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Avondale Newsletter 17th January 2020

Well done to our stars this week

Attendance

Dates for the Diary

Champions

A huge well done and many congratulations to our Sports Hall Athletics Teams that competed at St Wilfrid's on Tuesday evening. All children competed with enthusiasm and there was a great camaraderie amongst team members. No wonder then, that they gained first place; amazing!

Many thanks to Mr Bullcock, Mrs Thomas and Mr Clegg for organising and attending.

Residential Trips

Just a reminder that the remaining balance for both the Year 5 Robinwood and Year 6 London trip is due by 31 January. Please log on to school money or pay by cheque/cash via the school office.

Robinwood Parents' Meetings

For those parents that have a child taking part in the Year 5 Residential Trip (27-29 March) there will be a final arrangement meeting to go through what is needed and for you to ask any questions you may have. To try and accommodate all parents there are two meetings. They will both take place on Wednesday 4 March, the first at 3.15pm and the second at 5.00 pm.

Job Vacancy

We currently have an advert on BWD Job Vacancies website for a Site Supervisor. The post is 35 hours per week (term time + 3 weeks). If you are interested please contact Mrs Smith at the school for further details and/or an application form.

Language

‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world….’. As you know, language development is our major school priority this year. We are promoting reading, drama, debating and we have set up language groups.

Statistics clearly show children who read more, who are read to and who engage in eloquent conversation learn and retain new words more readily.

As a school, children read in class at least twice daily; children are read to and are also expected to read. As parents, an integral part of our role is listening to your children read and developing this skill. Reading to our children is an activity completed when children are young, yet as children start to be able to read for themselves this dwindles. This activity, however, models to our children how to read, how to use punctuation and how to use your voice. We are encouraging all our families – Reception through to Year 6 – to read to their children daily. Promoting a love for reading is a life skill, books give you something technology cannot. Get hooked in a book this weekend and see where the magic can take you.

Class Assemblies

Online Safety

Thanks for reading