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Congratulations to the recipient of the Trailblazer Summer Term Merit Award Certificate:


Tigers Trip to Dean City Farm 


Tigers had a fantastic time visiting the farm today.  After 'cutting' the grass we grew from seed, we travelled to Deen City Farm.  When we arrived we explored the farm scene, spotting chickens, ducks, horses, cows, donkeys, sheep and ferrets.  We gave some lucky goats a chance to nibble our freshly cut grass.  After washing our hands we settled for a snack before enjoying some time in the playground.  We headed back to school, arriving just in time for lunch.



Meet the Teacher


As our wonderful Base continues to grow, so does our team of fantastic teachers! Please share the clip of your child's new teacher, with your child, to prepare them for next academic year. 

The current Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Zebras and Explorers will have some time to meet with their new teacher tomorrow, Friday 14th July, where they will complete some fun social games and activities, and spend time in their new cohorts. 


As many of you are aware, the Base classrooms will be renovated over the Summer and will look a little different. We have chosen not to share videos of the current classes as they will not accurately reflect how they will look in the next academic year. Please read the social stories that were shared with you, with your child, to help prepare them for the next step in their journey here at Avenue.





Trailblazer Class

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Explorer Class - Mrs Maddock

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Elephant Class - Mrs Lloyd

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Zebra Class - Mrs Cooper

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Giraffe Class - Miss Beattie

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Giraffe Class - Miss Sussemilch

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Tigers Class - Mrs Nunn and Mrs Oyesanya

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Leopard Class- Mrs Wylie

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Leopard Class- Miss Jones

Lions - Miss Dancerelle

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Trip to Deen City Farm.

Lions went on a very exciting trip to Deen City Farm where they learnt about different farm animals! They saw chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, cows and many more animal! We are incredibly proud of the Lions for being so sensible.

Sutton Parks ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ competition

Sutton Park Friends are once again running our 'Landscape Artist of the Year' competition, supported by funding from Arts Network Sutton. Sutton is spread across the urban fringe of London, up to the lower slopes of the North Downs. Can you capture the stories and scenery that our parks offer? We are looking forward to your artistic interpretations of our green and pleasant parks.

Join us at one of the participating parks and bring out your inner artist. All competitions take place between 11am-2pm. You can enter as many of the competitions as you like.

Competition dates

  • Sun 2 July @ Rose Hill Park East (SM1 3DY), meet on the top path, at the Grennell Road end at 10.30am to collect an entry form
  • Sat 8 July @ Carshalton Park (SM5 3DD), meet by the tennis courts at 10.30am to collect an entry form
  • Sat 22 July @ Poulter Park (SM5 1EE), meet by the playground at 10.30am to collect an entry form
  • Sun 13 Aug @ Manor Park (SM1 4BF), meet by the cafe at 10.30am to collect your entry form
  • Sat 26 Aug @ Beddington Park (SM6 7NN), meet by the Pavilion cafe at 10.30 to collect your entry form


The winner of each age category will receive a prize; a £20 art voucher for the older age categories and art equipment for the children's prize. In addition, all winning entries from the six competitions will be judged against each other at our art exhibition to be held in November. The three overall winners will also receive £50 art vouchers, sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Key information

  • It is free to enter, no booking required
  • 3 ages categories: 3-10 years / 11-16 years / Adults
  • Entrants to provide their own chair, equipment and materials
  • Please read the terms conditions listed below before attending (the maximum size artwork is A3 and no oil paint is allowed)
  • There will be an Art Exhibition held in November to include a selection of the artwork from the competitions. More information to follow.

