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#RAPSplastic – Richard Avenue Primary School Homework Project | April 4, 2019

How Plastic Enters the Ocean

It is concerning the amount of plastic found on our beaches and in the ocean . Help us to clean up our beaches and raise awareness of how dangerous plastic is to our marine life:

  • Go to the beach – with a grown-up
  • Take photographs of plastic you find
  • If safe to do so pick up the plastic waste and put it in the nearest bin– this will stop that plastic finding its way into our oceans.
  • Up-load your photographs of you and your plastic on your parents Twitter account using the hashtag…#RAPSplastic

Hope to see lots of tweets and recycled plastic waste!

Here are some resources to help with your learning:

Remember #RAPSplastic

Richard Avenue Radio for April 2019 | April 3, 2019

This half term’s Richard Avenue Radio sees Year 1 defending Durham Castle, how the school celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight and World Book Day, and why RAPS did something funny for money. Happy listening!

Year 4 visits the Mayor | February 27, 2019

Year 4 visits the Mayor
The children in the Chamber

Year 4 visited the Madam Mayor today to discuss the issues that are affecting our local area. The children were invited to the Council Chambers where they put discussed their problems with Madam Mayor and local councilors. The children were invited to help design an artwork project which will take place behind the school next year.

Year 4 visits the Mayor
A Year 4 child with the Mayor
Year 4 visits the Mayor
A Year 4 child with the Mayor

Safer Internet Day 2019 followup | February 14, 2019

On Tuesday 5th February, Richard Avenue celebrated Safer Internet Day 2019. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

This year we held individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children how consent works in an online context.

We watched videos on the topics and then held question and answer sessions so the children could explore how to ask, give, and receive consent online. We finished off the sessions by asking the children to design posters and online chats that deal with the issues of consent.

Some of these posters and online chat designs are shown below:

Richard Avenue Radio for February 2019 | February 13, 2019

In this half term’s installment of Richard Avenue Radio we bring you the latest from our school including dinosaurs, pirates and e-safety! We also have an interview with Catherine the school Councillor. Happy listening!

Safer Internet Day 2019 | January 31, 2019

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On Tuesday 5th February, Richard Avenue will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2019. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.

Here are some videos about the day aimed at different age groups:

Here is the campaign film for Safer Internet Day 2019 which we hope sums up clearly what the day is all about.
Zap and Zoom – A Space Race – film for 3-7 year olds.
Data Detective – film for 7-11 year olds.

Year 4 visit the National Glass Centre and St Peters Church | January 27, 2019

Year 4 went on a visit to the National Glass Centre and St Peter’s Church as part of their Art and RE work. The children are looking at Aspects of Sunderland in their art lessons so they walked to the Glass Centre to take in the sights and give them inspiration for their glass painting. The visit to St Peter’s Church allowed the children to look at the beautiful stained glass windows as well as seeing the part of the church that is still standing from Anglo-Saxon times over 1600 years ago.

Year 4 at the National Glass Centre
Year 4 watch a demonstration