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Year 1 Studying about Africa

Year 1 with their parent visitor who comes from Africa
Year 1 with their parent visitor who comes from Africa.

In Year 1 the new topic is Africa! The children were lucky enough to have a parent come in to tell them lots about the continent. She was born in Zimbabwe. Did you know there are 8000 different languages spoken in Africa? She also brought in some traditional African clothing and objects to buy cheap ambien show everyone and even played the drums so the class could practice their African dancing like they have been learning in P.E. It was a great afternoon!

Hoops 4 Health

The children practicing basketball skills
The children practicing basketball skills.

Players from the basketball team, Newcastle Eagles , visited Richard Avenue to help the school learn about health and fitness, through their Hoops 4 Health initiative. The children took part in a variety of activities, including basketball skills, that teach them how to stay fit and healthy from help generic phentermine.

Some of the Newcastle Eagles players
Some of the Newcastle Eagles players.

Writing Week 2016

Ian Douglas story teller and Miss Howard
Ian Douglas and Teacher Miss Howard perform a story for the Year 6 pupils.

The storyteller Ian Douglas came to visit our school to tell the children some stories as part of Writing Week 2016. He explained the traditions of story telling and the purpose of stories. In his opinion the best stories contained a mix of truth, meaning and morality.

Everyone really enjoyed his performance.

A Visiting Artist

The artist holds one of his paintings
The artist holds one of his paintings.

Just before half term the children in year one have been looking at different artists work in their art lessons. To supplement this they were lucky enough to have an artist come in and talk to them. On this occasion he was a painter and also the father of a girl in year one.

The children asked him lots of questions about working as an artist. He also brought in some of his art work to demonstrate his skill and dedication to his craft.

Remembrance Day 2015

On Remembrance Day, Richard Avenue Primary held an assembly to help the children learn about what people of this country have sacrificed and what for .

The staff and children raising our new custom made flag for Remembrance Day.

We were joined by three guests, including a local vicar, a local Councillor and a decorated war veteran. The children held an impeccable 2 minute silence and then we moved outside to both raise a specially made flag and also to view a poppy sculpture made by the children and inspired by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper .

The Head with guests
The Head teacher with two of our special guests.
Assembly with Miss McMaster
Miss McMaster’s Remembrance Day 2015 assembly.

A few of the children then visited the Cenotaph in Sunderland to lay a poppy wreath.

The children at the Cenotaph in Sunderland
The children laying our poppy wreath at Sunderland Cenotaph.

We’re an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ School

On the 15th and 16th of October 2014 we were visited by Ofsted for a full school inspection . During the inspection the following areas were scrutinised:

  • leadership and management
  • behaviour and safety of pupils
  • quality of teaching
  • achievement of the pupils
  • early years provision

In all of these areas the school performed very well and was awarded a good status. During the inspection we were also complimented on various aspects of the school with one inspector stating that he had “never seen a better school environment anywhere”.

On teaching Ofted said:

Teaching is good across the school. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and ensure that the pace of learning and level of challenge usually enables pupils to concentrate and be fully involved in learning.

Ofsted Report, 2014

A very well done to everyone involved.

Announcing our Home Charity for 2014/15

Mavis with Amy
Mavis with her guide dog Amy.

Our home charity this year is The Guide Dog Appeal . A lady called Mavis who is blind came into school with her guide dog Amy. The children learned how guide dogs help people who are blind, keeping them safe when they go out.

We hope to raise lots of money this year to help the charity.

Raising Money for Age UK

Children present Age UK with a cheque for £800
The children present a cheque to Alan Patchett of Age UK, Sunderland.

Over the past academic year the school has been raising money through different fundraising events for what we call our ‘home’ charities.

As a total we have raised £3,200 and have divided it between the various good causes.

We were visited by Alan Patchett, the Director of Age UK Sunderland who we presented with a cheque for £800.