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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


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It was lovely to see the children and staff get into character! A fantastic day had by all! 🔥🤩


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Our students will observe the minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day. Please join us.


Reception have loved learning about Diwali all week. In maths they were finding and recording numbers that were hidden in colourful rice.


Perseverance paid off for some of our Year 3 children today during the circus session at lunchtime.


A great start to the week. Our new Year 6 play leaders led a circus skills session for Year 3.


Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed listening to music that their grandparents may have listened to when they were young, as part of their ‘Changes through time’ history topic. They enjoyed dancing and said it made them feel happy, excited and energetic. 🎼💃


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We'd be delighted to welcome you to our Primary Open Day on Tuesday 16th November. For more information, and to book a tour please contact our main reception on: 01727 859382.


Year 6 have been eager to learn more about and have used the current issues they are seeing in the media to debate, share their views and listen to the views of others. There was a rich discussion and some valuable points made.


Welcome back everyone. The children were greeted by Chris from St. Luke’s Church, who talked about caring for ourselves and our environment. The children shared ways they can make a difference.


Year 6 have had a fantastic afternoon taking part in a house swimming gala! Thank you to the PE staff for organising. 🏊‍♂️💦


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Our primary students had great fun in the tag rugby tournament! Some amazing play✨


A fantastic effort! Well done to our Year 6 girls! 👏🏻🌟🏅


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!


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.


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.


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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!


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Our primary X country squad ready for their races this evening✨


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.


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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 !!


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We have a Bags2school collection on 22/9/21 - a letter will be sent out via EduLink with details


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.


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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