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Safer Internet Day 2018 | February 6, 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018
The children on Internet Safety Day 2018.

Today the school held their annual Safer Internet Day for 2018. Throughout the day the children learned how to respectfully use the internet and to think of others while doing so. The topic this year was ‘create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you’, and our topics were centered around that.

One of the interactive topics included the children making a connective jigsaw. They were asked to consider how as a person they could make the internet a more positive place. We received answers such as “don’t be disrespectful and say hurtful things if you cant say anything kind”. The children when then made to understand that if their own positivity was added to that of others then the internet will become a more positive place as a whole. The way a jigsaw comes together.

Safer Internet Day 2018
The children cut out their jigsaw pieces.
Safer Internet Day 2018
The children bring the jigsaw together.

In other parts of the school the children watched a video where children in the video would send a text message and then our children were asked how they would respond to such a comment. We asked them to be honest and a lot of the children gave both positive responses and some gave negative ones. We then quizzed the children on why they had made the comments and to think how they might escalate or diffuse a situation with positivity.

The children also made posters about things they liked about school. The posters were then given to other children who would write comments about the poster on the back. They then went through the comments with their teacher to teach them how both positive and negative comments would make that person feel and how they could be more positive and constructive when commenting.

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The children with their posters.

All in all a great day of learning and understanding that hopefully the children and the teachers can take forward in their online life.

Here are some more photos from the day.

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Richard Avenue Radio January 2018 | February 5, 2018

In the first podcast of 2018, we hear from all six nominees for Head Boy and Head Girl, and interviews with the successful candidates. We have a new feature called 60-Minute Social where we ask as many questions as we can to a teacher in a minute. We also hear from Harper in Year 4 who won a local Bake-Off Challenge, and news reports from all the goings on in and out of school. Happy listening!

Safer Internet Day 2018 | January 22, 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2018. The slogan this year is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” and throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.

The following information comes from the UK Safer Internet Centre:

What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!

As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for foundation and KS1 children, and one for KS2 children:

KS2 Church and School Choir 2017 | December 21, 2017

KS2 Church Choir 2017
The children of KS2 perform their Christmas Production 2017.

The children of Key Stage 2 performed their annual Christmas Nativity with carols at both St.Nicholas’ Church for Key Stage 1 children and the staff, and in our School Hall for parents and the Mayor of Sunderland.

Headteacher Karen Todd with the Mayor of Sunderland and the Consort
Headteacher Karen Todd with the Mayor of Sunderland and the Consort.

They performed beautiful renditions of a number of classic Christmas Carols and everyone in attendance seemed to have a great time.

KS2 Church Choir 2017
The children of KS2 perform their Christmas Production 2017.

Richard Avenue Primary School wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The KS2 children of perform ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.
The KS2 children of perform ‘Once in Royal David’s City’.
The KS2 children of perform ‘Trois Souris’.

Reception and Key Stage 1 Christmas Production 2017 | December 19, 2017

Reception and KS1 Christmas Production 2017
The children of Reception and KS1 perform their Christmas Production 2017.

This years Christmas production ‘Baubles’ was performed by Reception and Key Stage 1. All the children worked extremely hard and performed beautiful singing and fantastic acting to put on an amazing show for all those in attendance.

Reception and KS1 Christmas Production 2017
The children of Reception and KS1 perform their Christmas Production 2017.

We hope everyone really enjoyed it as much as we all did. Some videos of the songs performed are below.

The Reception and KS1 children of perform ‘Christmas Time is Here’.
The Reception and KS1 children of perform ‘Wake Him Up’.
The Reception and KS1 children of perform ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’.