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Cragside Trip Update | October 10, 2017

Year 4 recently visited Cragside. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:

On Monday 2nd October all of Year 4 went to the Cragside country house to learn about hydro electricity. Lord Armstrong lived here 150 years and he used the water from lakes and waterfalls to make electricity for his massive house. We walked around the mansion seeing lots of interesting antiques. We then had lunch and walked around the forests and found the power house where Armstrong made his electricity using a generator. We saw the water wheel and the iron bridge. We didn’t go across it though. We were worn out from walking up lots of hills in the forest. I enjoyed my day at Cragside because it was very interesting and learnt new facts about electricity.

Hana, Year 4 pupil
Cragside photo slideshow.

Harvest Festival | October 8, 2017

The children with their harvest collection.

The school have been celebrating Harvest. Mr Hawkins, a representative from Elim Church came to visit us to share a story from the bible. The story told was “The Five Loaves and Two Fishes”. It reminded us how we need to share and think of others in times of need.

It is nice to help people and share our food… It is important for people to help each other. We help a lot at our school. It makes you feel good.

Kane, Year 5 pupil

The school presented the church with a huge donation of groceries for their food bank, this was thanks to the generosity of our pupils, parents and staff. Mr Hawkins and Elim church were so grateful that he presented us with a special certificate to say thank you.

The certificate presented by Mr Hawkins of the Elim Church.

Year 4 trip to Cragside | October 4, 2017

Year 4 Children at Cragside.

Year 4 visited the Cragside Estate in Northumberland. Cragside was the home of Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong who was the first in the world to power his home using hydroelectricity. The children were given an opportunity to see how he did this and to find out all about how he was able to generate his own electricity in this way. Because our science topic is based on electricity this was the perfect opportunity to find out about more sustainable ways of generating this precious resource. It was also great to see this beautiful house and the stunning grounds it is set in.

I liked the power station the best. But also the lake and the wheel.

Isabelle, Year 4 pupil

Year 1 walk to St Gabriel’s Church | October 2, 2017

The Year 1 children leave school to start their walk.

Year 1 went for a walk around the local area to look for lots of things to learn about like different types of buildings, the materials they are made from, seasonal changes and plants. They stopped off at St. Gabriel’s Church to have a look inside and learn lots about the features of a Christian church.

In amongst all of that there was even time for a quick play in Barnes Park. They had a great morning out.

Little Inventors Winner | September 28, 2017

Gabriel Coates with his invention
Gabriel Coates with his invention.

In summer term many children from the school took part in a worldwide event with Little Inventors, where they thought of their own designs and entered a competition to have their design made.

All of the entries were displayed on the Little Inventors website and Gabriel Coates, in Year 6 won the competition. He will have his ‘Rolla Lampa’ design displayed in the Winter Gardens exhibition on Saturday 30th September. The design will be in the Winter Gardens until 13th October 2017 if you would like to see it.

Gabriel Coates’s invention design.

Well done Gabriel and all of the children who took part.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 | September 27, 2017

We are inviting all parents and friends to come along to our Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017 where we will be serving delicious cakes and coffee to help make a huge difference to people facing cancer.

The morning is on Friday 29th September 2017 at 9am at the Richard Avenue Primary School Community Room.

See you all there for a nibble and a natter.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Visit from a local Imam | September 18, 2017

The local Imam with the children
The local Imam, Mr. Shahid, with the children.

On Thursday 14th September the school welcomed Mr. Shahid, our Imam from the local mosque, into our school. In assembly he spoke about the importance of belonging to a community and welcoming brothers and sisters from all backgrounds. He also spoke about the festival of Eid, which was celebrated recently by the Muslim community as well as the importance of charity. The children discovered how it is possible to give in different ways, not only by donating money but also with words and a smile!