Avondale Newsletter 28th April 2017

Parents’ Drop-in Session—Monday 22 May

After school on 22 May, we would like to invite you into school to have a look through your child’s books with them. The session will run between 3.30-4.30 and you can come at any point during this time and stay for as long or as little as you like. Teachers will be around but this is an INFORMAL drop in session and not a Parents’ Evening with specific appointments.

Online Safety Session for Parents

One of our parents works for O2 and in conjunction with the NSPCC offer training and support to parents and children. She has kindly offered to deliver a session to parents on Wednesday 3 May after school. She can advise on how to block, set up parental settings on phones/tablets and offer additional information as to who parents can talk to and report any bullying etc. Please join us, if you can, at 3.15 pm.

Dates for the Diary

  • 3 May—Online Safety Parents’ Drop-in Session
  • w/c 8 May—KS2 SATs
  • 22 May—Parents’ Drop in Session to look at books (3.30-4.30)
  • 26 May—End of Term
  • 5 June—Start of Term
  • 6 June—Year 6 Trip to London
  • 7 June—Year 3 Trip to see Gangsta Granny
  • 8 June—New Reception (2017)Information Evening, 6.00 pm
  • w/c 12 June—Year 6 Trip to PGL
  • 19 July—Year 6 Leavers’ Play & Presentation

Goodbye and Good Luck

As you will know Jenna Scott leaves us this week. She is going into business with her mother and we wish her all the very best in this venture. Jenna will be missed and has been a great asset to Avondale Primary School.

School Uniform

New stock is now available—

  • Sweatshirts—£9.00
  • Polo Shirts—£8.00
  • Fleece Jackets—£11.00
  • Book Bags—£3.00

class assembly dates

  • 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

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s stars:

  • RRT— Courtney RS— Maksymilian
  • 1L— Luca 1R— Freya
  • 2M— Robert 2J— Lewis
  • 3P— Summer 3W— Zak
  • 4H— Lacey 4B— Jaylen
  • 5J— Sacha 5C— Braidan
  • 6L— Ellis H 6D— Bradley
Well done to our super stars

Computing Star

Well done to Ava from Class RS who won Buttons the Bear this week for some great computing work.

Fidget Spinners

The latest classroom menace or an aid to stop fidgeting? Whatever our own views are these items are causing a distraction in school, so please do not let your children bring them to save any embarrassment for children or staff.

dinner money

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.

Additional Specialist Teachers

We are very lucky this week to have welcomed two additional teachers into school. Miss Crewe is a specialist gymnastic coach and will be working with both Year 5 classes on a Wednesday morning. In addition, Mr Wilson an Art Teacher from Darwen Vale, is coming in on a Friday afternoon to teach specialist art skills. He is working with 4B for the next couple of weeks and then with both Year 6 classes.

water bottles

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.

wet play games

Although we are all hoping that the weather will continue to get better, there are occasions when children have to stay indoors at lunchtimes. If you have any old games/toys that you would like to donate to help us out, we would be very grateful.

Money Matters

Eight of our Year 5 children have been trained as money mentors. They have been delivering lessons on different kinds of budgets to the rest of year 5.

Money Matters


Year 5 children, Mrs Crossley, Mr Clegg, Miss Harrison and Mrs Brown are currently at Robinwood. Canoeing, Piranha Pool, Giant Swing and Archery are just some of the activities being completed today.


We wish our netball team good luck in their final 5 games—to be held next Tuesday at DACA.

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