Sports Week 2020

Sports Week 2020

As you know, we aren’t able to have a Sports Day this year. But fear not, we will have a Sports Week instead!

Each day you will receive a new challenge from your teacher. Give each one a try and don’t forget to take a few photos and send them in too!

As well as this, we have another challenge for you…! 

Do you have what it takes to complete the RETNS to 5k Challenge this week?
 
As part of Sports Week, we are challenging you and your family to walk, run, hop, skip or cycle 5 kilometres over the week! That means it’s only 1 kilometre a day! Can you complete the challenge?
Don’t forget to take photos and send them to your teacher!
 
Darren
6th Class Graduation 2020

6th Class Graduation 2020

As we reach the end of a very different school year we can still look back and remember with fondness all the incredible achievements and experiences the boys and girls of the Class of 2020 have had in RETNS. 2020 was a unique school year however we can also make comparisons with the uniqueness and individuality of every child in 6th class. I have no doubt that each child will continue to reach their potential and express themselves in all aspects of their lives as they continue on their learning journey. When you watch the Photo Story it is a story of the primary school life of the Class of 2020 and the main theme is kindness and happiness. That is crystal clear in every single photo and that is what school is all about. The togetherness over the years and friendships that they have made provide lifelong memories. This is not the end, it is just the beginning. May each and everyone of you strive for excellence, be kind and be your best self. 
Best wishes 
Ronan. 

Different Families Same Love

Different Families Same Love

Senior Category Winner

Congratulations to Alice in 5th Class for winning the Senior category of the 
Different Families, Same Love Competition. Alice wrote and performed an original song which you can see on the video below. Well done Alice, we are very proud of your achievement. Anna

Constellation and Light Projects

Constellation and Light Projects

Light and Constellations

Cass and Riia put together presentations on two interesting topics. Cass gives us some interesting facts about light. Riia gives us some insights into the signs of the zodiac. Both make fasinating reading.

Enjoy,

Mary G.

Active Homework
Active Homework

Green Week

Green Week

15th June - 21st June

This week is our Green Action week celebrating our Green school’s work over the past year. We were due to have a Zero Waste Banquet (see video below) this month to celebrate our Energy and Global Citizenship work – we discovered that wasting food is one of the biggest wastes of energy in the world! Hopefully we will get to do this sometime in the school but for now we are celebrating in a different way. If you haven’t done so this week yet, there is still time to take part in some events to celebrate our green achievements:

 

Green Onion Pancake

Zero Waste Recipes

We want your Zero Waste Recipes! Send them into your class email and the green team will collate them. There are some great ideas in already. We have had lots of lovely summery recipes in already. We can’t wait to try some of them out! Check them out by clicking on the Zero Waste Recipes Button Below. 

Water Saving actions: With the hose pipe ban in place why not try these and make a poster of your TopTapTip? We were delighted to hear so many of your families planned to install a rainwater butt as your Green Resolution for 2020. Leo from 3rd Classe sent us his Top Tap Tip Poster. 

 

Painted Lady Butterfly

Lots of you took part in the RETNS Nature Quiz, notice how much of the quiz was related to RETNS Nature News on our RETNS website.

Please share a photo of your nature diary or a nature photo you love from your learning time at home. Did you know that Charles Darwin one of the worlds most famous Naturalists began his interest in nature when he was an eight year old by examining insects and watching birds in his own garden.

Patricia & Anne and The Green Team