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Inclusion Playground and Allotment


You may have seen during the open classrooms, that we are building a new and exciting outside space, including a revamped allotment area and Inclusion playground. In the coming weeks, we will see more plants and trees added to the area, with opportunities for all 6 classes to begin planting and gardening. We will be having playground markings painted on this week and have ordered a new trampoline, outdoor construction resources, a sandpit, outdoor classroom, and role play. Photos to follow!


If you would like to support us in making our learning environment even more special, we welcome donations. Any new or very good condition toys, puzzles, games, role play costumes or props would be greatly appreciated. We rotate toys between classes, so many children will get joy from them.

Welcome back!


It has been a very successful first week for all of our returning children. We are extremely impressed at how well they have managed the return to school after the long summer break. For many of the children, they have new teachers and teaching assistants, and for some, a new classroom too. With all the changes, we cannot express how proud we are at how well they have adapted. Not only have they settled well, but we have noticed how much our returning children have matured and have come back with great excitement for learning, initiating conversations and showing interest in playing with peers. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers join us for the open classrooms too. Thank you for joining us, it was great for the children to show off their classrooms and a nice opportunity for us all to connect.


We look forward to capturing more 'wow' moments and sharing them with you over the coming weeks on Tapestry. Please share your summer updates with us, if you have not already! We love seeing all of those magical moments!


Welcome to all new parents and children!


We would like to wish our new children and parents a very warm welcome to Avenue Primary Academy. We are extremely pleased to see how the children have settled in and have begun to get used to the routines of school life. The stay and plays worked well in transitioning children into their new classes, and it has been fantastic to see children engaging with each other and with our teachers and teaching assistants. We look forward to getting to know you all better over the coming weeks and sharing with you some of the lovely learning that takes place.


If you have not already, you will soon receive Tapestry log in details. Please log in regularly to see updates on how your child is settling in and participating in activities. We encourage parents and carers to share any learning that takes place outside of school, so please add your own photos and messages too. Sharing photos and videos from home helps us to get to know the children better, as well as being a great tool for communication. 



Farewell Year 6!

From all the Base staff, past and present, we would like to say a huge well done and congratulations to Year 6 children who have worked so hard this year, and who will sadly be leaving us for pastures new.

It has been an exciting journey and the children have shown such growth, maturity and progress. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish our Year 6 leavers the best of luck in their new schools. It has been a real pleasure to teach them all and they will be greatly missed!

Keep up those high expectation, the sky is the limit!

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! 


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.

Meet your new Teachers for 2022-2023


We are very excited to announce that from September 2022

we will have 6 ASD Base classes.

These classes will be Lions, Tigers, Zebras, Giraffes, Explorers and Trailblazers.

Click on each video to meet the new Team!



Lions - Miss Dancerelle

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Tigers - Mrs Oyesanya and Mrs Nunn

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Zebras - Mrs Watson

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Giraffes - Miss Cozens

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Explorers - Miss Rubey

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Trailblazers - Mrs Stockwell

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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! 

Visit from the Fireman Simon

Today, the Base was visited by Simon, the Station Manager, at Wimbledon Fire Station. He told us all about his role in the fire service and taught us all about fire safety. Simon showed us his specialist uniform and explained all about each of the items of clothing, including the helmet, torch, reflectors, boots and knee pads. Many of the children asked fantastic questions, and we all learnt so much. Some of us even tried on the uniform! We learnt that with the right personal skills, a good level of fitness, and qualification in Maths and English, a job as a firefighter could be possible.



Trailblazers and Explorers went to

Chessington World of Adventures!



The KS2 Base had a wonderful time at Chessington World of Adventures. The children listened brilliantly to instructions, stayed together, and enjoyed the freedom of an exciting school trip into the community.  

During the day, we managed to access lots of aspects of the theme park, exploring the animals at the zoo, aquarium, and petting area, where we were able to interact with the animals and learn all about them. We ventured onto some of the wet rides, making a big splash on the River Rafts, and on the Gruffalo River Ride. Luckily, the sun was shining, and we managed to dry out!  

