News from the School

Great Fire of London Drama Workshop | October 2, 2019

On Monday Year 2 participated in a Great Fire of London drama workshop to introduce their new topic.

They firstly looked at the houses in 1666 and why the design of the houses contributed towards the fire. They worked in groups to make houses using their bodies. They then learnt about the ways people fought the fire and came up with actions to match. Finally they looked at who helped and hindered during the Great Fire of London and worked in groups to make still ‘photographs’ of this.

A great day enjoyed by all that will definitely inspire their new history topic.

Great Fire of London Drama Workshop
The children making still photographs.

Recycling Week 2019 | September 30, 2019

Recycling Week 2019
The children picking rubbish out of sand.

We recently held a Recycling Week here at school. Our aim was to ensure that the children know:

  • What is pollution and what link does it have to recycling?
  • What is recycling and why is it important?
  • What impact can you have to help our environment?

We did this by carrying out a number of discussions and activities with all the year groups.

Key Stage 1 did such things as looking at the story of the Messy Magpie and how collecting litter ruined her habitat. From this the children had a discussion about the impact of pollution and wrote a poem about 5 ways we can help the Earth. This culminated in an activity to sort through rubbish left in different terrains to see what needed to be recycled and what thrown into the rubbish.

Recycling Week 2019
The children separating normal waste from recycling.

Key Stage 2 watched the BBC documentary The Blue Planet, and followed it with a discussion about how waste, including plastic waste is having an extreme negative effect on our planets oceans. They made a poster showing 5 ways to help the Earth and carried out an Environmental Review where they answered check boxes and left comments about how our school meets up to the expectations of the Eco Schools Ten Sustainable Topics.

env-review
An example from our Environmental Reviews carried out by the children.

Vegetables from our Allotment Sale | July 18, 2019

The veg for sale.

Tonight after school these delicious, scrumptious vegetables from the school allotment will be for sale at hometime in the school yard. No set price, we just ask you make a donation towards our school. Please pass on to parents who are non website or Twitter users!

Signs made by the children.

Northumbria in Bloom Planters | July 17, 2019

Northumbria in Bloom pots
The finished pot in position in Sunderland.

RAPS Gardening club representative showing their skills of design and planting to the Northumbria In Bloom judges. Raising awareness of the importance of reducing plastic waste clogging up our oceans. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Sunderland in Bloom 2019 | July 16, 2019

The finished pots.

Gardening and Art club working together in partnership with Sunderland City council to design two large plant pots to be displayed in Sunderland City centre. The children designed a Sustainable theme to highlight the importance of reducing plastic waste entering our oceans to help save our seas and marine life. #RAPSplastic

The children planting up the pots.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly | July 15, 2019

Never Forget.

Today Year 6 performed their leavers assembly. Above is a video they made in collaboration with Mr Williams, for us all to enjoy.

Good luck everyone!

Walk a Mile Event | July 9, 2019

Walk a Mile Event
The children complete a mile.

As well as the usual Walk to School Activities, the children have participated in either a walk or run a mile within one of their P.E. lessons with a focus on the importance of their Health Wellbeing.

The mile was done by 9 laps of the football pitch on the field or 15 laps of the pitch on the yard.

Walk a Mile Event
Walk a Mile Event.

Well done to all.