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Sunflower competition message from the PTA: 

We are aware that the Year 3 bubble is closed and do not want the children to miss out on their sunflowers because of Covid, so...... we are offering 2 opportunities for people to pick up their pot...this is both for parents/carers of children who have already paid and those that wanted to bring their money in to school today but were not able to.
The 2 time slots are this Weds between 6pm and 8pm and any time throughout the day on Thursday. 
Please contact Steph on her mobile for her address, which is local to Belmont for easy collection.
07745 555733
If collection is really not possible, please contact Steph to discuss an alternative.



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

Well done to all of the children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week. You have all worked really hard and your teachers are really proud of you! 


3B- Brooke and Krish

3H- Skye, Anna and Emily R

3J- Anjalee and Emma

3S- Ayra and Toby

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:



  • 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 MS Teams 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 19.03.21

Well done to all of the children who have been given a Class Teacher award this week. 


3B- Omololu and Naomi

3H- Kalin, Henry, Fejiro, Chloe

3J-Jessie, Tharuka, Naisha and Freddie

3S- Aaila and Michael


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:

Class Teacher Awards 12.3.21

The Year 3 teachers would like to say a big well done to all of the children in Year 3. We have decided to give the class teacher award to everyone as we are so proud with how well you have all done on your first week back at school. You all came in with big smiles on your faces and have tried so hard with your learning this week. Keep up the super work! 

Russian Language of the month

Welcome back video for 3B

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Mr Slade has recorded a video for 3B to welcome them back on Monday.

Welcome back video for 3H

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Miss Holloway has recorded a video for 3H to welcome them back on Monday.

Welcome back video for 3J

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Miss Baird has recorded a video for 3J to welcome them back on Monday.

Welcome Back Video for 3S

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Miss Salter has recorded a video for 3S to welcome them back on Monday.

World Book Day Thursday 4th March 2021:


Dear Parents/ Carers,
World Book Day Token - as you may know, World Book Day is right around the corner (Thursday 4th March) and we will be celebrating with a day of activities linked to appreciating books! We usually give out a token which means you can pick up a £1 book in participating shops for free, this year the token is in digital format. All parents have been sent an email that contains an attachment with the World Book Day token. Please download the token and check with your local supermarkets/booksellers to see how to claim your free book. You can check your local booksellers by using this link: There is a great selection up for grabs and remember it is absolutely FREE! Enjoy!

World Book Day Activities - we will be celebrating World Book Day with lots of activities throughout the day. If your child is in school and wishes to dress up/wear an accessory on the day, they can do so but it is completely optional. If your child is at home, they can also dress up/wear an accessory and send photos to their teachers. They could dress up/wear their accessory/share their favourite book on the day of their live check-in with their teacher, which is on a Monday for Year 3. This is completely optional.



The Year 3 Team 


Year 3 Spring 2 Welcome Letter

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.


We have also taken on board the following feedback:

Timetabling: Some parents have said that the suggested timetables and daily schedules don’t always fit in with family life. These are suggestions only and if you want to adjust timings to fit with your daily routines then please do.

Length of video lessons: Some parents said that some of the video lessons were too long, teachers are trying to be mindful of this whilst ensuring lesson content is covered.

Screen free time: We are providing more screen free enrichment activities.

Information from teachers: If your child has a specific question or is worried about something then please let their teacher know at the start of their weekly phone call. The teachers will be happy to have those discussions.


We hope you all have a fantastic half-term next week. Hopefully, we will receive further information about schools re-opening when the government announces details of the roadmap out of lockdown on 22nd February. The earliest schools can re-open is the 8th March. 



Thank you for your continued support

Mrs. Cook

Head of Phase

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.

Language of the month for February


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.

Messages from Year 3 Teachers:

Please see below videos from the Year 3 teachers that they have recorded for their class. 






Dear Parents/Carers,

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

Health and Wellbeing Focus Spring 1: Please note all of this may not be covered due to school closure.



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 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. Today we have started our online learning using Microsoft Teams. If you are having trouble logging in, please check that you are adding 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, if you would like to upload a photo of your work, you can do this by clicking on the assignment and selecting ‘upload from your device’.


Mirror Mirror

Our learning for this half term is called ‘Mirror Mirror’ and is all about light and how we see. The children will explore how light is reflected and will investigate how shadows are formed. We will also be linking this topic to fairy tales and will focus on a range of different fairytales. The children will plan and write their very own fairy tale using the features of this genre of writing. After writing a fairy tale, the children will be taught how to transform it into a play script and will make their own shadow puppets to put on a show based on the play script they have written! 