Terms and Conditions

  • The Sutton Parks ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ is a competition being run in Sutton parks during 2023 by the London Borough of Sutton (the “Council”). The Council shall select an unspecified number of works from the competition to be exhibited at locations and times to be confirmed by the Council between October 2023 and December 2023.
  • By entering the competition, the entrant (the “Artist”) accepts these terms and conditions as set out hereinafter.
  • The competition is open to any artist attending one of the Sutton Parks ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ 
  • events and completing the art within the stated 3-hour slot allowed for the competition.
  • An entry form must be completed by all artists, to include the artist's name, name of the park, age if under 16 (as well as an adult named contact) and a contact telephone number and email address.
  • Children under 12 to be supervised by an accompanying adult.
  • The art entry must be an original landscape of the park, created on the day and within the stated hours when the competition is taking place. It should be created in either pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal, or coloured pencils) or paint (water-colour or acrylic). The work must not exceed A3 at its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit. The artist will use their own paper and art materials at the event.
  • The last date for all ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ events will be 26th August 2023. Selected artworks may be displayed at various venues over the following 12 months after which the artist can collect their artwork. The return of artwork after the exhibition is the responsibility of the artists. The Council reserves the right to dispose of any works after the exhibition that have not been collected by the artist within 3 months of the collection date.
  • You may enter one picture for each ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ event that you attend. The competition is open only to people participating on the event days, with the exception of those responsible for organising and judging. You may participate in as many of the competitions as you would like.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter.
  • There are three entry groups: 3-10 years / 11-16 years / Adults
  • Your entry must be original and entirely your own work.
  • Each park event will have ‘guest judges’ who will select the day’s winners, one from each entry group.
  • Once all participating events have taken place, the winning entries will be put forward for overall judging. There will be an additional prize for the overall winner of each group.
  • The judges shall be appointed by the Council at its sole discretion. The judges' decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • A selection of the artworks from all Council ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ events will be chosen for exhibition. The participating artists will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date.
  • Artists will retain copyright in the work that they submit but by entering the competition, the artist grants the council the rights to reproduce, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, and incorporate their work into other materials and to publish and exhibit their work in print, on their respective websites or in any other media in perpetuity. No fees will be payable to entrants for any of the above uses.
  • The Council will credit artists in printed and other reproductions of their work.
  • The artists whose artworks are selected for display agree to the use of his/her name in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. By providing your email address you give us permission to be contacted about the competition

Trip to Chessington


Explorers and Trailblazers attended a trip to Chessington World of Adventures, and once again we are all incredibly proud of how sensible and mature they all were! 


This year, we managed to explore more rides, including the bouncy, spinning Ostrich Stampede ride, in the new Jumanji area, as well as the soaking-wet log ride at Tiger Rock!


A big thank you to the Rotary Club, for the free tickets, and a special thanks to all of our amazing parent helpers, who joined us for the day.


Have a look through some of our ride photos... What emotions can you see on our faces? What zones do you think we are in?


Dear Parents/ Carers, 


I am writing to invite you and your child to the Year 6 Fiver Challenge. This is an exciting activity where each group of Year 6 children is given a £5 budget to create a product to sell.  



Wednesday 21st and Wednesday 28th June  


The School Field (Via Avenue Road Gate) 


Base: 2.45 – 3.00  

Main School: 3:00- 3:45 


Please collect your child and then walk to the field where you will be able to buy a range of products. Prices will range from £1 to £3 


All of the money raised goes towards the leavers' celebrations.  


Welcome to Summer 2


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.  

Online Safety Tips for Parents of Pre-School Children

Sutton Sports Village Trampolining Trip

On Wednesday 17th May, the Explorers went on a visit to Sutton Sports Village, as part of their topic, ‘Happy, Healthy Me!’. They were incredibly sensible and polite to the staff, and kept active for a full hour of bouncing! The trip was great fun and the children said it was the highlight of the year. We were fortunate enough to have the whole place to ourselves too! 

The Sutton Sports Village offers discounted and dedicated SEN Jump sessions, and carers bounce for free.

Look on their website for availability and to book tickets:





Relaxed performance of Wicked


Relaxed performance of Wicked the Musical on Thursday 1st June at 1.30pm, it's run by Go Live Theatre Projects (formerly Mousetrap Theatre Projects), a theatre education charity that helps young people and families with additional needs to experience the joy of live theatre. If you're interested check out their link below:


NAS Sutton Sessions


Indoor climbing at Yellow Spider - Sunday 4th June - sessions for 5-6yr olds as well as 7-14yrolds. Over 14s session at 4.30pm, so adults are more than welcome to come try it out! Email to book in:


Session 1 – 10:00 - 11:00 

6 spaces for 7 - 14 year olds

6 spaces for 5-6 year olds

Session 2 – 11:15 – 12:15

12 spaces for 7 -14 years old 


Session 3 – 12:30 – 13:30 

12 spaces for 7 -14 year olds 


Session 4 – 14:00 – 15:00 

6 spaces for 7 - 14 year olds

6 spaces for 5-6 year olds


Session 5 – 15:15 – 16:15

12 spaces for 7 - 14 year olds


Session 6 – 16:30 – 17:30 

12 spaces for anyone over 14 years old

NAS Sutton Sessions

Lego Club is this coming Sunday 21st May from 2-4pm for children under 14 years old, if you'd like to attend please use the link below to book.


