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Thank you to you all for the very kind and thoughtful gifts. A huge well done to Year 1 for an amazing year, you have worked so hard! Have a wonderful summer break and we wish you the best of luck in Year 2. 
 

The Year 1 Team

Mini Marsden March

Thank you to everybody who sent in donations for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - we raised a fantastic £375.16!

Well done to all the Year 1 and Year 2 pupils who took part - the money you have raised will be gratefully received by the charity. We are proud of you all!

Thank you to Mrs Streeter for organising this event.

Open Classroom Afternoon

Dear Parents/Carers,

Due to the Met Office Red Warning (extreme heat leading to serious illness, or danger to life) we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Open Classroom Afternoon on Monday (18th July).

 

This will now be held early in September, so that you can see your children’s new classrooms and meet their teachers.

 

Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.

Year 1 Awards Summer 2 Week 6

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Pritish and Lilly

Grasshoppers: Megan and Akshai

Crickets: Aarya and Dhurgsh

Ladybirds: Ladybird Class

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Sultan, Arjun, Jannat and Zion

 

Readers of the week: 

JJ, Aashi, Noah and Ochuko 

 

Week 7: Swimming

 

Please note that Ants and Ladybirds will now swim on Monday and Tuesday next week. Grasshoppers and Crickets will swim on Wednesday.

 

Ants: Monday and Tuesday 

Ladybirds: Monday and Tuesday

Grasshoppers: Wednesday

Crickets:  Wednesday

 

We want to say a huge thank you to the PTA and all the volunteers for the incredible amount of work that went into making the summer fair such a success. Also, a thank you to all our families who came and joined in - raising such an amazing amount of money for the school! 

 

It was wonderful to have all the school community together, enjoying the sunshine and fun! 

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Heat Warning

Due to the extreme temperatures forecast for the upcoming week (WB Monday 11th July) we would like to remind Parents/Carers that your children should bring the following every day:

 

  • A refillable water bottle
  • A sunhat

 

Children should come to school in light clothing and are permitted to wear their PE kits. If your child’s PE kit is in school, then any sensible light shorts with an Avenue top is also permitted.

 

We will ensure that classrooms are well ventilated and the children will be reminded to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Physical activities will be limited and the children will stay inside during the hottest parts of the day.

 

As always, the children’s safety is our priority and we thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Year 1 Awards Summer 2 Week 5

 

Well done to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Ant class

Grasshoppers: Ruby and Hollie

Crickets: Vihaan and Niya and Olivia N 

Ladybirds: Reggie and Daye 

 

Readers of the week: 

Jannat, Nitish, Ella and Attarah

 

 

Year 1 Awards Summer 2 Week 4

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Zara and George

Grasshoppers: Ellie-Rose and Abdullah

Crickets: Sanwe and Quintus

Ladybirds: Oliver and Abimanyu

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

JJ, Siya, Younus and Morgan

 

Readers of the week: 

Nefes, Hollie, Aniket and Sophie (Ladybirds)

Swimming Changes- Update

 

Due to our Marsden March on Tuesday 5th July, Ant class and Ladybird class will be unable to swim on this day. We have arranged to swap with another year group. The new days for next week only are: 

 

Ant class - Thursday 7th July

Ladybird class - Friday 8th July

Summer Fair 

A huge thank you to the PTA and all of the volunteers who put in an incredible amount of work into making the Summer Fair and the ASD Base Summer Fair such a success. Well done to all of the year group dancers who bravely took to the stage and thank you to all of the staff who helped to choreograph these. 

 

It was really wonderful to have all of the school community together; enjoying the sunshine and fun! 

Sports Day

 

On Monday 4th July, Year 1 will be taking part in a range of races for Sports Day.  This event will take place on the main field, which can be accessed via Avenue Road. Sports Day will begin at 9am and we aim to finish by 10am. We ask that parents wait within the designated areas and cheer from the sidelines.

 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

 

Mini Marsden March

 

Please see the updated letter. We still need parent helpers so please speak to your child's class teacher if you can help.  

 

Thank you for your support. 

 

Fiver Challenge

 

You are invited to the Year 6 Fiver Challenge. The children have worked tirelessly over the last three weeks planning and launching their business and they would like you to come and purchase their products. Items include: popcorn, brownies, cupcakes, bracelets and more. It is on:

 

  • Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • The Dorset Road Astro
  • 3:15-3:45pm

Mini Marsden March - Tuesday 5th July 

 

On Tuesday 5th July, Year 1 will be taking part in the Mini Marsden March. Children will walk from school to the Royal Marsden and then walk back before lunch. 

 

For this to go ahead, we would need at least 4 volunteers per class to support us on the trip. If you are interested in helping us on the day, please speak with your child's class teacher as soon as possible. You will need to be available from 9.30 - 12.00. 

 

Thank you, 

 

Miss Taylor 

Summer Fair Dance Saturday 25th June

 

Please walk your child to the school office tomorrow at 12.20 if they are taking part in the Year 1 dance. Teachers will be there to meet the children and parents will be asked to wait on the field by the dance area. Year 1 teachers will walk children onto the field at 12.40 to begin the dance. 

 

At the end of the dance, the children will be asked to sit down and wait for the teacher to dismiss them. 

