News from the School

Kielder Observatory Planetarium | March 20, 2018

Kielder Planetarium
The children in the planetarium.

Year 5 have recently been learning about Earth and Space in Science and were given the opportunity to visit the planetarium at Thornhill School. The staff from Thornhill and the Kielder Observatory taught the children about the planets, star constellations and many more amazing facts. They had a brilliant time.

Kielder Planetarium
A planet in the planetarium.

Volunteers Needed – Lost Landscapes and Learning | March 15, 2018

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Some flowers at the school.

As part of the Lost Landscapes and Learning initiative, a wildflower meadow is being created within the school grounds.

The Meadow will make a fantastic addition to the grounds for all the pupils and will be a valuable learning tool teaching the children about the wildlife that is dependent upon it and the importance of flowers and nature.

Children will be involved in designing the layout of the meadow and helping to sow the seeds. But we need lots of hands to help us first remove some grass.

No experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. If you cannot manage the whole session you’re still welcome for however long you can dig for and for moral support.

Please come to Richard Avenue Primary School on Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm.

Here is the leaflet with more information.

Thanks.

Derwent Hill Trip, 5th – 9th February 2018 | March 12, 2018

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Derwent Hill 2018.

30 pupils from RAPS attended Derwent Hill and had a great learning experience amidst a significant Lakeland snowfall.

Derwent Hill 2018
The children learning the fundamentals of the paddle.

The pupils took part in the John Muir Discovery Award, and engaged in the 4 areas of Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share. John Muir was great environmentalist who had a love of wild places and introducing them to young people.

As part of their work some 800 trees were planted by pupils, under the direction of the Environment Agency.

Derwent Hill 2018
The children after planting some trees.

The whole residential week proved to be a tremendous Outdoor Education learning experience in which pupils not only undertook adventurous activities, developed a deeper understanding of the environment, but also learnt a lot about themselves.

Derwent Hill 2018
The children carrying a sled together.
Derwent Hill 2018
Wooohoooo.

Inset Date Change | March 12, 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change our INSET Day scheduled for Monday 2nd July 2018 to Monday 25th June 2018.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Karen Todd

School Reopens Monday 5th March 2018 | March 4, 2018

Hi all, school is open as normal on Monday 5th March. Please do take care travelling to school. There will be no late marks for students on Monday morning. Thanks.