Archives for the month of October 2016

New Outdoor MultiGym and Multi Use Games Area | October 25, 2016

The children use the new Sports Equipment
The children use the new MUGA Sports Equipment.

The Schools recent upgrade of the outdoor games and exercise area has recently been completed. Key Stage 2 children have a new multi use games area to play various sports such as football, netball, basketball, hockey etc and also have an eight-piece gym that we built on artificial grass to reduce accidents and injuries. Key Stage 1 children have also got a new fitness play area.

Mrs. Todd said, “The children are absolutely loving the new equipment. The kids just see it as great fun. It took four weeks to build so the children have been able to see it take shape and have been eagerly waiting to have a go on it. The idea is that the kids get a bug for exercise and fitness for life and helps them to learn skills such as taking turns and being part of a team, while the kids just see it as great fun.”

Year 5/6 Athletics Competition | October 18, 2016

The children ready to race
The children ready to race.

20 children from year 5/6 went to Farringdon to represent the school at the Sportshall Athletics competition. The children had various track and field events which included running, throwing and jumping. All the children tried their best to get the most points for our school. After some individual and team first places in quite a few events, Richard Avenue eventually finished the competition in 3rd place. Well done to all involved.

Safer Internet Day 2017 | October 17, 2016

On Tuesday 7th February 2017, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2017. Throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.

The following information comes from the UK Safer Internet Centre:

This Safer Internet Day we will be exploring the power of image – both for positive and negative – in digital youth culture.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

On 7th February 2017, thousands of people around the world will unite for a better internet and consider what they can do to help ‘Be the change’.

This year for Safer Internet Day 2017, the UK Safer Internet Centre is showcasing the power of image in digital youth culture today.

Image and video sharing are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity, but there can be pressures, risks and potential negative consequences.

We need to ensure children have the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely and creatively.

This Safer Internet Day we want to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to ‘Be the change’ and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet.

To explore these themes, there are a range of activities taking place for Safer Internet Day:

  • Education Packs and SID TV to explore the issues children and young people face as a result of communicating using images and videos, from the pressure to be perfect, to the impact of sharing on their online reputation and privacy.
  • #giveasmile social media campaign calling on people to use the power of emojis and selfies to help make the internet a more positive place.
  • Youth photo campaign: young people across the UK have been creating images to share how images and videos play a role in their online lives, and these images will be exhibited at events across the UK on Safer Internet Day. Get involved with our photography project (pack launching in January) to create your own images!
  • Research report into children’s use of images and videos online will be launched by the UK Safer Internet Centre on Safer Internet Day.

As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for KS2 pupils and ones for KS1.

Reception trip to Barnes Park | October 12, 2016

The Children looking at the pond at Barnes Park
The children looking at the pond at Barnes Park.

Reception went to Barnes Park to have a look at how the local environment changes in Autumn. They collected leaves from the ground to bring back to school to make autumn pictures.

The Big Bad Wolf | October 3, 2016

The school was recently visited by an uninvited guest…

The moment CCTV captured the beast.