Burton Green Academy Newsletter 11th November 2020
It has been another busy week within school with unexpected challenges! Apologies for needing to shut the school yesterday due to the gas leak near the school. We hold the children, yours and the staff’s safety at the highest level and at the time of notifying you, we were still without any gas professionals to ascertain the severity of the leak and the risk of explosion. Your support on collecting your children quickly and keeping them at home yesterday is as always greatly appreciated.
Today we have thought about Remembrance and the children have completed some activities within their classes to remember those who lost their lives in the war. We have also had a chance to have our 2 minutes silence and listen to the last post being played. I think that it is really important for the children to have this opportunity, as it allows them a chance to learn about what not only the history of our country, but also the sacrifices that were made/continue to be made.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for how you are socially distancing during pick up and drop off. We are becoming more aware of families that are needing to self-isolate and ensuring social distancing between families helps keep our school open.
I hope you have a fantastic rest of the week and I look forward to celebrating the children’s achievement in our virtual celebration assembly at the end of the week.
This week we are learning about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. We have also been making poppies to remember and say thank you to the brave soldiers. We are also learning about Diwali and how this is celebrated.
The children have enjoyed diving deeper into The Great Fire of London this week, investigating how the fire started and why it grew in the way it did. The children have also acted upon what we learnt about our protective behaviours by playing really nicely all week.
This week we have been busy preparing the base for our cave art D and T project. Also, we have been researching and writing an explanation text about the life cycle of a frog.
In Oak Class we have been analysing features of instruction texts in literacy. I’m numeracy we are calculating negative numbers as well as reasoning word questions. In RE we are considering which is more important to show appreciation of religious beliefs through art or charity- some thoughtful reasoning has been discussed.