Burton Green Academy Newsletter 10th November 2021
We have had another busy week at school with children enjoying finding out about the climate talks that took place last week. It is really lovely how the children are so passionate about making a change to protect our planet. This was highlighted by our work at the start of term with our work with the Eco-church fayre. Only yesterday I received an email from Zarah Sultana talking about Rowan’s (from Cedar class) amazing passion and effort in litter picking in the area. I was so proud to read this and for it to be recognised by a local MP.
This week many of our children have been working on ‘quizzes’ that we complete termly. It is lovely to see the children working so hard to try their best and then watching as they focus on the targets that are set. The determination and resilience of the children is fantastic and is something that we continue to work on with our work on growth mindset.
As reminder our PTFA AGM is scheduled for tomorrow evening on Zoom and it would be great to see as many new faces as we can.
I look forward to celebrating the many achievements of the children with you on Friday when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.
Have a good weekend, when it finally arrives.
This week we are enjoying retelling ‘Whatever Next!’ in literacy and are learning to order numbers in maths. We have also been learning about Remembrance Day and have been thinking about the importance of the poppy and what it is a symbol for.
The children and I have enjoyed starting our remembrance activities in preparation for Thursday. We have learnt the importance of remembering and also the reasons why we remember.
This week in Damson we are learning how to write instructions in Literacy and working on formal multiplication methods in Numeracy. We are also excited to start our new ICT topic on Animation and have been making flip books towards it.
This week we have started working on our Taking Care unit in PHSE understanding that we should all feel safe all of the time. We have also been looking at how we can contribute towards reducing global warming and our own carbon footprint.
In numeracy we have calculated using negative numbers and started our fraction calculation work.