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Learning Journeys

These will be uploaded at the start of every half term and detail the learning in each class for the coming half term.  This half term they have been uploaded following our initial assessments after the lockdown period.  Each half term some objectives may carry over as focuses into the next half term and, as you can see, we teach to a range of curriculum levels within each base class so objectives are colour coded. 

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 video for parents

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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 Back Wiggly Worms and Explorers!

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 Wiggly Worm base and look forward to working together with you to ensure the children are safe, happy and can make good progress with their learning. Our primary focus is on our pupils’ emotional well-being, building relationships with peers and staff and returning to routines and learning. We will also be assessing pupils in phonics, reading, writing and mathematics and we have planned a recovery curriculum ensuring our teaching and support enables them to continue to make progress in all areas.

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 9:00am, wearing the correct school uniform (unless previously discussed with a member of the base team) and ready to learn. 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

Little Wigglies – All About Me! (Weeks 1-4) Story time (Weeks 5-8)

We will be exploring our likes and dislikes, creating self portraits and thinking about our family. We will be drawing our family and focusing on mark making for meaning, including some letters. When we move into our Story Time topic we will be sharing familiar stories such as Bear Hunt, Gruffalo and Dear Zoo.

Big Wigglies – Marvelous me!

We will be exploring ‘friendships,’ things we are good at and things we find tricky. We will be learning about the human body (identifying and labelling,) learning about our senses and how to keep our bodies healthy. We will also be thinking about what we want to be when we grow up and looking at the different stages of the human life cycle.

Explorers - Happy, healthy me!

Through this topic we will be focusing on texts such as ‘Who’s afraid of the big bad book?’ and developing our writing skills through fiction writing about heroes and villains. In art we will be studying portrait paintings by artists such as Leonardo Di Vinci and Paul Klee whilst in DT we will be cooking healthy meals. Our geography learning will focus on habitats and their climates whilst our computing lessons will develop our understanding of digital literacy using software to edit photographs.

 

Mathematics

Little Wigglies

Our focus in maths is on numbers 1-10, counting skills and also looking at basic patterns.

Big Wigglies

Our focus in maths is on numbers, calculations and looking at shape.

Explorers

Our maths learning will continue to follow the learning in the mainstream classes for the curriculum your child is following. Your child’s end of year school report identifies the curriculum they are working towards and we follow the same maths learning journey as the pupils in the main school classes. Base pupils accessing the Year 6 curriculum for maths will continue to have their maths lessons in Year 6 as we are ‘attached’ to that year group for lunch, playtimes and integration. Due to the measures in place at this time to ensure the safety of pupils and staff, in accordance with our CV19 risk assessment, base pupils cannot access multiple year groups. Therefore, children accessing any other curriculum for learning will be taught the same lessons as pupils in the main school but within the base.

 

Following our initial assessment weeks we will be sending home our learning journeys for each base class. These will detail the learning objectives we aim to cover this half term and will be informed by our assessments of your child during these first few weeks.

 

We also have our new allotment space outside Explorer’s deck area which we will be developing this year. If you have any unwanted tools or garden supplies, please let Miss Eusden know as we are very keen for any donations.

 

PE

Children will need their clearly named PE kits in school every day. This must include navy shorts and an Avenue logo PE shirt and black plimsoles/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.

Due to health and safety regulations for Covid 19, Wiggly Worms will not be swimming in the autumn term. Explorers will be swimming on a Friday in small groups. Please make sure their swimming clothes, towel, swimming hat, flip flops and goggles are in school each week.

 

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.

 

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/asd-base/

  • Autumn and Spring parents’ consultation meetings where we can discuss your child’s progress.

    More information to follow regarding the autumn consultation meeting.

  • Parent coffee afternoons. We will continue to hold these but virtually; we held parent coffee

    afternoons in the Summer term with our Educational Psychologist and received very positive feedback. We will continue with these and more information will follow.

    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, you can email Mrs Huzzey (ahuzzey@cirrustrust.uk) or Miss Eusden (aeusden@cirrustrust.uk )

  • Please remember to maintain social distancing 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, which has enabled staff and pupils to have a safe and happy start to the term.

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    Miss Jones, Mrs Norwood, Mrs Oyesanya, Miss Sussemilch,

  • Miss Cozens, Miss Eusden and Mrs Huzzey

 

We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Thursday 3rd September.

Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child at the Dorset Road gate for Wiggly Worm pupils and Explorers door, past the main office, for Explorer pupils. 

 

If you or your child is feeling nervous about returning to school following the lockdown period last term, please look at the videos with them from their Tapestry and reassure them. If you need support, then please email Mrs Huzzey or Miss Eusden and we will arrange to speak to you.

The reopening guidance can be found on the website under the Key information tab - Covid-19 folder. 

 

Uniform

Please remember that children should be in school uniform unless you have made arrangements with Mrs Huzzey or Miss Eusden for your child to wear a variation of the school uniform.

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. 

 

See you in September!

 

Mrs. A. Huzzey

Head of base
Assistant Head Teacher 

Avenue Primary Academy

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