Archives filed under 2016

Year 2 Visit the Seaside | July 4, 2016

The children play on the beach
The children play on the beach.

This half term Year 2 have been learning about the seaside. They have been looking at the history of the seaside, comparing it to how it is now. In relation to this the children went to Monkwearmouth Museum and worked with Marie to learn about the seaside from the past. They looked at lots of interesting artifacts! They then went to see Souter Lighthouse on the way to the beach. When they got to the beach they had lots of fun playing on the sand and even had a yummy ice cream each!

Free Tennis Training | June 23, 2016

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One of our pupils learning to play tennis.

Today the children had a visitor from the Silksworth Tennis Centre who give them a basic tennis taster.

To coincide with the they will be holding free tennis training days on the 25th and 26th of June. You can view the details below.

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Tennis Flyer Details.
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Tennis flyer details.

Celebrating Animals | June 7, 2016

Year 2 children dressed as animals
Year 2 children and their teachers dressed as animals.

Year 2 held an animal week to celebrate the end of their time learning about animals. They decided to sponsor two endangered animals. 2C sponsored a jaguar and 2RE sponsored a giant panda!

On Wednesday Michelle, an artist, came in to show the children how to use pastels and chalks to draw our endangered animals. Their pictures were very effective!

Year 2 children draw animals using chalks and pastels
Year 2 children draw animals using chalks and pastels.

On Thursday the children had a visit from Crazy Creatures. John and Megan brought in 10 different types of animals. Everyone got the chance to hold lots of animals and they all learnt lots of interesting facts! The children were also very brave and sensible when handling the animals.

And finally, on Friday the children and their teachers came to school dressed as animals. All the costumes were fantastic!

Year 2 children meet some animals
Year 2 children meet some animals.

The Very Lazy Ladybird Play | May 26, 2016

The reception children have been learning about insects and mini beasts. As part of this they put of a play for their parents called The Very Lazy Ladybird. You can watch the video of the play below.

The Very Lazy Ladybird Play at Richard Avenue Primary School.

Making Bird Feeds | May 26, 2016

Homemade bird feeders
The homemade bird feeders.

Year One have been learning about Spring time and now know that lots of baby animals are born in Spring.

There is a bird box in the Friendship Garden, where a little bird has laid her eggs. The children decided to help her to feed her babies, by making bird feeders. They researched what common UK wild birds like to eat, then used those ingredients to make their feeders.

The children have hung them in the Friendship garden for the mother blue tit. We hope she likes them!

Cricket Updates | May 23, 2016

Both the girls and boys cricket teams have recently been in action.

Eight Year 6 girls took part in the Girls Cricket Finals at Eppleton Cricket Club. They won two matches, lost two and drew one. Throughout they showed great determination and effort and performed very well.

The Girls Year Six Cricket team
The Girls Year Six Cricket team.

The Year 6 boys cricket team took part in the Cricket Finals at Ryhope Cricket Club. The boys showed great determination, team work in every game. They won two out of three group matches and made it to the semi finals by scoring the most runs of the day. They eventually finished in 3rd Place.

The Boys Year Six Cricket team
The Boys Year Six Cricket team.

Green Cross Code | May 3, 2016

The children getting ready to practice the Green Cross Code
The children getting ready to practice the Green Cross Code.

Year One have been learning about crossing the road safely. Lorraine from Walkwise came to our school do talk to the children about the rules for crossing the road safely. The children then went out to practice everything the’d just been taught. In particular they practiced the Green Cross Code, to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN.