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
This week the Eco Council helped Mrs Geisler to collect the massive amount of bags that children and staff had brought in for the Bags2school collection.
The theme of our Harvest Festival Assembly on Friday, 5th October was ‘Being thankful for what we have’. Our speaker was Norman Coe from the Walthamstow based charity YMCA Christian Kitchen.
On Wednesday 26th September, Year 5 went on a school trip to Epping Forest Conservation Centre. We took part in lots of fun activities including map reading, compass problem solving and building a shelter in the forest. Continue reading
On Monday, 1st October Foundation 1 and 2 travelled by coach to Chelmsford Theatre to see The Selfish Crocodile. It was very funny and although the crocodile was huge we were not scared. We enjoy going to the theatre to see a show and especially liked the coach trip even though we fell asleep on the way home! Continue reading
On a very wet Friday afternoon we went to Forest School to play in four friendly matches against two Forest teams and two teams from St Pauls.
Friday, 28th September saw Avon House participating in the annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The coffee morning, which was organised by the school’s catering staff, was well supported by parents and staff and raised the grand sum of £306.
We are pleased to announce that Avon House has launched a media service to highlight the work and achievements of the school and its children both in the local media and the local community.
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
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