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Year 1 Awards Week 8



Well done Year 1 for a fantastic half term. You have all worked very hard! Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week. 


Class Teacher's Award:

Ant Class - Harrison and Arin

Cricket Class - Emilia and Ayaana

Grasshopper Class - Ryan and Jazib

Ladybird Class - Noah and David


Year Group Leader's Award:

Ruby A, Rosie and Maria


Phase Leader's Award:



Readers of the week:  

Sebastian, Aditya, Stanley, Jade and Samuel

Year 1 Awards



Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week:


Class Teacher's Award:

Ant Class - Alex and Rohenka

Cricket Class - Felix and Chloe

Grasshopper Class - Alex W and Raunak

Ladybird Class - Zmyah and Noman


Year Group Leader's Award:

Flossy, Joshua, Myra and Vivaan


Readers of the week:  

Rishi, Yahya, Sharon and Jaygo

Year 1 Awards:



Congratulations to the following children who received an award for working incredibly hard this week:


Class Teacher's Award:


Ant Class - Enesa and Boycie

Cricket Class - Simon and Koletta

Grasshopper Class - Manasvi and Azahra

Ladybird Class - Vivaan and Teddy


Year Group Leader's Award:

Aareen, Maggie, Sara and Jaygo


Readers of the week:  

Jaden, Chester and Arann 


Reading for Pleasure

In Year 1 we want to promote a life-long love for reading. Starting this week, your child will be given the opportunity to choose from a range of books in their classroom, a story to take home and read. This book will be your child's choice. The book is intended to be read with or by an adult at home, for the purpose of 'reading for pleasure' and enjoyment. You are free to keep the book until you have read it together, before returning it to your class teacher. Once the book has been returned, your child is free to choose another book to take home. The idea is that this will promote enjoyment and a love of books.


This 'Reading for Pleasure' initiative does not replace the daily reading of your child’s book from the reading scheme, but should be read in addition to it. Your child should still be reading their reading scheme book daily and we ask that you also comment in their reading record each time. Please use the pages at the beginning of the reading record to continue to revise and practise new phonic sounds and high frequency words.


Thank you for your ongoing support.


The Year 1 team.

Year 1 Awards



Congratulations to the following children who received an award this week: 


Class Teacher's Award:


Ant Class - Corinna and Esther

Cricket Class - Harishan and Yahya

Grasshopper Class - Jack and Maryam

Ladybird Class - Noman and Jade


Year Group Leader's Award:

Layla, Thulasika and Bhavini


Readers of the week:  

Andi, Alanna, Sharon and Oliver

Supporting your child with reading (Nursery-Year 2)

Calling all gardeners!

Fruit Smoothies


Please see attached a letter emailed to parents today.


Year 1 Awards



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


Class Teacher's Award:


Ant Class - Thomas and Ruby K

Cricket Class - Yusuf and Nick

Grasshopper Class - Hadley and Gloria

Ladybird Class - Ava and Abdullah


Year Group Leader's Award:

Rayan, Reg, Jasper and Vinnie


Readers of the week:  

Angellos, Prisha, Maria and Zmyah

Reading at Home

Making reading a natural part of family life is important. Please read with your child regularly and allow them to see you reading. You could also visit the local library and bookshops together.


Please make sure that you fill in your child’s reading record each time they read a school book. You may also make comments on library/home books.

Health and Well Being Autumn 1 

In our Health and Well Being lessons this term, we will focus on developing caring friendships and we will discuss our families and the people who care for us. We will begin by looking at the different communities and groups we belong to and identify the special people in our families, explaining why they are special. The children will then identify the special friends in their lives and discuss why they are special.


Later in the term, we will look at the characteristics of a good friend and think about how we can be a good friend. We will think about our behaviour towards others and learn how to behave as a good friend. 

Dear Parents / Carers,


Once again thank you for your continued support as we navigate the constant changes that Covid-19 brings. We are and will continue to do our very best to keep our school community safe and well


From Monday 28th September all adults will be asked to wear face coverings when entering the school grounds. If you are exempt from this, please do speak to a member of staff on the gate. 


When on school premises please ensure that you are maintaining social distancing measures.  