Downs Lawn Tennis Club

Today, the Explorers visited Downs Lawn Tennis Club, as part of the topic ‘Happy, Healthy Me!’. They walked sensibly from school, crossing the road safely and showed fantastic listening and focus throughout the session.  Jake, the coach helped the children to learn new tennis skills and the children practised them through a variety of fun games. What a great local trip! 


Coronation Day Celebrations

What a wonderful day! Everyone looked amazing in their red, white and blue and spent the morning making flags and crowns for the parade.


The parade was held on the main field and started with a rousing rendition of “The Sound of the Trumpets” (a specially commissioned coronation song for schools).


Following that, each year group paraded around the field whilst everyone clapped and waved their flags.


Just at the end of the parade the heavens opened but, in true British style, we carried on regardless! (It’s what the King would have wanted).


 We hope you all have a glorious coronation weekend.

This week is Deaf Awareness Week (2nd-5th May)

Please click on the document below to find out more information about how to be deaf aware.

It is important that everybody, no matter who you are, feels valued and included within a community.


Thank you to Mrs. Botterill, who spent the afternoon putting all of your lovely letters and pictures to King Charles in envelopes, addressing them, and putting on the stamps.


They have all now been sent to Buckingham Palace.

Lions went to Pizza Express!


On Wednesday 26th April, Lions class spent an exciting morning being little chef’s at Pizza Express. They showed so much enthusiasm and did fantastic listening!  They all explored a range of ingredients used when making a pizza and then had the opportunity to make their own “yummy pizza”. Once the Pizza’s were cooked, they returned to school and enjoyed trying their authentic Italian pizza’s. We are so proud of Lions! 


Coronation Song for Schools: The Sound of the Trumpets

The children will be learning a specially commissioned coronation song for schools so that we can all sing it together as part of our celebrations on Friday 5th May. 


The link is below if your child would like to practise at home! 


Dear Avenue Pupils,

You are cordially invited to celebrate the coronation  of King Charles III on Friday 5th May 2023


Dress Code: Red, white and blue (sensible clothing for a day in school).


Morning: A lovely morning in class making flags and crowns and learning about King Charles III.

10.45 – 11.30 Parade: The whole school will join together on the field to show off their crowns and wave their flags.

Lunchtime: Lunch will be at the usual time in the hall.

Afternoon: More fun coronation activities in class. Hometime: The usual Friday hometime

Trailblazers Local Area Walk

On Wednesday 19th April, Trailblazers enjoyed a local area walk around Belmont. We used our maps to navigate and find important buildings in the local area, including Avenue Primary Academy, St John's Church, the Post Office and Belmont Station. We were also able to practise our Life Skills, such as staying safe when crossing the roads.

Summer Term

Please find below the Welcome letters for each base class, which include important dates to add to your diaries!





Children must bring in their swimming kit every week of the Summer term. This must include a 1-piece swimming costume for girls or swimming trunks for boys (both should be tight fitting), a swimming hat (clearly named on the outside with a permanent marker), towel, pool shoes and optional goggles. Please ensure that all items are named. Children will not be allowed to swim with earrings in. If children cannot remove these themselves, you will need to remove them at home.   


Swimming will start on the week commencing 17th April 


Base Swimming days: Summer 1

Wednesday: Zebras

Friday: Trailblazers, Explorers and Giraffes  


Please click on the document below if you would like support with you child's anxiety or challenging behaviour: 


Thank you!

A massive thank you to you all for raising an amazing £650.81 for Comic Relief.


Online donations: £204.00

Cash Donations: £446.81


Please see below how your money is helping others:




The Holy Month of Ramadan

For any member of the school community observing the holy month of Ramadan, Young Minds has some excellent resources and advice that might be useful. (although I has youth in the title, it is relevant to all ages).


Please click on the link below:


Red Nose Day: Friday 17th March 2023


We will be celebrating Red Nose Day this year on Friday 17th March.

The children are invited to wear their usual school uniform, and a red accessory, for a donation of £1


The accessory could be a hair accessory or a red t-shirt or red socks or a red hoodie…


Children can also wear their red noses, but please be aware that comic relief have issued  the following warning: Please note, Noses are not suitable for children under 7 years of age due to small parts.