Year 1 Awards Summer 2 Week 3

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Arani and Rishabh

Grasshoppers: Tabitha and Jiyansh

Crickets: Aniket and Olivia F 

Ladybirds: Dolcie and Abigail

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Ahana, Miah, Darcie, Jannat and Saanvi 

 

Readers of the week: 

Lilly, Ruby, Hiba and Oliver

Farm Visit to Year 1

 

Year 1 had a wonderful time visiting the animals at school today. We were surprised to see lots of different animals such as; ducks, donkeys, geese, rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, guinea pig, chickens and tortoise. 

 

 

 

Fiver Challenge

 

You are invited to the Year 6 Fiver Challenge. The children have worked tirelessly over the last three weeks planning and launching their business and they would like you to come and purchase their products. Items include: popcorn, brownies, cupcakes, bracelets and more. It is on:

 

  • Wednesday 22nd and 29th June 2022
  • The Dorset Road Astro
  • 3:15-3:45pm

 

Please bring cash.

 

Sun Safety 

Now that the warmer weather is here, we need to think about sun safety. 

 

Please provide your child with a named sun hat and ensure that they have a named plastic water bottle (with sports cap opening). 

 

If your child requires sun cream, please ensure they apply it before school. If you wish them to reapply sun cream before breaktimes, lunchtimes or outdoor PE, please provide them with a named bottle. Staff are not allowed to apply sun cream to children, so please ensure that your child can apply it themselves.  

Year 1 Awards Summer 2 Week 2

 

Well done to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: JJ and Alice

Grasshoppers: Max and Charlie

Crickets: Vihaan and Mohammed

Ladybirds: Helena and Sarina

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Suddeeksha, Ayla, Freddie, Martin and Adam

 

Readers of the week: 

George, Arjun, Viha and Reggie 

Farm Visit: Monday 20th June and Tuesday 21st June

 

In Year 1 next week, the farm will be visiting Year 1 (at school) and the children are all very excited to meet and stroke the animals. Children will attend one session next week on either Monday or Tuesday and they should wear normal school uniform. Before the children attend their session, they will receive a safety briefing which will cover some ground rules e.g. 

 

-Regular handwashing.

-Keeping hands away from faces.

-Stroking the animals gently. 

-Using quiet voices.

 

If your child has an allergies that we may be unaware of, please speak to your child's class teacher. 

 

Thank you,

Year 1 Awards Summer 2 Week 1

 

The children have had a fantastic first week back. Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Hasan and Nitish 

Grasshoppers: Sanhitha and Arjun

Crickets: Nadirah and Niya (to be handed out next week)

Ladybirds: Caleb and Nova

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Rushda, Megan, Jamie, Elsa and Nikhil

 

Readers of the week: 

Ayan, Noah, Leon and Sarina 

Summer 2 Welcome Letter

Language of the Month: Lithuanian

Drowning Prevention Week

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

On the W/C 20th June, we will be taking part in drowning prevention week. Swimming lessons on this week will cover water safety and drowning prevention. We therefore ask that children bring pyjamas or light loose fitting clothing in addition to their swimming costume, so that they can practice these vital skills which could one day save their life.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Baldock

Swimming

 

Ant class and Ladybird class will now swim on Tuesdays. Please can children bring in their swimming kits tomorrow (Tuesday 7th June). 

 

Thank you

 

Jubilee Celebrations

What a wonderful day we had! Everyone came dressed in their red, white and blue and enjoyed a morning of activities and crafts. The whole school then watched the younger children parade around the field, waving their flags, and then we had a picnic lunch.

We also had a very important visitor…

  

More photos will be put on the website soon.

Year 1 Awards Summer 1 Week 5

 

 

A big well done to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Hannah and Lilly

Grasshoppers: Max and Mikail

Crickets: Jamie and Martin

Ladybirds: Reggie and Ivy

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Sultan, Iason, Akshai, Aarya, Jannat and Joseph T

 

Readers of the week: 

Iason, Aaron, Olivia F and Nikhil

 

Letters to Her Majesty The Queen

The children have written to the Queen, informing her of our Jubilee celebrations on Thursday 26th May. They have told her about some of the activities we will be doing, and also invited her to join us (should she happen to be free that day).

 

They will be posted at the end of the day…

Swimming

 

We apologise for the missed swimming sessions for some classes this term. There will be catch up sessions after half term to accommodate any sessions missed.

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

Year 1 Awards Summer 1 Week 4

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award in assembly this week: 

 

Ants: Rushda and George

Grasshoppers: Skylah and Ellie-Rose

Crickets: Abby and Leon

Ladybirds: Morgan and Aarav

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Ahana, David, Dhurgsah, Halle, Hiba and Emily

 

Phase Leader Award: 

Viha

 

Readers of the week: 

Jaanu, Siya, Niya and Yasmita

Walk to School Week 16-20th May 2022

 

 

We are celebrating Walk to School Week from the 16th-20th May! Walk to School Week is run by the charity Living Streets and is a yearly event held in May to raise awareness of walking and other active ways to travel. This is not only a great way to get in some extra daily physical activity, but it also supports the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road. If you walk to school during the week, you will be able to receive a Walk to School badge when you arrive at school. Happy walking ðŸ™‚ 

 

Year 1 Awards Summer 1 Week 3

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week: 

 

Ants: Suddeeksha and Alia

Grasshoppers: Sasha and Noah

Crickets: Olivia F and Minahil

Ladybirds: Joseph W and Yasmita

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Hasan, Siya, Elsa and Dolcie

 

Phase Leader Awards: 

Sanwe and Mohammed

 

Readers of the week: 

Chiara, Charlie, Quintus and Kabir

 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

On Thursday 26th May the whole school will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of the celebrations, all of the children are invited to come to school in mufti clothing that is red, white and blue. Please ensure that their shoes and clothing are suitable for a day in school.

