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The Great Fire of London Drama Workshop | October 9, 2018

The Great Fire of London Drama Workshop
The children take part in the drama workshop.

Year 2 have been learning about London and The Great Fire of London. Today the children took part in a drama workshop around The Great Fire of London. Children re-enacted the different methods used to try and put the fire out, such as using water squirts and leather buckets. They made still photographs in groups to show how people help or hindered London during and after the fire. Children also worked in teams using their bodies to create the shape of houses in 1666.

A Visit from a member of the Newcastle Sikh Community | April 24, 2018

Cloud Singh Sikh Community Member
Cloud Singh with the children.

The school were visited by Cloud Singh, a representative of the Newcastle Sikh community. He talked to us in assembly about Sikhs’ beliefs and values. He explained that Sikhs believe in God and they follow the teachings and guidance of the Gurus, which in turn help them become closer to God.

Cloud Singh Sikh Community Member
Cloud delivers his assembly.

Sikhs very much believe in supporting and helping others no matter who they are. Community and supporting others who live in the community is very important to them. Cloud said that all are welcome at the Gurdwara, as our Year 5s know from a previous visit. Our Year 4 pupils will be visiting Cloud at the Gurdwara in Newcastle to find out more about his place of worship and practices.

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.

Volunteers Needed – Lost Landscapes and Learning | March 15, 2018

wildflowers
Some flowers at the school.

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

The Meadow will make a fantastic addition to the grounds for all the pupils and will be a valuable learning tool teaching the children about the wildlife that is dependent upon it and the importance of flowers and nature.

Children will be involved in designing the layout of the meadow and helping to sow the seeds. But we need lots of hands to help us first remove some grass.

No experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. If you cannot manage the whole session you’re still welcome for however long you can dig for and for moral support.

Please come to Richard Avenue Primary School on Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm.

Here is the leaflet with more information.

Thanks.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – William and Kate visit Sunderland | February 22, 2018

Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
Gabriel Coates Little Inventors winner.

William and Kate met Richard Avenue Primary Schools, Gabriel Coates and found out about his winning entry in the ‘Little Inventors’ workshop , during their visit to the new Arts and Cultural Centre, located in the newly regenerated Old Fire Station, Sunderland.

Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
Gabriel Coates meets William and Kate.
Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
Gabriel Coates meets William and Kate.

Gabriel designed a ‘Roller Lamp’ as part of a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) project. This was an ingenious remote control lamp on a motorised skateboard which could be directed to move around a room in a house, at the will of the person controlling it.

Kensington Palace asked to meet the three winners of the ‘Little Inventors’ competition, whilst on their visit to Sunderland. The visit was to celebrate culture, art and regeneration in Sunderland, with a strong emphasis on young people having a voice and a role in the future of Sunderland. Naturally, Gabriel gave a good account of himself and his invention to Kate and William.

Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
William and Kate.

Well-being Week October 2017 | October 24, 2017

well-being week 2017
The children during Well-being Week.

During the 17th to 19th October 2017, the whole school had a focus on well-being. As a school we looked at the areas of physical health and mental well-being.

well-being week 2017
The children during Well-being Week.

A wide range of activities were planned for the children to teach them about these areas. We had many physical actives including Glowfit, Military Bootcamp, climbing, and Little Dribblers from SAFC. Health and well-being sessions were provided by the LAF Project and the school nurse. SAFC provided an introduction to mental health and well-being to our older children.

Overall the children had a fun filled week from which they have gained a better understanding of how important their well-being is and how they can be responsible for ensuring their own levels of well-being.

well-being week 2017
well-being week 2017
well-being week 2017
well-being week 2017

Visit from a local Imam | September 18, 2017

The local Imam with the children
The local Imam, Mr. Shahid, with the children.

On Thursday 14th September the school welcomed Mr. Shahid, our Imam from the local mosque, into our school. In assembly he spoke about the importance of belonging to a community and welcoming brothers and sisters from all backgrounds. He also spoke about the festival of Eid, which was celebrated recently by the Muslim community as well as the importance of charity. The children discovered how it is possible to give in different ways, not only by donating money but also with words and a smile!