News from the School

In Friday Flyer No.6… | June 13, 2022

In this weeks Friday Flyer you can read about the children’s visit to Derwent Hill in the Lake District, some amazing artwork we made for the Queens Jubilee, a parent online safety update, and much more. Happy reading!


Happy World Environment day! | June 5, 2022

World Environment Day on 5 June is the biggest international day for the environment . Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1973, the event has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people from across the world engaging to protect the planet

We have #OnlyOneEarth (World Environment Day 2022)

Each year, World Environment Day is hosted by a different country where the official celebrations take place. The host country for 2022 is Sweden.

Share your events and actions by taking part in #OnlyOneEarth and #WorldEnvironmentDay on social media

We Celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | May 26, 2022

The children wearing crowns they had made.

Throughout the week we’ve been celebrating the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee. The staff and the children have been getting involved in all sorts of activities in preparation for a picnic we had planned. This included making bunting, crowns and decorating two large portraits of the Queen drawn by Miss Howard.

Mr Williams was also going round school to sit down with some of the children who answered questions about our Queen.

As part of the school’s jubilee celebrations, some of our children sat down and answered questions about our Queen.

Unfortunately, due to the British rain, the picnic with the parents could not go ahead but we did manage to find a break in the rain so the children could go out and sing the songs they had prepared, which represented different decades.

The children performing their songs.

It was great for everyone to be together outside and as it was something we hadn’t been able to do for a long time it felt extra special.

You can see some of the videos and photos from the day in our Queens Jubilee Album

In Friday Flyer No.4 | May 23, 2022

In this weeks Friday Flyer you can read about our upcoming Queens Jubilee Celebrations, a visit from The History Bloke and Zoolab, trips the children have been on and sporting events they’ve taken part in, and much more. Happy reading!


Hajrah to Exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts | May 20, 2022

We are absolutely delighted that Hajrah from 6H has had a painting excepted for the Young Artists’ Summer Show in London. Her artwork was judged by a panel of passionate artists and arts professionals. They selected her piece for display online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts

A fantastic artistic achievement Hajrah. Congratulations.

Hajrah’s painting to be displayed at the Royal Academy.

Sunderland School Swimming Finals | May 19, 2022

The Year 5/6 swimming team took part in the Sunderland School Swimming Finals. Well done to all of our children who swam brilliantly and showed great determination. Special mention to the boys who made the grand final of the medley relay race. Our children were superb ambassadors for our school with thanks to Mr Spoors for all he did to organise the children.

The Year 5/6 Swimming Team.

Thank you Mr Spoors!

Year 1 Visits Durham Castle | May 18, 2022

Year 1 on their trip to Durham Castle.

Year one visited Durham Castle on the 16th May (1CW) and Tuesday 17th May (1S). They all had a great time exploring the castle and finding out about its features. Some of the children dressed up as the kings and bishops connected to the castle history. In the afternoon the children made their own cardboard models of castles and were challenged to make a strong castle wall that the teachers tried to knock it down!

A fun and educational day out.

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!