The Year 5/6 Athletics Team
On 16th October 10 boys and 10 girls from Y5/6 represented Richard Avenue at the Sportshall Athletics competition at Biddick Academy.
They took part in a range of events such as long jump, sprint, relay, triple jump and javelin. Everyone in the team tried very hard at each event and some children were named as winners in their specific events.
Very well done to all involved.
The Y5/6 Rugby Champions
On a number of Monday evenings after school the Y5/6 Rugby team took part in the first ever Sunderland Tag Rugby League.
The team played seven games demonstrating great team spirit and dedication as they came from behind on a number of occasions. They won three games, drew three and lost one to be named as joint champions.
The Y5/6 Rugby Champions
Very well done to everyone who participated.
The children waiting to run.
All the children from Year 4,5 and 6 took part in the Go Run For Fun Event. They ran 2KM around Silksworth Sports Complex with hundreds of children from other schools. The event was great fun and taught the children that running short distances can be both fun and important in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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 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.
The children in the planetarium.
Year 5 have recently been learning about Earth and Space in Science and were given the opportunity to visit the planetarium at Thornhill School. The staff from Thornhill and the Kielder Observatory taught the children about the planets, star constellations and many more amazing facts. They had a brilliant time.
A planet in the planetarium.
Derwent Hill 2018.
30 pupils from RAPS attended Derwent Hill and had a great learning experience amidst a significant Lakeland snowfall.
The children learning the fundamentals of the paddle.
The pupils took part in the John Muir Discovery Award, and engaged in the 4 areas of Discover, Explore, Conserve and Share. John Muir was great environmentalist who had a love of wild places and introducing them to young people.
As part of their work some 800 trees were planted by pupils, under the direction of the Environment Agency.
The children after planting some trees.
The whole residential week proved to be a tremendous Outdoor Education learning experience in which pupils not only undertook adventurous activities, developed a deeper understanding of the environment, but also learnt a lot about themselves.
The children carrying a sled together.
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.
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.
Here are some more photos from the day.