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Welcome back! 

 

The Year 4 teachers have each made a short video wishing their class a happy new year! It is available to view via the link below. 

 

4A - https://youtu.be/4M2Mdu6Gjq4

4H - https://youtu.be/R88Ml7bd57w 

4M - https://youtu.be/j8TIx8VlumU 

4R -  https://youtu.be/bmmAkcN2aRA 

4S - https://youtu.be/eYmBXYSqJ0I  

 

Welcome to Spring 1

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a lovely break. It’s such a shame that we are not able to return to school yet but we will still be looking out for all of your amazing learning at home. This week, we have started our online learning using Microsoft Teams. If you are having trouble logging in, please check that you are adding @cirrustrust.uk onto the end of your username.

 

You will be able to ask questions on Teams between 9-10am and 1-2pm. Questions must be related to the work set. Each day there will be 3-4 videos for you to watch. When completing the assignment, you should edit the sheet online and select 'close' and then 'hand in' so teachers can view the work. Alternatively,  if you would like to upload a photo of any work, this can be done by clicking on the assignment and selecting ‘upload from your device’.

 

Portals to the Past

This half term our topic is called ‘Portals to the Past’. We will learn about the three different ages in time; Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will begin to understand where these ages fit on a timeline of British history. The children will write a diary entry as a child living during that time. We base this on the events in the story ‘The Stone Age Boy’. Whilst learning about the Stone Age, we will look at cave paintings and their meanings and how this helps us understand the Stone Age way of life (hunting, handmade tools, roles of men and women and living environments.) The children will then write an information text about the Stone Age. Trading and the development of travel were very important in the Bronze Age and will we will learn about the impact this had on their way of life. Stonehenge is a Bronze Age monument that we study and look further into the theories about why and how it was built. We will finish by learning about Iron Age hill forts. 

 

Mathematics

In Spring 1 mathematics, we will begin by recapping the strategy for short multiplication and understanding factor pairs. After that, we will move on to division and start by noticing the patterns when dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000. Then, we will learn the formal short method for division with numbers with up to 4 digits. Sometimes the children will be required to find remainders. Next, we will spend two weeks exploring how bar models can help us choose whether a word problem requires us to use a multiplication or division strategy. We will explore many different types of word problems, including those with two steps.

 

Health and Wellbeing

This half term our focus for Health and Wellbeing will be ‘Relationships’. The children will consider both their relationships with others and their relationship with themselves (self image). We will think about how online relationships are similar and different to 'real-life' relationships and the impacts of cyberbullying.  Please see the screenshot below of the overview. 

 

We look forward to seeing the children’s work. 

Kind regards and well wishes, 

 Year 4 Team

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Below is a link to English with Holly”. There are lots of fun English lessons for children in KS1 and KS2.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8FBvGfgMoWPGLiPqJ1YWQ

 

PE with Joe Wicks is back! Starting on Monday 11th January on his YouTube channel. He will be doing three live lessons a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am. They will be 20 mins long and designed for children. Don’t worry if you can’t join him live, all his lessons will be on his channel including those from the last lockdown. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/videos

 

 

Normally, Santa pays us a visit at Avenue. This year, because of Covid-19 restrictions, he couldn't make it. However, he did not forget about us!! You can watch Santa's virtual visit at the link below. He even read us a wonderful story! 

 

https://youtu.be/z9boq075Frw

Once a term at Avenue, one child from each class is awarded a Merit certificate. This coveted award is an exceptional accomplishment and children have to work and behave to a consistently exceptional standard to achieve it. For this term, it was awarded to the children listed below. Please feel free to congratulate them if you them! 

 

4A - Sienna

4H - Ethan 

4M - Aeshan

4R - Samairah 

4S - David

 

 

French Merit:

Thank you so much for your incredible generosity at this time of year. We have been so overwhelmed with the gifts and cards that you have given to us and we are so incredibly grateful! 

 

We have loved teaching your children this term and are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2021! 

 

Although Christmas will be very different this year, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

 

Keep safe, healthy and happy! 

 

Year 4

 

As part of our hook to our Spring 1 Topic 'Portals to the Past', we make our very own wooly mammoth! In order for each child to be able to build their own, we ask that you donate an empty, plastic 2 litre milk bottle. 

Please, give this a little a rinse before sending it in.  This will be needed on Tuesday 5th January 2021!

We have had an absolutely wonderful Autumn Term in Avenue. Year 4 have amazed teachers with how quickly they settled back into school life, their passion for learning and the kindness they show to one another. This week, teachers picked their last certificates of 2020! Congratulations! 

 

4A - Kairo and the whole class

4H - Leo, Aadhya and Amir

4M - Keya and Sajina

4R - Samuel P, Poppy and Eli

4S - Natallya and Nikita

 

One lucky person also got a Year Group Leader Award this week! Well done! 

