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.
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.
New Inclusion Playground
Last week, we had an exciting visit from Fun & Active Playgrounds who came to install some new and vibrant playground markings for our outdoor play environment.
It’s been great to see the children enjoying their new playground games and we’re pleased to have been able to introduce more opportunities for outdoor learning at our school.
Please visit this website if you would like advice on talking to your child about the Queen’s death.
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.
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.
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.
We will not be running clubs in the Autumn term as we are all settling into our new school routines. We will notify you after Christmas of the clubs we will be running in the Spring Term.