Year 4 attended a Well-being Festival at Silksworth Leisure Centre. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:
On Thursday 5th October Year 4 went to Silksworth Leisure centre for a Well-Being festival. We went there to learn about keeping fit and exercising. We took part in Brazilian soccer, yoga, skipping (in which I got tangled), dancing and dodgeball. The other group got to make smoothies using power from an exercise bike. We also got to do a kickabout with Sunderland AFC and learn new skills. We were only there for the morning but it felt like all day because we were so worn out from the exercising.
Year 6 students recently visited Derwent Hill in the Lake District. They had an amazing time pushing themselves to achieve things they didn’t know they were capable of. Each child had their own biggest achievement of the week, including riding the death swing, climbing a mountain, jumping into waterfalls, sliding down gorges and finding out about rare animals at the farm.
Working as a group they managed to complete the John Muir award. This is given to children that have demonstrated they explored new places, discovered things they never knew before, conserved the countryside for others to enjoy it, and finally sharing their experiences with others in the hope that they would discover the Lake District National Park.
Year 3 and 4 have been competing in the Sunderland Tennis Finals. Year 3 played very well winning most of their games and showing some great skills which allowed them to top their group and make the final against East Herrington School. Each child played one more match against an opponent from East Herrington. Winning these individual matches, Richard Avenue Primary was named the winners and the children received gold medals.
Year 4 with their silver medals for Tennis.
Year 4 played against the 11 other schools who had won their cluster groups. After playing lots of tennis games and taking part in the skills station, Richard Avenue Primary won their group by over 100 points which took them into the final. After a close match they finished as runners up and received silver medals and with that they now get entered into the Tyne and Wear finals.
Year 6 girls cricket team recently took part in the Sunderland Cricket Finals where they played excellent cricket with some outstanding fielding. They won all their group matches and their semi final game coming just short of winning the whole tournament they finished runners up. Congratulations!
Year 3 and Year 4 tennis teams recently played in the cluster tennis tournament. Both teams played some brilliant tennis and both won their respective tournaments to made it through to the Sunderland tennis finals.
On Tuesday 23rd May, year 1 and 2 went to Thornhill School to take part in a range of sport activities. Pupils from Thornhill and sports leaders from Barnes Junior School looked after the groups at each activity and timed the groups or kept scores. The children worked in teams of 8-10 children and aimed to score the most points. The results were Mrs Robson’s teams taking first and second and Miss Cherrett’s team coming in last:
Ten children from KS1 went to Silksworth to take part in the Agility Games. They developed skills in running, jumping, throwing, dribbling, balancing and teamwork. They had a great day and on returning to school showed off their new skills to their friends and teachers.
Ten children from year 6 represented the school in the Sunderland Rugby League competition. They played 4 games in the group matches, won 3 and drew one, meaning they won the group and progressed to the semi finals. In the semi final they won 4-1 and reached the final. In a close game they just missed out on winning the tournament but finished as fantastic runners up. Really well done.