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17/07/19

Roydon Primary Academy is saying goodbye to its longest serving member of staff this summer. Carolyne Pretty is retiring from her role as catering manager after 25 years. https://t.co/IMG90MruS6 https://t.co/MMGFYH5kO7

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16/07/19

Juggling, trapeze, skipping, plate-spinning and funny clowns were all part of a unique day at a village school. The whole Roydon Primary Academy community came together to welcome the circus to Roydon. https://t.co/Aolh09xTps https://t.co/qxWSjQnRSU

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16/07/19

Today we sadly said goodbye to these 30 amazing children. We wish them all the best in their new schools! They are all welcome back anytime! https://t.co/Ks6sUiyjsN

16/07/19

We wish all our families a safe and enjoyable Summer break. We will see you all back on 4th September!

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16/07/19

A special performance gave young children an opportunity to demonstrate their new musical talents. Year 4 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy spent ten weeks working with First Access Music to learn to play the recorder. Full story - https://t.co/FApRxQ8Xcs https://t.co/Pw8iZekQlj

16/07/19

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16/07/19

A huge cheer went up as Carolyne served her last lunch after 25 years at Roydon! She has done a brilliant job and will be missed. Happy Retirement!!! https://t.co/6TP6qsqc9U

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16/07/19

A huge well done to our eco committe who today received their Silver Award from ! Well done for all your hard work.#roydonprimary https://t.co/uDnf6XCNmv

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15/07/19

An emotional afternoon saying goodbye to this amazing group of Yr 6 pupils. Their performance was great and it was lovely to see them receive awards for their achievements whilst with us. A lovely leavers tea to finish! https://t.co/oyETYu7Aq2

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15/07/19

The Summer reading challenge 2010 is taking off at Roydon! The children had their mission set this morning to collect stickers from the local library for reading books of their choice over the Summer. https://t.co/Luvn5J9H3M

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12/07/19

The staff Vs Year 6 rounders match was enjoyable this evening! An 12-8 victory to the staff was followed by refreshments and cakes! https://t.co/U4rmDkNTxH

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12/07/19

Thank you to for visiting Walnut Class today and giving them the wonderful gifts for their runners up spot in the HEART exhibition! The children are delighted we have adopted an Amur Tiger!! https://t.co/4AiYwIYsGA

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12/07/19

We are very proud to announce that for the 4th year running we have been awarded the Gold Mark! Next year we will now go for Platinum! Well done Mrs Luscombe and all the boys and girls who took part in competitions this year! https://t.co/tTuVUqnICx

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12/07/19

Year 5 have been given their Year 6 ties and have been learning to tie them with Mr Clark https://t.co/CS8D3lzfnZ

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11/07/19

Reception loved going to 'Big School' today using the food tech rooms . The staff and students were amazing with Elm Class as they made cakes for all the teachers and then delivered them on their return! Thank you for having us! https://t.co/JjEyK0Xjx8

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11/07/19

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VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

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11/07/19

Mention Minecraft and you’re halfway there to capturing children’s attention. Performing humorous poems about a granny’s trials and tribulations learning the popular computer game and children are learning about literacy without realising it. Full story - https://t.co/UNUjIMiIJi https://t.co/bjH2BvdqDD

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10/07/19

Year 4 have had 10 weeks of tuition on how to play the recorder and this afternoon put on a small performance for their parents 👏👏👏#roydonprimary https://t.co/Yw7H7TANSM

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10/07/19

fever has hit PE this week! Even staff are getting involved! https://t.co/OiZfKQeNLC

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10/07/19

Year2 at Audley End House finding out how the servents lived and worked. https://t.co/VFnFPNCIcg

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Literacy

At Roydon, we aim to develop the reading skills of every child in order to be confident, fluent and independent readers whilst fostering a life-long love of reading. We inspire a love of reading through encouraging reading for pleasure and providing the children with plentiful opportunities to read. We also ensure they have contact with a range of relevant books including more challenging texts for our more able pupils.In order to achieve this, we teach reading using a systematic approach – phonics.

