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11/07/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

The National Gallery is open again! Book up a visit in the summer holidays and see world famous artworks like this one for free. https://t.co/OYN2jK7Zyx

11/07/20

A little bit of food with love always helps

10/07/20

Our (virtual) Summer Creative Arts Exhibition 2020 is now available - thanks to ⁦https://t.co/3tIHKqxEg6

10/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day - Dr. Cowan just wants to remind you about the power of reading! Enjoy! https://t.co/JtFpYL01BN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am intrigued to what Boris is going to say to school leavers tomorrow at 10:00am, Year 11s please check your Edulink message from me for the link to watch

09/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The wonderful Mrs Stabler reminding us to 'Be Kind'. RBA Thought For The Day. What an important message! https://t.co/l2ZKFNipAa

08/07/20

Aim high.........work hard and be polite

08/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA THOUGHT FOR THE DAY VIDEO - Today is the lovely Mr White reminding us all to 'Aim High'. https://t.co/Hjwtx221jQ

07/07/20

Retweeted From Val Tatum 🌹💐

Loving these thoughts for the day. Well done Mr Stuttle and the RBA team.

06/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video. Languages unite us! Thank you for this reminder Mr Creasey. . Gracias! https://t.co/PaDNbEVVfz

03/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just sent a little surprise to all staff and year 11 pupils and parents, so check your inboxes! I’m enjoying it (again) now hoping that I’m watching it at the same time as my much loved year group! To feel together as much as possible 😢 https://t.co/jQ1nmIcGYb

03/07/20

Goodbye class of 2020 - a fantastic year group. Forever part of our . As Steve Jobs said: “Don’t cry because you are leaving, smile because you were here.”

03/07/20

Year 11s - 5 minutes away. Don’t forget to check your emails at 3pm today for a special message from

03/07/20

Looking forward to the Friday treat from

03/07/20

“Pick up a book and be transported to another world” - nice words from today’s thought of the day, shared by Mrs Hart

02/07/20

Retweeted From Geography George

What a training year this has been! Wrote this for TES 🤓 https://t.co/q0VWB4DGhZ

02/07/20

Welcome to the team and our journey to being the best.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA History

An amazing opportunity for you to watch tonight https://t.co/DLwHBo5yfm

02/07/20

Let our Year 7s take you on a tour of our school https://t.co/0Xejdi3IjZ

02/07/20

Year 6 into 7 Transition Evening (Thurs 2nd July) – we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 families to our virtual transition evening tonight. Please log in from 5pm for a prompt 5.15pm start. See letter for log in details.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video! Enjoy this positive message from the amazing Mrs Tweddell. https://t.co/2SYKvFr8KT

01/07/20

We can’t wait either - Friday 3pm. Year 11s, get ready by your devices.

01/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Skinner presents a little reminder to be creative! Thought For The Day. Enjoy! https://t.co/qYwGl4GOjD

30/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

We are creating a Performing Arts Virtual Showcase! Showing selections of all the work and performances you have done through these difficult times! Keep an eye out for your work on the Showcase https://t.co/Dm0XN9Lr2w

29/06/20

Video versions of Thought For The Day from RBA staff. Take some time to think and reflect. https://t.co/8eKZCkBZ46

28/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Thinking about a career in design or architecture? Listen to these interviews from the Design Museum's Tim Marlow https://t.co/fGTqE23jjq

28/06/20

We are looking forward to seeing Year 7-9 students this week for their 1 to 1 Tutor Meetings. We have been missing you!

25/06/20

Is your child irritable? How are our behaviours changing in lockdown? Research from UCL. https://t.co/hL9lwwslMx

25/06/20

Our phone lines are currently down, please contact us via email on admin.co.uk Apologies for any inconvenience, we will let you know once they up and running again.

24/06/20

All the best on your journey. Thank you for all your hard work this year

24/06/20

Sorry about this, we are working on it. Please email us at admin.co.uk Thank you.

23/06/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see the scores coming in for Virtual House Sports Day. Still early days but Pankhurst are currently in the lead. Don’t forget this is for all students, staff and parents. Please see EduLink messages for more details. https://t.co/mZ5oeXs9X4

22/06/20

Looking forward to the video versions of ‘thought for the week’. https://t.co/jXisGtvtYM

22/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

This is an inspiring book which conveys a teenager's anger at the lack of action on climate change in an articulate and passionate way. It's also an intimate account of how moments in nature can help him manage his autism. Above all, it's about his love for wildlife. https://t.co/xgl5ig2MbL

18/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Salvaged from the neighbour's skip! Will be ideal as a planter for our school courtyard garden. If anyone in the has any large pots or containers that we could use as planters, they would be gratefully received! https://t.co/MYW53AbZj2

17/06/20

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Had a truly lovely (it exhausting!) day doing one to one sessions with Y10 yesterday. Was afraid this resource would be a bit vague to start off with, but it ended up being a great way to talk about their whole approach to English, exams, studying, specific topics, and so on. https://t.co/fR3tXHt8OV

16/06/20

A nice hamper surprise from ⁦⁩ today to say thank you to our staff. Thank you! https://t.co/QdPeejQpn0

15/06/20

The sun is shining and we are only 15 minutes away from welcoming back Year 10s and 12s for their 1 to 1 meetings.

11/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 7 are looking at Shakespeare in both Drama and English this Half term! BBC have a quiz to find out what Shakespeare character you are most like - Mr S is "Hamlet", don't know if that is good are bad! What's yours?! https://t.co/bKldqWcgq6

Helping You To Help Your Child

Supporting your child while school is closed

These are unprecedented times and we want to support you, the parent or carer, in continuing the learning process for your child. Staff, students, parents and friends of RBA: we are all part of the RBA family and by supporting each other, we know that our students will continue to thrive.

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home

HABS Family Support Workers have produced two information sheets with ideas of activities to do in isolation.

Surviving Self Isolation

Surviving Self Isolation - Indoors

 

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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