Archives filed under 2019

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.

Richard Avenue Radio RAR for Summer 2019 | July 4, 2019

This half term’s Richard Avenue Radio sees our podcasters travelling around the school visiting the other after schools clubs RAPS has to offer, as well as the recent news and a chat with our Head Teacher Mrs Todd. Happy listening!

Aspirations Day 2019 | July 1, 2019

Aspirations Day 2019
Aspirations Day 2019.

On Friday 21st 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. The visitors were engaging and interesting and the children learned lots! They also gave us excellent top tips to help us think about the behaviours and attitudes needed for success. The children also spoke to past pupils from Thornill School and a representative from the University of Sunderland about the next stages in their education. They also spoke to Connexions about preparing for their future.

Aspirations Day 2019
Aspirations Day 2019.

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!

Aspirations Day 2019
Aspirations Day 2019.

Well-Being Week 2019 | June 28, 2019

Well-being Week 2019
The children doing MMA training.

During the 13th-14th of June the whole school had a focus upon Well-being. As a school we looked at the areas of Physical, Health and Mental Well-being.

A wide range of activities were planned for the children to teach them about these areas. We had many physical activities including: Trampolining, Basketball, Bench Ball, MMA and an assault course challenge for Early Years and KS1.

Well-being Week 2019
A cooking session.

Health Well-being was focused around cookery and how we eat delicious healthy food every day. Mental Well-being sessions were provided by the school nurse. Our art during the week focused upon how the children look after their own mental well-being.

Well-being Week 2019
An art session.

Overall, the children had a fun filled days from which they have gained a better understanding of how important their Well-being is and how they can be responsible for ensuring their own levels of Well-being.

Well-being Week 2019
The reception children doing an assault course.