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Home Learning - Spring 2

 

 

NSPCC Number Day

As a Trust we took part in the NSPCC Number Day on Friday 2nd February. Both staff and children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and completing a variety of fun activities throughout the day.

 

We are delighted to announce that the total money raised for the charity was £1,114.01!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who took part and donated.

      

 

World Thinking Day and Founders Day

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Thursday 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. 

 

Thursday 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. 

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

 

This week, the children have enjoyed celebrating children's mental health week. The theme for this year has been 'My Voice Matters'. The children enjoyed sharing their likes and dislikes and came up with their dream day. We reminded the children to use our pupil voice groups, like the School Council, to ensure that their voices are listened to at school. 

Spring 2 Welcome Letters 

 

 

Please click on the links below for information regarding what your child will be learning in Spring 2.


We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 19th February. 

Red Nose Day: Friday 15th March 2024

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

 

The accessory could be for example a hair accessory, or a red t-shirt, or red socks, or a red hoodie etc - just anything they may have at home, there is no pressure to buy anything new!

 

Children can also wear red noses if they have them. 

 

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

Red Nose Day - Avenue Primary Academy

 

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.

To Parents and Carers,

 

We have become aware of a large number of children wearing scarves during the Winter months. Unfortunately these pose a safety risk to our children - a choking risk-  and therefore we will not be allowing children to wear these to school. Coats can be zipped up fully to keep children warm. 

 

We hope that you understand why this has been necessary and support the School to keep our children safe.

 

Many thanks, 

Miss Guy 

Half Term

 We hope you all have a restful half-term break!

Below is a visual calendar to help support your child with  half term and prepare them for returning back to school on Monday 19th February.

 

 

Language of the Month 

Our Language of the Month for December is Hindi!

Walk To School Week 

 

Walk to School week is something we celebrate every year. This year, Living Streets are hosting a 'Design a badge' competition'. The winner could win the school prizes of up to £500! Please find attached the template for you to design your badge. If you need a printed version, please speak to your class teacher!

Make sure to read the 'Top Tips' for winning designs!

 

 

 

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2024

 

This year, World Book Day will be held on Thursday 7th March 2024. To celebrate this, we are inviting the children to come to school dressed up as their favourite character from a book. Please ensure the costume is appropriate for school. We will be engaging in a range of fun activities throughout the day to celebrate books and reading. Thank you for your continued support. 

Back to School Advice for Parents from the UK Health Security Agency

The Education Wellbeing Service is offering a Webinar for parents, exploring child sleep and routines.

Language of the Month 

 

Our Language of the Month for January is Cantonese!

Welcome Letters 

 

What a busy Autumn Term it has been!

Please click on the links below for information regarding what your child will be learning in Spring 1.


We look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday 9th January. 

CYP Mental Wellbeing Report Event for Parents

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the Year 6 Autumn Term Merit Award Certificates:

Ellie, Omololu, Shelby, Kesia, Charlie, Benji,

 

NSPCC Number Day Friday 2nd February 2024

As a Trust, we will be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day on

Friday 2nd February 2024. This will involve many fun activities throughout the day, including Dress up for Digits!

 

Pupils are invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on it. (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!) Or get even more creative by dressing in a maths or numbers theme, this could be as a Numberblock (KS1) or a Times Table Rockstar (KS2). Be as creative as you’d like!

 

Donations can be made via the link below, or children can bring in some coins on the day to hand to their teacher (all donations are voluntary).

 

www.justgiving.com/campaign/numberday2024 

 

 

    

Christmas Holidays 

 

As we approach the end of a very busy Autumn Term we would like to wish you and your families a happy, restful and safe Christmas.

 

Below is a visual calendar to help support your child with the two week half term and prepare them for returning back to school on Tuesday 9th January.

Language of the Month
Our Language of the Month for December is Tamil!

 

Poppy Appeal 2023: Thank you!

On behalf of The British Legion Belmont Branch, thank you for raising £389.69 for the Poppy Appeal.

