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First News is a children’s newspaper, and they are offering free weekly digital copies for a limited period during lockdown. Click on the link below to sign up.

https://t.co/mPyyhRTgXU?amp=1

 

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

Welcome messages

 

Each Year 6 teacher has recorded a message for their class.

Please follow the link below to listen to your teacher's message.

6N - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sGlRgis2Y8&feature=youtu.be

6X - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYepyPIij_k&feature=youtu.be

6M - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNH4nePkblc&feature=youtu.be

6K - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyKqz5R7myg&feature=youtu.be 

Welcome Back!

We have been pleased to see so many of you logged onto MS Teams this week and completing the tasks set. Here is some information about the learning that we will be doing this half term. Even though you will be completing this from home, all the Year 6 teachers will be here to support you and we will be providing daily videos on MS Teams as well as weekly phone calls. 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Survival of the Fittest’. We will start with looking at what is unique and special about ourselves. From our hook day, where we will discuss more about significant events in our lives and our future legacy, we will write an autobiography based on our lives so far. This half term, a lot of focus will go on human evolution and fossilization. We will begin to understand about evolution and inheritance and research the significant work of Charles Darwin. We will learn more about the fossilization process and understand that fossils provide us with information about living things from the past. The final objective for science that we will study is classifying animals and plants. After this, the children will write two stories: one using the setting of the Galapagos Islands and an adventure story. As part of Art, the children will learn about the sketching work of Leonardo Da Vinci and work up to creating their own sketch of fossils.

Mathematics

In mathematics, we will start the half term looking at algebra: using simple formula and expressing missing number problems algebraically. Our next focus will be on securing and developing the children’s knowledge of shape and their properties. We will identify 2D and 3D shapes. We will identify lines within a shape; perpendicular and parallel. Then we will find angles on a line, progressing onto finding them within a shape. After this, we will calculate the area and perimeter of different shapes including rectangles, triangles and parallelograms. We will then learn how to solve problems by identifying the radius, diameter and circumference of circles. Finally, we will calculate the volume of 3D cubes.

Other

In addition to lessons linked to ‘Survival of the fittest’ (science, art, DT, geography, history, English) and mathematics, we will be providing activities for health and wellbeing, PE, French, reading, spelling, grammar and E-Safety. 

You may wish to take part in PE with Joe Wicks too to help you keep fit, healthy and happy. Here is the link to his workouts:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/videos  or you can just search for The Body Coach TV. 

 

We are enjoying seeing all the lovely work being handed in daily on MS Teams.

Continue to work hard and keep safe,

Mrs Nunn, Mrs Cook, Mrs Maddock, Mrs Stockwell, Mrs Mills and Miss Kite

Spring Health and Wellbeing Objectives

These are the themes that we have intended to cover this term in Health and Wellbeing, however, due to working from home, we will be working flexibly from this and ensure that we cover any missed objectives once we return to school.

Virtual SATs Parent Meeting Cancelled

 

It is possible that the Year 6 SATs may be cancelled this year, therefore, we have cancelled the virtual SATs meeting for Thursday 28th January 2021. If we hear otherwise, we shall reschedule the date and let you know.

 

 

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

 

Health and Wellbeing - Autumn 2

 

In Health and Wellbeing this half term, we learned lots of new things about caring relationships and being safe. It was an extremely sensitive topic and the children behaved incredibly well. 

 

Knowledge we have gained:

  • that most friendships have their ups and downs
  • how to manage dares and peer pressure, and to ask for help
  • how to manage requests for images of themselves and/or others
  • how to recognise who to trust and who not to trust
  • how to recognise and report feelings of being unsafe
  • warning signs for identifying an unsafe adult

Skills we have learnt and used:

  • to recognise when they need help
  • to know where to get advice from
  • to understand how to report concerns about abuse
  • understanding that they have the right to protect their bodies
  • to understand what is meant by the term 'extremism'
  • to explain why some people may hold extremist views
  • to explain why friendships may change and develop over time
  • the benefits of making new friends
  • understand what makes a good friend and how to maintain friendships

 

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

Avenue's Christmas Carol Concert

Please login to Microsoft Teams to view Avenue's Christmas Carol Concert. We hope you enjoy it! 

