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Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 5 

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award today. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Cathy and Leo

Grasshoppers: Zoha and Rosalie

Crickets: Dara and Athena

Ladybirds: Adhrith and Mahsa

 

Readers of the week: 

Shreyas, Yarik, Isaac and Aarohi

 

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 4 

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award today. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Nathan and Chloe

Grasshoppers: Lucy and Kushagra

Crickets: Tylen and Emma

Ladybirds: Montana and Leyton

 

Readers of the week: 

Ali, Nico, Maryam and Sadie 

 

 

Happy Chinese New Year to any families celebrating this weekend

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 3

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award today. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Aidan and Darcy (to be handed out next week)

Grasshoppers: Alex and Ani

Crickets: Maryam and Haffie

Ladybirds: Theo and Lily

 

Readers of the week: 

Joseph, Eleanor, Isabella and Mahsa

 

Congratulations to Mila who received a Year Group Leader's Award!

Supporting your child with reading

 

Dear Parents, 

 

The English team have put together a short video to support you with reading at home. We have also included a section on using Oxford Owl and tips on how to use phonics to support your child as they read.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rGClCF10Kk

 

The English Team

 

 

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 2

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Tre and Evie

Grasshoppers: Oliver and Nela

Crickets: Aisha and Kash

Ladybirds: Aarohi and Dillon

 

Readers of the week: 

Elliott, Jiya, Reggie and Adhrith

 

Congratulations to Mikyle, Florence and Zayyan who received a Year Group Leader's Award!

Update: Cardboard boxes needed for Tuesday 24th January

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/food/tissue boxes, kitchen roll tubes (for the towers). Unfortunately children will not be able to bring in toilet roll tubes or food boxes that have contained nuts. 

 

Children can bring any other materials that they may like to use to make their castle.

 

Please bring your boxes in on Tuesday 24th January only (we will be making them on this day). 

 

Thank you. 

Year 1 Awards Spring 1 Week 1

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Freya and Shreyas

Grasshoppers: Eleanor and Jiya

Crickets: Ardal and Anvitha

Ladybirds: Lua and Montana

 

Readers of the week: 

Mia, Kushagra, Dara and Skye

 

 

 

 

The Year 1 staff would like to thank you all for your very kind and thoughtful gifts. We hope that you enjoy the Christmas break and have a wonderful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 4th January. 

 

The Year 1 team x 

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 7

 

 

Congratulations to the following children who received an award today.

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Matthew and Aisha

Grasshoppers: Marcus and Oliver

Crickets: Maryam and Vinisha

Ladybirds: Marcin and Skye

 

Readers of the week: 

Silver, Zoha, Anvitha and Aarawin

 

Congratulations to Leo, who received a Year Group Leader's Award this week! 

Class Party Update: If children are wearing a Winter or Christmas top or accessory tomorrow, they can wear it to school rather than bring it to change in to. 

 

Class Parties : Thursday 15th December

The children will be having their class parties on Thursday 15th December. Children must come to school in full uniform, but can bring in their Winter/Christmas top and or accessory from last week to change into if they wish.

 

The children do not need to bring in any food or drink.

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 6

 

 

Well done to the following children who received an award today.

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Elliott and Sami (to be given next week) 

Grasshoppers: Reuben and Marcus

Crickets: Ayda and Tom

Ladybirds: Montana and Theo

 

Readers of the week: 

Evie, Rosa, Ardal and Evelyn

Thank you!

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 5

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Naqasha and Zuha

Grasshoppers: Lucy and Eleanor

Crickets: Uthman and Rowan

Ladybirds: Matthew and Thamira

 

Readers of the week: 

Florence, Zara, Bhavya and Dillon

Language of the month: Portuguese

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 4

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Gabriel and Mila

Grasshoppers: Abhinav and Nico

Crickets: Tylen and Aahana

Ladybirds: Ellis and Nadhi

 

Readers of the week: 

Nathan, Harley, Scarlett and Marcin

 

Congratulations to Aidan (Ants), who received a Year Group Leader's Award!

PE Uniform

 

As we move into winter and the weather becomes colder, you may wish to provide your child with a labelled pair of navy tracksuit bottoms (no large logos please). This is in addition to having navy blue shorts. 