In maths this half term, we will begin to look at mental multiplication and division strategies, encouraging children to draw on all their mathematical knowledge to help solve calculations. Following this, we will then focus on formal written methods for both multiplication and division. For multiplication we will be multiplying a 2 or 3 digit number by a 1 digit number and for division we will be using the short division method.


Health and Wellbeing

This half term our focus for Health and Wellbeing will be ‘Mental Wellbeing’. The children will learn that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health. They will also learn that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness). Finally, they will begin to understand that bullying, including cyber bullying, has a negative and often lasting impact on mental wellbeing.  


We look forward to seeing the children’s work. 


The Year 3 Team

Autumn Merit Awards:

The children in Year 3 were very excited today to find out who would receive the merit awards for the Autumn term. Well done to all of the winners! Your teachers are very proud of you. 

3B- Muna

3J- Ethan

3H- Alq

3S- Mahati


French Merit Award:

Arib from 3S


Avenue Christmas Carol Concert:

The Avenue Christmas Carol concert is now on your child's Microsoft Teams page. We hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas!

Class Teacher Awards 17.12.20

Well done to all of Year 3 for all of their hard work this term. All of your teachers are so proud of you! You have made a fantastic start to Year 3. 


Another well done to all of the children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week.


3B- Whole class

3H- Vishv and Anna

3J- Himaya, Sebastian and Lara

3S- Aparna and Samuel


Fairytale day 12.01.21

To introduce our new topic,  Year 3 will be having a Fairytale Day on Tuesday 12th January. The children are invited to dress up as a fairytale character on this day. The children must come to school in their costume and keep it on throughout the day. 


The Year 3 Team 


Dear Parents,


The children have worked extremely hard learning the songs and their lines for our Christmas Nativity. Thank you for sending in such lovely costumes and working at home on the songs and lines. Please find your child's Nativity on their class Microsoft teams page. The children's logins and passwords were on their parents evening notes.


 We hope you enjoy the show! Have a great Christmas! 



The Year 3 Team


Class Teacher Awards 11.12.20

Well done to all of the children in Year 3 who have received a Class Teacher Award this week. 


3B- Pari, Joseph and Martha

3H- Shriya and Vivaan

3J- Emma, Violet and Yilan

3S- Maia- Rose, Parmis and Preston

Winter uniform:

This is just a reminder that children must come to school with a waterproof coat and that they can bring wellies in a bag, which they can change into for wet playtimes.


Please also provide your child with a navy jumper/ sweatshirt and jogging bottoms that they can wear for outdoor PE. 

Class Teacher Awards 04.12.20

Well done to all of the children that have received Class Teacher Awards this week. 


3B- Viren and Anmal

3H- Yavuz and Loukya

3J- Mikaela and Aidan

3S- Aiman and Adrian

Materials needed:

For a DT project the children in Year 3 will be needing some recyclable materials. This could include: cardboard boxes, cartons, milk bottle lids, old items of clothing, fabric and plastic bags etc. If you have anything like this spare at home please could you bring them in on Friday 4th December. These items will then be quarantined for 72 hours before the children use them in their lesson next week.


Many thanks,

The Year 3 Team 

Language of the month letter

Class Teacher Awards 27.11.20

Well done to all of the children who have received certificates this week. 

3B- Blake, Gregory and Vibhav

3H- Teddy and Zahra

3J- Idrak, Lyra and Nicole

3S- Ammarah and Orla 


Year Group Leader Awards:

3B- Lucia

3H- Azlan 

Christmas Show Script and Songs

Class Teacher Awards 20.11.20

Well done to the children in Year 3 who have received a Class Teacher Award this week.

3B- Shivani, Adil and Joel

3H- Louisa, Dylan, Ava

3J- Raya, Eduardo and Jazaba

3S- Daniel K, Michael and Robin 


Year Group Leader Awards:

3H- Billie 

3J- Daniel and Jessie



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.

Class Teacher Awards Week 2:

Well done to all the children in Year 3 who have received a Class Teacher Award this week. Well done for following the Avenue values and our Class Charter. 

3B- Abby, Kesia and Miley 

3J- Lily and Adavya

3H- Azlan and Alq

3S- Oviya and Tomi 

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:

Well done to all of the children who have received a Class Teacher Award this week. All your teachers are very proud of you!


3B- Krish, Linchen and Edward

3H-Varun, Evan and Ellie

3J- All of 3J

3S- Arib, Matthew and Mahati 

Year 3 Autumn 2 Welcome Letter

Health and Wellbeing Autumn 2: 

This half term our Health and Wellbeing focus is Relationships. 

