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Reception Weekly Learning- 29th March

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

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:


  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Where you live
  • Local park



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 Tapestry.


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


Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week:


June Bugs- Leon and Olivia

Incy Wincy Spiders- Max and Sarina

Rainbow Bugs- Dev and Nicole

Centipedes- Arish and Aarav

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:

Language of the Month- Russian

Reception learning- 8th March

 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.

Spring Term


We hope that you had an enjoyable winter break. Although this is not the start to therm we would have liked, we will do all we can to ensure the children have a half term full of successful learning.



This term we will begin learning the Phase 3 phonics sounds. Phase 3 contains many digraphs that are often found in words. The children will practise blending words containing the new sounds in order to read new words as well as segmenting to write them. There will also be new tricky words to learn.




This half term our topic will be ‘Our World’ with a focus on the local community and countries from around the world.  This will give opportunities for the children to learn about where they live and compare this to different countries in the world.  We will explore weather, flags, food, animals and plants from different countries.  The children will also be encouraged to share their experiences of places they have visited on holidays and other experiences of different countries via Tapestry.




This half term we will continue with our focus on numbers to 10. We will recap counting and emphasise counting groups of objects with accuracy. The children will practise finding one more and one less of a given number using a range of objects. We will then use this knowledge to help us add and subtract simple amounts. We will also introduce money, where the children will explore different coins and their amounts.

Useful Websites 


  • Whilst completing online learning, please ensure that your child is reading daily. We have a subscription to Oxford Owl, which will give your child access to the reading scheme books at home. Click on the link below and select Oxford Owl for schools. Then click ‘login’ using the username and password provided via Tapestry. 


  • You may also like to refer to the Oak National Academy, which was supported by the government during the previous lockdown, for support or work in addition to the tasks set on Microsoft Teams. 



  • We also have a subscription to Busy Things, an interactive phonics resource that our children are familiar with. Please click the link below and enter the login details. 




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!


Class Teacher Awards- 17.12.20

Congratulations to the following children who have received the final Class Teacher Awards for 2020:

June Bugs- Hiba and Sanhitha

Incy Wincy Spiders- Ashvin and Elsa

Rainbow Bugs- Kabir and Noah

Centipedes- Ryann-Rose and Olivia

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all our families a wonderful Christmas break. We are so proud of everything the children have achieved this term, it has been a pleasure to work with them all. Links to our Nativity performances and the Avenue Christmas Carol Concert have been shared via Tapestry. We hope you all enjoy watching these.

Merry Christmas!

The Reception Team

Class Teacher Awards- 11.12.20

Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week:


June Bugs- Morgan and Joshua

Incy Wincy Spiders- Viha and Leo

Rainbow Bugs- William and David

Centipedes- Aarav and Arani

Christmas Party Day

On Thursday 17th December will have a Christmas party in their classroom. On this day children are allowed to wear a winter or Christmas jumper with their usual school uniform polo shirt and trousers/skirt. Please make sure all winter jumpers are clearly labelled with your child's name.

A Wriggly Nativity Coming Soon!

Filming is underway! We will be sharing the link to your child's Nativity via Tapestry next week. Please remember to log on to Arbor to check video permissions.

Class Teacher Awards- 4.12.20

Well done to the following children who have received class teacher awards this week:

Centipedes- Daye and Aniket

Incy Wincy Spiders- Abimanyu and Alina

Rainbow Bugs- Nadirah and Adam

June Bugs- Amir and Lockie

Class Teacher Awards- 27.11.20

Well done to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week:

June Bugs- Minahil and Younus

Centipedes- Iason and Pritish

Rainbow Bugs- Caleb and Hassan

Incy Wincy Spiders- Nova and Niyathi


Head of Phase Awards

Well done to Sophie in Centipedes and Abeer in Rainbow Bugs for receiving Head of Phase awards. 

Class Teacher Awards- 20.11.20

Well done to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week:


June Bugs- Josiah and Rushda

Centipedes- Ayan and Lilly

Rainbow Bugs- Sasha and Alice

Incy Wincy Spiders- Karshayan and Ivy


Head of Phase Award

Well done to Chiara in June Bugs for receiving a Head of Phase award!




