Celebration of Home Learning

This week, children in Year 3 and 4 have been sharing their home learning with us.

In Year 3, Poppy has made a volcano. Alana has been busy with her spellings, story time with her brother and she has enjoyed learning about volcanoes in topic. They have been playing in the garden lots and enjoying bike rides. While, Freddie has created a drawing of Earth with a mask on holding a heart.

In Year 4, Shravya created her own den. While Danche wrote an essay of Boudicca’s rebellion.

Well done to you all and please send us more work to celebrate by emailing Mrs Streeter.


Based on the Spring 2 French Learning Journey, students could practise through linguascope the names of shops using the following link. In more detail once they log in, they go to Beginners àFrench Flag àmon environnement àles magasins and there they can complete all related activities.

Health and Wellbeing and E-safety

Learning objectives from the curriculum:

To begin to recognise and know how to report feelings of being unsafe or feeling bad about any adult:

NSPCC Pants Rule – Read through the parent leaflet about the PANTS rule and how to have conversations about keeping your child safe: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/pants/pants-2018/pants-parents-guide-online.pdf

To know how to report concerns about abuse, beginning to develop the vocabulary and confidence to do so:

There is a video and a set of ‘PANTS rules’ you can look through with your child: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/

LO: To know how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how to report them.

 Watch ‘Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew: Chapter 1: Accept’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBbzdhVrAYw Talk through the risks and how to report them. 


Language of the Month – Italian

Dear Parents,

As you may know, at Avenue we organise Language of the Month activities that teachers undertake with their classes. As we are not in school at the moment, we thought you may like some ideas to help keep this interest going . Our Language of the Month for April is Italian. Below are some links and ideas that you could use to help your children learn some new Italian vocabulary and  a few facts about Italy too!  Enjoy!

Colours and Numbers 

The link above teaches the colours in Italian. You could ask your child to draw the unicorn or a different magical creature and  then ask them to name to colours in Italian. 

This video helps children to learn numbers from 1 – 10. When confident in saying them, they could draw or paint them onto a poster,  then teach them to someone else.

History and Architecture 

The leaning Tower of Pisa is a famous landmark in Italy. Children can research where it is, who built it and why it leans ! They could then try to make a model of it !

Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts for Kids – KiddleThe Leaning Tower of Pisa is a building in Pisa, Italy.It is a bell tower.It is famous because it is not vertical.The tower was once leaning more and more to the ground, but recently much restoration work has been done to stop it from falling over completely.kids.kiddle.co

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With parents permission, children  could create a new pasta dish, pizza topping or simple Italian salad and share their  ideas with someone else . Ive tried the recipe below and it’s delicious !

Simple Italian Starter 

  • 3 plum tomatoes sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil and 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place sliced tomatoes on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Easy Italian cooking can’t get much better than this.

tomato mozzarella salad

 They can also learning a useful phrase …….. 
Ho fame (oh fah-meh)-I’m hungry.😊

I hope you all enjoy the activity suggestions ! Buon divertimento !

Mrs Maddock
EAL Coordinator and Senior Teacher