Years 3, 4 and 5 have been busy in various tennis tournaments over the past few months.
The year 3 tennis team successfully won gold at the Sunderland Tennis Finals. They played tennis games and took part in tennis skills and finished their group 100 points ahead of the team in second place. In their final play-offs they won 7-1 to grab the gold and so named Sunderland champions. They will now represent the school and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals.
The Year 3 gold winners and Sunderland champions.
The Year 4 tennis team competed in their Sunderland Final and played some brilliant tennis. Along with some great scores on the skills tests they were named winners of their group. They went on to draw 4-4 in their final play-offs and after a sudden death game they won a silver medal. They will now represent Sunderland at the Tyne and Wear Finals.
The Year 4 silver medal winners.
The year 5 tennis team competed against 7 other schools in the Sunderland Y5/6 tennis tournament. They played some excellent tennis matches with some very long and tense rallies. When their tennis scores were added to their skill points they were named runners up to a very good Year 6 team and collected their silver medals.
The Year 5 silver medal winners.
Very well done to all years and good luck to Year 3 and Year 4 representing Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals.
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.
The Year Two and Three boys football team went to Silksworth Sports complex to take part in a football tournament.
They played 5 games. After losing the first game 1-0 the boys showed great determination to improve their performance. The next game they drew 0-0. After this the team went on a winning streak and won the next 3 games including a 4-0 victory.
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team at the end of the tournament.
Lucas and Miguel managed to get 2 goals each throughout the day with Ishaaq on top form and getting himself 4 goals. Well done all!
Our Sunderland Hoops4Health winners 2018 with the Eagles.
On Friday 2nd February Richard Avenue went to Northumbria University to take part in the Sunderland Hoops for Health Finals. Mrs Todd, Mr Spoors, Mr Old and the basketball team were very excited about watching the Newcastle Eagles game but even more excited about watching Richard Avenue on the court.
The team played before the game and then made it through to the final at half time in front of the many supporters in the stands.
At half time they played one final game and won to be crowned the Sunderland winners! To read more about the event please follow this link.
Very well done to all.
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 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 ground.
The children asking questions about the process.
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.
A planet in the planetarium.
Derwent Hill 2018.
30 pupils from RAPS attended Derwent Hill and had a great learning experience amidst a significant Lakeland snowfall.
The children learning the fundamentals of the paddle.
The pupils took part in the John Muir Discovery Award, and engaged in the 4 areas of Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share. John Muir was great environmentalist who had a love of wild places and introducing them to young people.
As part of their work some 800 trees were planted by pupils, under the direction of the Environment Agency.
The children after planting some trees.
The whole residential week proved to be a tremendous Outdoor Education learning experience in which pupils not only undertook adventurous activities, developed a deeper understanding of the environment, but also learnt a lot about themselves.
The children carrying a sled together.
Gabriel Coates Little Inventors winner.
William and Kate met Richard Avenue Primary Schools, Gabriel Coates and found out about his winning entry in the ‘Little Inventors’ workshop , during their visit to the new Arts and Cultural Centre, located in the newly regenerated Old Fire Station, Sunderland.
Gabriel Coates meets William and Kate.
Gabriel Coates meets William and Kate.
Gabriel designed a ‘Roller Lamp’ as part of a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) project. This was an ingenious remote control lamp on a motorised skateboard which could be directed to move around a room in a house, at the will of the person controlling it.
Kensington Palace asked to meet the three winners of the ‘Little Inventors’ competition, whilst on their visit to Sunderland. The visit was to celebrate culture, art and regeneration in Sunderland, with a strong emphasis on young people having a voice and a role in the future of Sunderland. Naturally, Gabriel gave a good account of himself and his invention to Kate and William.
William and Kate.