Burton Green Academy Newsletter 12th January 2022
Welcome back to the first newsletter of 2022.
It has been lovely seeing the children return to school with great enthusiasm to see their friends and enjoy their learning.
We have discussed this week about resolutions that we make at this time of year and have encouraged them to think about being kind, helpful and caring (both at home and in school).
We will once again be continuing our celebrations virtually that will be sent out every Friday for you to enjoy over the weekend. This also applies to our parent consultations which we are once again planning to have as virtual meetings for this term.
Thank you for all your support with regular LFD testing and following the government guidance. We recognise that this can be tricky. We are appreciative of the measures that everybody is taking at this protects our whole school community.
I look forward to celebrating the amazing achievements of the children on Friday with you all when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.
We have had a very exciting start to the new term as our mysterious egg has hatched! We now have a triceratops to look after and are busy using non-fiction books to find out all about them. In maths we have been revisiting our number bonds to 10.
The children have settled back into routine fabulously this week as well as thoroughly enjoying the start to our new topic, volcanoes. We have researched some of the tallest volcanoes in the world as well as briefly discussing how they form.
Damson Class have come back to school with a positive outlook. We have jumped right into our new topic of Rainforests and discussed lots of animals we know that live there. In maths we are looking at multiplication and division facts using our times table knowledge and in Literacy we are learning about autobiographies.
We have had a great start to the new term overall. We are revisiting calculation strategies in maths and beginning to use a widening range of punctuation in our writing. Our new class book – The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizbeth Laird has captured all of our interests. In literacy -Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl is our focus – we are learning to understand the freedom in creativity that poetry gives us.