Next week's learning - w/c 29th March 2021
Rhyme of the Week: Sleeping Bunnies
Rhyme of the Week: Sleeping Bunnies words
Rhyme of the week- mark making activitiy
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:
EYFS, Wiggly Worms and KS1
- 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 art work 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.
Next week's learning: w/c 22nd March 2021
To support your child's learning, we will attach additional materials to support the 'Rhyme of the Week'.
Next week our rhyme of the week is: Five Little Monkeys. Please see links and attachments below. We will also give your child a printed version.
Please share or comment on Tapestry if they enjoyed the activity and rhyme.
Rhyme of the week: Five Little Monkeys
Words- Five Little Monkeys
Stick puppets: Five Little Monkeys
Class Teacher Awards- 12th and 19th March 2021
Well done to the following children for receiving a class teacher award this week and last week. Well done!
Rosie, Mikyle, Isaac, Florence, Aadhya, Sumyyah, Montana and Aisha.
We are so proud of you!
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: https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/
Next week's learning: w/c 15/3/2021
Rhyme of the Week: Old Macdonald had a Farm
Cut and stick- farm
Old Macdonald had a Farm- words
Language of the Month- Russian
FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITIES
Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing, feeding oneself, buttoning and zippering.
Fine Motor Activities
Next week's learning- w/c 8th March 2021
We would like to welcome you back to Spring 2. Thank you for all of your amazing home learning last term and this week. We are very much looking forward to all the children returning to Nursery in March.
World Book Day: Thursday 4th March
Parents Consultation: Friday 26th March – more information to follow.
Final day of term: Wednesday 31st March
Our topic for this half term is ‘In the Woods’. We will be reading and retelling a range of stories linked to this theme. Our role play area is set up as ‘woods’, where the children can go for a picnic, play hide and seek or pretend to be different animals. In mathematics, we will continue to match a numeral to a quantity of objects, for example, choosing a number card and counting that many cars. We will also be teaching children how to find one more than a given number, comparing amounts, looking at patterns and shapes in the environment. In phonics we will be exploring body percussion and developing an understanding of the sounds at the beginning of words. They will also be doing a range of fine motor and gross motor activities.
You can access our weekly planning on the website.
The children will continue to learn that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health. We will continue to learn that there are a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger). We will also use the phrase ‘Find your Brave’ to encourage the children to try new activities and experiences.
This will continue to be every Tuesday. Please encourage your child to draw a picture about the story in their yellow book.
In this section on the website, you will find a range of challenges that your child can complete at home. We will also include a selection of fine motor challenges that are easy to do using everyday objects.
If you feel you need to contact your child’s class teacher, this can be done by emailing the school office (email@example.com) or telephoning the school office (020 8642 5138) who will pass on your message.
When returning to school, please remember to maintain social distancing, wear a mask at drop off and pick-up times and to leave the premises as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your continued support, during these uncertain times.
LANGUAGE of the MONTH
At Avenue we organise Language of the Month activities that teachers undertake with their classes. This is to celebrate the wide range of languages spoken by the children and adults within our school community. Our Language of the Month for February will be Japanese. Attached are some links and ideas that you could use to help your children learn some new vocabulary and a few facts about Japan too! Enjoy!
Language of the Month- Japanese (Feb)
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 childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more or look on our parent page 'How can we help?' under the Parent's information tab.
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!
Thank you so much for all your lovely gifts and messages. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you all have a lovely holiday.
Mrs Adams, Miss Davis, Miss Kinsella and Mrs Wyld
Avenue's Christmas Carol Concert
Links have been shared on your Tapestry account.
Week beginning 14th December 2020
Rhyme of the week: Dancing Christmas Tree
Attachments : children can colour/decorate a Christmas tree
Please remember to post activities on Tapestry.
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.
If you have not already done so, please can you log on to Arbor, view permissions and mark them accordingly. Thank you.
Next Week's Learning- 14th December
Class Teacher Award 11.12.20/ 4.12.20
Well done to Adhrith and Teddie for receiving a class teacher award this week. Well done!
Last week, Jacob and Callum both received the class teacher award. Well done!
Week beginning 7th December 2020
Next week our rhyme of the week is: Five Little Snowmen.
Attachments: Words and 'design a snowman' sheet
Link to watch the rhyme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfCD9wjLUE
Please remember to share your child's learning with us on Tapestry. The children really enjoy talking about what they have done at home. Thank you
Next week's learning- 7th December 2020
To support your child's learning, we will attach additional materials to support the 'Rhyme of the Week'.
Next week our rhyme of the week is: Five Little Ducks.
Attachments: Words and stick puppets
The Nursery team
Next week's learning- 30th November 2020
CLASS TEACHER AWARD
Well done to Isaac and Zainab for receiving a class teacher award this week. Congratulations!
Next week's learning- 23rd November 2020
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 Jiya and Zuha for receiving a class teacher award this week. Congratulations!
Autumn 2 Welcome Letter
Next week's learning- 9th November 2020
Autumn 2- Week 1 (3rd November) Learning
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Calling all gardeners!!
Next week's learning- week beginning 28.9.20
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.
Virtual Nursery Tour
Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence
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.
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 to Nursery!
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 Nursery start date.
AM Nursery and 30hrs children: Please drop off your child at the Nursery gate via the Dorset Road gate at 8:15am. The gates will be open at 8:10am.
AM Nursery pick up: Children need to be collected from the school office via Avenue Road gate at 11:15am.
PM Nursery drop off: Children need to be dropped off at the school office via Avenue Road gate at 12:05pm.
PM and 30 hrs pick up: Children need to be collected from the Nursery gate via Dorset Road gate at 3:15pm Monday-Thursday and 2:25pm on Fridays.
30hrs children who have not requested the additional hour will need to be collected at 2:15pm from the school office Monday-Thursday.
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.
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