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.
Year 2 learning about dinosaurs.
Year 2 went on a visit to the Centre for Life in Newcastle to learn more about dinosaurs. The Dino Jaws exhibition was fascinating and the children loved seeing the dinosaur models up close! Later they enjoyed exploring the Centre for Life, watching a Science Theatre Show and even trying ice-skating! A brilliant trip thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Miss Wallis’s class at the new bridge.
Year 5 visited the new Sunderland bridge, The Northern Spire. The children learnt a range of information about the jobs that the building of the bridge created and will create in the future. The children got to see how the bridge has been constructed over the past 3 years and discussed the positive impact the bridge will have on Sunderland as a city.
Mr Old’s class at the new bridge.
The children designing a winter glass painting.
Year 2 went on a trip to the National Glass Centre. The children learnt about the materials the Glass Centre building was made from and compared this to the materials St Peter’s Church was made from. Later they designed and made their own winter glass painting and then watched a demonstration of a glass snowman being made. A fantastic days for everyone involved!