 

We look forward to celebrating this historic event with the children.

Year 1 Awards Summer 1 Week 2

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award in assembly this week: 

 

Ants: Nefes and Albert

Grasshoppers: Abeer and Hollie

Crickets: Aarvee and Olivia N

Ladybirds: Ryann Rose and Daye 

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Jaanu, Nicole, Jamie, Nadirah and Ella

 

Readers of the week: 

Pritish, David, Aarya and Abigail

Language of the Month: Yoruba

Swimming

 

Swimming begins next week (w/c 25th April).  Classes will swim on the following days: 

 

Ants and Ladybirds - Monday

Grasshoppers and Crickets - Wednesday

 

Children will need:

Swimming costume/shorts

Towel

Flip flops

Goggles

Swim hat

 

Thank you.

Year 1 Awards Summer 1 Week 1

 

 

Well done to all children for a fantastic first week back! Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week: 

 

Ants: Nefes and Pritish

Grasshoppers: Marnie and Aashi

Crickets: Valentina and Quintus

Ladybirds: William and Ochuko

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Alice, Ruby, Mohammed, Thrivida and Sophie S

 

Readers of the week: 

Sultan, Ellie - Rose, Darcie and Adam

 

Seaside in a bottle activity - Monday 25th April

 

On Monday 25th April, Year 1 will be making their seaside in a bottle as part of our hook day. Please ensure that your child brings a small plastic bottle (no glass) on Monday. If you have any spare plastic bottles (with lids) that you would like to donate for spares, please give these to your child's class teacher. 

 

In our bottles we will add sand and water. If your child would like to add smaller items (that will fit in the bottle) e.g. gems/stones/shells/seaweed etc, they may also bring this in on Monday. 

 

Thank you for your continued support! 

We are delighted to announce that Avenue has been chosen to be an Advocate School for Picture News. We use Picture News in class to learn about British Values and how the children can link these values to current events from around the world. 

Open Classroom Afternoon

On Monday 18th July, 3.30-4.30pm, there will be an 'Open Classroom Afternoon' for all parents and children. This will be an opportunity to visit both your child/ren's current classroom and new their classroom for September 2022. 

Swimming for the Summer Term

 

 

 

Swimming will recommence on Monday 25th April.

Timetables of when each class will be swimming will be shared with

you next week.

Please ensure that all swimming kits are named.

Week 1 Summer 1 Learning Journeys

Year 1 Awards Spring 2 Week 6

 

 

Well done to all children for another fantastic term. We hope that you have a wonderful Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 19th April.

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week:

 

Ants: Sophie and Lilly

Grasshoppers: Arjun and Ruby

Crickets: Dhurgsah and Sanwe

Ladybirds: Ella and Morgan

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

George, Ellie-Rose, Younus, Hiba and Lockie

 

Readers of the week: 

Aaradhya, Noah, Mohammed and Joshua

 

 

Update: Swimming Summer 1

 

Please note that the days and times for swimming next term have changed. Children in Year 1 will now swim on the following days:

 

Ladybirds - Monday 9.40-10.30

Ants - Monday 10.40 - 11.30

Crickets - Wednesday 9.40 - 10.30

Grasshoppers - Wednesday 10.40 - 11.30

 

We still require 2 helpers for each class. If you would like to help us and you are able to get into the pool with children to assist with the lesson, please speak with your child's teacher so that a DBS check can be completed before the summer term. 

 

 

Thank you, 

The Year 1 team 

Year 1 Awards Spring 2 Week 5

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week:

 

Ants: Amir and Rushda

Grasshoppers: Charlie and Megan

Crickets: Jannat and Darcie

Ladybirds: Thrivida and Caleb

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Sultan, Yeshwanth, Sanwe, Freddie, Nova and Joshua

 

Phase Leader Award:

Noah

 

Readers of the week: 

Wai Ki, Akshai, Nadirah and Ochuko

 

 

 

Thank you

The school raised an amazing £882.86 for Comic Relief last week! Thank you all so much for your contributions.

Swimming Summer 1

 

Next term, swimming will continue in Year 1. If you were able to help us swim in the autumn term and would like to volunteer again, please speak to your child's class teacher. We still require 2 helpers for each class. If you would like to help us and you are able to get into the pool with children to assist with the lesson, please speak with your child's teacher. 

 

Please note: Days and times will be confirmed shortly. 

 

Thank you, 

The Year 1 team 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

Year 1 Awards Spring 2 Week 4

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week:

 

Ants: Aaradhya and Ahana

Grasshoppers: Abdullah and Ellie-Rose

Crickets: Halle and Noah

Ladybirds: Daye and Abimanyu

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Pritish, Sophie G, Abeer, Younus, Aarvee, Abigail and Yasmita

 

Readers of the week: 

Hasan, Sanhitha, Vihaan and Aarav

Year 1 Sports Day: Monday 4th July

 

Year 1 Sports Day will be taking place on Monday 4th July at 9am. Children will practise

the races for this day at school and more information will follow nearer the time.

