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.
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.
An example from our Environmental Reviews carried out by the children.
The Year 4 Tyne & Wear Tennis Champions.
After winning the Sunderland Tennis Finals, the Year 4 team represented the school at the Tyne & Wear finals. They played in Group A against 84 other schools from Newcastle, South Tyneside and North Tyneside. Richard Avenue came top of this group and so advanced to the final to play the other teams that also had made it. During this competition we finished with a record of 5 wins to 3 losses. This was enough to crown us champions of the whole of Tyne & Wear, the first time we have achieved this!
An amazing achievement and well done to all involved.
The Year 4 Sunderland Tennis Champions.
The Year 4 tennis team represented the school at the Sunderland Tennis Finals. They competed in both tennis skills and matches and every single member of the team played brilliantly.
We ended the day as champions and will advance to the Tyne & Wear Finals.
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
The Fairtrade display showing all the work the children did throughout the week.
The school have held a Fairtrade week.
We started the week with a whole school assembly about Fairtrade and then each year group carried out research into why Fairtrade is important and why we should be supporting it. The children then made posters to encourage people to buy Fairtrade products. Year 2 wrote letters from the point of view of Fairtrade farmers, telling people why Fairtrade helps them and their families. Year 5 and 6 held a discussion on whether we should buy Fairtrade chocolate and the arguments both for and against.
All this work culminated with a display board we have put up in school that displays all aspects of the work we have done throughout the week.
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
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 Year 3 and 4 hockey team.
Our Year 3 and 4 Hockey team went to Silksworth to represent the school in the Sunderland Hockey Finals. They won every game in their group to advance to the final. After going 1-0 behind they showed great determination to come back and win the game 4-1 to become the champions of Sunderland and advance to the Tyne and wear Finals.
Well done everyone and good luck!