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Roydon Primary Academy

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YEAR 4 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, studied Vikings in their topic work and How to Train Your Dragon in English. They investigated what early Viking society was like, what Vikings were good at and how they told stories. The subject came to…

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BEFORE pupils said farewell to Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, for the summer, they got to their feet and danced. The whole school took part in a socially distanced Wakka Wakka dance. Head of school Anna Myatt said: “Dance is a powerful ally for developing…

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CHILDREN described as “fantastic role models” have completed their primary education with a raft of celebrations. Year 6 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, have set off for their next step of education, but not before enjoying time together and with their teachers. End…

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PUPILS in Reception at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, visited Paradise Wildlife Park. The trip, their first without their parents, was part of their work to develop their independence ahead of joining Year 1 in September. Teacher Enzo Vullo said: “Taking learning outside the classroom…

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WITH much of education having to go online due to the pandemic, Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, was able to switch its traditional event to a remote event for parents. As soon as their children had competed in the egg and spoon, relay, bean bag,…

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A FAMILY of schools has gathered a cluster of experts to ensure all children with special educational needs (SEND) are given the best possible education. BMAT Education, which looks after primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London,…

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PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, took part in a sponsored readathon to top up their reading corners. Arranged by the school’s PTA FORSA, the event saw children raise a total of £1,500. The amount was topped up by Usborne Books to a value…

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INTRIGUED children have kept their eyes on their classroom around the clock as their new classmates rapidly developed. After receiving ten eggs and hatching equipment, pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, set up a live stream to monitor the new arrivals. The egg cam…

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CREATIVE children interacted with the world around them by turning their school grounds into an art exhibition. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, took part in the Great Big Art Exhibition, producing artwork which was displayed in the school building or on the fence…

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A FAMILY of schools has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up the newly created post of Director of SEND in April with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children…

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EXCITED children were keen to see which mystery character was reading their daily story to them as part of World Book Day. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, eagerly tuned in each day to watch two teachers from their school read to them from…

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CHILDREN working remotely from home have been taught how to stay safe while online. Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, used Safer Internet Day to explore the reliability of content on the web. Pupils completed activities focusing on who they can trust online, how the online…

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FAMILIES showed their gratitude to their child’s teachers by supporting a local charity. Reception teachers at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, suggested parents donate the money they would normally spend on gifts for them to Harlow Food Bank. In response, families rallied and collected £500…

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Avengers assembled to battle against Covid-19 in a modern nativity play. PUPILS and parents at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, came together to produce a unique show. A digital production saw the community re-enact the final scene in Avengers End Game, using children as Avengers…

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A SCHOOL community is helping to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in support of their headteacher’s daughter. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Harlow, took part in Wear a Hat Day to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. The school challenged pupils…

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ARMED with their popcorn and squash, children enjoyed their first virtual pantomime. All pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, were able to still enjoy Santa Saves Christmas, despite restrictions preventing visitors or trips. Enzo Vullo, Reception class teacher, said: “The pantomime is an important…