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Safer Internet Day 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:

Well-being Festival

Year 4 attended a Well-being Festival at Silksworth Leisure Centre. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:

On Thursday 5th October Year 4 went to Silksworth Leisure centre for a Well-Being festival. We went there to learn about keeping fit and exercising. We took part in Brazilian soccer, yoga, skipping (in which I got tangled), dancing and dodgeball. The other group got to make smoothies using power from an exercise bike. We also got to do a kickabout with Sunderland AFC and learn new skills. We were only there for the morning but it felt like all day because we were so worn out from the exercising.

Louis, Year 4 pupil
Well-being Festival photo slideshow.

Harvest Festival

The children with their harvest collection.

The school have been celebrating Harvest. Mr Hawkins, a representative from Elim Church came to visit us to share a story from the bible. The story told was “The Five Loaves and Two Fishes”. It reminded us how we need to share and think of others in times of need.

It is nice to help people and share our food… It is important for people to help each other. We help a lot at our school. It makes you feel good.

Kane, Year 5 pupil

The school presented the church with a huge donation of groceries for their food bank, this was thanks to the generosity of our pupils, parents and staff. Mr Hawkins and Elim church were so grateful that he presented us with a special certificate to say thank you.

The certificate presented by Mr Hawkins of the Elim Church.

Derwent Hill 2017

Derwent Hill 2017
Derwent Hill 2017.

Year 6 students recently visited Derwent Hill in the Lake District. They had an amazing time pushing themselves to achieve things they didn’t know they were capable of. Each child had their own biggest achievement of the week, including riding the death swing, climbing a mountain, jumping into waterfalls, sliding down gorges and finding out about rare animals at the farm.

Working as a group they managed to complete the John Muir award. This is given to children that have demonstrated they explored new places, discovered things they never knew before, conserved the countryside for others to enjoy it, and finally sharing their experiences with others in the hope that they would discover the Lake District National Park.

Derwent Hill 2017
Derwent Hill 2017.

Overall the children had an amazing week. You can read their diary from the week here.

Trip to Kirkley Hall

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.

Biodiversity Around School

Wildflowers in school
The children planted wildflowers to encourage bees.

The children have had many different experiences looking at nature and where nature makes a home.

They planted lavender and wildflowers to encourage Bees into our Friendship garden.

Nursery looked after living eggs until they hatched when a member of staff took them home to live with them.

School Chick just after it hatched
The first chick to hatch now known as Norma or Audrey.

Foundation stage had a visit from the Zoo Lab to observe and hold a variety of Minibeasts for their topic work.

The Nursery Children on Minibeasts

The Nursery have been studying insects and minibeasts. This is what they have learnt.

The Nursery Children talk about minibeasts.