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Visit to Diggerland

Year One trip to Diggerland
Year One trip to Diggerland.

On Tuesday 18th September Year 1 went on a visit to Diggerland in Durham to help support the learning of their current topic of ‘Construction’. All of the children (and staff) had an amazing time. They got to go on lots of rides and use real life diggers! At lunchtime they got back on the coach and went to Wharton Park where they had a picnic in the sunshine. It was a fantastic day!

Year One trip to Diggerland
The children and teachers having fun at Diggerland

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:

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’.

Year 1 walk to St Gabriel’s Church

The Year 1 children leave school to start their walk.

Year 1 went for a walk around the local area to look for lots of things to learn about like different types of buildings, the materials they are made from, seasonal changes and plants. They stopped off at St. Gabriel’s Church to have a look inside and learn lots about the features of a Christian church.

In amongst all of that there was even time for a generic ambien quick play in Barnes Park. They had a great morning out.

Aspirations Day 2017

Aspirations Day 2017.

On Friday 16th June we had an Aspirations Day in school.

Key Stage 2 spent the morning learning more about their future life when they leave our school. We had lots of visitors from a wide range of careers in to speak to us about their jobs. A lot were parents, many of whom had attended Richard Avenue Primary as a pupil. The visitors were engaging and interesting and the children learned a lot. They shared with the children some excellent tips to help them think about the behavior and attitude needed for success. The children also spoke to past pupils from Thornill School and people from the University of Sunderland about the next stages in their education.

I discovered how many jobs were available and if you try your best you can achieve anything!

Didar, Year 6 pupil

Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage were visited by ‘People Who Help Us’ and had a great afternoon speaking to our visitors. A huge thank you to all of the visitors, that gave up their time, to come and help us think about our futures!

Richard Avenue School Arts Exhibition

arts exhibition

You are invited to view your child’s framed masterpiece in our arts gallery.

This exhibition takes place on the 29th and 30th June, in the school hall. Viewing is between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.

All works are for sale.

Please come and join us and celebrate your children’s art.

arts exhibition

Pirate Visit

The pirates with Year 1 and 2
The pirates with Year 1 and 2.

Year 1 and 2 have been learning about pirates. The children were visited by Captain Burwash and Captain Raggybeard. They took part in lots of fun pirate activities and learned lots of new information.

Year 1 sang pirate songs and listened to interesting pirate stories. They were also given a mermaids tear! Year 2 learned lots about a real pirate’s life and their weapons. They also helped design Jolly Roger flags and posters to recruit new pirates for the ship.

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017
A group discussion about sharing media including photos and videos online.

Today the school held their annual Safer Internet Day event.

In the morning the school was visited by Northumbria Police who did a special assembly on the danger that can confront children while using the internet and the things they can do to stay safe online.

Internet Safety Day 2017
Two members of Northumbria Police who did an assembly on internet safety.

In the afternoon all individual classrooms watched videos and did classroom exercises in order to help with awareness of potential problems they may encounter online. Each year group had exercises tailored to their age. Topics covered included such things as sharing media including photographs and videos online, playing games and online games with friends, social media and online chat facilities, and online addiction.

Safer Internet Day 2017
A classroom discussion about sharing photos online.
Safer Internet Day 2017
The children watch a video about the potential dangers on online gaming and internet addiction.

We covered who to contact and/or talk to in order to get help when needed. Some more pictures from the day are below:

Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017