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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.

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! 

Meet Our Year One Teachers...

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Video for Cricket Class

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Video for Ladybirds

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Video for Grasshopper Class

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Reception Sports Day



Due to the forecast of high temperatures next week we have made the decision to begin our Reception Sports day slightly earlier than planned and will keep the event short. We will now begin at 8:45am. Anyone who would like to spectate, please enter via the Avenue Road gate at 8:45am.


As this new start time will not give us time to change the children into their PE kits, we are asking the children to come to school wearing an Avenue polo or PE shirt, any shorts and trainers so that they are ready for some sports day fun!


Every child MUST bring a sun hat and water bottle to school on Monday. Please ensure you have applied sun cream to your child before they come into school


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.

Reception Learning- 11.7.22

Mini Marsden March for KS1 - 5th July 2022


Year 1 and 2 are completing a Mini Marsden March on 5th July to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital. There will buckets for any donations on the gates each morning for the rest of this week. 


Thank you in advance for any donations you make. 





Reception Sports Day

A reminder that Reception have their sports day on Monday 11th July 9-10am. This will take place on the main school field. Parents are welcome to spectate- please enter via the Avenue Road gate. Please make sure all children have their PE kit, water bottle and sun hat in school on this day. Please apply sun screen to your child in the morning before school. 

Reception Learning- 4.7.22

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! 


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

Reception Learning- 27.6.22


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.

Reception Summer Fair Dance

Reception will be dancing at 12:20pm at the Summer Fair on 25th June. Please bring children to the school office at 12:00pm to prepare for their dance. We would like children to come dressed in brightly coloured shorts and t-shirts. Thank you.

Reception Learning- 20.6.22

Congratulations Miss Edmonds!

Congratulations to Miss Edmonds, who got married on Saturday! Miss Edmonds has agreed with Rainbow Bug class that she will carry on being known as Miss Edmonds for the remainder of the year. We wish Miss Edmonds and her husband every happiness.


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.  

Reception Learning- 13.6.22

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.



Please ensure all Reception children bring a waterproof jacket to school everyday. The weather can be very changeable and the children will still be using the outside area in all weathers. A fold up waterproof jacket that stays in their book bag is ideal but any type of waterproof coat with a hood is fine. Thank you for your co-operation.

Reception Learning- 23.5.22


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…



Reception Learning- 16.5.22

Reception 'Under the Sea' Dress Up Day


A reminder that Wednesday 25th May is Reception ‘Under the Sea Dress Up Day’ To celebrate the end of our topic and everything we have learnt about sea creatures we are inviting the children to come to school dressed as their favourite sea creature or wearing water colours such as a blue or green t-shirt etc

Reception Learning- 9.5.22


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.

Reception Learning- 2.5.22

Summer 1 Welcome Letter

Reception Learning- 25.4.22

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. 

Class Teacher Awards- Spring 2

Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this half term:


June Bugs- Aadhya, Chelsea, Emilie, Eniola, Reuben, Rohan, Zayyan, Bhavya

Centipedes- Ayda, Aahana, Anna K, Mahsa, Oliver, Lucy, Gabriel, Anvitha, Matthew, Tylen, Scarlett Y, Ani

Rainbow Bugs- Jacob, Zainab, Silas, Adhrith, Gabriella, Nadhi, Ali, Silver, Lewis, Sadie

Spiders- Etienne, Ardal, Alex, Ayla, Leo, Eleanor, Daisy, Callum



Reception Learning- 28.3.22

Thank you

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

Reception Learning- 21.3.22

Reception Learning- 14.3.22

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. 


Reception Learning- 7.3.22

Reception Learning- 28.2.22

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. 

Class Teacher Awards


Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this half term....


June Bugs- Evelyn, Heidi, Kushagra, Mia, Reuben, Teddie and Theia


Rainbow Bugs- Riley, Nico, Adhrith, Jacob, Elyssia, Rowan, Kiaan and Vinisha


Centipedes- Tre, Leyton, Marcin, Nela, Uthman and Scarlett Y


Incy Wincy Spiders- Noah, Anastasia, Xavier, Marcus, Aisha and Skye

Reception Learning- 21.2.22

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.



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.  

February Language of the Month- Cantonese

Reception Learning-7.2.22

Reception Learning- 31.1.22

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.

Reception Learning- 24.1.22

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.

Reception Learning-17.1.22


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.

Spring 1 Welcome Letter

Language of the Month- Tamil

Reception Learning- 10.1.22

Thank you and Merry Christmas!