 

Please add this date to your diaries!

Year 1 Awards Spring 2 Week 3

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week:

 

Ants: George and Chiara

Grasshoppers: Sanhitha and Jiyansh

Crickets: Elsa and Nadirah

Ladybirds: Nikhil and Kabir

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

JJ, Hollie, David, Darcie, Niya and Ivy

 

Readers of the week: 

Zara, Woody, Younus and Joseph T

Monday 21st March: World Poetry Day

Open Afternoon

 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

 

Please see the dates for 'Open Afternoons', these are to give you the opportunity to look at your child's classroom, see their work and chat with the teacher. 

 

Monday 25th April: Reception (3.30-4.30pm) 

Tuesday 26th April: Years 5 and 6 (3.30-4.30pm) & Nursery (AM Nursery 8:15-8:45am) & (PM Nursery 3:15-3:45pm)

Wednesday 27th April: Years 3 and 4 (3.30-4.30pm) 

Thursday 28th April: Years 1 and 2 (3.30 - 4.40pm)

 

For Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 please enter and exit via Dorset Road and for Year 3-6 please enter and exit via Avenue Road. 

 

We look forward to seeing many of you and are excited to welcome you back into school. 

 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Friday 18th March is Comic Relief Day and the children can come to school in mufti on that day for a donation of £1 which will be sent to comic relief. Please ensure that children are wearing clothes and shoes that are practical for a day in school and do not wear jewellery (other that small plain stud earrings and a watch as usual). 

 

We look forward to raising lots of money for this worthy cause and thank you for your support. 

 

Thank you!

 

We would like to say a big thank you to the PTA who organised a fantastic book swap event yesterday. The children were so excited about taking home a book that was new to them! Thank you to everyone that was involved in making this a huge success. 

 

Year 1 Awards Spring 2 Week 2

 

 

A big well done to the following children who received an award this week:

 

Ants: Rishabh and Albert

Grasshoppers: Miah and Akshai

Crickets: Sanwe and Zion

Ladybirds: Nikhil and Sarina

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Arani, Nicole, Viha, Valentina, Olivia N and Aisha

 

Readers of the week: 

Ayan, Siya, Halle and Helena

Spring 2 Welcome Letter

Year 1 Awards Spring 2 Week 1

 

 

Welcome back! Year 1 have had a fantastic week. Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week:

 

Ants: Zara and Jithesh

Grasshoppers: Aaron and Woody

Crickets: Niya and Vihaan

Ladybirds: Joshua and Emily

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Rishabh, Sophie G, Aashi, Skylah, Hiba, Minahil, Sophie S, William

 

Readers of the week: 

Lilly, Ayla, Zion and Oliver

Dorset Road Gate

 

Please remember that in the morning,  the Dorset Road gate closes for children at 8.30 but closes for adults at 8.25. This is to ensure that all adults are off site, and the gates can be safely locked at 8.30. There are members of staff on duty to ensure that the children get to class.

 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 6

 

 

Well done to all children for their incredible work this term. We hope that you have a lovely half term break!

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Iason and Albert

Grasshoppers: Karshayan and Tabitha

Crickets: Freddie

Ladybirds: Lockie and Aisha

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Ashvin, Attarah, Abby, Quintus, Halle and Ryann-Rose

 

Readers of the week: 

Rushda, Max, Noah and Aarav

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March

 

This year, World Book Day will be held on Thursday 3rd March 2022. To celebrate this, we are inviting the children to come into school wearing pyjamas for our ‘bedtime stories’ theme. Please ensure that pyjamas are appropriate for school. We will be completing engaging activities throughout the day and encouraging the children to bring in their favourite book. Children will also receive a World Book Day token that can be used for a free £1 book from participating supermarkets and booksellers. We look forward to celebrating this day as a school!

Mental Health Day

The whole school celebrated Mental Health Day today…and it was so much fun!

 

The children wore accessories to express their individuality and they looked amazing. They did activities in class looking at how we can use our support network to help us emotionally and how we all change as we grow both physically and emotionally. At points throughout the day “Reach for the Stars” was played over the tannoy system to remind us all to reach for the stars to achieve our goals.

 

 

 

International Mother Language Day: Wednesday 23rd February

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

As part of our cultural learning, on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 we will celebrate International Mother Language Day. This is a day celebrated every year by UNESCO.

 

 

To celebrate the diverse cultures of children at our school, during the day they will complete activities related to the different languages spoken by the Avenue school community. They will research “endangered” languages, participate in a language quiz and try out different tongue twisters. They can also bring a traditional object related to their country of origin to show their class.

 

If your child would like to, they can come dressed in the colours of their home country’s flag, their national dress or a national sports kit of their home country. 

 

We are all looking forward to celebrating the variety of languages and cultures in our school community.

 

Mental Health Day Thursday 10th February

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

A reminder that this week is Childrens' Mental Health Week, and we will be celebrating it as a school this Thursday (Thursday 10th February.) The children will be doing various activities throughout the day, and they are invited to wear an accessory to express their personality.  Ideas include: a hat, a hair accessory, a scarf, or socks.  

