 👏🏻


Good morning from Fellowship Afloat! Ready to go for Day 2 ⚓️⛵️☀️


Off for an evening walk after a fantastic first day at Fellowship Afloat ⛵️⚓️🤩


A fantastic day sailing ⛵️


York class have loved sailing and climbing the lighthouse this afternoon ☀️⚓️⛵️


Year 3 York class have safely arrived at Fellowship Afloat ⛵️⚓️☀️


Year 3 Bath are slightly delayed. With the new arrival time expected to be 8.05pm.


Year 3 Bath class are on their way home. ETA: 19.45


Ready for their day on the sailing boats ⛵️


Bath class have had a fantastic day at Fellowship Afloat! ⛵️⚓️☀️🤩


All settled in a ready for a fun filled afternoon ⚓️⛵️


Year 3 Bath have arrived safely at Fellowship Afloat ☀️⛵️⚓️


Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed taking their learning outside and working out the area of compound shapes. ☀️🧮


On Tuesday, our Year 2 children enjoyed a Scooterbility Training Course in the school playground, delivered by a Road Safety Officer from HCC. The children learnt about controlling their scooters safely, basic pedestrian skills and sharing space with others.


Year 4 have had such an exciting final day at The Hive, handling the animals was a huge hit!🪲🕷️🕸️🦎


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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