Thank you so much for all the kind words, cards and gifts we have received. We would like to wish all our families a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to seeing you all in January.


The Reception Team

Class Teacher Awards- Autumn 2


Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this half term...


Incy Wincy Spiders- Rosalie, Callum, Ayla, Zuha, Florence, Dillon, Freya, Lily, Tom, Akshayan, Harley and Isabella


June Bugs- Aadhya, Amir, Chelsea, Daisy, Ellis, Michael, Nathan, Naqasha, Reggie  and Yarik


Rainbow Bugs- Jacob, Gabriela, Mahdi, Summayah, Ali, Eddie, Silver, Lewis, Abigail and Zara


Centipedes- Mikyle, Ali Kaan, Shreyas, Scarlett H, Montana, Cathy, Elliott, Aarawin, Ani, Scarlett Y and Tyler


Congratulations to Ellis in June Bugs for receiving a Head of Phase Award.

Well-Being Newsletter for Parents/Carers

Reception End of Term


Over the next two days, Reception will be doing lots of lovely activities to celebrate all their hard work this term. We will sing some songs and play some games but there is no need to bring anything in from home. A reminder that Friday is Winter Wonderland mufti day.


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. 

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. 

Reception Learning-6.12.21

December Language of the Month- Italian

Reception Learning-29.11.21

A Wriggly Nativity

This year Reception will be performing 'A Wriggly Nativity' for their Christmas performance. This will be filmed and shared with relatives via Tapestry in order to do all we can to keep our school community safe from Covid-19. Parents should have received a letter on Friday to give further information about costumes. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you need any further information.

Reception Learning- 22.11.21


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.


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!

Reception Learning- 15.11.21


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.

Language of the Month- Hindi

Reception Learning- 8.22.21

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.

Reception Learning- 2.11.10

Class Teacher Awards

Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this half term...


June Bugs- Emilie, Arsal, Haffie, Sayesha, Rohan, Eniola, Aadam, Lua, Sofia and Isabella


Incy Wincy Spiders- Leo, Hirad, Dara, Daniel, Luisa, Eleanor, Skye, Isaac, Daisy, Ardal, Maeve and Kash


Rainbow Bugs- Thamirea, Jacob, Robert, Seon, Nico, Emma, Elyssia, Riley, Rosa, Vinisha, Rowan and Bruno


Centipedes- Matthew, Gabriel, Lucy, Oliver, Darcy, Mahsa, Anna, Aahana, Evie, Ayda, Abhinav and Jiya

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…






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

Reception Learning-18.10.21



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.

Reception Learning- 11.10.21

Parent Teacher Consultation Day


Dear Parents/Carers, 

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


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

Here is our child-friendly safeguarding poster

Reception Learning- 4.10.21

Reception Reading Books


Every child will have a reading book to take home by Friday 1st October. It is likely that the first books will be picture books where we would like the children to talk in detail about what is happening in the story.  Please read the reading book at home with your child and make a comment in the green reading journal about how they have got on. We recommend reading each book several times to consolidate their understanding. Happy reading!

Reception Baseline Assessment

We are currently carrying out the national Reception Baseline Assessment with the children. These are short activities that help us to get to know the children on entry to primary school and will help to inform our future teaching.

Reception Learning- 27.9.21

Reception Learning- 20.9.21

This week we will be...

  • continuing to hear sounds in words by playing phonics games
  • hearing and blending words using sound talk
  • thinking about how to be a good listener
  • listening to stories and answering questions about what we have read
  • learning new words from stories
  • practising counting a number of objects up to 10
  • playing games with numbers

Reception Class Videos


Follow this link to take a tour of our Reception classes...



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.

Well done to all the Reception children for a fantastic first week! We look forward to the children being in school full time from Monday 13th September. A reminder that pick up time on Monday-Thursday is 2:50pm and on Friday it is 2:05pm.


Next week we will be...

  • playing games such as 'Silly Soup' and 'Odd One Out' using initial letter sounds
  • singing number songs and counting rhymes
  • looking for numerals around our classrooms
  • talking about how to look after our classroom and keep things tidy
  • sharing stories

Reception Welcome Letter- Autumn 1

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. 


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.  

Welcome message from Mrs Hilton

Welcome from the Reception Teachers


Mrs Hilton  Mrs Hilton video

Mrs Fitzgerald  Mrs Fitzgerald welcome video

Mrs Dray Welcome to Centipede Class

Miss Pinto A message from Miss Pinto to Incy Wincy Spider Class 

Miss Edmonds  Miss Edmonds


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

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