We were very pleased to receive a visit from Perform on Wednesday 15th January. The children had a wonderful time exploring the theme of Around The World and using drama, dance and singing to help develop their confidence, concentration and social skills.
To complement the workshop, there is a free educational app for iPhones and iPads based around the theme of Around The World. It contains fun games, creative tasks and videos of the themed songs and dances. Click here to download it free or here to find out more about the Around The World theme.
Perform run regular weekly classes in the local area and they are offering a special introductory discount to all parents of Avenue Primary Academy if they come along for a free trial session before Wednesday 5th February.
To claim your discount, just call Perform on 020 7255 9120 quoting ANUB050220 or book online at perform.org.uk.
We have had the most exciting week in Topic making castles! We have been doing Design and Technology. The Queen asked us to design and make a castle. She gave us her requirements and then we had to design the castle. We drew the castles carefully and ensured we labelled the parts of the castle. We also investigated what equipment we would need to build the castle. Next, we had our amazing hook day where we made and painted our castles. Then, when we had completed our castles we evaluated them to see if we had meet the Queen’s requirements. We discussed what went well and what we would change next time. Finally, we finished the week by reading the wonderful story of ‘George and the Dragon’. We spoke about the features of a fiction story and we will be continuing working with this story next week.
In Maths this week we have been adding 10 to numbers. To begin the week, we practised counting in multiples of 10, we noticed that all multiples of ten end in a ‘0’ (10, 20, 30, 40, 50). Then we added 10 to multiples of ten (e.g. 20+10=30). We used our dienes to help us! Next we used our dienes to build numbers up to 50 and practise adding 10 to these numbers (e.g. 34+10=44). We challenged ourselves with some missing number problems and written problems too!
After school on Friday 24th Friday, parents and carers are invited to our Open Classroom at 2:20pm. Please collect your child as usual and then wait on the playground ready to go in to the school building. Please be aware that this area will be very busy so please wait away from all of the exits.
This week we continued our journey as historians! We began the week by writing up our findings about Hever castle. We then moved onto finding out about a historical figure who lived in castles- Queen Elizabeth I. We found out about her family, what she is famous for, what her hobbies were and much more. We then created posters so that we could talk about her to the rest of the class. Following this we learned all about our current Queen- Queen Elizabeth II. We then compared the two Queens to look for similarities and differences between them. Finally, we moved onto thinking about what it would have been like to live and work in a castle. We did this through discussions, research and creating fantastic role-plays which everybody enjoyed performing and watching.
This week in maths we continued working on last weeks new skill of partitioning 2 digit numbers and looking carefully at place value for these numbers. We began the week by using 10s and 1s dienes to represent numbers up to 50. First, we did this by representing ’10s’ with 10s dienes and ‘1s’ with 1s dienes. We then practiced writing numbers that the dienes represented by recognising the number of ’10s’ and number of ‘1s’ with numbers up to 50. We then moved onto representing this through pictorial representations for the number of 10s and 1s dienes to make various 2 digit number. Finally, we used a combination of these skills to compare numbers up to 50 by comparing the numbers the dienes were representing. We paid particular attention to numbers that were greater than or fewer than another number.
Letters will be given to your children next week however, hopefully you are already aware of the exciting upcoming event with Frederick Afrifa. On the 30th and 31st of January, he will be coming into school to do a fitness workout with all of the children (one class at a time). He will then deliver an assembly where the children can ask him questions and discuss his training. We are very excited to be working with ‘Sports for Schools’ with this event who support athletes in the journey but also give 60% of the money raised back to the school for equipment so they can continue to promote participation in sport.
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