Autumn Term Merit

 

A huge Avenue well done to the 4 pupils who have received the Merit Award this term. We are so proud of all you have achieved:

6N - Maks

6X - Lana

6M - Milan

6K - George

 

An extra special well done to Layla, from 6K, who received the Perseverance Award and Dominic, from 6K, who received the French Merit Award.

Awards

Well done to the following children for their continued efforts in meeting the Avenue rights and expectations, therefore, receiving a Class Teacher Award. We are so proud of you all!

6N - Ken, Deyana, Amiya, Miqdad, Gracie, Tyler and Dailin

6K - Miss Kite has awarded the whole class!

6M - Guilherme, Frank and Skyler

6X - Tashif and Amvi

Awards

We are so proud of the hard work the following children have shown this week (7.12.20) to meet the Avenue rights. 

6N - Alice and Filipe

6K - Rhea, Jamie, Ameera and Eliana

6M - Amir and Hamish

6X - Alex, Balazs and Tanisha

 

A special congratulations to Ruby in 6X for receiving a Year group leader award for showing independence and confidence in completing an evaluation of her Christmas product.

 

Wet Weather

 

Children must come to school with a suitable, waterproof coat in case of wet weather. They can bring wellies in a bag, which they can change into for wet playtimes. Children should have a spare pair of trainers for PE and these should not be their school shoes, as some P.E lessons are on the field, which can become extremely muddy. 

Can you please speak to your child about ensuring that they wear a coat out during break and lunchtimes during the cold weather, as children are still coming out without them on, even after being told multiple times. 

Thank you for your support. 

Awards

Well done to the following children for receiving a Class teacher award this week (w/c 30.11.20) for respecting the Avenue rights:

6K - Alayna and Leticia

6M - Daniel and Elizabeth

6N - Oline and Alex

6X - The whole class!

 

A special congratulations to Nathan and Mateen from 6K who both received a Year group leader award for their fantastic team work during DT day. Well done to you all. 

Awards

Well done to the following children, who received a class teacher award this week (w/c 23.11.20) for respecting the Avenue values. 

6N - Joe, Eliott and Tadeusz

6X - Tom, Jamie H and Deniz

6M - Joseph and Freya

6K - Adam and Lola

 

A special congratulations to Lana from 6X for receiving a Year group leader award!

Well done to you all. 

Oxford Owl

 

We are excited to announce Avenue now has a subscription to Oxford Owl, which is an eBook library. The children have been shown how to use it in school and have been given a username and password for their class. Please encourage them to use this at home, where possible. See below for a letter which contains instructions. 

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Class Teacher Awards

Well done to the following children for receiving the Class teacher award this week (w/c 16.11.20). We are so proud of you all, keep up the good work!

6N - Ryan, David and Shreeya

6X - Elina and Raihan

6M - Daisy and Milan

6K - George and Rhea

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

Awards

Well done to the following children for following the Avenue rights and values and receiving a Class Teacher Award (w/c 09.11.20). We are so proud of you. 

6N - Maks and Sophia

6X - Liam and Chloe

6K - Amber and Bhruhati

6M - Krishan and Trina

 

A special congratulations to Rhys and Tanisha from 6X for receiving a Year Group Leader Award this week. Well done. What a great achievement!

 

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. 

Autumn 2 Welcome Letter

Health and Wellbeing - Autumn 2

This half term our Health and Wellbeing focus is caring friendships and keeping safe. This is part of the social and personal strand of Health and Wellbeing.

 

We will be learning that most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened, and that resorting to violence is never right. How to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others, if needed. 