We request that only 1 adult per family enters the school grounds when dropping off and collecting your child/ren. 


Thank you. 

Bike Sheds Dorset Road Gate


There are a number of scooters in the bike shed at the Dorset Road gate that have been left there since the summer term. Please collect your scooters when you pick up your children on Friday as any remaining scooters will be thrown away on Friday after school, to provide more space.


Thank you.


Mrs Brooke

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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Welcome to Ladybird Class

Welcome to Ant Class

Welcome to Cricket Class

Welcome to Grasshopper Class

Year 1 Parent Forum 2020-21

Following the government's new campaign to prevent the spread of coronavirus "Hands, Face, Space" we are encouraging Parents and Carers to wear a face covering at drop off and pick-up. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.

School fund

Although we are unable to go on school trips in the Autumn term, your child will be taking part in a number of enrichment activities in class and therefore the school fund is still needed and greatly appreciated.

The contribution is a one off payment of £20. If this is too much please 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.

Please make your contribution using:
ParentPay under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2020-21’.
Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)
Cash in a clearly marked envelope (to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office – who will give you a receipt.)
Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.

Thank you for your continued support.

Parents, carers and visitors are kindly asked to wear a face covering whenever they enter the school building. Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome Back!        7th September 2020


Dear Parents/Carers,


We would like to welcome you back to school and hope you have had a lovely summer break. Thank you so much for your continued support as we returned to school last week.


We are very excited about our year ahead in Year 1 and look forward to working together with you to ensure the children are safe, happy and can make good progress with their learning. The children will be assessed on their return to school in phonics, reading, writing and mathematics and we have planned a recovery curriculum ensuring missed key concepts will be covered over the course of Year 1.


Establishing routines

The start of a new school year enables us to set the tone for learning and behaviour in the school. It is an important time for teachers and children to establish classroom routines, to set expectations and get to know each other. On the school website, you will find detailed information about school arrangements as these have been adapted following government guidance for Covid 19.


We have launched our #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September. This is part of the Government’s wider Stay Alert campaign. Parents are encouraged to visit for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.



This half term our topic is called ‘Zen Den’. Throughout this topic we will be learning about our bodies, naming body parts and exploring our five senses and how we use these to make sense of the world around us. We will become yoga masters by thinking about ways in which we can keep our bodies healthy, through good personal hygiene, exercise and eating nutritious foods. We will be investigating different relaxation techniques and thinking about how they can help us to focus and keep our minds healthy throughout the year; including yoga, mindfulness colouring, construction and breathing techniques. Additionally, we will be spending time thinking about what makes us unique and special and will represent this by drawing self-portraits.


Through our topic, we will also be learning how to label a picture and write lists and captions. We will be reading and writing poems related to our senses, which will give us the opportunity to explore the importance of adjectives and use them in our writing (e.g. beautiful, sizzling, fantastic). Finally, we will be learning how to write our very own instructions using imperative verbs (e.g. mix, cut, sit).



In maths, we will be identifying and representing numbers to 10, then 20, using objects (e.g. cubes/counters) and pictorial representations such as images of toys. This will support our 1 to 1 correspondence, which is the ability to recognise that numbers can be represented in lots of different ways e.g. that the number 7, 7 counters and 7 dots are all the same. We will then use the language ‘fewer’ and ‘more’ in order to compare two sets of objects e.g. there are 5 pears and 6 bananas, so there are more bananas. Following this, we will learn and use the language of equal to, more than and less than as well as most and least to compare numerals and amounts of objects, using the <, > and = symbols e.g. 5<7 can be phrased as 5 is less than 7. We will discuss the importance of ordinal numbers such as 1st, 2nd and 3rd and contexts in which they can be used, such as in a race. Following this, we will be learning how to find one more and one less of a given number. Finally, we will be representing numbers from 1 to 10 and learning the related addition and subtraction facts for these numbers, by partitioning them into parts, for example, for the number 5… (5+0=5, 4+1=5, 3+2=5, 2+3=5, 1+4=5, 0+5=5) and (5-5=0, 5-4=1, 5-3=2, 5-2=3, 5-1=4).



