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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

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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

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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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22/06/20

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Roydon Primary Academy in Roydon, Essex, have a vacancy for a 1:1 SEND Care Assistant. For more information visit - https://t.co/kyJtXOhuZn https://t.co/tGHSzMpYO1

17/06/20

Thank you to all the boys and girls who watched our first live assembly stream this morning! The link to watch assembly back is now on class dojo! Next week we will try a live Q&A!!

16/06/20

Is your child starting their Roydon journey in September? Our website is now full of videos and materials to help the children familiarise themselves with school. Please follow the link below https://t.co/U297ZyHoxg

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15/06/20

Our Year 3 and 4 keyworker bubble have been busy this afternoon drawing with Rob! Some great efforts! https://t.co/a9zF9FEaVk

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10/06/20

Our Key stage 1 key worker bubble were busy making story boxes this afternoon! What is the story? https://t.co/vDFBnGpzRc

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10/06/20

Mr Girvan making hot chocolate based on a Mayan's recipe this afternoon! https://t.co/JI7H39HNxs

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09/06/20

Children returning to school will benefit from a brand-new wellbeing room installed during lockdown. While schools have been closed to the majority of pupils due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the extra resource has been set up at Roydon Primary Academy. https://t.co/sapXOzKa0G https://t.co/4ggqvdwbIt

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Weeky challenges earn PE award

Weeky challenges earn PE award

Posted: 15th July 2020

Weekly sporting challenges throughout lockdown have earned 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.

Since March, pupils have been set weekly challenges to keep them active, including –

  • running week – with guidance on the correct way to run to avoid injuries
  • bike riding – pupils encouraged to use scooters and bikes, with safety instructions
  • fitness week – with tips on using the right techniques
  • skipping week – along with other BMAT schools, pupils set challenge to skip as much as they could in a week
  • virtual sports day – pupils planned and competed in their own sports days

As a result of the work, the school has not only retained the School Games Mark Gold award for the fifth year, but has also secured the School Games Virtual Award.

PE teacher Elaine Luscombe said: “I am very passionate about ensuring every child has the opportunity to find some form of fitness they will love. Children should be able to learn and develop skills and fitness in a way that is enjoyable which, in turn, will encourage life participation in sports and fitness.

“The importance of exercise during lockdown is paramount. Exercise is an important lifestyle factor as it supports the immune function. There are also a number of proven mental and emotional benefits of being physically active, including developing stronger resilience, having higher self-esteem, along with a sharper memory and thinking skills.”

A recorded sports assembly is shared with pupils each week to celebrate their efforts.

The school is part of the Harlow School Games and each year takes part in a range of sporting competitions in the town.

The work has seen the school secure the School Games Mark Gold award for four years, qualifying it to now apply for the Platinum award.

The School Games is a programme designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide young people with opportunities to compete and achieve their personal best.

The School Games Mark rewards schools for commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.

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