This thrilling week in topic we have been writing information pages about the seaside! Last week we became historians and found out lots of facts about modern and Victorian seasides. Did you know that some Victorians used to believe that drinking sea water would cure sickness?This week we became fantastic writers. First we looked at the features of an information page. Next we planned our information page about the seaside and finally we wrote our factual information page including lots of connectives and adjectives! We also drew pictures and added captions.
To finish the week we looked at poems about the seaside and then we wrote our very own seaside class poem and added actions.
In Maths this week we have been using our mathematical knowledge to investigate missing symbols from number sentences. We used number lines and counters to find out relationships between numbers in order to choose the following symbols -, +, = . Next we looked at written addition and subtraction word problems. First we read the question. Then we practised picking out the numbers and key mathematical language to choose the correct method to find the answer. Finally we practised counting in multiples of 2.
Well done to the following children who have received Class Teacher awards since the start of the academic year for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.
Ants: Jack and Alexander
Crickets: Natallya and Lara
Grasshoppers: Hiba and Evie
Ladybirds: Aaqib and Kairo
Bumblebees: Samairah and Serin
Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.
Pride in achievements and self confidence.
Building relationships and team work.
Mutual respect and tolerance.
On Friday 8th June 2018 we are having a whole school Art day. The theme of Art day is ‘Around the World’ and we will be looking at a range of art from different continents. Each year group will be given an artist or art movement to focus on. They will then produce a large piece of art that will be in the shape of a continent. By the end of the day, we hope to have a world map with a range of different pieces of art displayed onto it.
The day might get a little messy so if you would like to provide your child(ren) with an apron or large t-shirt to wear over their school uniform, please send it into school on the day with their name clearly labelled.
If you have any of the following items available at home, they would be really appreciated and will help the children to complete their artwork (straws, sticks, paper plates, cardboard and cotton buds).
We hope for it to be an informative yet creative day for everyone. Exhibitions will be held on the following days for parents to come and see the final world map.
EYFS/KS1 Art Exhibition – Tuesday 19th June at 3:30 in The Great Hall
KS2 Art Exhibition – Thursday 21st June at 3:30 in The Great Hall
The Art Team
This week, we reflected on and celebrated all the new skills we have learned in Health and Wellbeing so far this year.
Social skills and knowledge we have learned:
Quotes from the children:
Adam: “Lots of the children knew how to make friends with me when I was new to the class.”
Pennie: “I asked Elizabeth if she wanted to play when she joined our class. She is now my friend.”
Emotional and mental health skills and knowledge we have learned:
Quotes from the children:
Rishaan: “If I am feeling angry I now walk away and count to 10.”
Ethan: “I use my glitter bottle if I feel worried. I watch the glitter calm down and it calms me down.”
Each child made a skills wheel to remind them of all the skills they have learned to help them manage their feelings and emotions and develop their social skills.
What Makes Me Great
To develop their self-esteem, each child thought about and celebrated what makes them individual and things about themselves that they should be proud of.
Health and Wellbeing is a whole-school priority and we are very proud of how much our pupils have learned this year. Below is a poster for parents detailing how we teach Health and Wellbeing at Avenue Primary Academy. Poster attached to email.
Poster of HWB at Avenue