We will also be understanding what sorts of boundaries are appropriate in friendships with peers and others (including in a digital context), about the concept of privacy and the implications of it for both children and adults; including that it is not always right to keep secrets if they relate to being safe. That each person’s body belongs to them, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact. How to recognise and report feelings of being unsafe or feeling bad about any adult; how to report concerns about abuse, and the vocabulary and confidence needed to do so; where to get advice, e.g. family, school and/or other sources. 

 

We will be teaching the following skills:

To consider others’ feelings and to understand what makes a good friend; to maintain friendships and to recognise appropriate responses; to explain why friendships develop and change over time and to explain the benefits of making new friends. We will also teach what extremism means and explain why some people may hold extremist views; to understand the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact; to know where to get advice from; to be able to explain why I should keep asking for help until I get the help I need and know how to report concerns.

Awards

Well done to the following children who received a class teacher award this week (w/c 02.11.20). We are so proud of you all. 

6N - Keyan and Daisy

6M - Emma and Alfie

6X - Jamie CD, Ruby and Lana

6K - Bhruhati, Nathan and Leticia

Health and Wellbeing

In Health and Wellbeing this half term (Autumn 1), we learned lots of new things about respectful relationships.

Knowledge we have gained:

  • what makes a good friend 
  • how we should behave online
  • what stereotyping means
  • that respect applies to online relationships as well as face-to-face
  • what respect and disrespect look like

Skills we have learnt and used:

  • who our trusted adults are
  • how to communicate positively and respectfully
  • how to challenge negative beliefs
  • to challenge stereotypes
  • understand everyone's differences
  • to think of others’ feelings
  • to ask for help when needed

Reflections: 

“You shouldn’t stereotype because everyone is different. It’s good to be different.”

"If you disagree with the choices a friend makes, you should be confident not to join in and speak to someone you trust if it worries you."

"If something happens online that upsets or worries you, you should tell a trusted adult."

Awards

Well done to the following children for receiving a Class Teacher Award this week

(w/c 19.10.20):

6N - Joe, Ki, Alexandra and Ryan

6K - Ayaan, Eliana and Amber

6M - Sophie and Abir

6X - Ethan and Leanne

 

A special congratulations to Bhruhati, Dominic and Emily-Belle for receiving Year Group Leader Awards for their fantastic writing!

 

We are so proud of you all. Well done and keep shining!

 

 

Class Teacher Awards

Well done to the following children for receiving a class teacher award this week (w/c 12.10.20). You have followed the Avenue values and rights. We are proud of you all!

6N - Joe and Shaista

6M - Sajanbir and Gursehaj

6X - India and Michaela

6K - Ahmed and Allegra

 

A special congratulations to George from 6K for receiving a Year Group Leader award for having a positive attitude to learning in maths and showing perseverance when overcoming challenges. Well done!

Class Teacher Awards

 

Well done to the following children for receiving a Class teacher award this week:

6N - Alice, Lily, Shreeya, Mayeda, Emily, George and Lois

6K - Amber and Eliana

6M - Davina and Gyan

6X - Basit, Violette, Chloe and Asiah

 

We are very proud of you all!

 

Class Teacher Awards

Well done to the following children for receiving a class teacher award last week.

6N - Filipe

6K - Leo, Dylan, Mubashir, Dominic and Oliver

6M - Paul, Nina, Maair, Anviksha and Kreethi

6X - Tanisha and Rhys

 

A special congratulations to Daisy in 6M for receiving a Head of Phase award!

 

We are so proud of all your efforts. Keep up the good work and positive attitude!

 

Calling all gardeners!

Class Teacher Awards

A huge well done to the following children for receiving a class teacher award over the past few weeks. 

6M - Jake, Abi, Charlotte and Aysha

6X - Reyah, Jakub, Eric and Amelia

6K - Dominic, Mateen, Marysia, George, Layla, Isaiah and Jamie

6N - Oline and Tadeusz

 

A special well done to Oliver S for receiving the 1st Year Group Leader Award this term!

