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Autism Awareness Week is the 29th March - 4th April.

We will be learning about Autism in our lessons and assemblies this week.  More information can be found here and on our 'How can we help? Parent page.

Cognus are holding a day of talks about Autism on the 29th March, more information can be found on the flyer below. 

Join us in raising awareness and finding out more about Autism

Class Teacher Awards 25/3/21

This week's class teacher awards go to...

5M: David and Laura

5F: Anekan, Riley and Tyrell

5B: Stash and Aaron

5X: Lucas, Farai, Harry and Kelsea

5A: Eyad and Eloise

The Great Big Avenue Art Exhibition 

Thursday 25th March - Thursday 22nd April 2021

As we cannot visit art galleries at the moment, we want to make our local area into an art gallery. We would like everyone to create art that can be used to decorate a window or door in your house. 

Antony Gormley started this initiative earlier in the year and he wanted every street to be an art gallery. We would like you all to have a go at our art project over the next four weeks.

Here are the themes that you can create pictures of:

KS2 and Explorers

  • A view from your window
  • Something that makes you happy
  • Scenes from a local walk
  • Humour
  • Colour

There are lots of themes to choose from and you do not have to create pictures for all of them. 

You might pick one theme and create multiple images or a number of the themes and create pictures for all of them. 

You can submit photos of your decorated windows and doors to MSTeams by clicking on the assignment “The Great Big Avenue Art Exhibition’. 


We hope to put as many of the pictures of windows and doors on the website as our own virtual gallery.  Please note, we will only be posting pictures of the decorated windows and doors. Please submit a picture without your child in, if you would like to have it in our virtual gallery.


Happy Creating!


Mrs Streeter

Class Teacher Awards 19/3/21

This week's class teacher awards go to...

5M: Sujal and Sunishka

5F: Alice and Tom

5B: Shusanna and Isla

5X: Luke, Imaan, Hemakshi and Riley 

5A: Tyler and Mohamed

Red Nose Day 2021

Red Nose Day is taking place this year on Friday 19th March 2021! Pupils may take part by wearing either red socks or a red hair accessory but please do not send in red noses, due to Covid 19 restrictions.

We are unable to collect donations this year but if you would like to make a contribution, please visit:

Year 5 and 6 School Laptop Scheme



I am writing to you with exciting news! We have teamed up with our IT support company Joskos in a new project to embed technology into the heart of everything we do. 


It is our aim, that together, we will provide a stable cross-trust platform which will enable the delivery of high-quality blended learning experiences in a wide range of subjects across our curriculum.



As a result, each child in Years 5 and 6 will be issued with a 1:1 Acer WinBook which will give them the opportunity for an enriched learning experience, whilst extending their learning beyond the curriculum. It is our aim to bring more of a blended-learning model to our lessons where technology will be used to enhance your child’s day to day learning experience. It will also allow the completion of online learning assignments to be completed as homework; introduce your child to the world of technology where their documents can be accessed both inside and outside of school; allowing a seamless collaboration and completion of learning no matter where they are physically situated.


The laptops will be for the children to use until they leave the school. 


Many thanks


Mrs Vaz

Head of Year 5 and 6

Class Teacher Awards 12/3/21

This week's class teacher awards go to...

5M: Aanya and Kaumudi

5F: Taha and Matthew

5B: Colin and Danche

5X: Faaezah

5A: Naim and Akshayen

We are looking forward to you all returning to school tomorrow (Tuesday 9th March) for a fun week of health and wellbeing, history, geography, PE and more. We understand that you might be feeling a little apprehensive but do not worry, we will make sure you feel settled and remember all the rules and routines of school as quickly as possible. Here are some messages from your teachers for you to watch before returning. 