Aya (4M)

Another wonderful week from the Year 4 children! We are honestly so proud of their efforts and achievements across the curriculum and their behaviour choices. Teachers have selected the children below for this week's certificates: 

4A - Kaan and Georgia

4H - Jeezan and Aleezay

4M- Omar and Maidah

4R -  Selim and Rory 

4S - tbc

 

Some children this week also earnt a Year Group Leader Award! A further well done to: 

Cary (4R), Adriana (4M) and Liana (4M) 

 

When rain is forecasted, please ensure your child has a raincoat in school (preferably with a hood). You may also wish to provide you child with a pair of wellies to change into for outdoor play. They will need school shoes to wear indoors but they can change into wellies for playtimes. 

 

Thank you! 

The Year 4 children are consistently making their teachers so proud. After nearly a full term back, they are demonstrating great learning attitudes and making good behaviour choices. Teachers have selected the children below for this week's certificates: 

4A - Bobbie and Kaan

4H - James, Zach and Millie

4M- Charlie and Akaansha

4R -  Evie, Nathan and Avsin

4S - Yamma, Sama and Alana

 

Some children this week also earnt a Year Group Leader Award! A further well done to: 

Hadia (4R), Aeshan (4M) and Imani (4M)

 

One very lucky individual earnt a Head of Phase Award! A special congratulations to: 

Ethan (4H) 

As part of our hook to our Spring 1 Topic 'Portals to the Past', we make our very own wooly mammoth! In order for each child to be able to build their own, we ask that you donate an empty, plastic 2 litre milk bottle. 

 

Please, give this a little a rinse before sending it in.  This will be needed by Tuesday January 5th 2021!

We've had a brilliant Week 4 in Year 4. They've continued to show such love and care for our planet and worked hard across the curriculum. Each class has picked some children for certificates this week. Congratulations!

 

4A - Victor and Lara

4H - David and Amelia

4M - Ethan and Freddie

4R - Aidan N and Samuel

4S - Julia and David

 

There were also super stars who earnt a Year Group Leader Award this week too! Well done! 

 

Evie (4S) and Ridhima (4M)

 

I am also very proud to announce that we have had our first Head of Phase Award this year. Fantastic! 

 

Rohab (4R)  

 

Keep up the hard work everyone! 

As usual in Year 4, we've had an incredible week. They've amazed teachers with their passion for the planet, enthusiasm for performing in music and love for challenges in mathematics! Each class has picked some children who have shown extra-special efforts and they are listed below. Congratulations!

 

4A - Judy and Aarit 

4H - Beni and Keshika

4M - Willis and Sara

4R - Mitchell and Rishaan

4S - Natasha and Dawid

 

There were also super stars who earnt a Year Group Leader Award this week too! Congratulations to these children too! 

 

Charlie B (4S) and Somto (4S)

 

Keep up the hard work everyone! 

Diwali

 

Last week, we listened to an assembly about the Hindu festival of Diwali. During the assembly, we heard the story of Rama and Sita, which symbolises the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. We learnt how Hindus celebrate Diwali, for example, lighting diva lamps and candles in homes, firework displays and special gatherings with friends and family. Although this year celebrations will have been be different, we hope that our families celebrating Diwali enjoyed the festive season.

 

Please copy and paste the link below to view the assembly produced for Avenue, narrated by Nabhi.

 

https://youtu.be/8dHaB1AvBrk

Another amazing week from the Year 4 children. The teachers are so proud of the choices they are making and the effort they are putting into their work! Each class has picked some children who have shown extra-special efforts and they are listed below. Congratulations!

 

4A - Lexie and Kaloyan

4H - Sophia, Emisha and Ethan

4M - Bode and Sofia

4R - Ananya, Andrius and Hadia

4S - Maya and Hiba 

 

There were also super stars who earnt a Year Group Leader Award this week too! Congratulations to these children too! 

 

Zach (4H), Selestia (4M), Vihaan (4R) and Samairah (4R) 

 

Keep up the hard work everyone! 

Dear Parents,

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, children will not be able to exchange Christmas cards in school this year. We understand that this is a disappointment but we know that you will support us in doing everything we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep our Avenue families safe. 

 

Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated. 

A brilliant start to a new half term in Year 4! It's always hard to choose but once again teachers have selected a few children for awards. Congratulations!

 

4A- Karina and Georgia

4H - David and Zakariya

4M- Selestia and Anushka

4R - Georgi, Indie and JJ

4S - Florence and Ishaan

 

A few children earnt a YGL award this week, so another special congratulations to:  

 

Gabby (4R), Rory (4R), Alana (4S), David (4S), Joanna (4S) and Julia (4S).

A wonderful final week in Year 4! We are incredibly proud of the children and how they have settled back into school life. They have shown kindness, great resilience and excellent behaviour, to name a few of the amazing qualities we have seen. It's always hard to choose but once again teachers have selected a few children for awards. Congratulations!

 

4A- Annabelle, Tulsi and Serin

4H - Sellasie and Zach

4M- Inesh and Adriana

4R - Safa, Carys, Montel, Seth and Avsin

4S - James, Brandon, Ava and Alex

 

A few children earnt a YGL award this week, so another special congratulations to:  

 

Coco (4S), Eva (4M) and James M (4H)

Please may children bring in a bag for life/ sturdy plastic bag tomorrow (22nd). They will be sent home with their work from Year 3 at the end of the day. 

e.g. 

Thank you!