 

 

If you would like an application form, please visit our Health and Wellbeing page using the link below: 

 

* Revised Date! *

 

       

 

Class Parties : Thursday 21st December

The children will be having their class parties on Thursday 21st December.

 

Children are invited to come to school wearing a Winter/Christmas top and or accessory if they would like to.

 

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

Safeguarding - Advice for Parents

I would like to remind all parents that there is an 'Advice for Parents' page on the school website, on the  Safeguarding page of the school website (link at the top of the home page).

Here you will find information on: courses on parenting, safety at home and out and about, protecting children online, protection from abuse, supporting mental health and external support. 

You can also contact Mrs Brooke, via the school office, if you would like some specific support or advice on keeping your child safe.

 

Waterproof Coat

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.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Remembrance Day Parade 2023

Thank you to Miss. Walls, Mrs. Stock, Mr. Burke and our Avenue Ambassadors for representing the school at the Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday 12th November.

 

They took part in the parade and then laid a wreath on the Belmont cenotaph.

 

They represented us all so beautifully and made us very proud.

Odd Socks Day Tuesday 14th November

In support of Anti-bullying week, children are invited to come into school on Tuesday 14th November wearing odd socks if they would like to.

Language of the Month 

 

Our Language of the Month for November is Portuguese!

 

Poppy Appeal 2023 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

If your child would like to buy a Poppy, please put your donation in a sealed envelope, with their name and class, and hand it to a member of staff. 

 

Thank you, on behalf of The British Legion Belmont Branch 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear parent/carers

 

What a busy Autumn 1 it has been!

Please click on the links below for information regarding what your child will be learning in Autumn 2.

 

Have a lovely half term and I shall see you on Monday 6th November!

Half Term

We have come to the end of Autumn 1 and the children are now fully settled into their classes. We hope you all have a restful half-term break. Please remember that October half term is now two weeks.  

 

Below is a visual calendar to help support your child with the two week half term and prepare them for returning back to school on Monday 6th November.

 

Are you aware of our Health and Wellbeing page? This is a great place for you, and your child, to find resources and support.

 

Please click on the link below to take you there...

 

 

World Mental Health Day

 

Today, we have celebrated World Mental Health Day. The theme of the day has been 'Mental Health is a universal right' and the children have completed a range of activities to help them to understand this. We focused on the idea of being kind, not only to others, but to yourself too. 

 

The children played kindness bingo throughout the day which included things such as 'say hello to someone new' and 'write down 3 things you love about you.' All of the children finished the day by writing themselves a kindness postcard, remembering a time where they had done something great.

 

Integrated Children's Centre Services - Courses for Parents (Free Conversational English lessons; Circle of Secure Parenting: Chill, 'Chat and Connect Group’ For Dads/Male Carers

 

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 past and present.

Trailblazers Trip to Pizza Express

On Wednesday 27th September, Trailblazers had a trip to Pizza Express. We learnt about the history of the Margherita pizza and that it had been made for the Queen of Italy. We also learnt about the ingredients of the dough and the pizza. Then, we enjoyed making our own margherita pizzas by pressing the dough out in the pan, spreading the tomato sauce and adding mozzarella cheese. Once we returned to school, we ate our pizzas and they were delicious. What a great trip we had!

 

School Photographer

19th, 20th & 21st September.

The school photographer will be taking individual photos on the following days:

  • Tuesday 19th September
  • Wednesday 20th September

Sibling photos will be taken on:

  • Thursday 21st September

Please see below a letter from our Trust explaining that our school is NOT affected by the recent reports of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

 

Sun Safety 

As the warm weather is still with us, we need to continue with 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.  

Wow check out our new classes!

 

 

The ASD Base classes have been refurbished over the summer holidays, so they will look different to the children.

Please share these with them so that they know what to expect on Monday!

Lion classroom

Tiger classroom

Leopard classroom

Zebra classroom

Elephant classroom

Giraffe classroom

Explorer classroom

Trailblazer classroom

Early Years outside area

10ft Trampoline

Padded break out spaces

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