Archives for the month of July 2017

Romans in History | July 18, 2017

Year 3 have been learning about the Romans in History. They read a poem to learn about the story of Boudicca and her battle with the Roman army. As a class, they then decided to act out the story. Here is their final video, enjoy!

Boudicca Video.

Richard Avenue Radio New Episodes! | July 17, 2017

The children have been busy recording new episodes of their monthly podcast, Richard Avenue Radio (RAR). We have uploaded new episodes for May and June 2017. On the podcasts the children talk about news and life at our school. Happy listening!

Bastille Day | July 15, 2017

On 11th July, Year 5 headed to Thornhill to learn about the importance of Bastille Day. They got to sample French cuisine, create collages and masks, and play the French game of boulles. Here is a cinematic trailer teasing their morning out.

Bastille Day Cinematic Trailer.

People Who Help Us | July 14, 2017

As part of Aspirations Day, Nursery made a video all about people who help us and their dreams for the future!

The People Who Help Us.

Little Inventors | July 10, 2017

Little Inventors
A child showing of his invention design.

The school recently had a visitor in assembly from an organisation called Little Inventors. Some of our Year 4 and 5 children had the opportunity to complete a workshop, which helped them to understand the work of Little Inventors and to think carefully about their own invention ideas.

The work they produced in this workshop will be displayed in a gallery in the autumn term. The designs will be entered into a competition where the winners work will be made into a real object.

Year 2 at the Seaside | July 9, 2017

Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham
Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham.

Year 2 have been learning about the seaside and so went to Seaham to spot some features of the coastline.

Unfortunately it rained all day and they didn’t get to play in the sand! They did see Tommy (the sculpture) and sketched pictures of him. Tommy is a statue of a First World War soldier by artist Ray Longsdale. It is officially named 1101 (or Eleven-O-One), referring to the first minute of peace as the armistice came into force at 11am on 11 November 1918.

The children also visited Lickety Split and learnt about the history of ice-cream and how ice-cream is made while having a tour of the shop and looking at all of the huge machines they use to make their many different flavours of ice-cream.

Blue bubblegum was a popular choice for an ice-cream at the end of our workshop.

Aspirations Day 2017 | July 8, 2017

Aspirations Day 2017.

On Friday 16th June we had an Aspirations Day in school.

Key Stage 2 spent the morning learning more about their future life when they leave our school. We had lots of visitors from a wide range of careers in to speak to us about their jobs. A lot were parents, many of whom had attended Richard Avenue Primary as a pupil. The visitors were engaging and interesting and the children learned a lot. They shared with the children some excellent tips to help them think about the behavior and attitude needed for success. The children also spoke to past pupils from Thornill School and people from the University of Sunderland about the next stages in their education.

I discovered how many jobs were available and if you try your best you can achieve anything!

Didar, Year 6 pupil

Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage were visited by ‘People Who Help Us’ and had a great afternoon speaking to our visitors. A huge thank you to all of the visitors, that gave up their time, to come and help us think about our futures!

Derwent Hill 2017 | July 5, 2017

Derwent Hill 2017
Derwent Hill 2017.

Year 6 students recently visited Derwent Hill in the Lake District. They had an amazing time pushing themselves to achieve things they didn’t know they were capable of. Each child had their own biggest achievement of the week, including riding the death swing, climbing a mountain, jumping into waterfalls, sliding down gorges and finding out about rare animals at the farm.

Working as a group they managed to complete the John Muir award. This is given to children that have demonstrated they explored new places, discovered things they never knew before, conserved the countryside for others to enjoy it, and finally sharing their experiences with others in the hope that they would discover the Lake District National Park.

Derwent Hill 2017
Derwent Hill 2017.

Overall the children had an amazing week. You can read their diary from the week here.