KS2 Playground RAPS Graffiti Mural
Two previously very boring porta-cabins have been transformed by London based graffiti artist Neequay Dreph Dsane. Now we have an inspiring mural which celebrates our core Risley Values—RESPECT, ASPIRE, PERSEVERE,
French Market 2017
On Tuesday 23rd May, KS2 had a French Market. Children practiced for weeks in advance to perfect their French conversation skills and were able to buy and sell food in perfect French. Each class created a food stall and prepared food to be sold. Colourful food stalls, French labelling and traditional clothing made the market look authentic. What an exciting way to practice lingo from across the Channel!
Risley pupils are busy planting new crops for the summer ahead. We are very lucky to have such a unique outdoor space located in inner London.
Maths Week 2017
The Maths Fair at Risley was a big hit this week, and although no ‘Pi’ was eaten, pupils & parents consumed many new and interesting math facts. Every class invited parents in for a session where they were able to play maths games in class with their children. Thank you to all those parents that came along.
As part of the School for Sports Programme, GB triple jumper Kola Adedoyin, visited us recently. Each class took part in a circuit workshop with Kola and them learnt some of the drills that he has used to become a successful athlete. There are a number of video clips on Class Dojo in the School Story section. Have a look!
Have I got News For you
We had a VERY exciting end to half term today with a visit from IAN HISLOP from ‘HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU’ he answered questions and judged comedy sketches from our partner schools. He was thrilled to be with us.
Past Risley Pupils
Recently we were honoured with a visit from one of our past pupils—Doreen Blackham. Mrs Blackham travelled all the way from Milton Keynes with her son Keith. She lived locally as a child and attended Risley in the late 1930’s from the age of 5 years along with her siblings. Mrs Blackham took us all on a trip down memory lane telling us about her experiences at Risley. Mrs Blackham spoke to some pupils who were amazed that she had been a pupil. It was lovely to see Mrs Blackham and hope she comes back to visit us soon.
Risley Avenue Primary School was selected to feature in the Parliamentary Review Magazine. This celebrates best practice in schools across the country. Each family should receive one of these magazines. Risley can be found on P52. The Headteacher and Chair of Governors were invited to Parliament to celebrate and meet with other schools who featured in the review.
Bringing Books to Life
To celebrate the end of last term, the nursery had a very special visitor. Jasper is 15 months old, very well behaved and loves children. He is a beautiful King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and the pet dog of our nursery teacher, Jackie. The children were able to find out about the care of Jasper as part of their learning linked to our Power of Reading book ‘Hickory Dickory Dog’. The children asked questions, had a chance to stroke him, took photos and drew pictures. They observed him sleeping, playing with his toys, having snacks and being gentle and friendly. Even the shyer children soon relaxed and were fascinated. We have all fallen in love with Jasper! Thank you Jackie.
Yesterday Class 4J had a very special visitor. Shaun Wallace, winner of 2004 Mastermind and star chaser from the ITV show, The Chase, came to speak to the class. He gave an inspirational recount of his life and his ambitions as a child. Shaun is an avid reader and he told the children that learning is the most important thing to do to be successful in life. Class 4J especially enjoyed watching some of his successes on Mastermind and The Chase. Many thanks to Jahrae's family for organising the session.
Sports Day 2016
Children from KS2 and KS1 took part in Sports Day competing in variety of activities. KS2 pupils went to New River Sports Centre and all pupils and staff had a great time.
Risley Avenue Primary School would like to wish all the best to two long serving members of staff - Ms Jean Dwyer and Ms Natasha Matthews, they will be missed by all.
Class 4H were busy preparing their Fruit Kebabs to sell during our Enterprise Fair on 30th June.
Queen's 90th Birthday
Risley pupils celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday as part of their British Values Week celebrations . Each child was given a keepsake to remember this special occasion.
A French Market was held on February 19th, as many classes are learning French. Colourful stalls, typical costumes and music surrounded the big hall, for everyone's enjoyment. But furthermost, a variety of delicious French food was available to all. What could be better than asking for "un croissant au chocolat" while practising your French!
Year 5 visited the Olympic Park and the nature trail located near by. All the pupils had a great day learning about the local habitats and of course the great stadiums of the London Olympics.
World Book Day 2016
A day the school celebrate annually in honor of our favorite story or book. Children dress as popular character from a book they enjoy reading. It's a fun day and a great way to learn about other characters, stories and books!
This year's science week went off with a big bang! Literally! KS2 children were blown away by an all things physics performance from Dr Szydlo, Science Boffin Mandy and Nigel from Science Dome. Children were able to consolidate their learning from reversible and irreversible changes to understanding chemical reactions, identifying planets and discovering stars. During the course of the week, the entire school carried out investigations and experiments in and outside their classrooms. The children were then able to share all of their hard work and learning with their families and carers during the science fair at the end of the week.
Sport Relief 2016
All of Risley School took part in this years Sport Relief raising money for charity. The KS2 pupils ran through Bruce Caste Park with staff while the younger pupils ran through both playgrounds at Risley. Everyone who took part did their bit to raise a massive £686 for charity. WELL DONE RISLEY!
Silent Film Festival
On Wednesday, 4J attended the London Primary Schools Silent Film Festival 2016 at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. The event was organised by Film In Education. The festival was a fabulous showcasing of all the schools' efforts in creating some fantastic silent films. Risley Avenue Primary School's entry, Moovers and Shakers, was very well received with laughter and applause. We managed to the snatch the trophy for Best Homage to the Silent Film Era as the judges believed that 4J's hilarious film was a true representation of a bygone time. A huge congratulations to the children. Mr Johnson
We had a fantastic Maths week. All of the pupils, parents and teachers worked very hard to make the events successful and fun for the children. Every class invited parents in for a session where they were able to play maths games in class with their children. Thank you to all those parents that came along. During maths week, we focused on measurements. We went to Bruce Castle Park to estimate and measure items in the playground as well the height of trees in steps and metres. Also, we used measurements for baking cupcakes and weighing items in the classroom, as well as working with estimating and measuring capacity with containers of water. On the Friday, we invited parents in to see our work. We estimated and weighed classroom items on a balance scale and we investigated if the length of your foot is the same as the length between your wrist and elbow. We had made a display about where maths can be found in the environment and we asked parents for interesting ways to make up the number 2016.
On Wednesday 15 June 2016, Risley Avenue took part in Haringey's Park-to-Park Bike Ride. 100 children, from ten schools, rode from their schools to Lordship Lane Rec, then via Downhills and Chestnuts parks to Finsbury Park. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch and some entertainment before we rode on to Priory Park, Ally Pally and then back to our schools. We all had a great time and the sun shone! Thanks to Haringey's Smarter Travel team for organising.
Risley Avenue have paired up with the Cornish school, Pennoweth in Redruth for several years, enabling the children to meet others from a very different community and environment from themselves. Children were able to experience a day of surfing, a visit to The Eden Project, a boat trip from Truro to Falmouth, a Tudor Castle and Rock pooling (where they caught a crab or two)! The staff at Pennoweth looked after them really well, serving a full breakfast everyday and cooked evening meal which included real Cornish Pasties and Cornish ice cream! This year the weather was amazing and everyone returned looking really happy and healthy and were able to talk about all the new friends they had made. The Cornish school also visit us each June so we will be seeing them soon.