Category Archives: Autumn Term 2012

Take One Picture

An exciting week at Avon House has seen the whole school taking part in The National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’  project which invites primary schools from around the country to use a picture from The National Gallery collection as inspiration for learning about art and famous paintings.

This year’s focus is the painting ‘Still Life with the Drinking-Horn of the Saint Sebastian’ by Willem Kalf (1653). Continue reading

Walk to School Week

This is Walk to School week.  Every day two classes have met at the Sir James Hawkey Hall at 8.10am and walked to school.  All the Pre-prep children received a sticker to say they had walked to school and the Prep classes received housepoints.

It has been a good opportunity to get to know children in other classes and is a good way to show we are committed to the WoW scheme run by the Mayor’s Office.

147 out of 188 children walked to school – 78% of our pupils. Continue reading

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Hungarian and English versions)

On Tuesday, 18th September Mrs King (Richard’s mum) came into one of our Early Years classes to read the Three Billy Goats Gruff to us in Hungarian and English.  Early Years are very familiar with the story and Mrs King taught us some of the Hungarian key words from the story.  We also managed to count to five, say “hello” and “thank you” in Hungarian.  It was great fun.  A big thank you to Mrs King from Foundation 1. Continue reading