Lucy and her winning image and trophy.
The school is pleased to say that one of our children has won a regional photography competition.
Lucy Wall from Year 5 has won the Young Persons Award in the Roker Pier Photography Competition 2016. The category was for photographs taken by young people aged 16 and under.
Lucy’s photograph that won her the Young Persons Award.
The judges commented that “Lucy, aged 9, captures the mouth of the river perfectly with the uncommon sight of a sailboat in the harbour. As a regular visitor to Roker Park, Lucy has titled her image ‘Spottee’s Ship at Roker Pier”.
Lucy was presented with a framed copy of her wonderful photograph as well as a trophy made out of original oak flooring, salvaged from the lighthouse during its recent restoration.
Montage of Lucy’s achievement.
Well done Lucy!
Key Stage 2 Christmas Production.
Key Stage 2 held their annual Christmas Production for 2016 this week. The theme this year was “A Celebration of Christmas” and the children performed different routines showing the different aspects of Christmas and how its celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world.
Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance.
Key Stage 1 visited St. Nicholas Church to perform Christmas songs to the reset of the school children, teachers and parents. They performed songs such as Little Donkey and The Christmas Story.
Craft Afternoon 2016.
On Monday the schools held a Craft Afternoon for both children and parents. The fun filled afternoon allowed parents to spend time wither their children and families while taking part in craft activities organised by the school. Everyone took part in various craft activites including decorating a paper mache tree and we also had Rosebud Ceramics offering a workshop where children and parents could glaze either a Christmas decoration or mug.
A great afternoon all round. Below are some photos from the event:
The Children selling cakes for Children in Need.
The school has raised lots of money for Children in Need 2016.
The children wore a variety of outfits to raise money including their own clothes, spotty and Pudsey clothes. They also baked and sold cakes, bought toys, had a name the bear competition…and lots more!!
We raised A MASSIVE £1,099.71 to help children less fortunate than us. Some of this money is also donated to our ‘Home Charity’-The Children’s Foundation. This helps poorly children at the Sunderland Hospital.
Year 2 children at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.
Year 2 went on a trip to the National Glass Centre in Sunderland to learn more about materials.
While there they performed some fun experiments to learn more about the properties and uses of glass. They also made some fantastic art work using glass and designed and made their own winter glass tile.
The trip ended with a fantastic glass blowing demonstration.
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.”
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.