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20/04/24

A fantastic Saturday morning for our U10 football team in the sunshine and wind, taking part in the Year 5 6-a-side finals! They battled hard and played with smiles on their faces throughout! Massive thank you to all the parents for your support! pic.twitter.com/cIN5p6muRe

17/04/24

Warwick class have loved looking at rounding this week! They particularly enjoyed the rounding ladder race game 🪜🧮 pic.twitter.com/Z8B4o70tG9

17/04/24

Our U10 boys football team took part in a tournament this afternoon at Garden Fields. Strong performances resulted in us finishing second, only losing one game! We now look forward to the finals on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/MccctBC14l

15/04/24

Year 5 St Andrews had a great PSHE lesson focused on the importance of knowing basic first aid and the recovery position ❤️‍🩹 pic.twitter.com/NYV3FgSkGW

09/04/24

Wishing our Muslim community a happy Eid filled with joy and prosperity 🕌🌙 pic.twitter.com/3FFvs9tDHc

30/03/24

We wish everyone a very Happy Easter and an enjoyable, well deserved break 🐣🍫✝️! We look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 15th April to begin the Summer Term ☀️🌻 pic.twitter.com/di4DfaSahY

29/03/24

* Famous Historical People Dress-Up WOW Day: Year 2 *The children dressed up and shared facts about their famous person. They met Rosa Freedman, a human right lawyer and activist, enjoyed using the VR headsets linked to Rosa Parks and recreated some of Andy Warhol’s pop art. pic.twitter.com/vXMVk6QiTR

28/03/24

* Famous Historical People Dress-Up WOW Day: Year 2 *The children dressed up and shared facts about their famous person. They met Rosa Freedman, a human right lawyer and activist, enjoyed using the VR headsets linked to Rosa Parks and recreated some of Andy Warhol’s pop art. pic.twitter.com/vXMVk6QiTR

28/03/24

Primary started the final day of the term with an assembly to celebrate the achievements and reflect on the successes of the term. We were also fortunate to hear a beautiful performance from two of our 6th Form. pic.twitter.com/jMGqhQcsiT

27/03/24

Year 6 made their own ‘Butterbeer’ this afternoon, after being inspired by their Harry Potter learning! It was a thumbs up for the magical beverage. pic.twitter.com/93AP0n1CGW

27/03/24

Year 6 were fortunate to have a visit from Professor Rosa Freedman, who spoke to them about human rights and the development of law. She shared her experiences working on tackling discrimination and promoting equality. pic.twitter.com/EDJTRFJJpv

27/03/24

Year 1 have had a lovely Easter service at St Luke’s Church ⛪️💐🌷🐣 pic.twitter.com/DYe831nzrX

27/03/24

Our final breakfast and we are all still smiling 😁 pic.twitter.com/aQm1Y2wqKh

26/03/24

Disco Night 🪩💃🕺 pic.twitter.com/AZa92NHafQ

26/03/24

The pieces are really coming together now ☀️🎭🎨🎶 pic.twitter.com/o4oR6AuJNQ

26/03/24

Good morning! We are all up and raring to go, back in our workshops and being creative 🎶🎭🕺🎨 pic.twitter.com/aCB6cYU0IH

25/03/24

Tonight’s activity: a 3D film 🎥 🦁👑 pic.twitter.com/f08xc6nhqv

25/03/24

A brilliant first day at the children have been incredible and have begun to create some amazing pieces of work 🕺🎨🎭🎶 pic.twitter.com/88Ynep9MaD

25/03/24

Mr D showing off his piano and singing talents with the help of Year 5! 🌊⛵️ pic.twitter.com/jcIKkHVrMH

25/03/24

Bed making has been a task in itself! 🛏️😂 pic.twitter.com/8DRuc4sWCB

25/03/24

We have arrived safely at Ingestre Hall! Ready for our morning activities to begin 🎭🕺🎶🎨 pic.twitter.com/oESPZ38BeO

24/03/24

Year 5 loved the VR headsets this week, exploring the Mayan pyramids 🗺️🧐🤩what a great way to end their topic! pic.twitter.com/FWCstJTZ4f

21/03/24

Our academy students held a brilliant morning for our Year 3, 4 and 5 students. A big thank you for arranging such a fantastic opportunity 🏐⚽️🏉 pic.twitter.com/WyXIdLSPto

20/03/24

* Primary Teacher vacancy *Full TimeSalary – MPS / UPS TLR 2a - Lead of ScienceStart date – September 2024https://t.co/Y5U107tZel#stalbansjobs pic.twitter.com/Ihd8anKcP0

20/03/24

* Primary Teacher vacancy *Full TimeSalary – MPS / UPS TLR 2a - Lead of ScienceStart date – September 2024https://t.co/Y5U107tZel#stalbansjobs pic.twitter.com/Ihd8anKcP0

News

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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