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Romans in History | July 18, 2017

Year 3 have been learning about the Romans in History. They read a poem to learn about the story of Boudicca and her battle with the Roman army. As a class, they then decided to act out the story. Here is their final video, enjoy!

Boudicca Video.

Bastille Day | July 15, 2017

On 11th July, Year 5 headed to Thornhill to learn about the importance of Bastille Day. They got to sample French cuisine, create collages and masks, and play the French game of boulles. Here is a cinematic trailer teasing their morning out.

Bastille Day Cinematic Trailer.

Year 2 at the Seaside | July 9, 2017

Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham
Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham.

Year 2 have been learning about the seaside and so went to Seaham to spot some features of the coastline.

Unfortunately it rained all day and they didn’t get to play in the sand! They did see Tommy (the sculpture) and sketched pictures of him. Tommy is a statue of a First World War soldier by artist Ray Longsdale. It is officially named 1101 (or Eleven-O-One), referring to the first minute of peace as the armistice came into force at 11am on 11 November 1918.

The children also visited Lickety Split and learnt about the history of ice-cream and how ice-cream is made while having a tour of the shop and looking at all of the huge machines they use to make their many different flavours of ice-cream.

Blue bubblegum was a popular choice for an ice-cream at the end of our workshop.

Pirate Visit | February 22, 2017

The pirates with Year 1 and 2
The pirates with Year 1 and 2.

Year 1 and 2 have been learning about pirates. The children were visited by Captain Burwash and Captain Raggybeard. They took part in lots of fun pirate activities and learned lots of new information.

Year 1 sang pirate songs and listened to interesting pirate stories. They were also given a mermaids tear! Year 2 learned lots about a real pirate’s life and their weapons. They also helped design Jolly Roger flags and posters to recruit new pirates for the ship.

Year 2 Visit the Seaside | July 4, 2016

The children play on the beach
The children play on the beach.

This half term Year 2 have been learning about the seaside. They have been looking at the history of the seaside, comparing it to how it is now. In relation to this the children went to Monkwearmouth Museum and worked with Marie to learn about the seaside from the past. They looked at lots of interesting artifacts! They then went to see Souter Lighthouse on the way to the beach. When they got to the beach they had lots of fun playing on the sand and even had a yummy ice cream each!

Year 1 Studying about Africa | March 7, 2016

Year 1 with their parent visitor who comes from Africa
Year 1 with their parent visitor who comes from Africa.

In Year 1 the new topic is Africa! The children were lucky enough to have a parent come in to tell them lots about the continent. She was born in Zimbabwe. Did you know there are 8000 different languages spoken in Africa? She also brought in some traditional African clothing and objects to show everyone and even played the drums so the class could practice their African dancing like they have been learning in P.E. It was a great afternoon!

Year 1 Local Area Walk | February 2, 2016

Year 1 children out walking
The Year 1 children on their walk.

Year 1 have been learning about homes and houses and so went on a walk around our local area to see it for themselves. The saw different types of houses and shops, Barnes Park, St Nicholas Church, Chester Road Mosque and the Royal Hospital.

Remembrance Day 2015 | November 12, 2015

On Remembrance Day, Richard Avenue Primary held an assembly to help the children learn about what people of this country have sacrificed and what for .

The staff and children raising our new custom made flag for Remembrance Day.

We were joined by three guests, including a local vicar, a local Councillor and a decorated war veteran. The children held an impeccable 2 minute silence and then we moved outside to both raise a specially made flag and also to view a poppy sculpture made by the children and inspired by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper .

The Head with guests
The Head teacher with two of our special guests.
Assembly with Miss McMaster
Miss McMaster’s Remembrance Day 2015 assembly.

A few of the children then visited the Cenotaph in Sunderland to lay a poppy wreath.

The children at the Cenotaph in Sunderland
The children laying our poppy wreath at Sunderland Cenotaph.