 

Thank you,

Linguascope

 

Our Linguascope subscription has been renewed for this academic year. The login details have been shared with you via email, as we cannot post these online. Linguascope is a fantastic resource which allows children to practise their skills in a range of languages through games and interactive activities. We will be using some of these in our KS2 French lessons, but we would also love to encourage the children to practise at home. Children in KS1 could visit the Elementary section for an introduction to French. To access Linguascope, you can either download the app or visit https://www.linguascope.com

 

Wellbeing Award for Schools 2022-2025

We are delighted to say that on 17/11/22 Avenue were re-accredited with the Wellbeing Award for Schools. This is truly a whole school effort and is an external validation of what we already knew: that Health and Wellbeing is at the heart of our school and influences everything that we do. Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who filled in surveys for the award at the end of last year and the start of this year. 

 

Winter Top Day: Thursday 8th December

The children are invited to wear a winter or Christmas themed top or hair accessory on Thursday 8th December (with normal school uniform bottoms and shoes).

 

This is not a fundraising event and children do not need to bring any money.

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 3

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Chloe and Ali

Grasshoppers: Zara and Ali Kaan

Crickets: Haffie and Acelynn

Ladybirds: Sadie and Robert

 

Year Group Leader Awards: 

Mikyle and Zainab

 

Readers of the week: 

Aisha (Ants), Nela, Aisha (Crickets) and Aadam

 

Congratulations to Rohan, who received a Phase Leader's Award!

Health and Wellbeing: Sleep Support

Remembrance Parade

Miss. Walls, Mr. Burke and our Avenue Ambassadors attended the Remembrance Parade yesterday and laid a poppy wreath on the Belmont Cenotaph.

 

The Ambassadors also sold poppies at the school gates every morning last week.

 

Thank you for representing our school, we are very proud.

Autumn 2 Learning Journeys Week 3

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 2

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Gabriela and Hirad

Grasshoppers: Isaac and Reuben

Crickets: Ayda and Kash

Ladybirds: Aadam and Skye

 

Readers of the week: 

Chloe, Lucy, Silas and Daisy

 

Congratulations to Bruno, who received a Year Group Leader's Award!

 

 

Avenue families are very welcome to attend the Remembrance Sunday Parade

Information from Sutton Mental Health Support Team (Please return forms via email FAO Mrs. Cook)

Useful Phonics Websites

 

Below are a range of website links for phonics videos and games. They will also support children to pronounce the sounds accurately. A selection of games on Phonics Play and Phonics Bloom require a subscription. There are still a small number of games available on these websites for free. 

Alphablocks (BBC iPlayer) 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

 

YouTube - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

YouTube - Geraldine the Giraffe 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geraldine+the+giraffe                

 

Phonics Play

(Subscription required for some games)

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources       

 

 

 

Phonics Bloom

(Subscription required for some games)

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-3     

 

 

Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week:

Monday 14th November

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week and the children are invited to wear odd socks to school on Monday 14th November. Wearing odd socks is a great way of celebrating what makes us unique!

 

Poppy Appeal 2022 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th of November our Avenue Ambassadors will be selling poppies on Avenue Road Gate and Dorset Road Gates 8.10 – 8.20 (if they have any stock left, they will be there on Thursday and Friday morning, but stock sells fast). 

 

Paper poppies are sold for a donation of your choice, but please be aware that many items have a set price which range from £1 to £3. 

 

Thank you, on behalf of The British Legion Belmont Branch 

Congratulations to Hannah in Year 5 and  Robert in Year 1

 

They held a plant sale earlier in the year and donated their profits to the Royal Horticultural Society. They received a letter from the Chief Executive of the RHS thanking them for their donation. 

 

What a wonderful achievement, we are very proud of you both

 

Toys and Games Show

 

 

You will have now received your tickets for the Toys and Games show on Tuesday 15th November and Wednesday 16th November. Please check the tickets carefully for timings. 

 

We have a small number of extra tickets available on both days, for all performances. Please see Miss Taylor on the playground after school on Monday 7th November, if you would like an extra ticket. 

 

Entry to the show will be via the Avenue Road gate and through the school office. Doors will open 10 minutes before the performance. 

 

We look forward to seeing you then! 

Autumn 2 Week 2 Learning Journeys

Year 1 Awards Autumn 2 Week 1

 

Year 1 had a great first week back and enjoyed designing and making their slider toys in DT.