Welcome Back 5F

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Welcome Back 5A

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Welcome Back 5B

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Welcome Back 5X

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Welcome Back 5M

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Language of the Month - March - Russian

World Book Day Token 2021 - this year the tokens are being sent out digitally so please download the token and use it to collect a free book in participating supermarkets (and check with local booksellers to see how they are providing the books this year)

Spring 2 Welcome Letter 22.2.21



Dear Parents,


Thank you all so much for the feedback you gave in the recent remote learning parent survey. We appreciate the many kind and positive comments regarding the provision and support provided.

We are constantly reviewing our remote leaning provision and we have considered your feedback in this process.

The main feedback across the school was that children wanted an opportunity to speak to their teachers and peers, live on MS Teams. We are pleased to say that this has been successfully implemented in KS2 and will start in KS1 after half term.

Please remember that if you need any support, please contact the school and request to speak to the class teacher or the Head of Phase. We will do what we can to support you and your child.

Thank you for your continued support through these very difficult times.


Kind regards,


Mrs Vaz

Assistant Head Teacher

Head of Year 5 and 6



Free resources for Children’s

Mental Health Week 2021

From 1-7 February 2021, we’re taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ExpressYourself. Place2Be has created activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different ways that they can share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. There are lots of resources on the Children’s Mental Health Week website that you can use with your child at home; including activity ideas, tips for parents and carers, and an online assembly which will be available from Monday 1st. February.

Visit to find out more or look on our parent page 'How can we help?' under the Parent's information tab.


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.


Dear Parents/Carers,

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



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!


Welcome Back!

We have been pleased to see so many of you logged onto MS Teams this morning 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 5 teachers will be here to support you and we will be providing daily videos on MS Teams as well as weekly phone calls. 


This half term our topic is ‘Lost in Space’.  This is a really exciting topic that has a science-focus, but we will also be linking our art, DT and English to it. We will be learning about the movement of the Earth, Moon and the planets in relation to the Sun (and each other) as well as finding out about gravity, friction and air resistance.  Furthermore, we will be inferring what life is like in Space through looking at imagery and reading first-hand accounts of astronauts.  In English, we will be looking at texts linked to the literary focus ‘to inform’, including newspaper reports and letters.  We will also be continuing with our fictional focus which is linked to poems about Space. 


In mathematics, our focus will be on fractions, which will include: understanding fractions, including finding fractions of shapes and amounts (eg. 2/5 of 25 = 10). We will also be converting from mixed number to improper fractions (eg. 1 3/5 is equal to 8/5); adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. We will also be reading, writing and converting decimals to fractions and vice versa (0.05 = 5/100; 0.5 = 50/100). 


In addition to lessons linked to Space (science, art, DT, 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:  or you can just search for The Body Coach TV. 


We look forward to seeing your work being handed in daily on MS Teams, 

Miss Morgan, Mr Burke, Miss Mayley, Miss Fernandez, Mr Baldock and Mrs Genco

We would like to say a huge thank you for the gifts we have received. We are blown away by your generosity and kindness.

We look forward to working with you and your children next term, helping them make the best progress possible.

Thank you again and a happy new year,

Miss Morgan, Mr Burke, Mr Baldock, Mrs Genco, Miss Mayley and Miss Fernandez. 

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 5 pupils who have received the Merit Award this term. We are so proud of all you have achieved:

5B: Danche

5M: Antoni

5A: Lexi

5X: Daniel

5F: Shravya

Also, an extra special well done to Liang who received the French Merit Award:

Class Teacher Awards 17/12/20

This week's class teacher awards go to...

5M: Eric and Sujal

5F: Olivia and Anshika

5B: Aiza and Nikhita

5X: All

5A: Luca, Adam and Eloise


In Health and Wellbeing this half term (autumn 2), we learned lots of new things about caring relationships.

Knowledge we have gained:

  • how to recognise what makes a positive and healthy relationship
  • what kindness is and why it is important 
  • how to keep myself and others physically and emotionally safe online
  • what gratitude means and how to demonstrate it

Skills we have learnt and used:

  • to form and maintain healthy and positive relationships, e.g. through good communication and compromise
  • how to demonstrate kindness
  • how to appreciate kind acts
  • how to recognise harmful content online and how to report it
  • how to demonstrate gratitude


"I showed I cared by asking my friend how they were."