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 5

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Ahana, JJ and Zara (to be handed out next week) 

Grasshoppers: Ruby and Yeshwanth

Crickets: Quintus and Halle

Ladybirds: Adam and Kabir

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Wai Ki, Sanhitha, Darcie and Aarav

 

Readers of the week: 

 Ashvin, Megan, Aniket and Caleb

Language of the month: Cantonese

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 4

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Rushda and Sultan

Grasshoppers: Abeer and Alyssia

Crickets: Olivia F and Viha

Ladybirds: Morgan and Oliver

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Ayan, Attarah, Elsa, Zion and Ochuko

 

Readers of the week: 

Rishabh, Karshayan, Aniket and Daye 

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 3

 

 

Year 1 have all worked very hard this week - keep up the great reading at home! Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Arani and Jithesh

Grasshoppers: Skylah and Ayla

Crickets: Younus and Aniket

Ladybirds: Saanvi and Nova

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Chiara, Jiyansh, Nadirah, Dev, Sarina and William

 

Readers of the week: 

Ahana, Arjun, Jannat and Abimanyu

Platinum Award for Safeguarding

We are very pleased to announce that Avenue Primary Academy was awarded the Anchored Schools Platinum Award for Safeguarding in November 2021, following an enhanced safeguarding review. Reviewers confirmed that Avenue is 100% compliant and effective with regard to safeguarding and we are very proud that feedback recognised staff commitment to pupils’ safety, protection and well-being.

School Fund

 

If you have not yet done so, please do make a contribution to school fund. 

 

This is a one-off payment of £25 or if you are unable to afford this, a smaller contribution. 

If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer!

 

Please login to your Parent Portal, sign your child up to the Voluntary contribution TRIP and make your contribution payment on Arbor.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 2

 

 

A big well done to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Hasan and Jaanu

Grasshoppers: Jiyansh and Yeshwanth

Crickets: Olivia N and Freddie

Ladybirds: Joseph W and Ivy 

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Alia, Mikhail, Sophie H, Dhurgsah and Reggie

 

Readers of the week: 

Leo, Sasha, Valentina and Dolcie

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Childrens' Mental Health Week is 7th - 13th February, and we will be celebrating it as a school on Thursday 10th February. The children will be doing various activities throughout the day, and they are invited to wear an accessory to express their personality.  Ideas include: a hat, a hair accessory, a scarf, or socks.  Please add the date to your diary, there will be reminders nearer the time on the website.

Cardboard boxes needed for next week! (w/c 17/01/22)

Next week, we will be designing, making and evaluating our own castles. Please bring in any cardboard boxes that you would like to use for your castle for example, cereal boxes, amazon delivery boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, kitchen roll tubes (for the towers). Unfortunately we will be unable to accept any toilet roll tubes. 

 

Please bring your boxes in by Tuesday 18th January (we will be making them on this day). If you decide to bring your boxes in on Monday, please ensure that they are in a labelled plastic bag. 

 

Thank you. 

Spring 1 Welcome Letter

Language of the month: Tamil

Thank You

The Year 1 team would like to thank you all for your very kind and generous gifts. We hope that you enjoy the Christmas break and have a wonderful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 5th January. 

 

The Year 1 team x 

Well-Being Newsletter for Parents/Carers

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 7

 

 

A huge well done to all of Year 1 for their hard work this term. Enjoy the Christmas break!

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Amir and Pritish

Grasshoppers: Whole Class Award

Crickets: Noah and Aaron

Ladybirds: Kabir and Emily

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Aaradhya, Attarah & Cricket Class

 

Readers of the week: 

Suddeeksha, Olivia Ava and Saanvi

Lost Property

 

Tomorrow after school, we will place any lost property on the benches in the Key Stage 1 playground (Dorset Road). Please do have a look as we have a number of jumpers, cardigans, shoes and gloves. 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 6

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Aaradhya and Arani

Grasshoppers: Charlie and Nicole

Crickets: Jamie, Abby and Nadirah

Ladybirds: Yasmita and Aarav

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Jithesh, Hasan, Siya, Olivia F, Martin, Viha, Vihaan and Helena

 

Readers of the week: 

JJ, Abdullah, Quintus and Morgan

 

Thank you from The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

We are delighted to say that the school raised £401.84 selling poppies on the gate this year. 

Microsoft Teams Logins

 

Please note that songs from the Toys and Games show have been uploaded onto Microsoft Teams. Logins were sent out after parents evening attached to a letter about how to access Teams. These letters were sent out along with sound mats and letter formation mats. Please ensure that you are checking Teams regularly as some assignments and quizzes will be posted on here for children to complete if they wish. 
 

If you are unable to find your login, please speak with your child’s class teacher after school tomorrow. 

Christmas Cards

 

You will be able to bring in Christmas cards this year. Please ensure that the envelopes are clearly marked with the child’s name and class. There will be a Post Box set up in every year group for your children to post their cards in. Cards can be brought into school from the 13th December.

End of term information

 

15th December  - Christmas lunch

17th December - Winter Wonderland Mufti Day - bring in a £1

The PTA have organised a 'Winter Wonderland' themed mufti day. Children can wear their own clothes for £1. Look out for further information from the PTA with ideas about what accessories children could wear!