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Mia and Jacob

Grasshoppers: Lucy and Kushagra

Crickets: Reggie and Bhavya

Ladybirds: Aadhya and Adhrith

 

Readers of the week: 

Aidan, Noah, Rowan and Etienne

Autumn 2 Week 1 Learning Journeys

Year 1 Awards Autumn 1 Week 7

 

Well done to all Year 1 children for a fantastic first half term! We are so impressed with all of your hard work and achievements. We hope you have a wonderful break!

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Cathy and Arsal

Grasshoppers: Bruno and Theia

Crickets: Sumayyah and Xavier

Ladybirds: Daisy and Arawin

 

Congratulations to Jacob, who received a Year Group Leader's Award. 

 

Readers of the week: 

Freya, Alex, Teddie and Ayla

Year 1 Awards Autumn 1 Week 6

 

 

A huge well done to the following children who received an award in assembly this week. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Florence and Akshayan

Grasshoppers: Heidi and Ani

Crickets: Aisha and Teddie

Ladybirds: Ayla and Dillon

 

Congratulations to Rohan, who received a Year Group Leader's Award. 

 

Readers of the week: 

Hirad, Oliver, Daisy and Callum

 

 

 

Health and Wellbeing: YogaBugs

 

I am delighted to inform you that we now have the YogaBugs Virtual Programme for our school, and this includes access to YogaBugs videos and mindfulness techniques for you and your children.

 

On the YogaBugs Parent Portal you will have access to yoga and mindfulness videos, chair yoga for you to try, along with helpful mindfulness activities and visualisations that you can use for you whole family.

 

Please look out for an email from school with details of how you can access the parent portal.

 

Black History Month

Throughout the year there are months that celebrate the history of different groups of people. These months help us to learn more about people, their history and their importance to the wider world. Black History Month is celebrated each year in October. It is a chance to celebrate the achievements of black people in the past and present.

 

Vests

If you would like your child to wear a vest in the colder weather, please ensure that it is a traditional tank top style with a low neck and no sleeves.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Year 1 Awards Autumn 1 Week 5

 

 

Another fantastic week in Year 1! Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Nathan and Sofia

Grasshoppers: Harley and Yarik

Crickets: Ardal and Emma

Ladybirds: Eniola and Amir

 

 

Readers of the week: 

Mikyle, Reuben, Ayda and Robert

Fruit Smoothie Making Tuesday 11th October

 

As part of our 'Zen Den' topic, Year 1 children will be making a fruit smoothie in class on Tuesday 11th October. We would be very grateful if you could please provide the fruit for your child’s smoothie on this day (see options below). Your child will then drink this smoothie in class. 

 

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 Tuesday 11th October 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 Autumn 1 Week 4

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Mikyle and Darcy

Grasshoppers: Anastasia and Chelsea

Crickets: Daisy and Silas

Ladybirds: Leyton and Evelyn

 

 

Readers of the week: 

Naqasha, Elyssia, Tylen, Montana and Lua

Parent Forum Slides 

 

The Year 1 Parent Forum slides and video have been uploaded onto Microsoft Teams. Please login to Microsoft Teams using the details attached to the letter sent out at the beginning of the week. 

 

Thank you

 

World Mental Health Day Monday 10th October

This World Mental Health Day, people across the country are coming together to say #HelloYellow. We are inviting the children to join in to show them that how they feel matters.

 

Children are invited to wear a yellow accessory on Monday 10th October.  Examples could be a hair accessory, socks or a hat.

 

Waterproof Coat

Dear Parents/Carers,

Now that the weather has turned, please ensure that your child wears a waterproof coat to school every day. If you need assistance purchasing a coat, please don’t hesitate to speak to the school as we would be happy to help you.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Awards Autumn 1 Week 3

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Elliott and Evie

Grasshoppers: Rosa and Elyssia

Crickets: Isabella and Tom

Ladybirds: Callum and Lily

 

Congratulations to Silver, who received a Year Group Leader's Award this week! 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Due to rising cases of Covid among both staff and pupils, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the face to face Parent Forum Meetings scheduled for next week.

 

So that you still have the information, Year Group Leaders will record the contents of the meeting and they will be shared with you by 30/09/22.

 

The safety of our school community is always our first priority and we thank you for your understanding.

Year 1 Awards Autumn 1 Week 2

 

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Leo and Silver

Grasshoppers: Faizan and Noah

Crickets: Isaac and Dara

Ladybirds: Zainab and Etienne

 

Please visit this website if you would like advice on talking to your child about the Queen’s death ahead of the coverage of her funeral this weekend.

https://www.winstonswish.org/supporting-you/supporting-children-death-of-queen/

Sutton Mental Health Support Team

 

The Avenue Primary Academy community is deeply saddened by the news that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.

