Monthly Archives: April 2015

Science Day!

On Friday, we were lucky to have the opportunity to host a Science day at Avenue. Children from years 5 & 6 were selected by their teachers, specifically for their fantastic knowledge, interest and effort in Science! We were joined by children and staff from Harris Junior Carshalton, Devonshire Primary, Hackbridge Primary and Seaton House.

The day was led by Russell Bark, and involved the children joining a ‘Space Academy’. The children took a virtual journey through space and learned about different planets and space facts along the way. They really looked the part in their overalls! In the afternoon they made and tested their own paper rockets, based on their knowledge of forces!

We are looking forward to hosting another event in June, with a focus on plants!

‘Space Stories’ Writing Competition

Update 2: Sadly, none of our entries won a prize in the competition. But we were really impressed with the entries that we received. Well done to all who entered! 🙂

UPDATE: We have had some fantastic entries – well done to all who took part in the competition! The entries have been scanned in and emailed over to the judges. We will be notified by email and telephone by 18.00 on Monday 4 May 2015, if any Avenue child has won either first prize, or a runners up prize. Fingers crossed!

Children aged 7-11 have been invited to take part in a special ‘Space Story’ writing competition!
Your child should have brought a leaflet home before the holidays, if they were interested.HOME

‘Space Explorers’ is a curriculum-focused science and literacy resource for children aged 7-11 developed by National Schools Partnership and Into Film to celebrate the cinema release of HOME. (A new Dreamworks film.)

A link to the entry form, including details of what is required, is attached here. The judges are looking for ‘excellent use of language, as well as creative ideas’.

There are some fabulous prizes available, including:
* 1 x space themed workshop for their class
* 1 x iPad 2 Air – 64GB (wifi only)
* 1 x HOME goodie bag

Please hand any entries to your class teacher, or Mrs Wright, by MONDAY 20th APRIL if you would like to enter the competition!

Full competition terms and conditions are available here.