 

We would like to say a big thank you to the PTA who have kindly donated money to each year group to pay for Christmas crafts. The teachers will be preparing activities, using this money, for the children to participate in during the last week of term. 

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 5

 

 

A big well done to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Alia and Ayan

Grasshoppers: Attarah and Aashi

Crickets: Zion and Leon (To be handed out next week)

Ladybirds: Ella and Sophie

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Rushda, Sanhitha, Aarya, Valentina and Daye

 

Readers of the week: 

George, Hollie, Jannat and William

Language of the month: Italian

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 4

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Hannah and Ashvin

Grasshoppers: Aaron and Megan

Crickets: Dev, Mohammed, and Olivia F

Ladybirds: Dolcie and Abigail

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Leo, Noah, Vihaan, Minahil, Ayla, Caleb and Oliver

 

Readers of the week: 

Sophie G, Sanhitha, Martin and Aisha

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 3

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 

 

Ants: Ahana and Daisy

Grasshoppers: Ruby, Tabitha and Woody

Crickets: Freddie and Jannat

Ladybirds: Ryann - Rose and Adam (to be given out next week)

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

JJ, David, Aniket, Martin, Abimanyu and Sasha

 

Readers of the week: 

Arani, Sasha, Niya and Joseph

 

We are celebrating Anti-Bullying Week! 

 

Remembrance Sunday Parade

On Sunday, the Avenue Ambassadors represented our school in the Belmont Remembrance Sunday Parade. They walked in the parade and laid a poppy wreath at the cenotaph opposite St Johns church. Thank you.

Squid Game Guide for Parents

Oxford Owl

 

We have a subscription to Oxford Owl, which will give your child access to the reading scheme books at home. Click on the link below and select Oxford Owl for schools. Then click ‘login’ using the username and password provided last term. A reminder of the username and password will also be posted onto Microsoft Teams. 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students 

 

Happy reading! 

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 2

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award in assembly this week:

 

Ants: Sultan and Iason

Grasshoppers: Hollie and Arjun

Crickets: Mohammed and Dev

Ladybirds: Nikhil and Helena

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Albert, Sophie and Halle

 

Readers of the week: 

Daisy, Sasha, Hiba and Thrivida

 

Anti-Bullying Week 15th – 19th November

Odd Socks Day! Monday 15th November

In school, we will be celebrating anti-bullying week. To start the week off, the children are invited to wear odd socks on Monday 15th November if they would like to.

 

Wearing odd socks is a way of celebrating what makes us unique!

 

We Will Remember Them

Today the whole school observed the two minute silence to remember all those who have died, or made a sacrifice, in wars all around the world.

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 1

 

 

Welcome back to Autumn 2! We hope you enjoyed the half term break. Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week:

 

Ants: Alice and Jithesh

Grasshoppers: Skylah and Yeshwanth

Crickets: Viha and Quintus

Ladybirds: Reggie and Sarina

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

JJ and Sasha

 

Readers of the week: 

Amir, Woody, Nadirah and Emily

Autumn 2 Welcome Letter

Diwali

 

This week we listened to an assembly about the Hindu festival Diwali. During the assembly, we heard the story of Rama and Sita, which symbolises the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. We learnt how Hindus celebrate Diwali, for example lighting lamps and candles in homes, fireworks and special gatherings with friends and family. We hope that our families celebrating Diwali enjoyed the festive season.

Language of the month: Hindi

 

As a school, we always keep the children up to date with current affairs. In class your child will be discussing the COP26 Climate Change Conference. If you would like to speak to them at home about it too, the following link will be a good starting point. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Remembrance Sunday Parade

 

Poppy Appeal

Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November

On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th of November, you will be able to make donations for The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. Please look out for the children at Avenue and Dorset Road gates who will be taking donations (mornings only).  

 

There is not a set amount for the paper poppies, however the larger items range from £1 - £2.

 

Please note that the school has limited stock; however, Charlie's Sweetshop and The Good Home in Belmont Village are also selling poppies.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Charities Update

During the school closures, we were sadly unable to take part in any fundraising events. We are very happy to announce that we are now in a position to start raising money for charities again. We will always notify you in good time when a charity event is coming up.

We are very aware that, as a school community, we can’t support every good cause. With this in mind, for the national charity events, we will alternate each year. We will always try to support local charities as well.

 

This year we will not be raising money in school for Children in Need, but we will be raising money in school for Comic Relief (Red Nose Day) on Friday 18th March 2022. We will notify you with details nearer the time.

 

We will also be supporting the Poppy Appeal next week (details to follow).

The PTA have also resumed their fundraising efforts, for which the children and staff are so thankful for.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

School Fund

 

If you have not yet done so, please do make a contribution to school fund

 

This is a one-off payment of £25 or if you are unable to afford this, a smaller contribution. 

 

If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer!