We wandered through the Room on the Broom story, rode the carousel, and flew high on the Elmer ride. Some of the children even braved the speedy Scorpion Express and the Vampire ride too!  

We even danced to the Conga!!

We are so proud of all the children for their exceptional behaviour and their listening skills. We look forward to more adventures and community trips in the future! 



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.  



Welcome back to the last half term of the Year!

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.


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…



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.

Welcome to the Summer Term!


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.



Thank you

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

Key Dates for your diary!



There is so much happening in the Summer term, that I wanted to give you as much warning as possible, so that you can all see the wonderful things your children have been doing or will be doing.

The dates below in BLUE are invitations for you to come to the school either to see your children in the classroom, whilst they show you what they have been doing, Base Sports days, celebration afternoons and the Summer Fair.

All the other dates in GREEN are things that are happening in the school which may involve your children.

More information and dates of key events will be announced nearer the time.

If you need further clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email


Key dates for your diary:

3rd May: Trailblazers and Explorers open classrooms for parents 2pm-2:30pm (entrance via  

     Avenue Road gate)

9th May: KS2 SATs week for Year 6 pupils only

5th May: Lions and Tigers open classrooms for parents 1:45pm-2:15pm (entrance via Dorset Road


26th May: Whole School Jubilee afternoon

7th June: Year 1 Phonics Screening checks

               Year 2 Phonics screening checks (for those that did not pass in Year 1)

7th June-22nd June: Year 4 Times Tables checks

21st June: Farm Workshop in school for Lions and Tigers

25th June: Avenue Primary Summer Fayre

3rd July: Belmont Festival

12th July: Year 6 pupils outreach Forest Schools and Team building day at Avenue  

18th July: Trailblazers and Explorers Sports Day 9:30-10:30am (entrance via Avenue Road gate)

18th July: Celebration Afternoon (Whole School) 3:30-4:30

19th July: Tigers and Lions Sports Day 9:30-10:30am (entrance via Dorset Road gate)

Welcome to Spring 2!


We hope you all had a lovely half term.

Please click on your child's class Welcome letter to find out what they will be learning this half term.



World Book Day - 3rd March 2022


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.



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.  

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.


Yours faithfully,


Miss Cozens and Mrs Stockwell

PC Oyesanya came to visit us today!


Today, Lions and Tigers were visited by PC Oyesanya. He explained that his job is to keep us safe and to make sure that everybody follows the law. He showed us his uniform and how he uses the police equipment in his job. He let us try on some police clothes and showed us how to handcuff - always remembering to make sure you have the key handy! After, he stayed for 'Busy' time so we could show him what we do when we're working hard too.       




Trailblazers and Explorers loved the visit from PC Oyesanya. He told us all about his training and working with the Royal family, in close protection. He shared with us some of the daily tasks he completes, including surveillance, first aid and securing scenes. He also let us try on his uniform, showed us some basic warm up exercises and arrested Mrs Castellanos! We learnt so much!



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.



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.

Happy New Year!


We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a great start to the New Year.

Please find below links to the Welcome letters for your child's class.


Well-Being Newsletter for Parents/Carers


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. 

Please click on the links to access your child's Autumn 2 Welcome Back letter.



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

Next week 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.


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.

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.

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 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.

Parents 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 

Here is our child-friendly safeguarding information poster

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.

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.  


Please click on the link below to view your child's Welcome Back letter.


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 back and will be spending time getting to know your child and helping them feel confident as they begin the new year.


Morning drop-off and afternoon collection: 

Lions and Tigers: Please use the Dorset Road gate.   Drop off for your child will be  8.45 and collection will be 2.30.  This will be the same for Monday- Friday.


Explorers and Trailblazers: Please use the Avenue Road Gate and drop your child to the Explorer door at 8.45 and collect at 2.45.  This will be the same for Monday-Friday.





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).  Please speak to Miss Eusden if you have any concerns regarding uniform and your child’s sensory needs. 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.  Wiggly Worm teachers will be in contact with parents to discuss the appropriate swimming options for their child.

We look forward to working with you and your child.


Miss Eusden,

Deputy Head of ASD Base

Please click on the links below to see the yearly overview of learning for your child.

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