Celebration of Home Learning

This week, children in Year 3 and 4 have been sharing their home learning with us.

In Year 3, Poppy has made a volcano. Alana has been busy with her spellings, story time with her brother and she has enjoyed learning about volcanoes in topic. They have been playing in the garden lots and enjoying bike rides. While, Freddie has created a drawing of Earth with a mask on holding a heart. While, Freddie has created a drawing of Earth with a mask on holding a heart.

In Year 4, Shravya created her own den. While Danche wrote an essay of Boudicca’s rebellion.

Well done to you all and please send us more work to celebrate by emailing Mrs Streeter.


Based on the Spring 2 French Learning Journey, students could practise through linguascope the names of clothes using the following link. In more detail once they log in, they go to Beginners à French Flag à moi et ma famille à les vêtements 1 and there they can complete all related activities.

Health and Wellbeing

At the beginning of Spring term, our health and well being focus was worries and self care techniques. The children loved thinking of self care techniques, they understood the importance of self care and the positive impact it has on our physical and mental health.

Learning Objectives from the curriculum:

Mental health: To begin to understand that it is common for people to experience mental ill health and know that problems can be resolved with the right support. 

Today we would like you to watch ‘Talking Mental Health’ with your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrjevx3-Js

Discuss the video with your child and how it is normal and that it is important to get support. Talk about ways in which they may seek support if they or any others around them feel low.

There is an accompanying parent guide with more information:


Art home learning project

Whilst you are at home, we would like you to create an art project based on a famous artist! The artist we have chosen for you is called Lucian Freud.

Freud, Lucian; Man’s Head (Self Portrait I); The Whitworth, University of Manchester; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/mans-head-self-portrait-i-206773

First of all, research your artist and find out a little bit about him. The questions in the ‘challenge’ section below may help you to find out some exciting facts about Freud! You can show your findings in any way you like; this might be as a fact file or a power point presentation.

Next, see if you can find more famous pieces of art work created by Lucien Freud (use the power point), this will help you to gather ideas and be inspired for when you create your own art work.

Finally, create a piece of art inspired by Freud’s beautiful art. Lucian Freud is most famous for spending a lot of time with the people he painted because he wanted to know them really well so that he could show their personalities in his paintings. Therefore, it might be a nice idea to base your art work on a member of your family. He also loved animals, so you may even create a portrait of your pet too!

Have fun being creative!


Can you find out these things about Lucian Freud and his art?

  • What kind of art did he create?
  • What colours did he use in his art work? What do the colours show?
  • How did he create his paintings? What painting techniques did he use?
  • Where can we see his art work today?

Language of the Month – Italian

Dear Parents,

As you may know, at Avenue we organise Language of the Month activities that teachers undertake with their classes. As we are not in school at the moment, we thought you may like some ideas to help keep this interest going . Our Language of the Month for April is Italian. Below are some links and ideas that you could use to help your children learn some new Italian vocabulary and  a few facts about Italy too!  Enjoy!

Colours and Numbers 

The link above teaches the colours in Italian. You could ask your child to draw the unicorn or a different magical creature and  then ask them to name to colours in Italian. 


This video helps children to learn numbers from 1 – 10. When confident in saying them, they could draw or paint them onto a poster,  then teach them to someone else.

History and Architecture The leaning Tower of Pisa is a famous landmark in Italy. Children can research where it is, who built it and why it leans ! They could then try to make a model of it !

Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts for Kids – KiddleThe Leaning Tower of Pisa is a building in Pisa, Italy.It is a bell tower.It is famous because it is not vertical.The tower was once leaning more and more to the ground, but recently much restoration work has been done to stop it from falling over completely.kids.kiddle.co

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Cooking With parents permission, children  could create a new pasta dish, pizza topping or simple Italian salad and share their  ideas with someone else . Ive tried the recipe below and it’s delicious !

Simple Italian Starter 

  • 3 plum tomatoes sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil and 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place sliced tomatoes on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Easy Italian cooking can’t get much better than this.

tomato mozzarella salad

They can also learning a useful phrase …….. 
Ho fame (oh fah-meh)-I’m hungry.😊

I hope you all enjoy the activity suggestions ! Buon divertimento !

Mrs Maddock
EAL Coordinator and Senior Teacher