We will be learning to understand how important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends. We will also 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.


We will also be learning about online relationships. We will understand that the same principles apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, including the importance of respect for others online including when we are anonymous. 


We will be learning the following skills:

  • Understanding friendships
  • Learn how friendships have their ups and downs
  • How to have respect for others online

Shoe boxes:

If you have any spare shoe boxes please could your child bring them in on the first day back after half term. We will be using them for a special art activity. 


The Year 3 Team 

Class Teacher Awards: 

Well done to all of the children who have received a Rights Respecting certificate this week. We also want to say a big well done to all of the children in Year 3 for showing fantastic behaviour this half term. 

3B- Isabella, Salimatou and Layla

3H- Fejiro, Kalin and Emily Y

3J- Emmi and Alberto

3S- Daniel D and Lucy 


Class Teacher Awards:

3B- Brooke and James

3H- Leo, Charlie and Emily R

3J- Anjalee and Aadam

3S- All of 3S

Class Teacher Awards:

Well done to all of the children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week. 

3B-Emily-May and Ananda

3H- Arijus, Rory and Henry 

3J-Lakshman and Daniel B

3S- Yashwit and Isaac

Class Teacher Awards:

Well done to all the children that have received class teacher awards this week. All of the teachers are very proud of you. 

3B-Gabriel and Hannah

3H-Billie and Skye

3J-Mukei and Pranit

3S- Denzel and Mahati 

Swimming Kit:

Please make sure that your child has a swimming hat every week for their lesson. The children are not able to borrow other children's hats and so will not be able to swim without one.


The Year 3 Team 

Change of swimming time on Tuesday 6th October:

We just wanted to let you know that on Tuesday 6th October 3H and 3S will be swapping their swimming time. Please can children in 3H come to school on Tuesday in their swimming kit. Children in 3S will wear their normal school clothes. This is for one week only. 


The Year 3 Team 

Calling all gardeners!

Class Teacher Awards: 

Well done to all the children that have received class teacher awards this week. They have worked hard to make sure they are respecting the rights we follow at school. 


3B- Muna and Lucia 

3H- Chloe and Jacopo

3J- Ayse and Ethan

3S- Anaya and Louie


This half term our Health and Wellbeing focuses are Mental Wellbeing and Internet Safety and Harms.

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

We will be learning to understand that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.  We also be learning to understand that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and the scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations. We will also be considering how our actions online affect ourselves and others.


We will be learning the following skills:

  • Understanding different feelings
  • Strategies to use to deal with the different feelings we may have
  • How to talk about our emotions
  • Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
  • Where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online.

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. 


If your child is in 3S please can they come to school with their swimming kit under their school uniform on a Tuesday so that they are able to start their lesson promptly at 9:00am. 



Reading books:

The children will have the opportunity to have their reading books changed twice a week. Please make sure your child has recorded what they have read in their liaison books. Please see below the days your child can have their book changed.


3B and 3S- Monday and Wednesday

3H and 3J- Tuesday and Thursday 

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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Year 3 Parent Forum

Welcome to 3S!

Welcome to 3H!

Welcome to 3J!

Welcome to 3B!

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 3 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 3.


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.


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



This half term our topic is called ‘Awesome Egyptians’. The children will learn about what life was like in Ancient Egyptian times; create a timeline to show historical events, understand why mummies were made and how the pyramids were built. They will develop their understanding of how to use an atlas, globe and world map to locate Egypt and build on their prior knowledge of the different continents. The children will also retell the events of Howard Carter’s discovery so they can write a diary entry from his perspective.



During this half term, children will build on their knowledge and understanding of number and place value recapping counting in 1s, 10s and 100s as well as; identifying, representing and estimating numbers using different strategies. They will further develop the ability to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number by comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000 as well as reading and writing numbers in numerals and in words. Children will develop skills to confidently recognise the place value of digits in a three-digit number and to partition numbers in different ways. They will also develop the skill to mentally add and subtract combinations of one, two and three digit numbers to help them solve addition and subtraction questions.



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.




Year 3 will be swimming on a Tuesday.

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 can’t 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.



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 3 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 ( 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 Salter, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Cook, Head of Year 3 and Year 4.


Yours faithfully,

     Miss Salter                Mr Slade    Miss Holloway     Miss Baird             

     3S                                  3B               3H                        3J                

Year Group Leader  

Welcome videos - 3S




Welcome to Year 3!

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 3 pupils will be swimming on a Tuesday. 

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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