This Morning, Year 4 pupils, visited Barnes Park for the press release to promote the upcoming Family Fun Day on Saturday 29th June 2019. Gentoo’s website provides more information:
“this year’s theme is the environment and how we can all do our bit to keep Sunderland clean and green.
Expect lots of free activities including crafts, trampolining, climbing wall, sports activities, story-telling, live music on the bandstand, Police and Fire demonstrations, puppet shows, stilt walkers and aerial artists.
There is also a fun fair on site which is chargeable.”
Our skipping champions!
Year 4 took part in the North East Skipping Finals this week and WON! They won eight out of a possible ten golds and smashed four records along the way.
Well done to all the year 4 children who have given up their playtime’s and lunchtimes to work hard on this event.
You can read more about the event here
Skipping to win it.
Our new blue tit chicks
Our nest box is back up and running this year. We have moved it to a more shaded and sheltered area than we had it in the past. We’re hoping that this makes it more comfortable (less hot!) for our inhabiting birds.
This year we’ve been lucky enough to have two blue tits living in and they have produced on last count seven (or is that nine as some are reporting) chicks.
We are hoping all grow healthy and fledge as canny little birds.
You can follow the box on twitter which we regularly update with pictures and photos as they develop. The hashtag is #RAPsBirdbox
The children collected rubbish and plastic from beaches.
Having previously achieved three Eco-Schools Green Flag awards and covered 9 of the Eco-Schools topics, the Eco-Committee at Richard Avenue Primary School decided to work on Eco-Schools England’s newest topic, Marine, for their Green Flag renewal.
Working with Sunderland City Council for the second year running, the children were asked to design and create large planters to be used in the cities busy shopping areas. The Eco-Committee worked with their school’s Art Club to produce eco-friendly planters that raised awareness of the problems plastic waste causes to our oceans and marine life.
The children then decided that as well as displaying art work, they also wanted to actively prevent further pollution: the upcoming school holidays were the perfect opportunity to do this. The Eco-Committee and Coordinator found a video clip from (the legendary) David Attenborough that highlighted plastic pollution in the oceans. This clip was shown in an assembly to the whole school and kicked off the holiday homework project.
Despite being lucky enough to live near very well maintained beaches, the children in Richard Avenue Primary School understand that every little helps!
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:
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!