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Sporting Success

The Ryleys Year 6 team competed at the Ellesmere Football Tournament over the weekend and were crowned CHAMPIONS! ⚽️🖤💛⚽️

Playing against 9 schools, the team only conceded 2 goals the whole day and scored an impressive 18!

They displayed some excellent football and impeccable sportsmanship too.  Well done!

Thank you Ellesmere College for hosting a fabulous event, and well done to all the other schools involved.

Harvest Donations

Thank you to our generous and thoughtful families for donating a huge volume of tinned and packet goods as part of our Harvest Festival.

The children performed in a wonderful Harvest Assembly with incredible singing and dancing, seasonal poems and thought provoking prayers.

Donations have been shared between the St Johns Ambulance and Wythenshawe Food Bank and were received by both with thanks.

Wellbeing Award for Schools

The Ryleys School have been successful in achieving our official accreditation for the Wellbeing Award for Schools. 🥳

Work started in 2019 and the assessment took into account the continuous effort made to create a healthy, balanced environment for pupils and staff.

Children's wellbeing is a combination of their physical, mental, emotional and social health. These elements all contribute to overall wellbeing, and as a school we continue to put these elements at the centre of our plans and daily activities.

From pupil wellbeing champions to 'happy breathing' sessions, we do it all at The Ryleys. 

Annual Pupil Photography Day

Our annual pupil and sibling photoshoot is a special  way to create lasting memories of important stages in their childhood and is definitely a highlight in the school calendar.

It really is amazing how quickly children grow.   By age 2, growth in height usually continues at a fairly steady rate of about 6 centimetres per year until adolescence. Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep all help ensure this happens.

In the right environment, a child's confidence and maturity can also develop at an astounding rate and every year, we are proud to see our pupils grow.

 

End of Year Celebrations

We enjoyed a fabulous End of Year Celebration on Wednesday with many awards and prizes presented.

The achievements of our pupils are celebrated throughout the year at our weekly assembly, but it’s also important to take time to reflect on the entire year. This annual event helps our pupils to celebrate success, set personal goals for the future and to inspire each other.

We enjoyed some beautiful music from our choirs accompanied by many of our teachers on various instruments. We also listened to inspiring speeches from our current Head Boy and guest speaker Rebecca Adlington.

Well done, everyone.

RHS Garden Bridgewater

Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic trip to RHS Garden Bridgwater in Worsley. 

The Planting for the Planet exhibition at RHS Garden Bridgewater celebrates our communities contributions to taking climate action by greening Greater Manchester and demonstrates the importance of plants and nature in creating resilient, healthy and beautiful spaces for people and the planet to coexist.

The pupils really enjoyed the beautiful garden and paid close attention to the leaders teaching them the course.

 

GreenPower Trust Kit Cars

Year 6 pupils have loved building their own electric kit cars as part of a programme organised by @greenpowertrust and had the chance to race them this week at a track near Litchfield.

The group built two cars—  ‘Out of this World’ & ‘Royal Phoenix’, and competed against over 30 other cars.

What a fantastic experience continuing to develop skills in teamwork, communication, fundraising and all underpinned with an important green message of sustainability & environmental awareness.

Well done, team.  Congratulations to the Royal Phoenix team for being awarded a special trophy for their brilliant  portfolio submitted as part of the project.

 

Jubilee Art

As part of our Jubilee Celebrations, the Social Committee commissioned a piece of art for the school by the incredible North West artist Dave Draws.  Dave Draws is a freelance illustrator, mural artist and serial map doodler originally from Chesterfield but living in Manchester.  He has travelled across Europe, Hong Kong and the US for his large scale wall murals.

 

The Ryleys School Jubilee artwork features individual drawings of the pupils and staff at the school, and we think it is fantastic!

 

We look forward to the official opening, but couldn’t resist giving our families an early preview of this brilliant commemorative work.  Thank you Dave Draws and the Social Committee. 

 

Outdoor Education

Outdoor education is encouraged for all ages at the school and we are fortunate to have large open spaces in the school ground to facilitate this.

Our Early Years children enjoy physical literacy by exploring, climbing and swinging in the trees in the schools meadow.

In Pre Reception, the class teachers talk about risks and safety. The children are shown how to check if the branch is safe and strong enough before using their full weight to climb or swing.

These simple outdoor activities provide a great opportunity to work on gross motor skills and core strength which are very important when sitting, reading and writing.  

 

Musical Showcase

The music department at The Ryleys School has a consistent track record of supporting children achieve great things in music.  

Every child from age 1 to 11, enjoy a weekly music lesson.  In addition to this, the school creates and hosts frequent musical performances and many pupils enjoy private instrumental lessons leading the grade exams.

At the end of term, the school enjoyed a showcase of some fantastic instrumental skills.  From Year 1 to Year 6, claranet, guitar, piano and percussion.  The standard was really fabulous and each performed with confidence to an audience of over 100.

It's not all serious though, as the popular 'School of Rock' club proved with a memorable rendition of 'All Night Long'.