'I was kind when I helped my friend on the playground when they fell over."

"I am thankful for my family being safe and healthy."


Christmas Assembly

Christmas Party Snack

As part of our Christmas party celebrations on Thursday 17th December, the children can bring in an individually wrapped snack (nut free) such as an individual bag of popcorn or a mini roll. 


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. 

Thank you for your support. 

Class Teacher Awards 11/12/20

This week's class teacher awards go to...

5M: Aarav and Rio

5F: Tom and Vishu

5B: Olivia and Stanislaw

5X: Luke, Harry and Mason

5A: Tyler, Aayan and Ana


We are also very pleased to announce that Eyad (5A), Aarav (5A), Danche (5B) and Akkil (5F) have been awarded a Year Group Leader Award. 


And lastly, a huge well done to Ana (5F) for receiving a Head of Phase Award. 


Class Teacher Awards 4/12/20

It has been great to welcome the children back this week and they have all returned with such a fantastic attitude to learning. A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards:

5M: Richy and Oliver

5F: Katy, Hansika and Tyrell

5B: Colin and Edward

5X: Summayah and Gracie-Mae

5A: Magdha, Tanvi and Bella



Class Teacher Awards 20/11/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Laura and Akika

5F: Shravya, Abhimanyu and Emmanuel

5B: Tia and Antoni

5X: Alizaye, Saanvi, Riley and Diya

5A: Sai and Bella


We have also given out a Year Group Leader Award this week for completing additional learning at home to Kelsea in 5X. 

A huge well done to 5F for winning the year group times table tournament. 



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.

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 13/11/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Raghav and Blanka

5F: Anzu and Liv

5B: Yasir and Isabella

5X: Farai, Lola and Tanishka

5A: Manha and Eyad


We have also given out a few Year Group Leader Awards this week for exemplary attitudes to school life. Well done to Niamh and Ben in 5A; Ana in 5F and Lila in 5X. 

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. 

Class Teacher Awards 6/11/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Lizzy and Shantanu

5F: Zach and Shravya

5B: Sophia and Hussain

5X: Ademola, Lucas and Liang

5A: Harley and Menaal


James in 5B also received a Year Group Leader Award. 

Welcome Letter. Please find the welcome letter for Autumn 2. 

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 
  • what a stereotype is
  • what bullying is and how we can report it
  • what appearance pressures are
  • how we should behave online

Skills we have learnt and used:

  • understand everyone's differences
  • how to identify trusted adults
  • how to ask respectful questions 
  • how to challenge negative beliefs
  • how to solve conflicts respectfully


"If you do not agree with a friend, it's okay. You could use rock, paper, scissors."

'It's good to be different and you shouldn't stereotype."

"If someone is rude to you online, you should tell a trusted adult."



Class Teacher Awards 22/10/20

This week has been an amazing week for awards, so we have lots to share with you!

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Saara, Jamie and Benji

5F: Alice, Riley and Ayaan. 

5B: Jan and Isla

5X: Tyan K, Samaya and Emily 

5A: Ben and Thomas


...And an extra special well done to Aanya, Hafsa, Alice, Vanshika, and Ananditha for receiving a Year Group Leader Award for being the top scorers in our Times Tables Rockstars tournament. Daniel in 5X also received a Year Group Leader award for all of his hard work.  Antoni in 5M also received a Head of Phase Award for a well prepared Big Question Time presentation. 

Class Teacher Awards 16/10/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Kaumudi and Dylan

5F: Aarna and Katy

5B: Fatih and Riya

5X: Ryan T and Vanshika

5A: Charlie O and Marina


...And an extra special well done to Lexi in 5A for receiving a Year Group Leader Award. Taha and Riley in 5F also received a Head of Phase Award. 

