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.
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.
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.
The children cut out their jigsaw pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
They performed beautiful renditions of a number of classic Christmas Carols and everyone in attendance seemed to have a great time.
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’.
Year 3 have been learning about the Romans in History. They read a poem to learn about the story of Boudicca and her battle with the Roman army. As a class, they then decided to act out the story. Here is their final video, enjoy!
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 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.