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15/09/20

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Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

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12/09/20

He also visited in Hoddesdon where he found some more! Thank you for helping! https://t.co/OiiS3pyeqm

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12/09/20

Mr Vullo has been on a very successful number hunt this morning! Big thank you to in Hoddesdon for helping out https://t.co/yfkIa7dzQn

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11/09/20

Big thank you to the White Hart, Dee’s Pharmacy, Oliver Minton and the New Inn for helping Mr Vullo and Mrs Luscombe with Reception Class’ number hunt, visit them to find out how they are helping the children to learn about the number 1! https://t.co/XWK0j56GoU

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11/09/20

A great first week back - thank you for all your support. Here is this week’s newsletter! https://t.co/DSvUcMpPk6

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12/08/20

Roydon Primary Academy Retweeted
BMAT

Roydon Primary Academy in Roydon, Essex, have a vacancy for a 1:1 SEND Care Assistant. For more information visit - https://t.co/jlC1DKrsG8 https://t.co/c4dL7DJOH7

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12/08/20

Roydon Primary Academy Retweeted
BMAT

Schools within BMAT take part in National Skipping Day each year, with sports leaders touring schools encouraging various activities. With the event falling just as lockdown hit earlier this year, the schools revamped the initiative with Skipping Week. https://t.co/sRhlu8KCOU https://t.co/80Fbw2HpXI

25/07/20

It has been a privilege to be Headteacher of this amazing school. Thank you to everyone, I wish you all the best for the future. Roydon Primary is a special place. Mr Clark you https://t.co/1n2km0znoy

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22/07/20

Roydon Primary Academy Retweeted
BMAT

Children from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. The BMAT Rainbow Games challenged pupils at to take on eight tasks over a week. https://t.co/emZ9gwxj60 https://t.co/jv98S1I9HD

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17/07/20

The children are enjoying their social distance beech party this afternoon! Fish, chips and ice cream https://t.co/sTyTG1LhNm

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16/07/20

Mr Vullo is having the best day... https://t.co/4lD5UeYaHT

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16/07/20

Bring on tomorrow’s beach party for our bubbles! 🕶☀️🍦 https://t.co/GUdlQhTFQ7

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16/07/20

The beach is arriving! Big thank to Henry’s dad for helping us do this! https://t.co/p1NphNFzcI

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16/07/20

Something exciting is happening at Roydon.... https://t.co/l0elkvrN2n

15/07/20

This week the highlights on the year are being published on the website, if you need a little pick me up for Wednesday please see below! Power Brow! https://t.co/exRrn727IA

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15/07/20

Weekly sporting challenges throughout lockdown have earned our school national recognition. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy have continued to take part in PE sessions, despite the Coronavirus crisis seeing the majority learning from home. https://t.co/cS589yDpwr https://t.co/mKMDeAGk8S

06/07/20

Mr Vullo and EYFS have enjoyed making videos this year for Rabbit Class. They have now put all the videos for this year on the school website. Visit the link below to see this year's 'Greatest Hits'. More will be added everyday! https://t.co/Mudd14E4NB

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06/07/20

Great to see one of our bubbles working so hard in their outside classroom!! https://t.co/TTEItwZ5kN

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25/06/20

Roydon Primary Academy Retweeted
BMAT

Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/vQykuMBGEI

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25/06/20

We are very proud to receive the Gold Award from We also received an award for our commitment to physical exercise during the partial closure. Well done to Mrs Luscombe and the whole school community! https://t.co/zjjCHATNh2

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Curriculum

Curriculum Intent  

Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning.  At Roydon Academy, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners.  Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life.  Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide.   

The curriculum enables us to respond to national and world events, enabling the children to see different perspectives and develop their own opinions within an ever changing world. The curriculum is enhanced by our commitment to Values-based Education (including British Values) and, through this, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated children, eager for lifelong learning. 

Our curriculum is designed to enable children to make deep connections between learning and understanding the world that they live in, leading to children connecting taught knowledge and skills with agency and purpose. It promotes thinking as a global citizen and develops character so that our children can make meaningful contributions to society.  

The curriculum enables children to form meaningful relationships with their learning, see patterns and apply skills into a context where learning can make a difference. They understand that their global learning is relevant to future decisions and the active contribution they can make to the world. 

