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Activity Week 2021 | July 14, 2021

This week at school, we have some amazing events going on. Everyone will be taking part in a variety of outdoor activities, as well as class-based well-being workshops and crafts. We thought it would be the perfect way to end what has been a very different, and challenging, school year and we hope that all year groups have the best time taking part in lots of new, exciting challenges.

Despite the typical British weather, we’ve been having a brilliant time and everyone has been getting themselves involved in everything!

Race for Life 2021 | May 10, 2021

The nursery children taking part.

On Friday 7th May, the whole school took part in our own Race for Life to support Cancer Research UK . Everyone did so well, receiving a medal and a certificate for taking part. The best bit is that, in total, we raised £839 for Cancer Research!

Well done to everyone and thank you so much for all the kind donations!

Reception learning about Plants | April 19, 2021

The reception children with their plants.

The Reception children have been busy! They have been learning about what plants need to grow. Soil, sunlight and water. To help their understanding they have planted pots at the front of school. How beautiful!

They’ll need to water them every week to make sure they grow.

School Opening and Closing Times | March 8, 2021

The current opening and closing times for school are as follows:

Opening

  • 8.40 – The school gates will open
  • 8.45 – Teachers will collect all children from the yard and bring children into school.

Closing takes place between 15:20 and 15:40 with the year groups leaving at the following times:

  • 15:20 – Years 1 and 2
  • 15:25 – Years 3 and 4
  • 15:30 – Reception
  • 15:35 – Years 5 and 6
  • 15:40 – Nursery

Any questions, please contact the school.

An Art Project To Remember at RAPS | May 22, 2020

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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

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.

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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.
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What Next?

  • Keep your vessel for our return to school
  • Photograph your vessel
  • Photograph your family making the vessels.
  • Email the photograph to school at raps@schools.sunderland.gov.uk
  • 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

Christmas Productions for 2019 | December 20, 2019

KS1 The Little Fir Tree
KS1 performing The Little Fir Tree.

Over the last few weeks we have been a hive of activity preparing the school for Christmas. This includes the amazing decorations the staff put up around school and all the hard work that has gone into the Christmas productions and performances.

The first performance was by Key Stage 1 who performed ‘The Little Fir Tree’, for teachers, children, parents and carers.

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KS1 performing The Little Fir Tree.
KS1 Perform ‘All Alone’ at their Christmas Production, ‘The Little Fir Tree’.
KS1 Perform ‘Hear the Rain’ at their Christmas Production, ‘The Little Fir Tree’.

Later in the week we were treated to EYFS performing their production, ‘Christmas Counts’ during which we heard both amazing singing and the children pulling off some extraordinary dance moves and solos.

EYFS perform Christmas Counts
EYFS perform Christmas Counts.
EYFS perform ‘Who Can Count the Angels in the Sky’ as part of their Christmas Production.
EYFS perform ‘Christmas Counts for Everyone’ as part of their Christmas Production.

The final production of the week was KS2 performing their Carol Service. A time to bring everyone together we watched some beautiful singing of many Christmas staples.

KS2 performing their Carol Service
KS2 performing their Carol Service.
KS2 Performing ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are’ at their 2019 Christmas Carol Service

Its really been a wonderful and festive last few weeks and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays everyone.