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23/09/20

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Burnt Mill Academy

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

Roydon Primary Academy Retweeted
Forest Hall School

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
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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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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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