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Recycling Week 2019 | September 30, 2019

Recycling Week 2019
The children picking rubbish out of sand.

We recently held a Recycling Week here at school. Our aim was to ensure that the children know:

  • What is pollution and what link does it have to recycling?
  • What is recycling and why is it important?
  • What impact can you have to help our environment?

We did this by carrying out a number of discussions and activities with all the year groups.

Key Stage 1 did such things as looking at the story of the Messy Magpie and how collecting litter ruined her habitat. From this the children had a discussion about the impact of pollution and wrote a poem about 5 ways we can help the Earth. This culminated in an activity to sort through rubbish left in different terrains to see what needed to be recycled and what thrown into the rubbish.

Recycling Week 2019
The children separating normal waste from recycling.

Key Stage 2 watched the BBC documentary The Blue Planet, and followed it with a discussion about how waste, including plastic waste is having an extreme negative effect on our planets oceans. They made a poster showing 5 ways to help the Earth and carried out an Environmental Review where they answered check boxes and left comments about how our school meets up to the expectations of the Eco Schools Ten Sustainable Topics.

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An example from our Environmental Reviews carried out by the children.

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:

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.

Merry Christmas From RAPs | December 21, 2018

Christmas at RAPs 2018
KS2 perform their Carol Service

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Its been a very busy past few weeks for all of us here at school, culminating in our wonderful production by all levels. Below are a few videos and photographs from those events.

Christmas at RAPs 2018
KS2 perform their Carol Service
KS2 Perform “Il est né, le divin Enfant” as part of their Carol Service for 2018.
Christmas at RAPs 2018
EYFS perform their Christmas Production.
EYFS at Richard Avenue Primary Perform “It’s a Squash, It’s a Squeeze”.

Happy Christmas Everyone.

RAPs Christmas Productions for 2018 | December 3, 2018

All the following productions take place in the school hall.

KS1 Christmas Production – Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 9.30am
KS1 Christmas Production – Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 2.30pm
EYFS Christmas Production – Friday 14th December 2018 at 9.30am
EYFS Christmas Production – Friday 14th December 2018 at 2.45pm
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert – Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 2.15pm
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert – Friday 21st December 2018 at 9.30am

We hope you can come and join us, please remember that these are all events which require a ticket, which can be obtained from the school office. Also, due to fire regulations you are now discouraged from bringing a child’s buggy to such events. If you need to bring a buggy these will now be required be left outside on the pavement (just outside Mrs Todd’s Office).

Wishing you seasonal greetings.

The Children begin the Wildflower Meadow Dig | March 27, 2018

The children preparing the new Wildflower meadow
The children being given their digging instructions.

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

Today the children with volunteers began to dig out the turf and shape what will become our new wildflower meadow. Everyone worked really hard to create what will be both a educational space and a wildlife area for both flowers and the creatures they attract.

The next step will be the sowing of the seeds which should take place after we return from our Easter break.

The children preparing the new Wildflower meadow
The children preparing the ground.
The children preparing the new Wildflower meadow
The children asking questions about the process.

Reception develop their Well-being | February 4, 2018

Reception Well-being
The children picking out fruit and veg.

Reception visited the Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre as a link to their Healthy Living Topic. They learnt new ball skills and began to use a tennis racquet. They also had fun on the soft play.

For lunch they all took Healthy packed lunches and were able to eat them with their friends.

The children then visited Sainsbury’s and took their shopping list to buy fruit. Using the fruit they bought they made a fruit salad in school.

Reception Well-being
The children playing tennis.

Safer Internet Day 2018 | January 22, 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2018. The slogan this year is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” and 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 about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.

The following information comes from the UK Safer Internet Centre:

What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!

As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for foundation and KS1 children, and one for KS2 children: