Archives for 'Awards' Category

Christmas Carol Service 2015

Key Stage 2 Christmas Carol Service
The children performing at St Nicholas Church.

To celebrate Christmas, Key Stage 2 held a brilliant carol service at St Nicholas Church in Sunderland. The whole school and some special visitors were treated to rousing renditions of classics such as Little Donkey and We Three Kings.

Key Stage 2 pupils perform Sing the Christmas Story.

Well done to all involved.

Year 3 Tennis Champions

Year 3 Tennis Champs
Our Year 3 tennis champs.

Congratulations to the Year 3 tennis team who won the Year 3 sunderland mini tennis finals. We are officially the tennis champions of Sunderland.

They will now play in the Tyne and Wear final against the best schools from the whole of the Tyne and Wear. Good Luck.

Into the Tennis Finals

tennis year 5 and 6
The tennis squad.

Some of our pupils have had a few weeks of tennis success.

First the Year 3 team and Year 4 team won their cluster group round of tennis games and skills and made it to the Sunderland Finals, which will take place on Wednesday 17th June (Y3) and Thursday 18th June (Y4).

Then the Year 5/6 Team came second in their Sunderland Finals, just being pipped to the post in the last few rounds. A massive well done to Tashmit and Zakiya who won every single match that they played.

Good luck to for the finals Year 3 and 4.

Richard Avenue awarded Artsmark Gold

We’re pleased to announce that the school has been awarded an Artmarks Gold award for demonstrating how our key art forms are defined, delivered, managed and developed across both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Inside of the Artsmark Gold Validation Report, which you can read in full here , the inspectors said:

Richard Avenue Primary School has evidenced strength in leadership at all levels demonstrating their commitment to art and culture as an essential entitlement for all. They offer Arts rich creative teaching and learning both within and beyond the curriculum.

Artsmark 2015

The inspectors went on to praise how they saw arts being implemented throughout the school on a recent trip:

The application form and school visit combined to highlight: the breadth and depth of creative, meaningful learning through a range of experiences; a wide range and depth of art form expertise readily shared across the staff team, complimented by a good use of professional artists for added value and sustainability

Artsmark 2015

Well done to all involved.

Skipping Competition 2015 at Thornhill School

Richard Avenue Primary School participated in their area skipping festival which was held at Thornhill School.

The Year 4 pupils took part in both class and year competitions and demonstrated fantastic footwork and good fitness levels in their displays. We came away with Overall Silver Winners. Well done to everyone who took part.

You can watch video highlights of the event below.

Video highlights of the Skipping Competition.

Basketball Success

The basketball team in action
The basketball team in action.

Year 5 took part in a basketball tournament at the City Space University. They won their final and will now take part in the regional final in the half time interval of a Newcastle Eagles Basketball match in front of thousands of fans.

Very well done to the team and a very exciting time ahead.

A portrait of our winning team
A portrait of our winning team.

Anti-Bullying Assessment

The children from both schools
The children from both schools in front of an anti-bullying display.

Our school councillors were invited to Fulwell Infant School . We were asked us to assess them for their anti-bullying award. They showed us their ‘big blue’ Anti-bullying book and examples of anti-bullying techniques they use in their school. We were then given a tour of their school and playground.

We felt they were so good, we awarded them the Gold Anti-bullying Award!!!

Well done Fulwell Infants and thank you for being good hosts.

Attendance Record Pays Off

Year Six celebrate
Year Six celebrate winning a trip to the cinema.

All the students of year six have won a private screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2, thanks to their attendance record.

The children of 6W had the overall best attendance in the school, but because 6G give them a run for their money and also to treat them as part of their leavers celebration we have decided to reward them all.

Tomorrow they will be visiting a buy ambien generic online local cinema for a private screening of the film.

Very well done to all.