We encourage you to make your donations via the schools Just Giving Page:


If you would prefer to donate cash, there will be buckets on the gates at drop off and pick up. (Teachers will not be collecting money).


Thank you for your continued support


British Sign Language Week WB 13/03/23

Next week is British Sign Language Week.

Challenge: Can you learn to sign your name?

Click on the link below to take you to the British Sign Language Alphabet (Left and Right handed)



               Spring 2 Welcome Letters




World Thinking Day and Founders Day

Wednesday 22nd February

Wednesday 22nd February, is the annual Thinking Daywhere all members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are encouraged to celebrate, reflect on and renew the promise that they make shortly after joining.

This means that any child who attends a Girlguiding Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit is invited to wear their uniform to school on that day should they wish to. 


Wednesday 22nd February is also Founders day for the Scouting movement and any child who attends Beavers, Cubs or Scouts is invited to wear their uniform to school on that day should they wish to. 





Coffee Mornings


We are delighted to invite Parents/Carers to their year group coffee mornings on the following dates and times:


Nursery & Reception: Monday 6th March 8.30 – 9.00

Years 1 & 2: Tuesday 7th March 8.30 – 9.00

Years 3 & 4: Wednesday 8th March 8.30 – 9.00

Base: Thursday 9th March 8.45 – 9.30

Years 5 & 6: Friday 10th March 8.30 – 9.00


Please wait to be let in at the Avenue Road entrance




World Book Day: Monday 6th March

(Date change due to possible strike action on Thursday 2nd March)


The Base will celebrate World Book Day and dress up as their favourite book character on Monday 6th March.


Book Swap Friday 3rd March

Children can bring in a book on Friday 3rd March that they will hand in to a member of the PTA in the morning. The following Monday they will have the opportunity to chose a book to take home (in exchange for the book they brought in).  


This week, Avenue are celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme of this year’s week is ‘Let’s Connect’. The children have been thinking about people they share connections with and why it is important to have positive connections. Each class has completed an activity where they have focused on the importance of connecting and why it is important to work together.


Trailblazers Trip to Science Museum

On Thursday 2nd February, Trailblazers had a wonderful trip to the Science Museum. We travelled by mini-bus then took the District Line to South Kensington. We enjoyed the journey on the tube. Once we got to the Science Museum, we went to watch A Beautiful Planet in 3D at the Imax. After lunch, we explored the Making the Modern World and Exploring Space galleries at the museum. We learned some interesting facts and even got to see the landing pod of the Soyuz rocked that took Tim Peake to the ISS!

Sutton NAS Update


Indoor climbing - Sunday 19th February at Yellow Spider Climbing in Oaks Park

9-10am slot for 5 to 6 yr olds - 6 spaces available

9-10am slot for 7 to 14 yr olds - 8 spaces available

10-11am slot for 7 to 14 year old - 16 spaces available

If these early morning slots are not suitable we could move bookings to the afternoon.


2-3pm slot for 5 to 6yr olds - 6 spaces available

2-3pm slot for 7 to 14yr olds - 8 spaces available

3.15-4.15pm slot for 7 to 14yr olds - 16 spaces available

For those that are over 14, please get in touch if you would like to attend a session and we'll organise one for older teens, young adults and adults.


To book email with the following information:

Name of Child Attending

Age of Child

Time slot requested

All slots are on a first come, first served basis. 


Wednesday 8th February - in person event

A Talk with George - come and hear from a autistic young person who will be discussing their sensory strategies and lived experience.


Forest Club - monthly activity, three places available. Starting at the end of January (see attached info)

Following on from our successful forest club open day in November. Please find attached the information about the dates, how to book and the number of places available, along with the T&Cs. Please note NO PAYMENT is required as the NAS Sutton Branch are funding this activity for our members. 

All booking and communication will be made through Geri (the organisers website).


Parents coffee morning - 10am on 27th January at the Pavillion Cafe in Beddington Park 

One of our members has organised a monthly coffee morning for parents to chat, meet people and have a peer group to be part of. So, if you fancy popping along please do. The first coffee is on us! Penelope is the person arranging this for us - thank you Penelope.


Autism Peer Group for adults - monthly group on a Tuesday 

Please find attached the information for the new peer group we are funding, all the details are attached. They are held by Neurodiverse Sutton, Lee is the organiser and would love to see you there.


