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Safer Internet Day 2017 | October 17, 2016

On Tuesday 7th February 2017, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2017. 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:

This Safer Internet Day we will be exploring the power of image – both for positive and negative – in digital youth culture.

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.

On 7th February 2017, thousands of people around the world will unite for a better internet and consider what they can do to help ‘Be the change’.

This year for Safer Internet Day 2017, the UK Safer Internet Centre is showcasing the power of image in digital youth culture today.

Image and video sharing are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity, but there can be pressures, risks and potential negative consequences.

We need to ensure children have the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely and creatively.

This Safer Internet Day we want to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to ‘Be the change’ and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet.

To explore these themes, there are a range of activities taking place for Safer Internet Day:

  • Education Packs and SID TV to explore the issues children and young people face as a result of communicating using images and videos, from the pressure to be perfect, to the impact of sharing on their online reputation and privacy.
  • #giveasmile social media campaign calling on people to use the power of emojis and selfies to help make the internet a more positive place.
  • Youth photo campaign: young people across the UK have been creating images to share how images and videos play a role in their online lives, and these images will be exhibited at events across the UK on Safer Internet Day. Get involved with our photography project (pack launching in January) to create your own images!
  • Research report into children’s use of images and videos online will be launched by the UK Safer Internet Centre on Safer Internet Day.

As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for KS2 pupils and ones for KS1.

Reception trip to Barnes Park | October 12, 2016

The Children looking at the pond at Barnes Park
The children looking at the pond at Barnes Park.

Reception went to Barnes Park to have a look at how the local environment changes in Autumn. They collected leaves from the ground to bring back to school to make autumn pictures.

The Big Bad Wolf | October 3, 2016

The school was recently visited by an uninvited guest…

The moment CCTV captured the beast.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016 | September 30, 2016

A delicious cake for Macmillan
A delicious cake on offer.

The school held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

We had a really great a great turn out of parents and school support, were we served up some delicious cakes and drinks for everyone to enjoy. One of our guests Mrs McQuilan who has been supported by Macmillan told us about the great help she’d received from the charity.

Macmillan Cake Morning
Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Overall we raised a total of £577.06. Thank you all.

Biodiversity Around School | September 26, 2016

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.

KS1 Sports Day | July 12, 2016

KS1 Sports Day
The children perform in KS1 Sports Day.

Key Stage 1 had their Sports day last week.

KS1 Sports Day
The children perform in KS1 Sports Day.
KS1 Sports Day
The children perform in KS1 Sports Day.

The theme was the Olympics with Rio 2016 close approaching. It was fun all round as each performed group sports activities such as hurdles and a sack race. They finished with a relay and then where treated to a staff relay race.

KS1 Sports Day
Mr Cunnington stretches out before the big race.
KS1 Sports Day
Mr Cunnington and Mrs Todd battling.

Everyone had a great day.

KS2 Sports Day | July 10, 2016

KS2 Sports Day
The children from KS2 Sports Day.

This Year KS2 took part in an Olympic themed sports day at Silksworth Sports track.

KS2 Sports Day
The children perform in KS2 Sports Day.

The morning began with an Olympic Torch ran around the track followed by an opening ceremony were the children sang Olympic inspired songs.

KS2 Sports Day
The children from KS2 Sports Day.

Each class then competed in running, jumping and throwing events with a team relay race to finish. It was a great day had by all.

The Nursery Children on Minibeasts | July 7, 2016

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

The Nursery Children talk about minibeasts.