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- 13.11.20

Congratulations to the following children who have received Class Teacher Awards this week:


Centipedes- Ellie-Rose and Akshai

June Bugs- Niki, Tabitha and Rishi

Incy Wincy Spiders- Hannah and Holly

Rainbow Bugs- Yasmita and William

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 the following children who have achieved class teacher awards this week:

Centipedes- Dua and Aashi

June Bugs- Joseph and Jithesh

Incy Wincy Spiders- Archie and Attarah

Rainbow Bugs- Emily and Helena

Autumn 2 Welcome Letter

Our Interests Dress Up Day


A reminder that children can come to school wearing clothes that represent their interests on Wednesday 21st October. This can be a favourite colour, traditional clothes, clothes that represent a favourite character or hobby. 

Class Teacher Awards- 16.10.20

Well done to the following children who have achieved Class Teacher Awards this week:


June Bugs- Chiara and Ayla

Incy Wincy Spiders- Oliver and George

Rainbow Bugs- Miah and Sophie

Centipedes- Ochuko and Ellie-Rose

To find out what we will be learning next week, please use the 'Home Learning' tab.

Class Teacher Awards- 9.10.20

Well done to the following children who have achieved Class Teacher Awards this week:


June Bugs- Albert and Marnie

Incy Wincy Spiders- Vihaan and Megan

Rainbow Bugs- Zara and Scarlett

Centipedes- Dolcie and Woody

Class Awards


Each week the class teachers will give out awards for children who have worked hard to follow our Rights Respecting charters or who have made a great effort with their learning.

On Friday awards were given to...


Rainbow Bugs- Alyssia and Abby

June Bugs- Muhammad Ali and Darcie

Centipedes- Deekshith and Hiba

Incy Wincy Spiders- Jannat and Mikail


Well done to the children who received awards last week!

The Children have had another great week in Reception and have really settled well.

A few reminders for parents:

  • Children should bring a coat to school every day. Please make sure this has your child's name clearly visible.
  • Children with shoulder length hair or longer should always have it tied back. Please make sure hairbands are small and plain in line with our uniform policy. No big bows please.


Next week we are learning...



  • to recognise the sounds made by the letters s,a,t,p,i 
  • to identify words beginning with the above letter sounds
  • to blend sounds together to read simple words using s,a,t,p,i



  • to recognise numbers 1-3 and understand how the numbers are made by adding one more
  • to experience a range of ways to make and represent the numbers 1-3
  • to match numerals to a given set of objects



  • to talk about how people change as they grow older, specifically talking about the change from baby to child
  • to name body parts and identify their function
  • to identify facial features and create a self-portrait

Supporting your child with reading (Nursery-Year 2)

Calling all gardeners!

Next week we are learning...



  • to identify rhyming words through a range of games, stories and songs
  • to orally blend the sounds we can hear and identify the word e.g. z-i-p is zip
  • to segment the sounds we can in a word to identify the individual sounds e.g. zip is z-i-p



  • to sing number songs
  • to recognise numbers up to 5
  • to count up to 5 objects



  • to understand it is important to listen to others
  • to talk about our similarities and differences 
  • to carry out our own writing and mark making
  • to follow instructions when playing a new game in PE.

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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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 from teachers - June Bugs Mrs Hilton

June Bugs - Mrs Fitzgerald

Rainbow Bugs - Miss Edmonds

Incy Wincy Spider - Miss Pinto


Welcome to Reception! 


We hope you have all enjoyed the summer holidays. We are all really looking forward to seeing the children in September. 

Each child has been sent a date and time for a small group visit prior to their Reception start date. 


All Reception children will start school on Monday 14th September. Children will come in via the Dorset Road entrance and will need to be dropped off between 8:10am and 8:50am. On Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September children will need to be collected at 11:15am from the Dorset Road gate. 


On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September, children will have their lunch in school and will need to be collected at 1:00pm. 


From Monday 21st September, children will be in school full time. They will need to be collected at 2:40pm on Monday-Thursday and 12:50pm on Fridays. 



Please remember that children must be in correct school uniform Please see our school website for full details of the uniform policy. Please make sure all items of clothing, including coats and shoes are clearly labelled with your child’s name. 


School Website 

Please visit the school website for general information about the school, including risk assessments in place to meet government guidelines with regard to Covid-19. 


We look forward to working with you and your child.  

Mrs L. Hilton 

Head of Early Years   

Avenue Primary Academy

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