Pupil of the Term
Congratulations to this term’s winners:
- RRT— Gracie ~ RS— Lottie-Mae
- 1L— Jude ~ 1R— Ollie
- 2M— Bella ~ 2J—Adam
- 3P— Riley ~ 3W— Evie
- 4H— Ruby ~ 4B— Hannah
- 5J— Derin ~ 5C— Thomas
- 6L— Olivia ~ 6D— Ishana
- The Headteacher’s Pupil of the Term is Holly (6L)
Spellers & Grammar Pupil of the Term
- RRT— Rylee ~ RS— Nico-Cole
- 1L— Ruby ~ 1R— Kaveena
- 2M— Reuben ~ 2J—Maya
- 3P— Jessica ~ 3W— Declan
- 4H— Liam ~ 4B— Numan
- 5J— Adam ~ 5C— Molly
- 6L— Courtney ~ 6D— Adam
revised class assembly dates
- 27 April 4B
- 18 May 3W
- 25 May 5J
- 8 June 6L
- 15 June RRT
- 22 June 4H
- 29 June 1L
- 6 July School Council
- 13 July Year 2
The winning team this term is Blue, with a score of 917. Yellow achieved 726, Green 709 and Red 682. Congratulations to Blue Team and enjoy the non uniform day on Friday 21 April.
Parenting in a digital age: Managing screen time
Technology can be the cause of much stress in the family, but it can be the source of wonder and delight too. So, how do we avoid the battles and enjoy the very best of what tech can offer?
Like anything, too much technology can be unhealthy for young people. If they’re using it too much, it could mean they’re not giving themselves enough time during the day to do other things like play, study, talk or even sleep.
Try to agree limits together, just as you would for the amount of time they might like to spend on other activities. Getting a balance of physical activity, interaction with others, as well as time to eat and sleep is important.
For younger children, it’s important to explore media together, whether that’s watching Peppa Pig or playing on the CBeebies App, sharing will give you the opportunity to talk about what they have seen and explore how that might apply to the world around them.
Try to set a good example. If you decide that meal times should be tech- free, make sure that you stick to the agreement too.
Tech can help unite you with your children, so whether you enjoy a movie together on a Saturday night, or you get competitive with games, tech can provide you with a valuable platform to connect with your child.
Remember that not all screen time is equal, so try to understand what your child is doing with tech and the value that it can bring.
Encourage your children to share what they are doing online and try to learn alongside them.
We all need time to unwind – you might enjoy a cup of tea in front of the weekly soap, your child may enjoy half an hour popping bubbles on an app on their phone, and that’s ok.
Well done to the boy’s football team who won two matches this week, the first against St Aidan’s and the second against St Gabriel’s. We were narrowly beaten by The Redeemer’s A Team. So, we are currently 2nd in the league.
Star Player this week, for his superb defending, was Joel.
The Year 5/6 Orienteering Team had great fun this week at Feniscowles Playing Fields taking part in an Orienteering competition. After being rained off last week, the comp went ahead on Wednesday and although it was rather muddy everybody had a great time.
Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school every day, particularly now as the weather is getting warmer. To reduce costs and help the environment, we are not able to issue plastic cups.
Avondale was asked to represent Blackburn with Darwen School at the Lancashire 5/6 Quicksticks Tournament Final at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. We competed against other schools from the Ribble Valley, Blackpool, Hyndburn, West Lancashire etc. They did incredibly well winning two of their matches.
Friday Celebration Assembly
Don’t forget all parents are welcome to join us on a Friday. It’s a great way to start the weekend, seeing your child/ren enjoying themselves.
Advance notice—from September 2017 school meals will rise to £2.00 per day. This is still less than the majority of schools within Blackburn with Darwen/Lancashire. Our meals are well-balanced, healthy and of course tasty.
I would like to wish all children and their families a very Happy Easter. Let’s hope that the weather is kind to us and that we are able to get out and about in the sunshine. Term starts again on TUESDAY 18 April. Mrs V Brown