 

Today, and next week, we will mark this significant event by reflecting on her remarkable life and service.

 

A book of condolence will be opened for the children next week.

Autumn 1 Welcome Letter

 

 

We are so impressed with how well the children have settled this week. Please check the year group page regularly, as this is where we will post important information.

 

Today, your child will receive their home school liaison book, along with a book from our reading scheme. Please read with your child daily (at least 3 times a week) and comment in their green book each time they read. Please ensure that your child’s reading book and home school liaison book is in their bag each day.

 

You will also receive a letter today with information about Purple Mash and Numbots. Logins for these websites have been stuck into your child’s home school liaison book.

 

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/home 

 

https://play.numbots.com/  

 

You will notice that there is also a login for Oxford Owl. This is a home learning tool which will give your child access to our reading scheme books at home.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  

Please ensure children have their named PE kit at school. Kits should include: plimsolls, a green polo top with the Avenue logo, navy blue shorts. You may also provide jogging bottoms which can be worn during the colder months. Year 1 will not be swimming this year.

 

Thank you, 

 

Miss Taylor

Year 1 Awards Autumn 1 Week 1

 

 

A huge well done to all of Year 1 for a fantastic first week. Congratulations to the following children who received an award in assembly this week. 

 

Class Teacher Awards:

Ants: Jacob and Freya

Grasshoppers: Chelsea and Isabella

Crickets: Emilie and Seon

Ladybirds: Mahsa and Zayyan

 

Zen Den Hook Day: Friday 16th September 

 

 

On Friday 16th September, Year 1 will be having their Zen Den hook day. We will take part in a range of physical exercises and mindfulness activities. On this day, we would like children come to school dressed in comfortable clothes suitable for exercise e.g. jogging bottoms, shorts, t-shirt, trainers, plimsolls.

Zen Den Learning Journey Week 2

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Children will be notified about the Autumn Term clubs in the week beginning 12/09/22. Any child that expresses an interest, will be given a letter to take home. These letters will contain the specific details for that club.

 

Slips will need to be returned to the teacher running the club by 16/09/22

 

Children will receive a letter in the week beginning 19/09/22 either notifying them that they have been allocated a place OR that they have not been allocated a place and have been put on the club’s waiting list.

Thank you

Year 1 Parent Forum: Tuesday 27th September at 8:30am

Please enter the school via Avenue Road and line up outside the school office, where a member of staff will escort you to the Great hall. 

 

 

 

 

Open Classroom (Years 1-6) Thursday 8th September 3.15 – 3.45

We are delighted to invite you to see your child’s new classroom, and meet their new teacher on Thursday 8th September 3.15 – 3.45

 

Please collect your child as usual and then wait in the playground. As soon as the Teachers have returned to the classroom, we will let you in.

 

We look forward to seeing you.

WELCOME TO YEAR 1

We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Monday 5th 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 along the decking to their new classrooms.

If you also have a child in year 3-6 please drop and collect your children off via the Dorset Road gate and they can find their way through the school to their classroom. 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 should be clearly labelled with their name and class. (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 the contents, is fully labelled.

Please ensure that your child’s P.E kit is in school from the start of term and again,  each item is clearly labelled with their name and class.  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.

 

 

Summer Homework  

 

  • Could you take photos, make a scrap book or choose something to show your new class?   
  • Find out about your new topic: Zen Den, (Keeping ourselves healthy)

 

       Can you try some of these? 

  • Create a summer holiday diary 
  • Read books  
  • Play a board game 
  • Stay up late one night and watch the sunset 
  • Cook with your family 
  • Have a water fight 
  • Play outside 
  • Ride a bike or scooter 
  • Go on a picnic 
  • Build a den or a hideout  
  • Search for mini beasts 
  • Go on a treasure hunt 
  • Create an obstacle course 
  • Learn about a country or place you would like to visit 
  • Try cloud gazing – what shapes can you find? 
  • Create a video - on your own or with friends – sing, dance, read a poem 
  • Learn an interesting fact to share with your new teacher 
  • Be kind and helpful 

We look forward to working with you and your child next year.

 

Mrs Hilton

Head of EYFS and Year 1

 

Ant Class Miss Taylor

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Cricket Class Miss Ibrahim

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Grasshopper Class Mrs Baranowicz

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Ladybird Class Miss Islam

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