 

Please login to your Parent Portal, sign your child up to the Voluntary contribution TRIP and make your contribution payment on Arbor.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Learning Journeys Autumn 2 Week 1

Year 1 Awards Week 8

 

 

Well done Year 1 for an amazing first half term. We hope that you all enjoy the half term break! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 2nd November. 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Hasan and Rushda

Grasshoppers: Miah and Abdullah

Crickets: Niya, Valentina and Minahil

Ladybirds: Ochuko and Joshua

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Lilly, Vihaan and Olivia

 

Readers of the week: 

Albert, Siya, Elsa and Joseph

Parent Teacher Consultation Day (20/10/21)

Dear Parents/Carers,

The teachers are looking forward to speaking to you this Wednesday. Please listen out for your phone call around the time of your appointment so that you don’t miss the call. If you do miss the call, please do not call the school back. Your child’s teacher will call you back at some point that day to rearrange your appointment.

Thank you for your understanding

 

                              

 

 

Pupil Charter 

 

During their time in a Cirrus Primary Academy Trust school, our pupils will have the opportunity to…

 

  • Learn a musical instrument 

 

  • Use a range of IT technology and equipment

 

  • Attend a residential visit (KS2)

 

  • Engage in performance, presentation and debate

 

  • Enjoy the arts and value cultural experiences

 

  • Take part in sports competitions

 

  • Experience enrichment activities

 

  • Contribute to the community – citizenship (global, national, and local); participate in social action campaigns 

 

  • Have their talents celebrated and recognised

 

  • Learn outside to experience the ‘great outdoors’ 

 

  • Represent school at an event – school, Trust and beyond

 

Children will be inspired to aim high and be shown what the future holds…

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Awards Week 7

 

 

A big well done to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Nefes and Nitish

Grasshoppers: Ayla and Max

Crickets: Younus and Olivia F

Ladybirds: Daye and Caleb

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

George, Mikail, Muhammad Ali, Leon, Lockie

 

Readers of the week: 

Alice, Ruby, Darcie, Minahil and Abimanyu

Safeguarding Update for Parents

 

A number of pupils (mainly in KS2) have spoken to adults at school about watching the Netflix series ‘The Squid Game’. This is a dystopian drama which has an age rating of 15 and there are strong scenes of violence and death in every episode. Some pupils tell us they can access Netflix on their mobile phones and tablets.

Please ensure you either have the correct safety settings on mobile phones and tablets or ensure your children are supervised while using them, as pupils are telling us that their parents do not know they are watching the show.

Thank you.

 

Britt Brooke

Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Black History Month

 

This month the school has been celebrating Black History Month. If you would like to do some work with your child at home on this topic, the link below will take you to lots of great resources for you to share with them.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/black-history-month-primary-and-secondary-resources/zjwf8xs

Year 1 Awards Week 6

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Suddeeksha and Wai Ki (to be handed out next week)

Grasshoppers: Jiyansh and David

Crickets: Darcie and Aniket

Ladybirds: William and Nova

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Zara, Marnie and Jannat

 

Readers of the week: 

Iason, Abdullah, Vihaan and Oliver

Parent Teacher Consultation Day

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

You will receive the notes for your Parent Teacher Consultation Day, via email, between 12/10/21 and 19/10/21. These will then be discussed at your appointment.

We look forward to speaking to you on 20/10/21

This is our child-friendly safeguarding poster

Year 1 Awards Week 5

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 

 

Ants: Leo and Lilly

Grasshoppers: Sanhitha and Karshayan

Crickets: Abby and Martin

Ladybirds: Adam, Thrivida and Caleb

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Amir, Sasha and Aaron

 

Readers of the week: 

Hannah, Megan, Viha and Aisha

 

Fruit Smoothie Making w/b 4th October

 

 

As part of our 'Zen Den' topic, Year 1 children will be making a fruit smoothie in class next week. We would be very grateful if you could please provide the fruit for your child’s smoothie on the day written below. Your child will then drink this smoothie in class.

 

They are making their smoothies on the following days…

 

Crickets: Tuesday

Ants: Wednesday

Grasshoppers: Wednesday

Ladybirds: Wednesday

 

Please ask your child what smoothie they would like to make. The options are….

 

Strawberry and Banana

 

Banana and Peach (Tinned)

 

Peach (tinned) and Raspberry

 

Strawberry and Raspberry

 

Please bring in the fruit on your child’s day labelled with their name.

 

We are very grateful for your help in ensuring that this fun activity can continue to happen. Please let your child's teacher know of any allergies to these fruits.

 

Kind regards

 

The Year 1 Team.

Year 1 Awards Week 4

 

 

A big well done to the following children who received a Class Teacher's Award this week. 

 

Ants: Chiara and JJ 

Grasshoppers: Alyssia and Abeer

Crickets: Dhurgsah and Elsa

Ladybirds: Lochlan and Caleb (to be handed out next week)

 

Readers of the week: 

Jaanu, Skylah. Zion and Saanvi

Year 1 Awards Week 3

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received a Class Teacher's Award this week. 

 

Ants: Rishabh and Jaanu (to be handed out next week)

Grasshoppers: Sasha and Akshai

Crickets: Hiba and Nadirah

Ladybirds: Ivy and Oliver

 

Readers of the week: Nitish, Noah, Aashi, Abimanyu

 

A huge well done to Attarah in Grasshopper class who received a Year Group Leader's Award. 

 

School Fund

This year, we plan to offer a number of exciting enrichment activities to all children, and we need your help to be able to do so.

 

We are asking that all parents please try to contribute. This is a one-off payment of £25.

If you are unable to afford this, please do try to make a smaller contribution. This includes pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.

 

If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer!

Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.

