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.
A Year 4 child with the Mayor
A Year 4 child with the Mayor
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 watch a demonstration
Year 4 at Cragside.
Year 4 visited Lord Armstrong’s mansion in Cragside. The mansion was the first house in history to be powered by hydroelectricity. The children learnt about water wheels, dynamos and electrical turbines.
Year One trip to Diggerland.
On Tuesday 18th September Year 1 went on a visit to Diggerland in Durham to help support the learning of their current topic of ‘Construction’. All of the children (and staff) had an amazing time. They got to go on lots of rides and use real life diggers! At lunchtime they got back on the coach and went to Wharton Park where they had a picnic in the sunshine. It was a fantastic day!
The children and teachers having fun at Diggerland
On Saturday 17th March the school had our second family day. Teachers with parents their children went to Empire Cinemas Sunderland again to see the new release of Peter Rabbit. Everyone had a great time despite the snow outside! We are already looking forward to our next visit in the Summer Term.
Below are photos of families that attended.
The children in the planetarium.
Year 5 have recently been learning about Earth and Space in Science and were given the opportunity to visit the planetarium at Thornhill School. The staff from Thornhill and the Kielder Observatory taught the children about the planets, star constellations and many more amazing facts. They had a brilliant time.
A planet in the planetarium.
Derwent Hill 2018.
30 pupils from RAPS attended Derwent Hill and had a great learning experience amidst a significant Lakeland snowfall.
The children learning the fundamentals of the paddle.
The pupils took part in the John Muir Discovery Award, and engaged in the 4 areas of Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share. John Muir was great environmentalist who had a love of wild places and introducing them to young people.
As part of their work some 800 trees were planted by pupils, under the direction of the Environment Agency.
The children after planting some trees.
The whole residential week proved to be a tremendous Outdoor Education learning experience in which pupils not only undertook adventurous activities, developed a deeper understanding of the environment, but also learnt a lot about themselves.
The children carrying a sled together.
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.
The children playing tennis.