Class Teacher Awards 2/10/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Clemmie and Ovidia

5F: Millie and Tony

5B: Cillian and Hafsa

5X: Vidur and Hemakshi

5A: Erin and Joshua

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week, we will be creating Anglo-Saxon style houses for our DT project, so we have asked the children to bring in a cardboard box from home and anything else that they may wish to use.

Thank you

Class Teacher Awards 2/10/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Mya and Ivonne

5F: Tejas and Nikola

5B: James E and Curtis

5X: Faaezah and Ryan K

5A: Sharanya and Jonah


...and a huge well done to Schamma (5F) for receiving the first Year Group Leader Award!

Harrison (5M) was also the first to receive a Head of Phase Award! Well done!

Calling all gardeners!!

Class Teacher Awards 25/9/20

A huge well done to the following children who received Class Teacher Awards this week:

5M: Antoni and Julia

5F: Tiago and Ana

5B: Mineya and Aaron

5X: Wasim and Darcy

5A: Aarav and Niamh

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. 


   This half – term in French, children will revise numbers 0-70 and they will extend their learning with numbers to 100. They will also learn simple directions so that they can participate in a role – play asking and answering questions on where we can find shops and different places in a town.

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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This half term our Health and Wellbeing focus is respectful relationships, including online relationships. This is part of the social strand of Health and Wellbeing.

We will be learning about the importance of respecting others, even when they are different (for example, physically, in characters, personality or background); the importance of self-respect; that in school and in wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others, and that in turn they should show due respect to others; about different types of bullying and its impact; what a stereotype is and that people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not.


We will be teaching the following skills: how to choose and make friends; how to celebrate differences between friends; how to resolve conflicts; how to raise any bullying concerns, including online and we will be developing strategies to resist appearance pressures and stereotyping.

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Parent Forum

5A Classroom Tour

5M Classroom Tour

5X Classroom tour

5B Classroom tour

5F Classroom Tour

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 we are very excited about our year ahead in Year 5. We look forward to working with you and your child.


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. Please help us by ensuring children are in school by 8.55am at the latest, wearing the correct school uniform and ready to learn. On the school website, you will find detailed information about the school day and school uniform. 



This half term, our new topic is called ‘The Dark Ages’. This is a fantastic topic, which all of the Year 5 teachers have been looking forward to. Within this topic, we will be looking at Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons as well as the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. We will draw on the geography and history strands by exploring Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life. Following on from this, we will discuss the Viking raids and invasion and the key figures of Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England, and Edward the Confessor.  During the topic, the children will have the opportunity to create artistic representations of this period of history (eg. a Viking longship, Anglo-Saxon jewellery). In English, we will be looking at texts linked to the literary focus ‘to entertain’, including character descriptions, legends and diaries.



In mathematics, we will be building on prior knowledge and learning, starting with the core essentials of place value; addition and subtraction. We will read, write, order and compare numbers up to one million. We will also add and subtract using the column method up to 5 digits, including decimals with the same number of decimal places. In addition to this, we will be solving problems involving temperature changes by calculating the difference between positive and negative integers. As usual, we would like to encourage you to support your children by asking them what they have been learning each week and practising times-tables and mental arithmetic.



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.



Children must bring in their swimming kit every Monday. 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.


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.



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

  • Weekly updates on the Year group Webpage on what your child has been learning, and what is coming up.
  • Autumn and spring parent consultation meetings where we can discuss your child’s progress. Autumn meetings will happen virtually or by phone.
  • 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. There will be a virtual tour of each classroom during w/c 7th September.


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 back of your child’s reading record, 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 Morgan, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Vaz, Head of Phase for Year 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,


Miss Morgan        Miss Fernandez         Mr Burke         Miss Mayley         Mr Baldock and Ms Genco

      5M                           5F                         5B                      5A                                     5X



Year 5 Welcome Videos- Miss Morgan

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Welcome to Year 5!




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.


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 5 pupils will be swimming on a Monday. 

Year 5 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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