Kurling Competition

The Explorers took part in the Borough Kurling competition today, along with children from other schools in Sutton. They were so engaged, cheering each other on and taking turns to roll the stones and score points. They even received certificates for taking part. Well done Explorers! You make us so proud!

Happy Chinese New Year to any families celebrating this weekend


Regulation Workshop 17/01/23

Thank you for attending our Base Regulation Workshop!

It was lovely to see so many of you join us to learn more about how to support your child with regulation.

Thank you for giving us such lovely feedback and I hope all the questions you asked were answered.

You should now have received the slides and resources via email.

As always, we are here to support you so please do get in touch if you have any other questions or require further support or resources and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Reading at home


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.


The English Team



Welcome to the Spring Term


Future National Autism Society (NAS) Events

The NAS are working with Yellow Spider Indoor Climbing Centre, Sutton to provide some sessions for NAS members. In order to gauge interest, they have set up a registration form. There are four age group options available, so there is something for everyone.

5 to 6 years old

7 to 14 years old

14 to 18 years old

Adults - over 18s

To register your interest visit



Sunday 29.01.23


National Autistic Society Sutton Lego Club

Log onto: for more information and to book your child a ticket for free!



Explorers Fairytale Hook Day

Thursday 12th January 2023


Welcome back Explorers! Our new topic is called 'Mirror Mirror'. A large part of this topic is reading, retelling and writing fairy tales. For fun, we would like the children to dress up as a fairytale character on Thursday 12th January 2023. Below are some suggested fairy tales and images of dress up to take inspiration from (or the pig costumes bought for the Christmas show are perfect too!). Your child can come in full costume to school that day.


Thank you for your co-operation and we hope you had a wonderful Christmas break! 


Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

The Gingerbread Man

Hansel and Gretel

The Ugly Duckling

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Beauty and the Beast


Jack and the Beanstalk



Sleeping Beauty

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Little Mermaid

The Pied Piper of Hamlin

The Frog Prince


The Princess and the Pea

The Emperor’s New Suit

Congratulations to the recipients of the KS2 Base Autumn Term Merit Award Certificates: Rory and Patryk


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.

Thank you!



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 French lessons, but we would also love to encourage the children to practise at home. To access Linguascope, you can either download the app or visit




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.

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.


Pizza Express Trip! 

Today the Explorers and Trailblazers visited Pizza Express. They all participated in the community trip, showing fantastic listening and practising a variety of life skills throughout the visit. It was amazing to see the children remember to put on their seatbelts whilst on the bus and safely walk on the pavement to the restaurant. They all greeted the staff with a wave and watched as the chef showed them how to kneed and stretch the dough, spread the tomato sauce and sprinkle on the  toppings. Once the pizzas were prepared and cooked, the children returned to school with some lovely colouring activities, and went on to eat their pizzas. We are so proud of Explorers and Trailblazers for more exceptional behaviour and lovely learning.

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)



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 You will have the opportunity to buy a poppy at morning drop off. 


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

Zebra Visit to Cheam Library

This week, the Zebras visited Cheam Library. We loved the excitement of riding in the school bus, for some of us it was our first time! We enjoyed looking through the selection of books at the library and choosing our favourite book to check out and take home with us. Whilst we were there, we also participated in a singing and story-telling workshop. We loved the retelling of story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children learnt some new songs and used claves to tap rhythms together.  



Welcome back to Autumn 2!

Cheam Library Visit!

During October, the Explorers and Trailblazers visited Cheam Library and enjoyed selecting books and participating in a singing and story-telling workshop. The children learnt some new songs and used claves to tap rhythms together. They recapped lots of important life skills, including choosing and checking out books, and road safety, and loved the excitement of riding in the school bus, playing eye-spy and sharing this community trip with their peers. 

With all children being so sensible, we have, of course, booked another local trip, this time to Pizza Express! 




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.


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.

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.

Sutton Mental Health Support Team

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.


Settling back in with the Zebras, Giraffes, Explorers and Trailblazers

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. 

Autumn Welcome letters


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. 

Thank you.

Explorer Class Miss Rubey

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Giraffe Class Miss Cozens

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Lion Class Miss Dancerelle

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Tiger Class Mrs Nunn & Mrs Oyesanya

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Trailblazer Class Mrs Stockwell

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Zebra Class Mrs Watson

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