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Children in Need 2014 | November 20, 2014

The children in fancy dress to raise money for Children in Need
The children in fancy dress to raise money for Children in Need

The children have raised and amazing £1372.74 for Children in Need. This is up £150 on last years total. The day was spent in various ways with the children coming in to school in fancy dress and holding activities such as a cake sale. A great amount for a good charity. Well done to all.

We’re an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ School | November 20, 2014

On the 15th and 16th of October 2014 we were visited by Ofsted for a full school inspection . During the inspection the following areas were scrutinised:

  • leadership and management
  • behaviour and safety of pupils
  • quality of teaching
  • achievement of the pupils
  • early years provision

In all of these areas the school performed very well and was awarded a good status. During the inspection we were also complimented on various aspects of the school with one inspector stating that he had “never seen a better school environment anywhere”.

On teaching Ofted said:

Teaching is good across the school. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and ensure that the pace of learning and level of challenge usually enables pupils to concentrate and be fully involved in learning.

Ofsted Report, 2014

A very well done to everyone involved.

Learning about Christian Baptism | October 16, 2014

Children Watch the mock baptism
The children learn how a Christian is baptised.

Year 1 visited St Nicolas Church in Sunderland to learn all about Baptisms. Reverend Stephanie of the church taught the children how Christian’s welcome people into their religion through Baptism and what was involved in the ceremony. After the mock-ceremony the children had a good look around the church at all the outstanding features such as the pews and the stained glass windows.

Sunny “down our school” | October 13, 2014

The school was privileged to be visited by Sun FM’s, Sunny the Seagull the other day. We would like to thank whoever nominated us for a visit by this monumental bird.

Below you can view a slideshow of photos taken with the children.

Image slideshow of the visit by Sunny the Seagull.

Food for Thought… | October 6, 2014

Foodbank donations
The children hand over the donated items.

The children and staff of Richard Avenue Primary have been collecting lots of food to donate to the Sunderland Foodbank to help people in need of food. Foodbank Manager, Hilma Cairns and local pastor John visited us during one of our assemblies to thank us for our kind donations.

A big thank you to everyone who donated, the food will be well used.

Announcing our Home Charity for 2014/15 | September 25, 2014

Mavis with Amy
Mavis with her guide dog Amy.

Our home charity this year is The Guide Dog Appeal . A lady called Mavis who is blind came into school with her guide dog Amy. The children learned how guide dogs help people who are blind, keeping them safe when they go out.

We hope to raise lots of money this year to help the charity.

World Cup Sponsored Event | September 15, 2014

Some old news to catch up on. On Friday 28th June Richard Avenue Primary School had a World Cup Sports Sponsored Event. It was initially suggested by the school council. The event was to raise funds for sponsoring seven children’s education in Africa. Each year group throughout the school has an individual child that they sponsor. Also our ‘Home Charity’ is Age UK. We have supported their cause to help older people in Sunderland.

All children were encouraged to think of others by trying to raise sponsorship. All year groups took part from Nursery to Year 6. There were lots of sports events such as Wii fit, football, skills and even a teacher football match! The day was enjoyed by all, including the parents who came to support their children.

The staff battle it out on the school pitch
The staff battle it out on the school pitch.

Thank you to everybody involved for all of your support.