Archives for the month of February 2017

Tennis Awards | February 28, 2017

Tennis Awards
The children receive their tennis award.

Richard Avenue Primary School were nominated for the education setting of the year award at the Durham and Cleveland Annual Tennis Awards. There were 2 finalists in this category and Richard Avenue was voted the winning school.

Mr Spoors, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Todd, and 18 pupils who have represented the school in tennis tournaments went along to the award ceremony to collect the certificate and the trophy which will be displayed in school for everyone to see.

Well done to everyone involved.

Pirate Visit | February 22, 2017

The pirates with Year 1 and 2
The pirates with Year 1 and 2.

Year 1 and 2 have been learning about pirates. The children were visited by Captain Burwash and Captain Raggybeard. They took part in lots of fun pirate activities and learned lots of new information.

Year 1 sang pirate songs and listened to interesting pirate stories. They were also given a mermaids tear! Year 2 learned lots about a real pirate’s life and their weapons. They also helped design Jolly Roger flags and posters to recruit new pirates for the ship.

Safer Internet Day 2017 | February 7, 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017
A group discussion about sharing media including photos and videos online.

Today the school held their annual Safer Internet Day event.

In the morning the school was visited by Northumbria Police who did a special assembly on the danger that can confront children while using the internet and the things they can do to stay safe online.

Internet Safety Day 2017
Two members of Northumbria Police who did an assembly on internet safety.

In the afternoon all individual classrooms watched videos and did classroom exercises in order to help with awareness of potential problems they may encounter online. Each year group had exercises tailored to their age. Topics covered included such things as sharing media including photographs and videos online, playing games and online games with friends, social media and online chat facilities, and online addiction.

Safer Internet Day 2017
A classroom discussion about sharing photos online.
Safer Internet Day 2017
The children watch a video about the potential dangers on online gaming and internet addiction.

We covered who to contact and/or talk to in order to get help when needed. Some more pictures from the day are below:

Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017