Children will need their clearly named PE kits in school every day. This must include navy shorts and an Avenue logo PE shirt and black plimsoles/trainers. It is advisable to also provide your child with plain navy tracksuit bottoms and a navy jumper for colder weather. Children will be expected to remove their earrings for PE or have these covered with tape.


School Uniform

A number of girls are wearing navy dresses and pinafores to school. Please note that this is not part of the school uniform policy. When the time comes to replace these items, please ensure they are replaced with a navy skirt or tailored navy or grey trousers, as stated on the uniform guidelines on the Avenue school website.


School fund

This year, your child will be taking part in a number of exciting enrichment activities. In order for us to be able to offer these opportunities, we are asking that all parents contribute to school fund. 

The contribution is a one off payment of £20. If you are unable to make the full contribution, please 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.

Please make your contribution using one of the following:

  • ParentPay under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2020-21’
  • Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)
  • Cash in a clearly marked envelope (to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office – who will give you a receipt.)

Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.



We communicate with parents in a variety of ways. These include:

  • weekly updates to inform you on what your child has been learning, and what is coming up. You can find information on the school website.
  • parent forums – the parent forums in the autumn term will be in the form of a presentation which will be uploaded onto the Year 1 page on the school website
  • autumn and spring parents’ consultation meetings where we can discuss your child’s progress. More information to follow regarding the autumn consultation meeting.
  • specific times where you will be invited to visit your child’s classroom to see some of the work they have been completing in school. This may differ in the autumn term and you will receive information about ‘virtual visits’.


If you feel you need to contact your child’s class teacher at other points in the year, this can be done by writing a note in the reading record book, emailing the school office ( or telephoning the school office (020 8642 5138) who will pass on your message. Alternatively, messages can be given to members of staff at the gates in the morning and afternoon. If you need further assistance please contact Miss Taylor, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Brooke, Head of Year 1 and Year 2.


Please remember to maintain social distancing during drop off and pick up times, and please leave the premises as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your continued support, which has enabled staff and pupils to have a safe and happy start to the term.



Yours faithfully,


    Miss Taylor                   Mr Ambler                              Miss Walls                Miss Dancerelle                   

    Ant Class                    Grasshopper Class              Cricket Class           Ladybird Class             

    Year Group Leader          

Dear Parents/Carers,


On Friday 11th of September, Year 1 will be having a Yoga Day for our Zen Den topic.

The children will be completing a variety of activities such as yoga, construction, colouring and outdoor learning, in order to equip them with relaxation and mindfulness strategies for the year.

If possible, please could you dress your child in gym clothes that are comfortable and they are able to move around in, such as leggings, jogging bottoms, a loose fitting top and hoody. Please could they also wear a pair of trainers or shoes that can be used for active, outdoor games.


Thank you,

The Year 1 team

Welcome to Ladybird Class

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Cricket Class

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Welcome to Grasshopper Class from Mr Ambler

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Welcome to Year 1!


We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Thursday 3rd September.

Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child in the playground via the Dorset Road gate. The gates will be open at 8:10am – 8:50am. The children will then make their way to their new classrooms; a member of staff will be available to direct pupils if necessary.

If you also have a child in Nursery or Reception, please drop your children off via the Dorset Road gate and follow the guidance on your younger child’s pick-up times and locations. Please note, only children with siblings in Nursery to Year 2 should use the Dorset Road gate.

If your child is feeling nervous about returning to school following the lockdown period last term, please look at the social story with them (emailed in July) and reassure them. If you need support, then please email the school office and we will arrange to speak to you.

The reopening guidance and social story can be found on the website under the Key information tab - Covid-19 folder.

The government has confirmed that the school fruit and vegetable scheme, which was paused during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak, will resume as normal in the autumn term when pupils return to school. This scheme provides daily fresh produce for pupils in KS1 and helps every child have a healthy, happy start to life.


Please remember that children must be in correct school uniform which is labelled (see our school website for full details of the uniform policy).

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. Smart watches are not permitted in school, due to safeguarding reasons.

We look forward to working with you and your child.


Mrs. B. Brooke

Head of Years 1 and 2
Assistant Head Teacher 

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