As part of World Book Day, we are having a focus on book corners. We would like to welcome donations of any unwanted books to be used in book corners across the school. This could be books that your children have outgrown or that you have read together and no longer want. The books need to be in good condition and appropriate for primary aged children, they will then be checked and sorted into appropriate year groups. If you do have any donations, please bring them into school on Thursday 3rd March 2016 and hand in to class teachers.
World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3 March 2016, and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child will receive a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 of any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books.
Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities. Each class will be celebrating World Book Day so keep an eye out for photos of the day on the year group blogs.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.
As part of the world book day celebrations we will be dressing up as book characters for the day – this is just for fun and no donations are being taken for this event. We look forward to seeing your costumes on the day!
Tuesday 9th February was Safer Internet Day and pupils at Avenue Primary Academy took part in activities to teach themselves, and others, the range of ways to stay safe online and thought about how to make the internet a better place.
Key Stage 1 took part in activities that promoted positive comments online, celebrating the fact that people’s differences are great! The photo below shows the positive comments that Year 2 children wrote, simulating the act of commenting on a photo online.
Key Stage 2 pupils made pledges: either a promise of what they would do to make the internet a better place or a wish for a better internet. #shareaheart See the video below, made by pupils in Year 4.
On Thursday 4th February 2016, Avenue Primary Academy took part in the “Love Languages” competition at “City of London Freemen’s School” in Ashtead. Our children presented a short role play in Spanish and sang a Spanish song about holidays.
The performance was strong as evidenced by Avenue Primary Academy being awarded a top 3 spot! There was one “Winner” for Year Groups 5 & 6, one “Runner up” and 3 “Judges highly commended”, with Avenue winning the 1st choice of judges highly commended! Judges were very complimentary on the children’s performance saying that the quality of language was of a very high standard.
Congratulations to Tanya, Saira, Mario, Noah, Zoe, Arvin, Amira and Mrs Petrakaki for their hard work!
Tuesday 9th February 2016 is Safer Internet Day. Please take a moment to look at the Safer Internet Day website (see link below for more information) where you will find more information about the day, as well as links to excellent resources to help you keep your children safe online.