On Tuesday, 4th December we held our annual Carols by Candlelight service. For the first time in many years we returned to All Saints Church for this celebration. This larger venue enabled the many parents, staff and friends to join together and enjoy the Christmas music in comfortable surroundings. Continue reading
Twenty pupils from Years 4 and 5 at Avon House prep school had the opportunity of going to the Chateau du Broutel in France for three days. For many, it was their first residential trip away from home and in a foreign country. This brave little band was accompanied by Mrs Jones, Mr Hickman and Mrs Barry.
The Early Years Foundation Stage at Avon House independent school presented their annual nativity today and performed to parents and invited members of the local community.
This year’s production was ‘Shine Star, Shine’ which featured a number of songs to help tell the Christmas story. Continue reading
On Thursday, 15th November the Avon House swimming team took part in the Redbridge Swimming Gala at Fullwell Cross. We were absolutely delighted to come 4th overall, particularly as we were competing against some far larger schools. Continue reading
On Wednesday 14th November, Year 5 were transported back to Victorian times. The children experienced a Victorian school day with lessons on map reading, arithmetic and drill exercises. The children and teachers got into character by wearing Victorian attire. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has helped them to compare our school routines and lessons with a Victorian school. Continue reading
Last Friday, 9th November, 17 intrepid scientists from Years 5 and 6 started out on a fantastic trip to the Science Museum for a sleepover. When we arrived we were led to the Alchemy section on the 2nd floor, overlooking the main hall where we were to spend the night.
We took part in three amazing sessions – making a buzzer game, finding out about electricity and magnetism and we had to hunt for dates on the 20th century inventions. Continue reading
Year 5 organised a cake sale today to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal. The children designed posters to advertise the sale and made some of the 250 cakes on sale in their cookery class at school and at home.
We started this week with a real bang as we celebrated Diwali. Mums from all classes dressed in saris as our weekly assembly looked at the celebrations and traditions surrounding this event. Continue reading
In 2012 Vintage Classics, in conjunction with the Young Times in the Times, launched a nationwide competition for a 7 to 12-year-old to draw the cover artwork for a new edition of ‘The Railway Children’ by E. Nesbit. Dame Jacqueline Wilson and illustrator Jez Alboorough were amongst the judges looking to find the best design. Continue reading
The Hall was alive to the sound of music……..
As the whole school assembled for the annual Inter-House Music competition this morning the excitement was obvious to see. With competitions across three sections (Solo, Small Group and Whole House) everyone entered into the spirit of the event.