Teaching Reading at Roydon and Reading at Home

KS1

In KS1, children are heard read at least twice a week by an adult. This is recorded in their reading records and on individual reading records to track progress. Teachers use their professional judgement to ensure that children are reading books suitable to their level. The books provided for the Key Stage 1 children have been carefully levelled to ensure that they are the right level for your child.

As a school, we encourage children to read as much as possible at home, and when they do this, for it to be recorded in their reading records by the adult that has heard them read. The more reading that a child does, the greater progress they make as they move through the school.

 

KS2

In Key Stage 2, the way in which reading is taught differs as there is now a bigger emphasis on comprehension rather than word reading.

            Children will be heard read by an adult at least once a week in a small group situation. They will then work in a carousel of activities with the focus on a particular skill. Progress will be tracked by the class teacher using individual target sheets.

 

Children are still expected to read at home and to record these reading sessions in their reading records.  If they have read with an adult, then the adult can record this information, however as they move through KS2 and become more independent readers, then they can record their own reading and write their own comments.

 

Reading Curriculum

At Roydon, we have an English curriculum which really teaches children to appreciate and understand various texts. This includes knowing the author’s intention, understanding structure and increasing language and vocabulary. Each genre across all Year Groups is taught using a different style of text – some by well-known authors and others through the topic.

 

Each class will also have a class book which is read together regularly as a class. These books are shared, discussed and enjoyed by the children. These books are high quality and provide children with a chance to enjoy reading and stimulate discussion.

 

Book Corners

Each classroom has an enticing and engaging reading corner where there is a variety of texts available for the children to choose from and enjoy. This area provides children with a pleasant area to sit and read.

 

Useful Websites to Support Reading

 

For parent guidance on supporting your child’s reading try these websites…

www.direct.gov.uk/en/parents/schoolslearninganddevelopment/helpingyourchildtolearn/dg_4016579

www.literacytrust.org

www.topmarks.co.uk/Parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read

www.scholastic.com/parents/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/top-tips--3

 

For fun games and activities for your child try these websites…. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/   

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

 

Writing at Roydon

At Roydon, we teach writing in two parts:

·         Transcription (spelling and handwriting).

·         Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing)

We aim to improve the children’s skills and confidence in these two areas.

 

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Spelling

Spelling is an important part of the National Curriculum 2014 and so it taught across the school.

 

EYFS and KS1

Spelling is taught through the Assertive Mentoring programme. They are taught a spelling rule each week and learn words related to that rule. These are sent home to learn, then the children are tested weekly on these.

 

KS2

In KS2, spelling rules are taught also through the Assertive Mentoring programme. Each week, children learn a different spelling rule and learn words related to that rule. These are sent home weekly for homework. KS2 spellings are tested on a regular cycle of approximately 5 weeks. This is so the children can retain the spelling rule and apply it over time.

 

Topic words are sent home at the beginning of each term related to the topic.

 

Handwriting

At Roydon, we teach cursive handwriting from Year 1. This is so that children can join legibly and fluently.  Weekly handwriting practice takes place across the school and is taught explicitly. Children have to demonstrate fluent, legible and joined handwriting, then they earn their pen licence.

 

Composition

At Roydon, we use Talk for Writing to ensure that children are exposed to a range of genres and to ensure that they have a firm grasp on how to write well in all genres. Talk for Writing is used across the school from Reception to Year 6 and enables children to focus on a particular text type.

 

Big Write

Big Write takes place once and a fortnight and is an opportunity for children to write at length. Targets for writing are given following this writing  so that children know the next steps to take with their learning.

 

Grammar:

Grammar is taught across the school where the correct terminology is used and follows the expectations of the National Curriculum. Grammar is taught in context along with the text type or it is taught as stand-alone lessons. This is particularly true for Upper KS2.

Useful Websites to Support English

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

Poetry

http://www.poetry4kids.com/poems

 

If you have any questions relating to Literacy please feel free to contact Literacy leader Miss Spring or Head of school Mr Clark.

 

Please see below for some ideas of age appropriate books. Many of which we have in our library.

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