Category Archives: Spring Term 2014

Shakespeare Week

10th-14th February was Shakespeare Week at Avon House School.  There was a real buzz around the site as pupils learned more about Shakespeare’s life and times and used a variety of resources to investigate particular themes.

The week proved a resounding success as it offered pupils across the whole school the chance to join in the reading and writing competitions, dress up for a themed assembly and study the Bard at their own level. Continue reading

Year 1 visit to The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood

On Friday, 7th February, Year 1 travelled by tube to visit The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to find out more about toys from the past as part of their history topic.  First the children had a workshop to learn more about different types of toys from the past and, after discussing the different types of toys and looking at photographs, they had the chance to play with toys from the past.  They also enjoyed making their own dolls, superheroes and butterfly toys using wooden pegs and fabric. Continue reading

Choir wins at Stratford and East London Music Festival

The Avon House School choir took part in the Stratford and East London Music Festival on Monday, 10th February at St Mary’s Church, South Woodford. The choir sang in two categories ‘Primary Religious Songs’ and ‘Primary Two Part Harmony’.

The standard of singing in each group was high from all schools but we were delighted to be the winners in the Primary Religious Songs group.  Mrs Wright, head of music, chose two songs ‘Five Little Stones’ and ‘Par-um-pa-pa-pa-rum’.  The latter song is quite difficult as the choir sings in three parts. Continue reading

Year 2 Wedding

In RE,  Year 2 have been learning about church weddings.  The class watched a short clip of a wedding and discussed all the different roles people have in making the big day happen.  Finally, they created their own class wedding, complete with bride, groom, best man, vicar, father of the bride and the whole wedding party!  They even had rings and a wedding cake. Continue reading

ISA Swimming Gala

On Saturday, 1st February, Olivia Segal (Yr 5) and Ella Wellsman (Yr 4) represented Avon House School at the ISA swimming gala in Coventry.  Schools from across the UK were represented.  It was an amazing day and the girls had the opportunity to swim in an Olympic sized pool.  The standard was extremely high and both girls surpassed their individual time records.  Congratulations to them both. Continue reading

Assembly, Chinese Style!

On Friday, 31st January, Year 4 came to school earlier than usual to get ready for a very special assembly about Chinese New Year.

We all enjoyed playing the parts of the animals, narrators and gods, acting out the story of how, in China, the Chinese people give each New Year the name of a different animal.  Two of us performed a dragon dance, which took us a little time to prepare, and we all had a bit of stage fright on the day.  It was highly successful in the end because everyone wanted it to be perfect! Continue reading

A great start to 2014

Good News is always worth sharing.

I am delighted to announce that a piece of work completed during the Autumn term for Take One Picture is to be included in the National Gallery exhibition this year.  I will forward dates of the exhibition as soon as I have them.  This is such good news and the second year we have been fortunate enough to exhibit. Continue reading