Learning at Roydon Academy is ‘deep’ rather than shallow. Deep learning requires planning for and modelling behaviours and actions associated with:  

• deeper thinking  

• deeper purpose  

• active and collaborative engagement  

It is our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We have designed, organised and planned our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development, which means in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects. 

We place priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental well-being are met. We understand that children will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure, therefore we designed our curriculum and adopted a flexible approach to timetabling to ensure we can meet and respond to any issues that arise. 

 Curriculum Implementation  

At Roydon Academy, we have used the National Curriculum alongside specific year group topics to allow our children to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed. We recognise that the curriculum encompasses all areas of learning and we provide learning which makes links across all subjects to give children a clear rationale for completing their work. 

Planning focuses on different themes in each year to enable children to achieve depth of thinking and learning. Each year group is exposed to a number of high quality core texts. These are used to bring the themes to life for our children and to promote a connectedness with the learning.  

Learning journeys are active, engaging and inspiring leading to a deeper understanding of the curriculum areas. Carefully planned sequences promote the affective and cognitive domain whilst allowing children the opportunity to develop skills such as research, collaboration, innovation, presentation, evaluation and reflection.   

In order to allow children to remember key skills, children revisit them over the course of a key stage. Wherever possible, reading, writing and Maths activities are linked across lessons and reading is used continuously to discover and explore. The same quality of work is expected across all subjects which leads to higher standards and outcomes. 

For some subjects, outcomes are recorded through large topic presentation books. These represent the children’s best work but also demonstrate the independence of learning which we expect from our children 

Lesson may take various formats. These may include: 

–       Independent research, information gathering and summarising 

–       Direct teacher led lessons, teaching new skills and knowledge 

–       Presentation lessons, where children apply their basic skills 

–       Challenge and deepening activities which add depth to learning.  

We require the children to work in these ways so that they build their resilience and can then independently apply their skills and knowledge once a topic is complete. 

At the end of a block of work, opportunities for assessment are taken through the use of “big questions” which demonstrate what has been learnt and can be applied. Teachers use the responses to these questions to address misconceptions or to extend learning further. Children do not move on until misconceptions have been addressed, so that learning is embedded. 

On the first day of a new topic, each class has a “Launch” day. These act as a hook for the children and invigorate the curiosity about what is to come. 

Towards the end of a topic, staff plan “publishing” days for the children which engage the parents and local community. These are an opportunity for the children to show pride in what they have achieved and to reflect and consolidate on their learning through discussion of what they have learnt and achieved. 

Trips booked for the children will be of high quality. The intention of such trips is to provide the children with cultural capital and to give them experiences that enhance their learning. 

Through deeper thinking and reflection our children are able to make links between topics so they are learning to think systematically. Teaching our children how to reflect, explain, justify, question is key to lesson design. Feedback is integrated into the curriculum design and sequencing. A wide range of feedback is used throughout the curriculum. 

The learning environment is planned for in fine detail because this is space where learning is completed. The learning environment is intertwined with the curriculum, planning, teaching and learning.  The learning environment gives us the opportunity to blend content and pedagogy so that an understanding of how learning is organised, represented and adapted is made visible.    

Curriculum Impact  

We pride ourselves in constantly improving our school and value feedback from all stakeholders. We give our parents and the Local Governing Board many opportunities to share and celebrate the outcomes of our curriculum.  

All classes invite parents to a termly celebration of topics where children will showcase their outcomes. Each class will also celebrate their work through a class performance. Year group pages on the school website will also inform parents of the termly topic for their class.  

An important aspect of our curriculum is inspiring children from the very first week of the term. Our staff plan exciting educational visits/visitors or tasks which ‘hook’ and inspire children into their learning for the coming term. In all of this we will ask for feedback from all stakeholders and senior leaders will monitor and evaluate the impact that our curriculum has on learning. 

Regular and robust triangulated monitoring is used across the BMAT. It is used to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.  

We ensure that our pupils’ attainment and progress are in line or exceeding their potential. This is measured using national data (where appropriate), our curriculum maps, KPI documents and monitoring evidence.  

 Our curriculum develops well-rounded citizens with a clear understanding of values such as love, responsibility and friendship. The curriculum addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences, and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.   

Our children will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality.  They will be able to make sense of an increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of our community.  

Our pupils will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong and will be resilient to the influence of others. Our pupils develop an awareness of how their own actions can impact others and the wider community. Our pupils will step out into the world with the skills to make a difference in their own life and to others.  

 

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