Category Archives: Spring Term 2013

Sports Colours

The following colours for swimming were presented in assembly on Friday, 22nd March

Full colours:
Simran Attalia (captain) Y6, Emma Mall Y6, Nina McCausland Y6, Haimish Patel Y6

Half colours:
Francis Butterworth Y5, Max Findley Y6, Ben Myers Y5, Pranay Panchani Y5, Olivia Segal Y4, Hannah Toft Y4

Red Nose Day 2013

On Friday, 15th March the pupils and staff at Avon House supported Red Nose Day 2013 by wearing red noses and red accessories.  At morning break each child was given a jam doughnut to eat as a treat.

Foundation 2 took the project to heart and decided to get family and friends to sponsor them to “Promise to do something or give up something”.   They led our morning assembly with a clear and concise message to “Do something funny for money” and reminded us how lucky we were to have clean water and the opportunity to go to school.  After assembly they invited their parents to visit their classroom to see all the activities they had been doing this term.  Foundation 2 raised £598 with their sponsored event. Continue reading

Sports for Schools – visit by Peter Waterfield

For the past three years Avon House has been working with Sports for Schools to help promote elite athletes who were training for London 2012.   This year we were delighted to learn that Olympic diver Pete Waterfield would be visiting our school on Monday, 4th March.

On a bright afternoon Pete explained to the school how rigorous his training has to be to compete at world championship level.  He brought his Athens 2004 Olympic silver medal and Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medal for the children to see.

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Mother’s Day Tea

Our Mums are so important it is worth celebrating all they do for us.  On Friday 15th March we invited all our Pre-Prep Mums into school for afternoon tea.  The children sang songs expressing how much Mum means to them.  This was accompanied by signing from our youngest children in Early Years.  After the singing all our Mums were served with a cream tea before leaving school with a special card made by their child.  A truly special moment and one we hope all our mums will remember. Continue reading

Year 6 World War II history experience

On Friday 8th March, Year 6 were joined by Bill from Crew Schools for an interactive World War II history experience.  Bill dressed as a home front soldier and spoke about many of the events that happened during the Second World War such as the air raids.   The children also dressed up and handled artefacts from this period of history, all of which has helped to enrich their learning on what can often be a very difficult subject. Continue reading

Another Gold Medal for Haimish

We are delighted to announce that yet another Gold medal position place was achieved by Avon House prep school student, Haimish Patel (Year 6) in the  individual front crawl during the Redbridge Mini Games Gala.

It was an outstanding swim against a very high standard of competitors within the Borough.

Haimish  has now been selected by the Borough to represent Redbridge at Crystal Palace in not one but two relay events.

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Poetry Week

Poetry Week culminated in a bumper assembly which showcased the various ways in which classes had approached the theme of ‘Journeys’.

It was wonderful to see the confidence with which pupils delivered their verses from the nursery rhymes of Early Years to the metaphorical journeys of Year 6.  These latter poems were inspired by the visit of award winning poet Rachel Rooney on Tuesday, 5th February.  Rachel made a real impact on all age groups and she has recently performed at the South Bank with Roger McGough and Carol Ann Duffy no less!

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