Class Teacher Awards – w/c 14.10.19

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher award for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants:  Elsie and Freddie

Crickets:  Anoushka and Peter

Grasshoppers: Peniel and Daniel

Ladybirds:  Luca and Hollie

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.


Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.


Mutual respect and tolerance.

This Week’s Learning – w/c 14.10.19


During this week in Topic we have been writing instructions on how to make a smoothie. After making our amazing healthy smoothies last week, we thought it would be a great idea to write instructions on how to make them so other people could have a go too! First, we looked at features of instructions. We discovered that we need time starters such as ‘First’, ‘Next’ and ‘Finally’ to help us with the order of the steps. We also learnt that the word ‘chronological’ means the correct order that something should happen. Next, we looked at imperative verbs such as ‘chop’, ‘mix’ and ‘pour’. Then we planned our instructions using pictures, time starters and imperative verbs to help us. After that, we had a go at writing our fantastic instructions. Finally, we finished the week by recapping all of the amazing learning that we have done over this half term.


This week in Maths we recapped what a number bond is. A number bond is two numbers added together to make another number. We explored all the different ways to make 7, 8 and 9. First, we recapped the number bonds to 7. Then this week we explored making the number bonds to 8 by sharing blue and green frogs (counters) to their lily pad. We used the stem sentence 8 is the same as (   ) and (   ). We also looked at creating number sentences such as 4+4=8. We explored all the different combinations and tried to spot any patterns. Finally, we explored all the different ways to make 9 and tried to spot any patterns for this number too.

Health and Wellbeing

This half term our Health and Wellbeing focus was families and the people who care for us, as well as caring friendships.

Knowledge we have gained:

We have learnt that families are important for us when we’re growing up because they can give us love, security and stability. We have also learnt about how important friendships are towards making us feel happy and secure. Finally we learnt about the importance of being inclusive and having mutual respect in friendships.

Skills we have learnt and used: 

We have learnt the following skills: To identify our special people (family, carers and friends), what makes them special and how special people should care for one another. We have also learnt how to make new friends and how to ask other children to play. This has been great in helping our new class friends settle into Avenue.


James: ‘It is important to be kind to everyone’

Triaan: ‘I have made lots of friends because children have let me join in with games’

Adam: ‘We all have different families but that makes us all special’

Angela: ‘I went up to someone and asked them if they wanted to play.’ 

Key Vocabulary that we have learned and used: Friends, social, skills, kind, helpful, share,  play, ask, join in, game, take turns, fair, unfair, sharing, fairness, rules, well done, congratulations, teamwork, communicate, family, community.

PE Kit

The children will be sent home with their PE kit on Thursday 17th of October.

It is important that every child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. This consists of…

  • Green Avenue t-shirt
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Black plimsolls
  • Outdoor trainers (year 3-6)
  • Optional navy tracksuit for outdoor PE only

Children will have their PE kit checked in the first week back after half term. Please ensure full PE kit comes in on Tuesday 29th October.

Thank you – Year 1 Team

This Week’s Learning – w/c 7.10.19


This week in topic we started off by designing a fruit smoothie, carefully thinking which ingredients we wanted to use and how it would taste. We then drew and labelled our designs! Next we looked at a set of instructions on how to make a smoothie. We discussed and identified the features of a set of instructions. This helped us understand that instructions have time starters (e.g. First, Next, After that) and imperative verbs (e.g. get, chop, mix). Following this we were ready to make our wonderful smoothies! We had to carefully chop the fruit and put it into the blender to mix! After this, we followed all the instructions safely we got to taste our delicious smoothies – which we were all excited about! Finally we had to evaluate what we liked about our smoothies and what we could do to improve them next time.


This week in maths we learnt what a number bond is. A number bond is two numbers added together to make another number. We explored all the different ways to make 5,6 and 7. We had to help Granny Smith with her apple. She knew that there were 5 apples in her tree but she didn’t know how many blue and how many green ones there were so we had to explain it to her ( ) green apples and ( ) blue apples is the same as 5 ). When we began to explore 6 and 7 we then had to sort out frogs onto their lily pads. After we explored each number as a class we began to see some patterns and some similarities in number bonds which we will explore soon!

Diwali Assembly

To celebrate Harvest Festival, we had an assembly delivered by Sutton Schools Workshops, where we discussed how we can share with others who are not so fortunate. We would like to thank you all for your Harvest donations again this year. Each year we donate to Sutton Food bank and they were very grateful for your generosity.

Thank you,
Miss Taylor