This week at school, we have some amazing events going on. Everyone will be taking part in a variety of outdoor activities, as well as class-based well-being workshops and crafts. We thought it would be the perfect way to end what has been a very different, and challenging, school year and we hope that all year groups have the best time taking part in lots of new, exciting challenges.
Despite the typical British weather, we’ve been having a brilliant time and everyone has been getting themselves involved in everything!
The Active Sunderland School Holiday Club is back for May half term, From football and golf to delicious food and family games, there’ll be lots of fun activities to keep everyone entertained this Spring.
With May half term just around the corner all of our thoughts turn to the same thing – how will I keep the kids entertained?
Active Sunderland and partners are coming to the rescue with its School Holiday Club.
They’ve got lots of ideas to keep everyone busy including arts, crafts, recipes, challenges and more including the return of football, tennis and golf.
Join the club!!
The nursery children taking part.
On Friday 7th May, the whole school took part in our own Race for Life to support Cancer Research UK . Everyone did so well, receiving a medal and a certificate for taking part. The best bit is that, in total, we raised £839 for Cancer Research!
Well done to everyone and thank you so much for all the kind donations!
The children running our run a mile track.
This half term the children have been using our new running track to run 1976 miles – the amount of miles from our school to Lapland.
Every year group from Nursery to Year 6 took part – with an extra special effort from Year 6. The children had lots of fun and it was fantastic for our physical and mental well being.
Well done everyone!
A photo of our Wildlife Garden
Two teams from Richard Avenue entered the Y5/6 Sunderland Hockey Finals. Both teams played some excellent Hockey. They showed great skill and produced some brilliant team goals. In the end both teams won 2 matches and lost 1 in their group.
When the semi finals were drawn, the Richard Avenue teams were drawn to play each other. Not only would the winning team advance to the final, they would also progress to the Tyne and Wear Finals.
Team 1, with some fantastic goals by Mahian and Miguel, were the winners of the Semi Final match. Unfortunately they were beaten 1-0 in a tight final.
They will now represent our school and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear Finals, where they will play the best teams from
Sunderland, Newcastle , South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Gateshead.
The team in action.
The Year 5 basketball team recently played in the Hoops4Health Finals at the Newcastle Eagles Arena. They played a brilliant game and had the majority of possession and shots on basket.
However, they were caught on the break and the other team scored with their only shot.
A fantastic effort by the team and well deserved medals.
The team with their medals.
The Year 5 Basketball Team.
Three Y5 teams entered the Hoop4Health basketball tournament.
All the teams showed great basketball skills in their matches. Team 1 won all of their games and made the final where they played team 2 who only lost one of their games. In the final Team 1 won 6-0 and progress to the Sunderland Finals at the Newcastle Eagles Arena on Friday 17th January.
The Year 5 Basketball Teams in Action.
Our year 3/4 hockey team took part in the Sunderland Hockey Finals.
After starting with a loss, the team showed great determination to improve and went on to win their next 3 games. A great effort by all of the team.
The Year 3/4 Hockey Team at the Sunderland Finals.
The children doing MMA training.
During the 13th-14th of June the whole school had a focus upon Well-being. As a school we looked at the areas of Physical, Health and Mental Well-being.
A wide range of activities were planned for the children to teach them about these areas. We had many physical activities including: Trampolining, Basketball, Bench Ball, MMA and an assault course challenge for Early Years and KS1.
A cooking session.
Health Well-being was focused around cookery and how we eat delicious healthy food every day. Mental Well-being sessions were provided by the school nurse. Our art during the week focused upon how the children look after their own mental well-being.
An art session.
Overall, the children had a fun filled days from which they have gained a better understanding of how important their Well-being is and how they can be responsible for ensuring their own levels of Well-being.
The reception children doing an assault course.