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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.

Safer Internet Day 2018
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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Safer Internet Day 2018
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Safer Internet Day 2018

Year 2 learn about Dinosaurs | February 2, 2018

Year 2 learning about dinosaurs
Year 2 learning about dinosaurs.

Year 2 went on a visit to the Centre for Life in Newcastle to learn more about dinosaurs. The Dino Jaws exhibition was fascinating and the children loved seeing the dinosaur models up close! Later they enjoyed exploring the Centre for Life, watching a Science Theatre Show and even trying ice-skating! A brilliant trip thoroughly enjoyed by all!

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:

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’.

Year 2 Visit the National Glass Centre | December 11, 2017

Year 2 Glass Centre Visit
The children designing a winter glass painting.

Year 2 went on a trip to the National Glass Centre. The children learnt about the materials the Glass Centre building was made from and compared this to the materials St Peter’s Church was made from. Later they designed and made their own winter glass painting and then watched a demonstration of a glass snowman being made. A fantastic days for everyone involved!

Year 2 at the Seaside | July 9, 2017

Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham
Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham.

Year 2 have been learning about the seaside and so went to Seaham to spot some features of the coastline.

Unfortunately it rained all day and they didn’t get to play in the sand! They did see Tommy (the sculpture) and sketched pictures of him. Tommy is a statue of a First World War soldier by artist Ray Longsdale. It is officially named 1101 (or Eleven-O-One), referring to the first minute of peace as the armistice came into force at 11am on 11 November 1918.

The children also visited Lickety Split and learnt about the history of ice-cream and how ice-cream is made while having a tour of the shop and looking at all of the huge machines they use to make their many different flavours of ice-cream.

Blue bubblegum was a popular choice for an ice-cream at the end of our workshop.

Year 2 Sports Competition at Thornhill | May 24, 2017

Year 2 Sports Competition at Thornhill
Year 2 Sports Competition at Thornhill.

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:

  • 1st place – Team 10 (2R)
  • 2nd place – Team 12 (2R)
  • 3rd place – Team 6 (2C)

Trip to Kirkley Hall | May 20, 2017

Animals of Kirkley Hall
The children stroking a rabbit.

On Friday 19th May, year 2 went on a trip to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Northumberland. Although it rained for most of the day the children still had a brilliant time looking at lots of different animals and even getting to hold a guinea pig and stroke a rabbit.

Animals of Kirkley Hall
Capybara of Kirkley Hall.
A Cockatoo talks to the children.