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02/12/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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02/12/20

A children’s author is turning to pupils in Roydon to approve her books before publishing. Pupils get a first glimpse of books by before they go to print. https://t.co/cD8aAU9SUT https://t.co/bKEorpaeDT

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx

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20/11/20

The quality of applications for children to lead our school was so high that extra posts have been created. All four pupils at Roydon Primary Academy who were shortlisted and interviewed for the head boy and head girl positions have been recruited. https://t.co/EstaMNOHWM https://t.co/mHSrEHneYX

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12/11/20

Our headteacher has praised her community as she settles into the new leadership role during the pandemic. Anna Myatt took on her first primary school headship in September at Roydon Primary Academy. https://t.co/514UiJakqO https://t.co/sq26fxEyFu

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11/11/20

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"Mark Hall Academy looks forward to the next phase of its development." in Harlow will be joining BMAT to oversee and steer the next phase of its development. https://t.co/5ZPUBnI3TY https://t.co/tA1ZeoPngc

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02/11/20

Halloween was not cancelled at Roydon Primary Academy. To ensure pupils in Reception got to experience some of the festivities, they were given their own pumpkin to carve. https://t.co/QsPMXeC8HC https://t.co/hkMyekgVSm

23/10/20

Shocking video of Roydon staff being ‘happy’! https://t.co/UHWDdGGc0U Happy half term all!

21/10/20

As we're currently unable to welcome you in to our school for tours, we'd like to invite you to watch our school overview video. You'll see Roydon Primary Academy in action and hear from our reception teacher, Mr Vullo. Contact us: https://t.co/EhRhioPEb1 https://t.co/wCtpTjer7t

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19/10/20

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TOMORROW! Join us for out Virtual Open Evening - Student Take Over! Click the link in the post to join us live at 6pm & 7pm! https://t.co/jr8bPjxjHe https://t.co/x0Clf6Zujg

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16/10/20

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Primary school children are working on their health & fitness thanks to an investment in gym equipment. (Harlow) (Stansted) each had an investment of £3k in outdoor facilities. https://t.co/pmuujHUYHC https://t.co/eWxBCny307

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06/10/20

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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/yyC20xOlAN

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01/10/20

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Our Virtual Open Evening video is now available to watch again. View the video and find out more about Burnt Mill Academy here - https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/fLvo4rQoh5

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30/09/20

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OUR ONLINE OPEN EVENT IS TONIGHT! We'll be live from 7pm. To join the event, and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy, please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/vUG9fVKrNv

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29/09/20

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OUR ONLINE OPEN EVENT IS TOMORROW! We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/FeyTXc87Zq

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23/09/20

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ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/cStT8yK1Yq

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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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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 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 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 Mrs Myatt

 

 

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