News from the School

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at RAPS… SAVE THE DATE! | May 16, 2022

We will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in school on Tuesday 24th May. The children will spend the day learning about why we are celebrating the Jubilee, alongside preparing for our afternoon picnic!

We would love to have parents / carers join us on the school field for a Jubilee picnic from 2-3pm. Also, to give you some notice, we will be asking the children to wear red, white or blue clothes on the day or non-uniform so please do not feel you need to buy anything extra. We hope lots of you can come along to celebrate with us!

In this weeks Friday Flier… | May 13, 2022

In this weeks Friday Flier we have news about our upcoming Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, news from our football teams, trips the children have made this week away from school, upcoming dates for your diaries and much more. Happy reading!


Year 5 Visit Safetyworks | May 12, 2022

Some of the Year 5 children at Safetyworks, Newcastle.

Year 5 enjoyed a visit out of school on Monday morning to Safetyworks in Newcastle. The children improved their knowledge in making informed life choices, where they needed to recognise key risks and dangers, and gain confidence to take actions which will reduce the risks to themselves and others. They enjoyed activities based on home safety, fire safety, road safety, internet safety and many more.

Well done Year 5!

Our New Friday Flier | May 4, 2022

Dear Richard Avenue Families, welcome back to the summer term. We hope that you have enjoyed a lovely break with your children in the sunny weather, which was bright if not warm. It’s been a wonderful first week for me in school which began with whole school assemblies and Miss McKinney’s lucky dip box, ask your children about this!

I cannot thank the RAPS team enough for kindly looking after me and making me feel so welcome. I feel incredibly fortunate to be your new head teacher and look forward to meeting you all in time.

We will be writing to families each week in our new Friday Flier, so please do look out for it. It will also be uploaded to our website. Please do let us know what you think of the format, and whether you find the weekly update is helpful to you at home.

You can find the first one below and you can download this and future flyers from our Weekly Newsletter page. Happy Reading!

Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run | March 14, 2022

Be part of the event on Sunday 8th May 2022, at Keel Square, Sunderland. Experience the thrill and buzzing atmosphere of a large running event with your family or as a beginner.

The Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run is the perfect introduction to running events with the course taking place on closed roads, making it a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. With plenty of encouragement from the crowds you will experience the excitement of running on part of the same route as the Sunderland City 10km and ½ Marathon, held later on the same day.

Under 16s are just £5 and group tickets are available at a discounted rate.

Entry includes chip timing and a bespoke event t shirt and medal.

For more information and to enter visit Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run