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20/07/21

Have a great summer from Roydon Primary Academy! https://t.co/QmEJ5eUwus

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20/07/21

Children described as “fantastic role models” have completed their primary education with a raft of celebrations. Year 6 pupils at Roydon Primary have set off for their next step of education, but not before enjoying time together and with their teachers. https://t.co/7CUHs0TQRh https://t.co/zgPBYbVla0

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19/07/21

Independent young children visited a wildlife park to build their confidence. 🐯 Pupils in Reception at Roydon Primary visited . The trip was part of their work to develop their independence ahead of joining Year 1 in September. https://t.co/FnFoQuBgww https://t.co/WKfLhqVBua

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12/07/21

Parents were able to be a part of their child’s sports day, thanks to modern technology. 🏃🏃‍♂️ With much of education having to go online due to the pandemic, Roydon Primary Academy was able to switch its traditional event to a remote event for parents. https://t.co/qlYuP0pd37 https://t.co/ZgBIIQt9Tb

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08/07/21

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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/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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02/07/21

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WE'RE HIRING! 🎉 Roydon Primary Academy in Roydon, Essex, have a vacancy for a Breakfast Club Assistant. For more information visit: https://t.co/BJROhgzpW6 https://t.co/joz8bswP6U

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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17/05/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Roydon, Essex, have a vacancy for a Key Stage 2 Class Teacher. For more information visit https://t.co/KrwB8lcSWM https://t.co/SfFHKhbIbS

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13/05/21

A love of reading is being shared among our school community by newly appointed ambassadors. Reading ambassadors have been appointed at Roydon Primary Academy for their love of reading and enthusiasm to share with others. https://t.co/iAcIFbVqCu https://t.co/L5WzTaVnOh

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29/04/21

Creative children interacted with the world around them by turning the school grounds into an art exhibition. Pupils at Roydon Primary took part in the , producing artwork displayed in the school or on the fence outside. https://t.co/CrgcuduaYA https://t.co/qdqXsZRl71

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29/04/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Roydon, Essex, have a vacancy for a Key Stage 2 Class Teacher. For more information visit https://t.co/gLjRvFdm34 https://t.co/Sq3ojeo60N

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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25/03/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Midday Assistant. For more information visit https://t.co/IxqfDHKDLd https://t.co/pIv4NCxV1I

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19/03/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a SEND Co-Educator. For more information visit https://t.co/1ktDbhnW6P https://t.co/nMad8N7oZi

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10/03/21

Who’s behind the mask? Excited children were keen to see which mystery character was reading their daily story to them as part of . https://t.co/QedEnsUuEY https://t.co/JhDQxy8FJF

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05/03/21

It's our final Masked Reader for with Mr Girvan, Mrs Turner, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Case! https://t.co/Za1lTHrtY3

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04/03/21

It's ! Who were today's Masked Readers?? Mrs Egan, Mrs Luscombe and Mrs Lincoln! https://t.co/t9POTLbcY9

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03/03/21

The Masked Reader continued today with Mrs Watson, Miss DeFriend and Mr Vullo! https://t.co/k1Tc7crYRH

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02/03/21

The Masked Reader continued today with Mrs Gee, Miss Thomas and Miss Smith! https://t.co/h4oc8oKNmZ

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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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