Archives for the month of March 2018

Year 5 and 6 Sunderland Hockey Finals | March 30, 2018

The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team
The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team in action.

On Thursday 20th March the Year 5/6 Hockey team took part in the Sunderland Finals.

The team played four games in their group. They won their first game 3 – 0, goals coming from Akib, Vishal and Tony. In the their next game the team lost 2-0. After drawing the following game we all knew the final game was a must win to make it through to the semi- finals. A close game saw us going behind until Vishal found an equaliser. Then with only 1 minute to go Richard Avenue got the winning goal with Tony striking a great hit. We had made it through to the Semi Finals.

Although we lost 2-0 in the Semi Final, the team should be proud of making the Semi Finals and the effort that they made. Well done all!

The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team
The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team.

Easter Assembly 2018 | March 29, 2018

Easter Assembly
The children with their book prizes for outstanding homework about women in history.

In our final assembly of the term we celebrated the students work on a number of fronts.

Two of our children attended Sunderland’s Anti Bullying Awards ceremony earlier this month to receive an award for their work. This event was held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre and the major was present to acknowledge the winners. Both children created brilliant posters to raise awareness of ‘Everyone Different, Everyone Equal’. They were recognised for their design and art work.

Elsewhere our Healthy Pack lunch winners where picked out of a hat to win a prize. The prize is awarded to students who demonstrate a healthy pack lunch.

Finally over the past few weeks we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month. One of the activities the children did was a homework about women in history. Out of all our great pieces of work we picked a number of children from each class who won a book. Well done to all, and happy Easter everyone.

Parent and Child Cinema Trip | March 28, 2018

On Saturday 17th March the school had our second family day. Teachers with parents their children went to Empire Cinemas Sunderland again to see the new release of Peter Rabbit. Everyone had a great time despite the snow outside! We are already looking forward to our next visit in the Summer Term.

Below are photos of families that attended.

Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip
Family cinema trip

The Children begin the Wildflower Meadow Dig | March 27, 2018

The children preparing the new Wildflower meadow
The children being given their digging instructions.

As part of the Lost Landscapes and Learning initiative, a wildflower meadow is being created within the school grounds.

Today the children with volunteers began to dig out the turf and shape what will become our new wildflower meadow. Everyone worked really hard to create what will be both a educational space and a wildlife area for both flowers and the creatures they attract.

The next step will be the sowing of the seeds which should take place after we return from our Easter break.

The children preparing the new Wildflower meadow
The children preparing the ground.
The children preparing the new Wildflower meadow
The children asking questions about the process.

Kielder Observatory Planetarium | March 20, 2018

Kielder Planetarium
The children in the planetarium.

Year 5 have recently been learning about Earth and Space in Science and were given the opportunity to visit the planetarium at Thornhill School. The staff from Thornhill and the Kielder Observatory taught the children about the planets, star constellations and many more amazing facts. They had a brilliant time.

Kielder Planetarium
A planet in the planetarium.

Volunteers Needed – Lost Landscapes and Learning | March 15, 2018

wildflowers
Some flowers at the school.

As part of the Lost Landscapes and Learning initiative, a wildflower meadow is being created within the school grounds.

The Meadow will make a fantastic addition to the grounds for all the pupils and will be a valuable learning tool teaching the children about the wildlife that is dependent upon it and the importance of flowers and nature.

Children will be involved in designing the layout of the meadow and helping to sow the seeds. But we need lots of hands to help us first remove some grass.

No experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. If you cannot manage the whole session you’re still welcome for however long you can dig for and for moral support.

Please come to Richard Avenue Primary School on Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm.

Here is the leaflet with more information.

Thanks.