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Rugby Champions! | November 7, 2018

Y5/6 Rugby Champions
The Y5/6 Rugby Champions

On a number of Monday evenings after school the Y5/6 Rugby team took part in the first ever Sunderland Tag Rugby League.

The team played seven games demonstrating great team spirit and dedication as they came from behind on a number of occasions. They won three games, drew three and lost one to be named as joint champions.

Y5/6 Rugby Champions
The Y5/6 Rugby Champions

Very well done to everyone who participated.

Staff Raise £2305 for the Alzheimer’s Society | October 31, 2018

Memory Walk
We raised money in a number of different ways including a cake sale.

We are thrilled and extremely proud to announce that we have raised £2305 for the Alzheimer’s Society from the Memory Walk fundraising. Everyone involved had a lovely day and enjoyed completing the scenic walk along the coast. A huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising! We look forward to raising more money for the Alzheimer’s Society throughout the year.

Memory Walk
The staff and children who took part in the walk.

Go Run for Fun | October 29, 2018

Go Run for Fun Event
The children waiting to run.

All the children from Year 4,5 and 6 took part in the Go Run For Fun Event. They ran 2KM around Silksworth Sports Complex with hundreds of children from other schools. The event was great fun and taught the children that running short distances can be both fun and important in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The Great Fire of London Drama Workshop | October 9, 2018

The Great Fire of London Drama Workshop
The children take part in the drama workshop.

Year 2 have been learning about London and The Great Fire of London. Today the children took part in a drama workshop around The Great Fire of London. Children re-enacted the different methods used to try and put the fire out, such as using water squirts and leather buckets. They made still photographs in groups to show how people help or hindered London during and after the fire. Children also worked in teams using their bodies to create the shape of houses in 1666.

Year 4 Visit to Cragside | October 5, 2018

Year 4 at Cragside
Year 4 at Cragside.

Year 4 visited Lord Armstrong’s mansion in Cragside. The mansion was the first house in history to be powered by hydroelectricity. The children learnt about water wheels, dynamos and electrical turbines.

SMSC Quality Mark | October 1, 2018


At Richard Avenue we pride ourselves on providing an education that promotes Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development which is the over-arching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum. Strong evidence shows that promoting SMSC in schools can contribute to raising academic standards and improves children’s life chances and prepares pupils for life in a modern world. Here at Richard Avenue, we are happy to say we have achieved the National GOLD SMSC quality mark . Well done everyone!