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06/04/19

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The Trust Spring Newsletter is out now... https://t.co/AgM8VHzK5V https://t.co/9kjfczW66w

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! 🚨 We have an opening for a Teaching Assistant 25 hours per week, 5 hours a day. Fixed term contract to at least Christmas https://t.co/SuR8ZYi7wg

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our in-house reporters sharing the best bits from today https://t.co/NuBXRKKLQU

05/04/19

***Update*** Year 7 ETA 4.05pm Year 8 ETA 4pm (M25 accident holding them up) Year 9 - back at school. https://t.co/lpBbpFSYPw

05/04/19

Tower of London trip is on its way back back to RBA ETA 4.10pm

05/04/19

Our display is looking good https://t.co/BnDKdczNht

05/04/19

**Update** Year 7 ETA 4pm Year 8 ETA 3.35pm Year 9 ETA 3.10pm https://t.co/1lGvS1VFSa

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Year 10 ending with an excellent session with a practising Buddhist. Q&A time this afternoon. https://t.co/URinbc6ucL

05/04/19

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Beautiful route home from science museum https://t.co/hlSzKTRtoN

05/04/19

Year 10 listening to a visiting Buddhist talking about his faith today https://t.co/6HGjHeOVf5

05/04/19

Talking about conformity and group dynamics https://t.co/TWH780fQt5

05/04/19

Getting ready for session two of with Year 10 https://t.co/MDLiebX8hP

05/04/19

Year 10 are enjoying the performance as part of their day on sex education https://t.co/rLRmj93lG7

05/04/19

LEAD trips (current) return to school times: Year 7 - 3.40pm Year 8 - 3.30pm Year 9 - 3.20pm Will keep you posted!

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Mission Possible in new brand new School of Medicine https://t.co/63v8bffwNt

05/04/19

Retweeted From Science

IMAX time to see the very impressive A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. https://t.co/iyVBQnxtCr

05/04/19

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Snack shop https://t.co/rovRbUnPlD

05/04/19

Retweeted From Sam Skinner

Lifttt!! https://t.co/k6EygvzNGN

05/04/19

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Playing with shadows! https://t.co/EEsh5RYWp3

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Gazing at the stars https://t.co/YKsQKj6Ddo

05/04/19

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05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA History

At the science museum and having fun yr8 does science https://t.co/XKkTZ7MAAX

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Visiting the medical wing - with a teaching ward (complete with patients!) https://t.co/XARmT6L7hT

05/04/19

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Lecture time https://t.co/vWSw0CskJk

05/04/19

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Year 10’s lead day activity being lead by tip of the iceberg theatre company. What a fantastic day so far!!! https://t.co/AY9frqzFFi

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Great Lead Day activities taking place today. https://t.co/Ne85XiGBsR

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

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05/04/19

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On the campus tour https://t.co/s9zfyIeXOy

05/04/19

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Ruby aiming high in the library! https://t.co/GYK3e7TaQU

05/04/19

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Ready for Wonder https://t.co/XR7QQEnSz8

05/04/19

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At a study pod in the library, where there are over 350,000 items (books, journals etc) https://t.co/BpgY5Jpz6P

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Some excellent work going with year 11 today Mastering Maths sessions https://t.co/bL32x4N4BE

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

the benefits of university https://t.co/GYl4QgRRSC

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Student ambassadors introductions! All on different courses from all over the world. https://t.co/XmeBVMNXhZ

05/04/19

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We’re here! Welcome briefing from Paul (school liaison officer) and questionnaire to complete! https://t.co/bin6ndMcuD

05/04/19

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we are here ready and waiting for you to https://t.co/U1tc6wTCJk

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Year 9 ‘Raising Aspirations’ trip to today! Looking forward to finding out about university life and the benefits!

05/04/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

I know some very excited students who can't wait to know more......

05/04/19

Have a good day https://t.co/y1hlhNMEAn

04/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! 🚨 are looking for a new Assistant Head of Science. Join us https://t.co/Mu0h3Flp6l

Helping You To Help Your Child

Research shows that children whose parents help and encourage them with their learning at home do much better at school. This can be; hearing your child read or at least talk to them about the books they are reading, overseeing their homework, learning the spelling of key vocabulary together, researching topics and generally showing a key interest in what they are studying at school. Other ways you can support is by making sure your child keeps up to date with the daily news. You can support this by encouraging your child to watch the news or to read it every day. Try and find news stories that will connect to their subjects. If you are planning a day out, visit a museum or gallery that will tie in with work you child is doing. This is a good way to add depth and interest to your child’s learning.

Good study skills are best developed from the beginning of Year 7 and do not end at school. It is essential that good learning habits are encouraged at home too, in order that learning is extended beyond the classroom. If these positive study habits are developed early, they are fully embedded by Key Stage 4 and 5 when they become absolutely essential.

Top tips for helping your child to develop good study skills:

  • Remember that challenge is essential for a child to learn- allow them time to ‘puzzle it out’ before offering too much assistance
  • Ensure that they take regular breaks, exercise regularly and keep hydrated
  • Talk about what they are doing and ask them to explain it to you
  • Ensure that your child is well rested and gets plenty of sleep
  • Regularly encourage and praise your child
  • Create a routine for completing homework e.g. have a rest after school and then complete homework
  • Avoid too many distractions e.g. TV/siblings/loud music/mobile phones

Planning family time

Hot tip: Plan the family diary together.

Help your children to manage their time. They need to allow time during the evenings and weekends for homework. How does this fit in with their other activities and family events? Your children have a homework timetable. For year 7 students about one hour a night is scheduled.

A simple but effective system is for students to have a short break when they get home from school, but then to get straight on with homework before doing anything else.

Hot Tip: Use mealtimes to find out about your child’s day.

Research shows that the children of families who eat together do better in exams. Even time in front of the television can provide a stimulus for debate and discussion. Chatting about the day's events helps all of us. We all learn better when we explain things to other people, so by chatting about something the children have done at school you can reinforce learning.

Reading

Reading is a fun and enriching experience for many of us. In addition there are strong links between love of reading and academic success. The English faculty and the Library staff work constantly to encourage enjoyment of reading. Students have one reading-related homework per week. Parents can support this by:

  • Encouraging your children to enjoy reading for fun
  • Have a light touch - don't be judgemental
  • Everything counts: sports reports, magazines, websites
  • Help them choose books and magazines
  • Encourage them to get books from the school library/local libraries
  • Encourage them to join the school Reading Group
  • Let them see you enjoying reading
  • Audio books are a good way of entertaining children in the car
  • Talk about books
  • Books make great presents.

Hot Tip: Reading the same book as your child enables you to engage in discussion with them.

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