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.
Please read the Newsletter for December 2021. We have information about a school sculpture project, sorts visits restarting, money raised for Children in Need, and more!
Hi today we are starting a new school-wide arts project.
This is an art project for all the family to take part in. It will be a record of the unusual times that all families are living through at this time. We hope that it will be enjoyable for everyone And Lots of Families will take part.
Memory Vessels have been made throughout history. They can be made out of all sorts of bits and bobs around your home and you can cover any vessel.
What to do?
We are inviting each family to make one.
- Each family will make a very different vessel depending on the objects in their home.
- You can use all sorts of everything to make your memory vessel.
- You can use any vessel to attach your decorations to.
What you need
- You need a vessel to decorate – anything will do – an old cup ,teapot. jar, bottle or anything else.
- You will need all sorts of small items to decorate – absolutely anything!
- You will need something to attach them with – glue ,filler, tile adhesive, putty etc.
- Everyone can attach something.
- You can then store memories inside – on paper or in other ways that you wish.
- Keep your vessel for our return to school
- Photograph your vessel
- Photograph your family making the vessels.
- Email the photograph to school at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will then send these photographs to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens As a record of our history at this time.
We really look forward to seeing your creations. We would like as many families as possible to take part In creating a truly memorable art collection.
There is a slideshow with all this information and photos in your Google Classroom, here is a PDF version
On Monday Year 2 participated in a Great Fire of London drama workshop to introduce their new topic.
They firstly looked at the houses in 1666 and why the design of the houses contributed towards the fire. They worked in groups to make houses using their bodies. They then learnt about the ways people fought the fire and came up with actions to match. Finally they looked at who helped and hindered during the Great Fire of London and worked in groups to make still ‘photographs’ of this.
A great day enjoyed by all that will definitely inspire their new history topic.
The children making still photographs.
Year 5 at the Oriental Museum.
Year 5 visited the Oriental Museum in Durham as part of this term’s history topic; the Ancient Egyptians. They looked at and were able to handle a range of real Egyptian artifacts and also dressed as Egyptians and learned all about how to mummify a body and why this was important to the Egyptians. Finally, the children saw (and smelled) a real Ancient Egyptian Mummy.
The finished pot in position in Sunderland.
RAPS Gardening club representative showing their skills of design and planting to the Northumbria In Bloom judges. Raising awareness of the importance of reducing plastic waste clogging up our oceans. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
The finished pots.
Gardening and Art club working together in partnership with Sunderland City council to design two large plant pots to be displayed in Sunderland City centre. The children designed a Sustainable theme to highlight the importance of reducing plastic waste entering our oceans to help save our seas and marine life. #RAPSplastic
The children planting up the pots.
The children doing MMA training.
During the 13th-14th of June the whole school had a focus upon Well-being. As a school we looked at the areas of Physical, Health and Mental Well-being.
A wide range of activities were planned for the children to teach them about these areas. We had many physical activities including: Trampolining, Basketball, Bench Ball, MMA and an assault course challenge for Early Years and KS1.
A cooking session.
Health Well-being was focused around cookery and how we eat delicious healthy food every day. Mental Well-being sessions were provided by the school nurse. Our art during the week focused upon how the children look after their own mental well-being.
An art session.
Overall, the children had a fun filled days 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.
The reception children doing an assault course.