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.
Year 3 get tennis coaching.
Year 3 had professional Tennis coaching for a whole half term. Amy Hoburn who is based at David Lloyd came into school to teach the children new tennis skills. She introduced the children to the different shots and also began working with tennis nets to encourage and develop match skills.
The children were very lucky to go to David Lloyd Sunderland to experience the tennis courts and equipment they have. The children showed great enthusiasm on making the most of the bigger space, the extra coaches and the fantastic resources on offer.
The hall was massive and we could run around more and faster. I liked playing on a net with my partner and hitting the ball over. Amy showed me how to do a backhand shot with 2 hands which I can do now.
From these lesson we have decided upon a Year 3 Tennis Team who will represent the school at the Tennis Tournament later in the year.
One of our basketball teams in action.
On Wednesday 24th January 2018, Richard Avenue entered the Hoops for Health Sunderland First round. Players from Newcastle Eagles had been into school to train Year 5, and four teams were selected to enter the tournament.
All four teams performed very well and won a number of games. Team 1 made it into one of the finals and ended up winning their game and so will go onto represent Richard Avenue at the Sunderland Finals at Northumbria University.
The school hockey team in action.
On Monday 20th November the Year 4 Hockey team entered the Sunderland Hockey Finals at Raich Carter.
The team were put into group 2 against three other schools. The team went on to win their first game 2-0 with goals form Adam and Asif. Their next game they won 4-1, goals coming from Adam (2), Isabelle and Mahian.
The final game in the group ended as a 1-1 draw with Haydon getting an equaliser. They finished the group as winners and went through to the semi-final.
The semi-final was a very close game with no goals by full time so it needed a sudden death period to decide the winner. In the end Adam came up with the golden goal that sent us through to the final.
The final was another close game with Richard Avenue narrowly losing 2-1, but runners up was a great achievement and the team felt proud of their performance. Well done all!
The school hockey team.
A Year 5 child scaling the wall.
Year 5 visited Sunderland University’s climbing wall as part of Wellbeing Week and all of the children had the opportunity to challenge themselves to reach the top of the wall. Everyone had an amazing time and used the university sporting facilities afterwards.