Year 4 Team

 

Another amazing week from the Year 4 children. The teachers are so proud of the choices they are making and the effort they are putting into their work, even after 7 weeks of being back at school! Each class has picked a couple of children who have shown extra-special efforts and they are listed below. Congratulations!

 

4A - Jack and Judy

4H - Ella and Laicey

4M - Adya and Aaryn

4R - Fiona and Rohab

4S -  Ohenenana and Rachel

 

Keep up the hard work everyone! 

 

We've had a wonderful week in Year 4. The children have been working so hard in lessons, making fabulous behaviour choices and just generally amazing teachers with how quickly they've adapted to being back at school! Although we are super proud of everyone, teachers have selected a few children for awards this week. Congratulations! 

 

4A - Zaffie, Rayhan and Isabella L

4H -James and Emilia 

4M - Liana and Adam 

4R- Aidan C and Samairah 

4S - Charlie B and Avi

 

 

Another brilliant week in Year 4! The Year 4 teacher's have picked a couple of children from their class who have worked particularly hard. A massive congratulations to the following the children: 

 

4A - Lucy and Ethan S

 

4H - Marco and Yash

 

4M - Imani and William

 

4R - Eli and Selim

 

4S - Coco and Evie D

 

Keep up the hard work everyone!

Calling all gardeners!

Rights Respecting

We've had a fantastic start to the year in Year 4. The teacher's have picked a few children from their class who has particularly shone during the week. A huge congratulations to the following the children: 

 

4A - Isabella, Sienna and Pennie

 

4H - George and Millie

 

4M - Aeshan and Rishith

 

4R - Poppy, Evie and Vihaan

 

4S - Masa and Malaika

 

I'm also incredibly excited to announce that I have handed out my first Year Group Award this week! A special congratulations to...

 

... Dion (4M)

 

Keep up the hard work everyone!

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. 

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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Year 4 Parent Forum

Welcome to 4R!

Welcome to 4M!

Welcome to 4S!

Welcome to 4H!

Welcome to 4A!

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!            

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 during the last few months. We are very excited about our year ahead in Year 4 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 reading, writing and mathematics and we have planned a recovery curriculum ensuring missed key concepts will be covered over the course of Year 4.

 

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.  https://www.avenueprimary.com/covid-19/

 

The government has launched the #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 gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.

 

Topic  

This half term our topic is called ‘Thunderous Rainforests’. We will look at the location of rainforests before focusing mainly on the Amazon. We study the structure of the rainforests focusing on the four main layers. Then we learn how to classify plants and animals and discuss the impact that deforestation has on the environment. We will briefly research the Amazon River in relation to the importance it holds for the indigenous people. We will also create Amazon Art. English will be embedded throughout our topic and our purpose for writing this half term is persuasion. The children will have the opportunity to write a story and two persuasive texts (a letter and a leaflet).  

 

Mathematics 

In Autumn 1, we will be focusing mainly on number and place value. We will begin by carefully considering the value of the different digits of numbers over 1000 and give opportunities for the children to explore and investigate, whilst representing the numbers in a variety of ways also using manipulatives. This will develop and secure the children’s understanding of place value before applying this knowledge to understanding decimals. Then we will practise counting through zero using negative numbers (e.g. -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3) and recognising roman numerals (e.g. IV is 4). After the number work, we will practise mental methods for addition and subtraction, in particular, round and adjust (45 + 9 = 45 +10 -1). There will be many opportunities for investigations and mastery challenges in mathematics this half term. 

 

PE

Children will need their clearly named PE kits in school every day. This must include navy shorts, an Avenue logo PE shirt, black plimsoles and 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.

 

 

Swimming

Year 4 will be swimming on a Wednesday.

Children must bring in their swimming kit on this day. This must include a 1-piece swimming costume for girls or swimming trunks for boys, a swimming hat, towel, pool shoes and optional goggles. Children will not be allowed to swim with earrings in. If children cannot remove these themselves, you will need to remove them at home.

 

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 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.

 

Communication

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. https://www.avenueprimary.com/year-4/
  • 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 home school liaison book, emailing the school office (office@avenue.sutton.sch.uk) 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 Rubey, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Cook, Head of Year 3 and Year 4.

 

Please remember to maintain social distancing at drop off and pick up times, and to 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 Rubey             Mr Akinloye             Miss Harvey             Mrs Marsh             Miss Sillet          

            4R                            4A                           4H                         4M                          4S                

Year Group Leader    

Welcome from teachers - 4R

4S - Miss Sillett

4H

4M

4A

Welcome to Year 4!

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

Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child at the Avenue Road gate. The gates will be open at 8:10am – 8:55am. The children will then make their way to the Jubilee playground where they will proceed to their new classrooms.

If you also have a child in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, 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.

Uniform

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 and this should include trainers for outdoor use. Smart watches are not permitted in school, due to safeguarding reasons.

The children will also require a labelled swimming kit as they will begin swimming the week beginning 7th September. All Year 4 pupils will be swimming on a Wednesday. 

We look forward to working with you and your child.

 

Mrs. A. Cook

Head of Year 3 and 4
Assistant Head Teacher     


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