 

Please login to your Parent Portal, sign your child up to the Voluntary contribution TRIP and make your contribution payment on Arbor.

 

Please note that day trips and residentials will be paid for separately, not from the school fund,  and you will be notified of these as and when they occur.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Coats

 

Please ensure that your children are coming to school with a suitable coat every day as they will be going outside for learning and playtime in most weather. Children will not be allowed to take umbrellas outside with them during the school day. Should your child come to school in wellies, please make that they have suitable school shoes to change in to when they arrive. 

Reading Books

 

 

Today your child will receive their home school liaison book, along with a book from our reading scheme. Please read with your child daily and comment in their green book each time they read. Children will read with their teacher each week and books will be changed twice a week. Please ensure that your child's reading book and home school liaison book is in their bag each day. 

 

Thank you. 

Year 1 Awards Week 2 

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly today. 

 

Ants: Sophie and George

Grasshoppers: Marnie and Ellie-Rose

Crickets: Aarya and Olivia N

Ladybirds: Ryann-Rose and William

 

Well done! 

Zen Den Hook Day - Friday 10th September

 

Tomorrow Year 1 will be having their Zen Den hook day. We will take part in a range of physical exercises and mindfulness activities. Please can children come to school dressed in comfortable clothes suitable for exercise e.g. jogging bottoms, shorts, t-shirt, trainers, plimsolls. 

 

Thank you.

Swimming

 

If you are still available to help with swimming, please let your child's class teacher know. Please note that children will not be allowed to swim if they are wearing earrings. These should be removed at home on your child's swimming day. 

 

Monday - Ladybirds

Tuesday - Ants

Wednesday - Crickets

Thursday - Grasshoppers

 

Thank you.

Drop off and Pick Up Safety

 

We like to have a good relationship with our local residents so please remember, if possible, walk to school. 


 

If you are driving in the local area, please do so considerately and under no circumstances block residents' driveway for any length of time. You must not stop or let children out of the car on the zigzag lines outside the school gate. 


 

Also, a reminder that the use of e-scooters is both dangerous and illegal. 

 

Virtual Classrooms

 

To Parents / Carers, we will be doing classroom visits and parent forum meetings virtually. You will be able to access these on Teams. Virtual Classrooms will be available to watch on the 17th September and the Parent Forum presentation on the 24th September. 

 

Language of the month: Hungarian

Lockdown Procedures.

 

As you will know all schools need to be prepared for a situation where they need to lockdown the school – keeping children and staff inside for their own safety.  

 

To ensure we are prepared for this we have worked hard to put in place very clear procedures for a lockdown situation using the advice from the Metropolitan Police and other emergency agencies. We have a lockdown policy and procedures for our school, but these are not available on our website or shared beyond staff in the school for obvious security reasons. 

 

We conduct termly lockdown drills with the children and staff to make sure the procedures work. We will ensure that the children understand that, like in the event of a fire alarm – which means the building is not safe – where everybody stays calm and leaves sensibly, a lockdown simply means that something outside is not safe – therefore we stay inside the building and sit quietly and calmly. In an age-appropriate way we will make sure that they are aware of how to respond in the event of an emergency situation.  

Year 1 Awards

 

 

We have been amazed with how well the children have settled into Year 1 over the last two days. A huge well done to you all! Class teachers have decided to award each class with a Class Teacher's Award this week. 

 

Have a lovely weekend! 

 

Children and Young People's Well Being Service

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Attached is a video from our Education Well Being Practitioner, who can provide support with managing children's anxieties and behaviours at home.

Indoor Shoes

 

Currently, indoor shoes are optional. If the weather is bad and you wish your child to come to school in boots or wellies, please ensure that they have their school shoes to change into.

 

Children will still need to have plimsolls/trainers in their PE kits.

 

Thank you

WELCOME TO YEAR 1

We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Thursday 2nd September. Your children’s teachers have planned wonderful activities to welcome the children into their new classes and will be spending time getting to know your child and helping them feel confident as they begin the new year.

Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child at the Dorset Road gate. The gates will be open 8:10am – 8:30am. The children will then make their way to their new classrooms; a member of staff will be available to direct pupils if necessary.

If you also have a child in Nursery or Reception, please drop your children off via the Dorset Road gate and follow the guidance on your younger child’s pick-up times and locations. Please note, only children with siblings in Nursery to Year 2 should use the Dorset Road gate.

Uniform

Please remember that children must be in the correct school uniform which is name labelled (see our school website for full details of the uniform policy). Although resources will be provided in school, if your child wishes to bring their own pencil cases then they can but please ensure that this, and its contents, is fully labelled.

Could you also ensure that your child’s P.E kit is in school from the start of term and that each item is name labelled.  The children will require their P.E. kit during the first week of school and this should include trainers for outdoor use. Smart watches are not permitted in school, due to safeguarding reasons.

The children will also require a labelled swimming kit as they will start swimming the week beginning 6th September.  

We look forward to working with you and your child.

 

Mrs B Brooke

Head of Years 1 and 2
Assistant Head Teacher

 Please use the link below to access the Year 1 overview. This will give you a basic summary of the content children cover in every subject across the whole year

Year 1 Overview

Welcome to Ant class

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Welcome to Cricket class

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Welcome to Grasshopper class

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Welcome to Ladybird Class

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