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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:

KS2 Church and School Choir 2017

KS2 Church Choir 2017
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
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.

KS2 Church Choir 2017
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’.
The KS2 children of perform ‘Trois Souris’.

Reception and Key Stage 1 Christmas Production 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’.

Cragside Trip Update

Year 4 recently visited Cragside. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:

On Monday 2nd October all of Year 4 went to the Cragside country house to learn about hydro electricity. Lord Armstrong lived here 150 years and he used the water from lakes and waterfalls to make electricity for his massive house. We walked around the mansion seeing lots of interesting antiques. We then had lunch and walked around the forests and found the power house where Armstrong made his electricity using a generator. We saw the water wheel and the iron bridge. We didn’t go across it though. We were worn out from walking up lots of hills in the forest. I enjoyed my day at Cragside because it was very interesting and learnt new facts about electricity.

Hana, Year 4 pupil
Cragside photo slideshow.

Romans in History

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!

Boudicca Video.

People Who Help Us

As part of Aspirations Day, Nursery made a video all about people who help us and their dreams for the future!

The People Who Help Us.

Richard Avenue Radio

The children have started a school podcast called Richard Avenue Radio (RAR). The first 3 podcasts for September 2016, February 2017 and March 2017 have been uploaded. On the podcasts the children talk about news and life at our school. Happy listening!