 

We are so proud of you all. 

 

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. 

French Learning - Autumn 1

This half–term in French, children will revise numbers 0-100 and they will practice taking part in an advanced conversation on personal information (on name, age, feelings, where they live, where they are from). They will also learn names of T.V. programs, how to state their likes and dislikes on T.V. programs and some adjectives to justify their opinion.

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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This half term our Health and Wellbeing focuses are Respectful Relationships and Online Relationships.   

This is part of the social strand of Health and Wellbeing.  

We will be learning about different types of bullying and the impact this has, consequences of anti-social, aggressive and harmful behaviours, stereotypes and personal boundaries. For e-safety we will be learning that the same principles apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, how to respond to situations and to ask for help.

We will be teaching the following skills: 

 

- showing respect to others

- understanding and respecting difference

- challenging a negative attitude/belief appropriately 

- communicating positively online

- being safe online

- understanding what to do if they are faced with a situation

- understanding the consequences of their actions

6X Virtual Tour

6N virtual tour

6K virtual tour

6M Virtual Tour

Year 6 Parent Forum

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.

 

                                                                                                                             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 6 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 SPaG, reading, writing and mathematics and we have planned a recovery curriculum ensuring missed key concepts will be covered over the course of Year 6.

 

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/

 

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 gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.

 

Topic

Our first topic of the year is ‘Polar Regions’. We will start by locating the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica whilst discussing the similarities and differences between them. We will look at animals and humans that survive and adapt to these cold environments. This half term, a lot of focus will go on the important and relevant issues of climate change and global warming. From this, we will learn about the effects it has on the planet and in particular these Polar Regions. Additionally, the children will write a persuasive letter including strategies on how to manage these changes and sustain the environment. The children will learn about the famous explorers, Scott and Oates, and their Antarctic mission. They will also write a letter as one of the explorers embedding lots of description. As part of Art and Design and Technology, the children will create an arctic scene using chalk as their medium, and build a tent structure using a design specification. To end the topic, the children will write a flashback story of a character who remembers their perilous journey in the arctic region.

 

Mathematics

This half terms focus is securing and developing the children’s place value knowledge. We will read, write, order and compare numbers up to ten million. We will also add and subtract mentally. After this, we will begin rounding numbers, with up to one decimal place, to the nearest whole number and up to the nearest million. We will then calculate with positive and negative numbers on a number line, for example, temperature (linking this to the topic). Finally, we will revise our knowledge of long and short written methods for all four operations. We will use all methods to solve multi-step word problems, choosing them appropriately.  

 

PE

Children will need their clearly named PE kits in school every day. This must include navy shorts and 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

Children must bring in their swimming kit every Thursday. 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. There are a limited number of hats available to buy from the school office for £2.99. 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 Thursday 10th September for Year 6.

 

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.

 

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-6/
  • parent forums – the parent forums in the autumn term will be in the form of a presentation which will be uploaded onto the Year 6 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’.

Please remember to maintain social distancing at drop-off and pick-up times, and to leave the premises as quickly as possible.

 

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 Mrs Nunn, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Vaz, Head of Phase for Years 5 and 6.

 

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,

Mrs Nunn        Mrs Cook        Mrs Maddock        Mrs Stockwell        Mrs Mills        Miss Kite                     

      6N                 6N                      6X                            6X                      6M                  6K

Year 6 Welcome videos - Mrs Nunn

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Miss Kite

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Mrs Cook

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6M

6X

 

    Welcome to Year 6!

 

 

 

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 6 pupils will be swimming on a Thursday. 

Year 6 children may bring a mobile phone to school, which must be switched off when they arrive and then handed to their class teacher.

If you wish your child to walk home alone, please email the school office.

We look forward to working with you and your child.

 

Mrs. A. Vaz

Head of Year 5 and 6
Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion   


 

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